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Technical Services: Production
Project Manager - Churchill Downs Incorporated (Louisville, KY)

 Primary Responsibilities Include:
1. Managing all aspects of the project, from inception through project close, ensuring that project management methodology is applied to all phases of the project lifecycle
2. Overseeing an individual portfolio of 6-10 projects in multiple phases and geographic locations
3. Leading and facilitating planning sessions to assist in determining project approach and overall timelines associated with project requirements
4. Create detailed project requirements documents and task-level project plans to organize cross-functional teams 
5. Ensuring that critical dates are defined and delivery dates are actively managed
6. Directing, negotiating, and managing conflict resolution to ensure that cross-functional team members, often with disparate priorities, remain focused on project objectives
7. Ensuring that the required tracking and reporting take place

Mandatory Job Skills/Requirements:
1. Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Management, Information Technology, or equivalent
2. Minimum of 6 years of experience in IT Project Management
3. Working knowledge in the use of industry standard Project Management methodologies and tools
4. Capacity to understand and quickly process basic technology concepts
5. Ability to adapt to new and changing business environments
6. Ability to operate under the pressure of strict deadlines
7. Excellent time management skills with demonstrated experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously
8. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and tactfully with all levels within the organization
9. Demonstrated ability to lead virtual teams
10. Available to travel; up to 15%

Preferred Skills/Requirements:
1. PMP Certification
2. Graduate Degree in Business or Information Technology
3. Demonstrated experience with PM tools (e.g. MS Project, Daptiv PPM)
4. Knowledge of agile methodologies (e.g. SCRUM)


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Technical Services: Programmer
Release Engineer - Churchill Downs Interactive (Louisville, KY)

Job Description – Release Engineer

Summary –

The Release Engineer is responsible for developing release processes, as a member of the operations team, by taking software from development to production.  Such processes will be required to eliminate the number of defects in that product before it reaches production.  In addition, this role will be responsible for working with the product development, QA, and scrum teams to streamline the release of software and will further work to improve those processes.  

Responsibilities –

  • Work within one or more Agile/Scrum teams to understand build, install, and deployment requirements for new features and implement solutions
  • Assist in the definition and implementation of code branching strategies
  • Work with customer support to understand the deployment process; propose and implement improvements
  • Design and implement automated software build and release processes
  • Maintain continuous builds of all source branches
  • Coordinate efforts with QA personnel to ensure adherence to quality controls
  • Manage and maintain a build/release infrastructure
  • Provides framework by which development releases are implemented free of defects

Requirements –

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Science/Systems, or equivalent experience and industry certifications
  • 4+ years of professional experience; at least 2 years of which as a release engineer
  • Knowledge of Agile and ITIL practices
  • Expert experience with tools like Jenkins, Hudson, or similar systems
  • Ability to script/code in two or more of the following languages: bash, Perl, python, ruby, C#, VBScript, JavaScript.
  • A sufficiently technical background to understand online, consumer-facing, web-based transactional applications
  • Highly effective oral and written communication; ability to explain complex designs and relationships
  • Authorized to work in the US on full-time basis

Position Type – Salary Exempt

Travel – Not Expected at Present, but Subject to Change


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Technical Services: Media/Video Production
Video Technician - Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots (New Orleans, LA)

New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots is accepting applications for Level 1 and Level 2 Video Production Technicians.

Successful candidates will work on the live production of horse racing events.

Applicants are encouraged to have previous experience in live television production, and should be familiar with various aspects of television production.

Key areas of knowledge are:

1. Server based video recording and playback.

2. Basic audio mixing.

3. DVD authoring & non-linear editing.

4. Real time broadcast graphics.

Experience in live production preferred, knowledge of horse racing a definite plus, ability to follow directions and react quickly to live action a must.                                                                                                                               

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. 1. Are you willing to submit a background and drug test?
2. 2. Are able to work a flexible school including holidays and weekends?
3. 3. What skills and qualities can you bring to this position?
4. 4. How many years of experience do you have in this position?


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Technical Services: Director
Director of Information Technology - Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots (New Orleans, LA)
  • Maintains all system support for property in conjunction with corporate support staff.
  • Maintains all voice and data communication links with data center located at corporate headquarters.
  • Diagnoses system problems effectively in order to maximize system utilization for operations.
  • Supports management in development of computerized system solutions to business opportunities and/or enhancing guest service.
  • Maintains list of authorized users and application passwords.
  • Ensures terminated employees are deleted from system to prevent unauthorized access.
  • Maintains working relationships with outside vendors and system support personnel.
  • Develops and manages the budget pertaining to Information Technology, and developing capital expenditure requests.
  • Ensures employee satisfaction in assigned department, working closely with Human Resources and taking corrective action as needed to maintain good morale.
  • Establishes and maintains effective channels of communication upward, downward, and laterally.
  • Maintains an updated knowledge of Gaming Laws/Regulations applicable to areas of responsibility.
  • May act as Managerial Representative on Premises as required by R.2955.  Performs related duties and special projects as assigned

MANDATORY JOB SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Manager/Director of IT or MIS required, with no less than three of these years in a casino.
  • Demonstrated ability to excel in leadership roles with direct reports
  • Working knowledge of industry standard methodologies and tools
  • Capacity to understand and quickly process basic technology concepts
  • Ability to adapt to new and changing business environments
  • Management skills with demonstrated experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and tactfully with all levels within the organization

PREFFERRED SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Expertise using Aristocrat Oasis 360

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. How many years experience do you have in the position for which you are interested?
2. How many employers have you worked for in the past 3 years?
3. Will you consent to pre-employment or random drug testing and background checks?
4. We are open 365 days a year, will this be a problem for you?
5. If we were to contact your previous employers, would all of them be willing to hire you again?
6. Do you have the job requirements to perform this position.


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Technical Services: Technical Services
IT Technician - Riverwalk Casino (Vicksburg, MS)
The IT Technician is responsible for providing support for operating system requirements. This position sets up hardware such as personal computers, printers, and servers. Installs and troubleshoots issues and works with the appropriate resources to resolve them; provides on-call support for complex and critical computer application problems and issues; maintains a broad knowledge of state-of-art technology and equipment. Also, the IT Technician has a high level of customer service and teamwork skills. A Bachelors degree and 2-3 years related experience or the combination of education and experience that enables performances in all aspects of the position. A qualified candidate must be eligible to obtain a Gaming License if a contingent offered is extended, which includes drug screening and background checks.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you at least age 21?
2. Please describe your knowledge with personal computers.
3. How many years of experience do you have in the position for which you are interested?
4. Can you perform well in a fast paced environment?
5. Are you comfortable receiving performance feedback?
6. How would you rank your ability to multi-task and follow directions?
7. Are you willing to get your hands and clothing dirty?
8. Have you been involved in a conflict at work that resulted in a verbal or written warning?
9. How proficient are you with Microsoft Office, Excel and Word?
10. What is your experience level writing reports?
11. What are your thoughts on working beyond your normal scheduled hours?
12. We are open 365 days a year, will this be a problem for you?
13. Will you consent to pre-employment background checks, pre-employment and/or random drug testing, past employment verification and/or reference checks?
14. Can you speak, read and write English?
15. Are you willing to work weekends and holidays?
16. Describe your interest and ability to work evenings:
17. Co-workers are an important part of me delivering excellent service to my guest.
18. Are you able to frequently bend, stoop and reach to move items at various heights (i.e., floor level, shoulder level, or using a ladder)?
19. Are you an existing employee?
20. Please describe the way in which you left your most recent past employer:
21. Are you physically able to perform the job duties and responsibilities as described in the job description with or without accommodations?


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Technical Services: Technical/Engineering
Senior Software Build and Release Engineer - Twinspires.com (Mountain View, CA)

Do you like to develop processes and tools to build and deploy software in a complex, multi-technology environment?

Are you effective when managing lots of little projects, but always keep the big picture in mind and make sure everything moves in the right direction?

Do you like working as part of Agile team(s), working together to look for ways to deliver high quality products (Web/Mobile)?

Know about Twinspires?: Twinspires Inc is part of Churchill Downs Technology Initiatives Company, which is a growing, profitable entity that operates the twinspires.com, brisnet.com and related websites using the most advanced technologies, including real-time live video streaming, secure financial transactions and cloud based technology to deliver the next generation platform of online gaming. You will have continuous input into the growth and development of building winning interactive products in a consumer-facing environment.

Responsibilities

• Supporting build and deployment systems in a Continuous Integration environment.

• Troubleshooting issues (builds, branching, maintenance of artifacts, servers, software, and network) on the systems.

• Monitoring Development, QA, Staging, and production systems.

• Diagnose system emergencies when they arise and persevere until they are resolved.

• Familiar with QA/server automation and tools, including Selenium, and SOAPUI.

Requirements

• BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.

*Minimum of 7 years of experience in Software Development or a related field.

* At least 2 years experience with configuration management, Continuous Integration and Deploymenttools (Subversion, Jenkins, Maven, Puppet, etc.).

* Technically adept in multiple scripting and coding environments.

• Experience building, cloning, managing and optimizing server environment.

• Experience in maintaining subversion.

• Experience with system administrator duties on Linux operating systems.

• Experience with Build tools, Configuration Management tools (Jenkins, Maven, Puppet), and Monitoring tools (Nagios)

• Experience maintaining and configuring Application Servers (Apache, JBOSS).

• Fluency in scripting languages (e.g. writing python/shell scripts to improve system tests, monitoring/alerting)

• Excellent hands-on trouble-shooting, problem-solving, and communication skills..


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Technical Services: Technical Services
Tech Operator - United Tote - Hoosier Park Racing & Casino (Anderson, IN)

Job Summary: Tote system data entry and verification work, reports and paperwork for racetrack and/or corporate office, train new employees, maintains, operates, setup, or troubleshoot boards and auxiliary odds boards. Prepares and maintains UT equipment, repairs, maintains and cleans betting terminals, installs and tears down equipment, stock ticket paper on betting lines, unloads ticket stock from freight truck, labeling, packaging, and shipping reordering spare parts, loads and unloads equipment, maintain and repair infield or auxiliary display boards, and other tasks as required.

Essential Job Functions:

• Understanding of overall Tote system operation with ability to operate with minimal supervision.
• Tote system data entry and verification.
• Preparation of reports/paperwork for the racetrack and/or corporate office.
• Assist in the training of new employees.
• Maintain, operate, setup or troubleshoot tote boards and auxiliary odds boards.
• Operation of the communications equipment used at the racetrack.
• Assist in the shipping, loading or unloading of company equipment and/or supplies.
• Understanding of what pari-mutuel wagering is and United Tote’s role at the racetrack.
• Must interact with association personnel in a professional and efficient manner.
• Must be punctual and have reliable transportation.
• Some travel may be required as the workloads dictate.
• Must be capable of working 40 hours per week. Ability to work a flexible schedule.
• Understand configurations of the Tote room hardware, i.e. Modems, Multiplexers, consoles, display controllers and printers.
• Understand the system reports and know what information is reported.
• Understand how prices are calculated and become familiar with the State rules and regulations.
• Responsible for the preparation and maintenance of United Tote equipment.
• Equipment installation and tear down.
• Stocking of ticket paper on betting lines.
• Unloading of ticket stock from freight trucks.
• Labeling, packaging, shipping and re-ordering of spare parts.
• Develop leadership skills to get the job completed as well as train new Line Technicians.
• Perform minor repairs on terminal components, test components, correctly package components for shipment and order replacement components.
• Develop wiring and soldering skills.
• Familiarity with the Tote Board installation and operation.
• Other duties as assigned.
 

Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


EDUCATION: High school diploma or GED preferred

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EXPERIENCE: Line technician experience and electrical and/or computer experience preferred. Must be at least 18 years of age, able to be licensed by state racing commission, able to work flexible work hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays
 

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have your high school diploma or GED?
2. Do you have line technician experience and/or computer experience?


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Technical Services: Computer Information Systems
Hub Operator I - United Tote - Hurstbourne Building (Louisville, KY)

Job Title: Hub Operator I
Department: United Tote
FLSA Status: Non- Exempt
Job Code: Full-Time
Reports To: Hub Manager


Entry level position is available in Louisville KY for United Tote as a Hub Operator.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Assists UT customers in troubleshooting of communication equipment, consoles, terminals, tote boards/auxiliary odds boards, and other tasks as required.
• Understand configurations of the Tote room hardware, i.e. Consoles, Routers, Port Servers, Switches, EL-32’s and Printers.
• Tote system data entry and verification, including timely completion of association and/or corporate office reporting.
• Diligent completion of paperwork, which includes the ability to document, in detail, any incidents and or problems that occur.
• Must interact with association personnel in a professional and efficient manner.
• Responsible for the preparation, installation, maintenance and/or tear down of other United Tote equipment.
• Assist in the training of new employees.
• Understanding of IP Addressing
• Understanding of pari-mutuel wagering
• Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

• High School diploma or GED
• Computer knowledge.
• Understanding pari-mutuel wagering, configurations of Tote room hardware, i.e., consoles, routers, port servers, switches, EL-32’s and printers, a plus.
• Ability to pay close attention to fine details.
• Must be at least 18 years of age, and able to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
• Some travel may be required.
 

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Briefly describe your experience with computer hardware and/or networks.
2. Are you available to work nights, weekends and holidays?
3. How would you rate your ability to document events? Give some examples.
4. Can you travel occassionally, if needed?


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Technical Services: Computer Information Systems
Hub Operator I - United Tote - Portland Hub (Portland, OR)

Job Title: Hub Operator I
Department: United Tote
FLSA Status: Non- Exempt
Job Code: Full-Time
Reports To: Hub Manager


Entry level position is available in Louisville KY for United Tote as a Hub Operator.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Assists UT customers in troubleshooting of communication equipment, consoles, terminals, tote boards/auxiliary odds boards, and other tasks as required.
• Understand configurations of the Tote room hardware, i.e. Consoles, Routers, Port Servers, Switches, EL-32’s and Printers.
• Tote system data entry and verification, including timely completion of association and/or corporate office reporting.
• Diligent completion of paperwork, which includes the ability to document, in detail, any incidents and or problems that occur.
• Must interact with association personnel in a professional and efficient manner.
• Responsible for the preparation, installation, maintenance and/or tear down of other United Tote equipment.
• Assist in the training of new employees.
• Understanding of IP Addressing
• Understanding of pari-mutuel wagering
• Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

• High School diploma or GED
• Computer knowledge.
• Understanding pari-mutuel wagering, configurations of Tote room hardware, i.e., consoles, routers, port servers, switches, EL-32’s and printers, a plus.
• Ability to pay close attention to fine details.
• Must be at least 18 years of age, and able to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
• Some travel may be required.
 

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Briefly describe your experience with computer hardware and/or networks.
2. Are you available to work nights, weekends and holidays?
3. How would you rate your ability to document events? Give some examples.
4. Can you travel occassionally, if needed?


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Technical Services: Technical Services
Terminal (Line) Technician PT (Seasonal) - United Tote Turfway Park (Florence, KY)

SUMMARY:
Prepares and maintains UT equipment, repairs, maintains and cleans betting terminals, installs and tears down equipment, stock ticket paper on betting lines, unloads ticket stock from freight truck, labeling, packaging, and shipping reordering spare parts, loads and unloads equipment, maintain and repair infield or auxiliary display boards, and other tasks as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Responsible for the preparation and maintenance of United Tote equipment.
• Repair, maintenance and cleaning of the betting terminals.
• Equipment installation and tear down.
• Stocking of ticket paper on betting lines.
• Unloading of ticket stock from freight trucks.
• Labeling, packaging, shipping and re-ordering of spare parts.
• Unloading and loading of equipment on company or freight trucks.
• Maintenance and repair of the infield or auxiliary display boards.
• Perform minor repairs on terminal components, test components, correctly package components for shipment and order replacement components.
• Train new Line Technicians
• Develop wiring and soldering skills.
• Understand how the terminals communicate with the Tote system.
• Develop an understanding of the different wagers offered and be able to answer questions relating to the different wagers.
• Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:
Familiarity with the United Tote communications equipment, i.e. modems and multiplexers, Tote Board installation and operation. Must be able to interact with association personnel and patrons in a professional and efficient manner.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
High School Diploma or GED. Track experience and electrical and/or computer experience preferred.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age, able to be licensed by state racing commission, able to work flexible work hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. Short-term travel may be required as the workloads dictate.
 

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays?


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