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Lottery Opens Recruitment for Three Senior Specialty Roles

The California State Lottery is seeking a senior security engineer, a senior vendor gaming analyst and a senior project manager.

The California State Lottery is recruiting for three senior positions requiring expertise in specialty areas, all with an IT Specialist II job classification and a monthly salary range of $8,130 to $10,893.

The Lottery is seeking a senior security engineer to serve as an expert on the department’s wide array of security-related functions and to maintain security tools and systems, implement new security controls, monitor and analyze the Lottery’s technical environments, investigate security alerts and events, perform security reviews and tests, and provide cybersecurity expertise to the organization.

According to the job posting and duty statement, the duties for this position span the Information Security Engineering, System Engineering, Software Engineering, Client Services, and Business Technology Management domains; however, work may be assigned in other domains as needed. Duties include:
  • Engineer and administer the Lottery’s security platforms and tools.
  • Provide technical security expertise and support to project and operational teams.
  • Lead the planning, definition and implementation of new security solutions.
  • Analyze vulnerabilities/findings, develop assessment reports, and recommend solutions.
  • Develop and maintain technical security documentation, guidelines, and security standards.

The application deadline for this position is Jan. 19.

The Lottery is also seeking a senior gaming vendor analyst to oversee gaming vendor contract management, performance management, relationship management and risk management.

“The position functions as an escalation point for resolving vendor product and service issues and is responsible at the staff level for establishing efficient, effective and repeatable processes within the GVM (Gaming Vendor Management) unit,” the job posting says. The duties of this position, according to the posting and duty statement, include:
  • Assist management in developing and setting the strategic direction of the Gaming Management Section and the maturity of the GVM function.
  • Provide guidance to procurement teams to optimize gaming vendor contract negotiations and ensure compliance of negotiated agreements to established vendor management policies and practices.
  • Develop formal contract monitoring plans and monitor contractor activities and performance to identify and manage trends. Identify and escalate strategic risks and opportunities to Lottery Contract Management.
  • Serve as the staff-level escalation point between the vendor organization and internal customers consuming vendor services and solutions.
  • Provide staff oversight of daily GVM operations including gaming vendor incident and service request management, problem management, change management, performance management and relationship management.

The application deadline for this position is Jan. 19.

The third recruitment is for a senior project manager “with a collaborative attitude and passion for determining a path forward to aid in the successful delivery of projects directly supporting our business and strategic goals.”

According to the job posting and duty statement, desirable qualifications include:
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and two years’ project management experience leading IT projects.
  • Experience in agile methodology and SCRUM framework.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and decision-making abilities.
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent projects and thrive under pressure while remaining professional at all times.
  • Ability to effectively negotiate and use persuasion when necessary to ensure the success of the team and/or project.

The application deadline for this position is Feb. 2.

The Lottery was formed in 1984 with the sole purpose of funding public education in the state, and since then it has given $41 billion to schools. It receives no public funding. The Lottery’s chief information officer, Jennifer Chan, provided an overview of the department’s plans for technology at a recent Industry Insider — California Member Briefing in Sacramento. She has also been featured twice (here and here) in Industry Insider One-on-One interviews.
Dennis Noone is Executive Editor of Industry Insider. He is a career journalist, having worked at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies including USA Today in Washington, D.C.