JOB: California Lottery Systems Software Specialist I (Technical)

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Systems Software Specialist I (Technical)


We’re looking for energetic, creative, and talented employees to join our dynamic organization!  We are a results-driven sales and marketing organization that contributes over $1 billion to public education every year.  If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference and you are motivated to use your knowledge and experience to build a challenging and satisfying career – look no further!  The Lottery strives to create a work environment that supports the growth and development of its employees and recognizes the contribution of each individual. We also offer a variety of development opportunities for our staff, on-site security, on-site restaurants, Golden One ATM, and free parking. What are you waiting for? Apply today!


$5,294.00 - $6,962.00

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Position Location

Information Technology Services Division

Office of Infrastructure

Infrastructure Administration Unit

700 North 10th St. (Off Richards Blvd.)

Sacramento, CA 95811


Who Should Apply

Applicants must have current list eligibility for appointment to this class, eligible for a training and development assignment or be a State employee who has transfer eligibility or is currently in the Systems Software Specialist I (Technical) classification, Applications will be screened for eligibility and only those that best meet the requirements of the job will be considered. Appointment is subject to SROA/Surplus provisions.

Why Apply?

The California State Lottery is looking for a self-starter who enjoys analyzing data. This place makes dreams come true every day while we enhance the educational experience of our California students. This is a unique opportunity for employment in the Gaming Industry while working towards a State retirement. 

What you will do:

§  Become an expert on Lottery’s data warehouse schema and data infrastructure

§  Partner with different teams to understand important open questions and un-validated assumptions

§  Use data to explain, size, and resolve questions. Typical topics may include navigating external environments, and improving operational quality

§  Analyze data and synthesize raw information into insights, recommendations, visualizations, dashboards, and reports

§  Maintain efficient QA processes to ensure the accuracy and quality of data

Need more reasons to apply? Come work in our award winning “Green” building with near-by walking trails and free on-site gym. We have free parking! Own an electric vehicle? We have electric vehicle charging stations.

Desirable Characteristics and Qualifications

Applicants applying for this position should have:

§  Balance between attention to detail and swift execution

§  Excellent communicator and compelling explainer

§  Open-minded and curious listener who is able to pick up context quickly and can navigate ambiguity to get to the heart of the problem

§  Solid spreadsheet skills

§  Proficient using SQL to query data sets

§  Experience using data visualization tools

§  Bilingual skill desirable, but not required


Equal Opportunity Employer: The State of California  is an equal opportunity employer to all regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental & physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

Background Investigation: The California State Lottery Act provides that no person may be hired as an employee of the Commission if that person has been convicted of a felony or any gambling related offense. A background check will be required.