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Originally posted by Willy Franzen on March 22, 2012. Updated through a sponsorship agreement.
Posted by Willy Franzen on March 22, 2012. Positions below updated every five minutes.
|Global Support Manager, Platform Products (gTech Ads)||Mountain View, CA|
|Google Shopping Express (GSX), gTech Technical Solutions Manager, Lead||Mountain View, CA|
|Field Service Technician||Oregon|
|Field Services Technician (Fort Collins)||Colorado|
|Field Services Technician (Trinidad)||Colorado|
|Field Services Technician (Denver)||Colorado|
|Software Project Manager||Atlanta, GA|
|Product Innovation Associate - Class of 2015||Austin, TX|
|Marketing Research Analyst||Austin, TX|
Job searching these days feels a lot like playing the lottery. There’s all this hope of being that one in a million winner, but in the end you slowly get demoralized as the odds play out. But there’s one surefire way to win the lottery. Be the lottery. (So I guess it follows that one surefire way to get a job is to be the employer. That’s what I did. Entrepreneurship FTW!) Or you can be contracted by the lottery. That’s what GTECH is. They’re a Providence, RI based “gaming technology and services company, providing innovative technology, creative content, and superior service delivery.” They call themselves “architects of gaming,” which seems pretty accurate considering that they’re involved in pretty much every part of designing and developing gaming products.
From my attitude about lottery tickets, you’d probably guess that I’ve played and lost, but I’m actually permanently up for my lifetime. I won a $2,000 bingo scratch off when I was in college, and I decided to quit while I was ahead (though it’s not like I played that much anyway). That’s a hard decision to make considering lottery tickets are engineered… or architected to get you to keep playing. That simple scratch off has been designed through a ton of research and technology. Isn’t it funny how you always “almost” win? Or how winning a free ticket is a common outcome? GTECH may be committed to responsible gaming, but they still have to find new ways to make money. You won’t get too much inside info online, but you should browse through GTECH’s Products and Sevices. You’ll see that they’re not just focused on lotteries, but it does appear to be a huge part of what they do. If you want to get into the gaming industry, check out GTECH’s Jobs page. Here are some opportunities that might make sense for a new or recent grad:
That’s just a small sampling of what’s available at GTECH. I picked the positions that look most interesting for new grads, but there’s a lot more to browse through–and many of the jobs are spread across the country.
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