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Senior SAS Administrator


Reference Number: RKNCSS31258

Senior SAS Administrator
experience  Not Disclosed
location  Raleigh , NC
duration  12.0 Months
salary  Not Disclosed
jobtype  Not Disclosed
Industry  Federal
Job Description

DESCRIPTION

Senior SAS Administrator

RESPONSIBILITIES

The client is seeking a full time Senior SAS Administrator to work with our client.
The client requires an experienced SAS Platform Adminstrator to administer a SAS 9.4 platform on a Linux OS. The client has both SAS 9.4 and Viya environments. This role acts as a SAS subject matter expert and liaison to SAS users and IT.
Additionally, This position will ensure that the SAS servers, as well as applicable security infrastructure and its systems and processes, are aligned with tactical and strategic information management initiatives.
The Administrator will assist in the planning, coordination and implementation of various SAS products while troubleshooting system related problems and be responsible for the overall availability of the SAS environment.
Other responsibilities include maintaining the SAS software roadmap, presenting technical briefings to the support staff,developers and the management team.

QUALIFICATIONS – ESSENTIAL

A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Business Administration, or a related field is required and equivalent work experience required.
Minimum 5 years of experience as a SAS system administrator.
Expert in the installation, configuration, deployment, and support of SAS products for Windows workstations and Linux servers
Hands-on experience as a SAS administrator of the 9.4 suite in a linux environment performing system monitoring, log analysis, performance analysis, performance tuning and capacity planning. Any Viya administration experience is a plus.
Administer, Maintain and tune the SAS platform Environments. Provides SAS Platform capacity planning, metrics and performance tuning recommendations.
Experience with Security and Authentication and SSO topics (related to the access of source data, the access of data within SAS on the SAS servers across the different business organizations).
Experience using SAS Management Console (SMC).
Creating Users. Groups and Roles.
Creating and securing folders.
Experience Monitoring Logs from within SMC.
Experience defining Servers and changing server definitions.
Experience creating SAS, RDBMS libraries (Teradata)
Server Skills.
Understanding server security and folders and how they relate to SAS folders and security.
Knowledge of SAS configuration files such as autoexec, configuration and environment files.
Starting and stopping servers.
Backup strategies and implementation.
Security and Authentication (related to the access of source data within SAS on the SAS servers across the different business organizations as well as SAS integration with tools such as Active Directory/LDAP/) across multiple SAS products.
SAS/ODBC access products and configuring to connect RDBMS servers.
SAS Visual Analytics
SAS Studio
SAS/Office Analytics – SAS/Enterprise Guide.
Ability to install hot fixes, service packs, upgrades as well as add-on software components.
Understand basic Windows commands that will enable you to monitor SAS jobs, ability to move around in a Windows environment as required for basic functioning of SAS and a good understanding of how Windows and SAS are integrated.
Be knowledgeable of Base SAS programming (DATA step), SQL programming (i.e., use of SQL pass-through or PROC SQL).
SAS data source connectivity to the following.
Understanding server security and folders and how they relate to SAS folders and security
Experience in troubleshooting SAS Platform and client issues to root cause
Good written and spoken communications skills in English and thought-leadership skills

MAJOR RESPONSIBILTIES/ACTIVITIES:

Hands-on experience as a SAS administrator of the 9.4 suite in a linux environment performing system monitoring, log analysis, performance analysis, performance tuning and capacity planning.
Performs client installations & troubleshooting, uses SAS Management Console to define connections to data sources, define libraries, and create metadata objects and folder structures and manages permissions to metadata folders.
Designs, implements, and maintains platform security via SAS Metadata, linux operating systems, LDAP/Active Directory, and data warehousing environments and manages metadata identities, users, groups, and roles.
Configures and tests communication between SAS and multiple relational databases and collaborates with storage, server, LDAP, DBAs and other IT administrators to support ongoing operations for meeting the business needs via the SAS environment.
Assists vendor with SAS software administration; including software updates, patches, and hotfixes as needed on Microsoft Windows Server platforms and performs SAS software configuration and license renewals as needed on linux platforms.
Serves as an escalation point for production and/or platform issues and acts as a liaison with SAS Technical Support to resolve outstanding issues within the SAS environments.
Provides SAS Platform capacity planning, metrics and performance tuning recommendations. Executes actions necessary to achieve and maintain optimum SAS platform performance, reliability and availability.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Note :

40 hours per week
Hybrid -2 days onsite and 3 days offsite hybrid weekly schedule.
VIVA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants have an equal opportunity for placement, and all employees have an equal opportunity to develop on the job. This means that VIVA will not discriminate against any employee or qualified applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status

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