SAS Platform Engineer in Charlotte, NC at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 5/17/2018

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Job #:  830223

 

We are looking for a senior level SAS Engineer for a large financial client in Plano, TX. This position has to sit 100% on-site and we can only work on W2 basis. 

This position will move very quickly so please send your resume to bcross@apexsystems.com if you are interested. 

 

SAS Platform Engineer: 

The SAS Platform Engineer provides operational enhancements, maintenance and support of the SAS GRID Platform. This includes providing SAS platform security management, SAS application and underlying infrastructure support (OS, Storage, SAS 9.4 EBI Applications, Web and Database) and ensuring processes are aligned with tactical and strategic information management initiatives. The SAS Platform Engineer serves as liaison between the enterprise infrastructure support teams and risk business partners to ensure appropriate delivery of technology solutions in accordance with business requirements and objectives. The SAS Platform Engineer also ensures the platform is positioned for compliance with IT policies and standards and agreed upon service levels. 

Primary Responsibilities: 
• Ensures the overall health of the SAS platform 
• Applies maintenance releases, upgrades and hot fixes as required 
• Designs solutions to reduce the operational and management complexity of the platform 
• Designs, implements, and maintains platform security via SAS Metadata, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the SAS Scalable Performance Data Server (SPDS) 
• Performs platform capacity planning and management 
• Serves as an escalation point for escalated production and/or platform issues. 
• Establishes best practices and guidelines for usage of the SAS platform 
• Works effectively in both team member and individual contributor roles 

Analytical Requirements: 
• Drive ROI for LOB/Enterprise by managing an end to end SAS solution that requires an analytical tool that only SAS can provide. 
• Be able to translate a customer’s business needs to a specific analytical solution. 
• Have a firm understanding of the capabilities of the SAS analytical procedures. 
• Be a thought-leader in the area of analytics/data science with respect to entity resolution as it pertains to the customer's mission. 
• Be able to generate written documentation of all work performed and utilize Project Management techniques and tools to plan and monitor project progress 
• Have a customer-focused demeanor, effective oral and written communication skills. 
• Desired candidate will have 7+ years in an analytical role 

Specific Technical Requirements: 
• Firm understanding of SAS products, the skill set of team needed to support consulting needs. 
• SAS EDI, SAS EBI, BASE SAS, Enterprise Miner, SAS MO, Forecast Server, Text Miner, Contextual Analysis, SAS Visual Analytics, SAS Viya 

General Technical Skillsets: 
• Troubleshooting and root cause analysis of production issues 
• Assisting in development/maintenance of process automation 
• Superior customer service skills 
• Familiarity with Unix shell scripting and SAS Macro facility 
• Ability to multi-task and address complex support issues in a mixed technology environment