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SAS System Admin


Location: Carlsbad, California
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Our client is transforming our existing software offering to better support science.As part of the Data Science Initiative, we are seeking a Senior SAS (Statistical Analysis System) System Administrator to actively engage in our on-going project on SAS Viya Platform implementation in our AWS Private Cloud. This role will work closely with SAS Professional Services, Cloud Architect, Data Scientists, Data Engineers, product managers, business leaders, to deliver a SAS Viya-based Predictive Analytics Platform to enable our Data Science Initiative. We are looking for candidates who has shown great tracking record on accountability and delivery, and candidate who is energetic, eager to learn and passionate about application administration and system integration. Candidate should have 4 years of technical consulting, administration, applications development and/or customer support.This position will be responsible for all aspects of SAS application, server, user, and SAS Viya platform administration, including installation, implementation, configuration, maintenance, coordination, problem resolution, testing, usage and performance monitoring/tuning and the design/development of SAS system infrastructure.Great Opportunity for contract to Hiring after 3-6 months at Carlsbad, San Diego Area.Key Responsibilities Actively involved in SAS Viya Implementation, Configuration and Administration in AWS Private Cloud Environment Responsible for the overall availability of SAS tools and software environments.Administer, maintain and tune the SAS Viya Platform including Model Manager, Visual Statistics, Visual Analytics, Decision Manager, SAS CAS (Cloud Analytics Services) and MAS (Micro Analytics Scoring), SAS Load balancers Executes actions necessary to achieve and maintain optimum SAS platform performance, reliability and availability.Acts as a SAS subject matter expert and liaison to SAS users and other stakeholders.Serves as an escalation point for production and/or platform issues and acts as lead liaison with SAS Technical Support to resolve outstanding issues.Collaborates with storage, server, LDAP, database and other IT administrators to support ongoing operations for meeting the business needs via the SAS environment.Manages provisioning for all SAS tools and environments, including but not limited to metadata identities, users, groups, and roles.Ensures the platform is positioned for compliance with IT policies and standards and agreed upon service levels.Desired Experience Minimum 4 years hands-on SAS system administration experience encompassing entire SAS Viya Platform with in-depth understanding of SAS metadata server, application server, web server, web application server, stored process server, load-balancing server cluster, High Availability Configuration, SAS CAS (Cloud Analytics Services) and SAS MAS Server (Micro Analytics Scoring) Minimum 4 years of hands-on experience with SAS Management Console, SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS Decision ManagerMinimum 2 years of hands-on experience with SAS web tools, SAS Stored Processes, Data Preparation, Model Management, Visual Analytics, Visual Statistics Coordinate design, documentation and best practices and guidelines for the SAS platform and Decision Manager Extensive experience in design and management of creating users, roles, groups and folders Assist team in selection of the appropriate technologies to support the long term business goals Provide technical support to requirements, development, testing, help desk, and training teams Should know the basics of Linux OS or has experience with managing SAS grid on AWS environments Should be proficient in Software Engineering Techniques, Software Engineering Architecture, Software Engineering Lifecycle and Data Management. Candidates should be flexible/willing to work across this delivery landscape which includes and not limited to Agile Applications Development, Support and Deployment. Education Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics or Statistics or related discipline required Master's Degree preferred SAS Certification preferred .


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