SAS System Administrator

RTI International Durham , NC 27701

Posted 2 months ago

Job Summary: Accountable for providing overall direction and service ownership for SAS Grid and statistical software solutions. Responsible for design, development and support of applications including analyzing business needs and translating them into solutions.


  • Support multiple SAS Environments across the Institute. Ensuring uptime to meet business need and addressing any performance issues.

  • Perform necessary patching, upgrades, and installation of Hotfixes across the environments.

  • Work with the SAS community to develop a roadmap for the technology supporting best class use of technologies and initiatives for future state.

  • Troubleshoot issues with installations and user's configurations and set-up.

  • Maintain and develop Knowledge Base Articles and Wiki Pages to document standard work and troubleshooting guides.

  • Collaborate with others in the Global Technology Solutions group to support initiatives. Work with infrastructure team supporting Networking, Storage, and Firewall impacting the SAS environments.

  • Follow all Compliance guidelines set forth by RTI. Mitigate Risks and Security Vulnerabilities Risks.

  • Manage the work of outside partners and external resources.

  • Assist with licensing, ensuring compliance and proper documentation.


  • Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Possess an in-depth understanding of statistical software including SAS, SAS Grid, SPSS, Stata, R, Stat Transfer, and experience troubleshooting issues and performing root cause analysis.

  • SAS programming experience, knowledge of how SAS products function together in a distributed environment and data source connectivity to other architectures (Oracle/SQL).

  • Understanding basic commands necessary to monitor jobs, performing system monitoring, log analysis, performance analysis, tuning and capacity planning in a Linux based SAS Grid environment.

  • Deep understanding of Linux operating system

  • Understanding the operability of Enterprise Storage Solutions, Virtual Machine, and Networking systems.

  • Ability to prioritize activities and manage multiple tasks at one time.

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel.

  • Strong business acumen.

  • Ability to listen and communicate well both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Ability to obtain proper security clearances as noted by contracts.


The anticipated pay range for this role is listed below. Our pay ranges represent national averages and may vary by location as a geographic differential may be applied to some locations within the United States.

RTI considers multiple factors when making an offer including, for example: established salary range, internal budget, business needs, and education and years of work experience possessed by the applicant. Further, salary is merely one element to our offer.

At RTI, we demonstrate our commitment to rewarding individual and team achievement through a total rewards package. This package includes (among other things) a competitive base salary, a generous paid time off policy, merit based annual increases, bonus opportunities and a robust recognition program. Other benefits include a competitive range of insurance plans (including health, dental, life, and short-term and long-term disability), access to a retirement savings program such as a 401(k) plan, paid parental leave for all parents, financial assistance with adoption expenses or infertility treatments, financial reimbursement for education and developmental opportunities, an employee assistance program, and numerous other offerings to support a healthy work-life balance.

Additional Information

  • Maximum Salary: $108,000
  • Minimum Salary: $87,000
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