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Senior SAS Platform Administrators
Alphident Technologies, Inc.
Middle River , MD 21220
Posted 3 months ago
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SAS Platform Administrator
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SAS Platform Administrators
- SAS administrator would be an individual with a deeply skilled understanding of server and/or desktop administration, as well as SAS software usage. For SAS solutions implemented and work optimally, three key components need to be configured and managed effectively: 1) Software to hardware installation; 2) Metadata management; and 3) User configuration and access. Administering all three components generally requires skills and training with server and desktop administration, in addition to SAS software configuration, including Metadata. This person must understand the hardware and software interactions in order to optimize the system settings that will drive out the best solution performance and ensure proper integration of SAS Enterprise Business Intelligence tools.
Should be able to fully administer ORDP SAS Data Analytics Platform (DAP), including all the products installed on the platform; provide knowledge transfer to others regarding a multi-tier windows platform instance; be responsible for day to day operation of the platform; and provide technical guidance and support to CLIENT staff currently supporting ORES Publication environment. Responsibilities include developing policy and procedures for DAP
The SAS Administrator would need to fulfill all standard SAS Administration type duties such as creating users, groups, defining libraries, databases (DB2/Oracle/SQL Server/others), creating security scheme, implement security profiles, configure SAS tools on DAP, apply hot-fixes issued by SAS as appropriate, monitor DAP platform for operational status and resources, monitor security access to the platform, etc. In addition, this SAS Administrator would need to be able to interface and coordinate activities as pertaining to SAS between the technical team, users, and management. SAS administrators will serve as the primary End User point of contact for any SAS Analytic Tools support cases; will help to troubleshoot analytic tool issues for our users, especially those interfacing with SAS. The candidates will frequently need to interact with users, operations teams, and SAS Support. They will access SAS Technical Support tracks and perform root cause analysis to provide solutions to problems; will assist in the design and implementation of analytic solutions, will create and maintain security, and perform software installations, configurations, monitoring, data migrations, upgrades, and other environmental tasks. Team Administrators will work with infrastructure teams for hardware concerns and ongoing maintenance and upgrades.
SAS Administrator contractor personnel, individually and/or collectively, must have the following skills:
SAS Administrator with 10+ years of experience working on top of a Windows platform
Experience managing multi-tier SAS platform with products listed under ORDP SAS Data Analytics Platform (DAP) above
Experience with SAS Management Console
Creating libraries (SAS and RDBMS)
Both SAS and OS level security knowledge
Developing and creating security schemes
Creating users, groups, roles
Experience with SAS server deployment and administration
Experience with SAS configuration files
Experience with SAS in windows environments
Experience with PIV card and Active Directory Authentication
Experience administering SAS Mid-tier
Experience with SAS EBI, EDM, EM, Forecaster, Model Manager, Visual Analytics
Experience with SAS Scheduling Process
Experience with different SAS servers and troubleshooting potential configuration problems
Experience with SSL encryption of mid-tier information preferred
Experience with DB2 Database preferred
Be a proactive self-starter
Setting up Data Access in SAS, including registering libraries and tables in the metadata, updating table metadata, setting up data access, and troubleshooting data access
Web Application Server administration and configuration knowledge
General knowledge of project management
Experience using a formal, software development lifecycle methodology is preferred but not required
Excellent communication skills and be effective technical writers.
Alphident Technologies Inc
218 E. Lexington Street
Suite 504, Baltimore, MD - 21202
SAS Platform Administrator