Lead SAS Administrator
Atlanta, Georgia  

We have a Contract To Hire position for "Lead SAS Administrator" with one of our direct clients in Atlanta, Georgia for initial contract duration of  6+ months. No third party candidates considered for this position. US citizens and all those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply.

Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated, forward thinking Lead SAS Administrator to support the enterprise Collaboration and Support Center Manufacturing excellence group and the Decision Analytics Group. The role supports SAS platform used for developing custom machine learning based Analytics and AI solutions used across 150+ facilities within multiple divisions. CSC and the Decision Analytics Group functions as a Center of Excellence for all things related to manufacturing and commercial transformation.  This groups create sustainable value and competitive advantage by leveraging analytics, information, technology, and actionable insights across the enterprise while focusing on futuristic possibilities of analytics. This role will have the opportunity to leverage the latest Big Data, Cloud and Analytics technologies and partner with our operations, engineering and data science community to expand our modeling and decision-making capabilities focused on asset health, asset optimization and process optimization.  

A Day in The Life Typically Includes:

  • Responsible for overall availability and health of SAS environment, performing system monitoring, log analysis, performance analysis, performance tuning, capacity planning and troubleshooting any system related issues
  • Administer SAS platform by controlling security, accessibility, connections to data sources
  • Serves as an escalation point for production and/or platform issues and acts as lead liaison with SAS Technical Support to resolve outstanding issues within the SAS environment
  • Collaborate with SAS Technical Support to implement patches, upgrades or configuration changes
  • Collaborate with storage, server, LDAP, database and other IT administrators to support ongoing operations for meeting the business needs via the SAS environment
  • Serve as the Single Point of Contact for promotion activities. Promote to Production/Deployment Services (e.g., standards, code reviews, etc.)
  • Proactively communicate directly with business representatives to extract requirements and review work in progress
  • Work with cross functional data scientist teams to create, implement, and deploy business solutions as needed
  • SAS Solutions Architecture: Develop and own the architecture with inputs from various GP groups.
  • Continue to develop deep technical knowledge of SAS products and integrations with other tools in AI space
  • Mentor and train junior developers as backup SAS admin
  • On occasion work with on call on resolving critical issues over the weekend or afterhours

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering (preferably Analytics, MIS or Computer Science). Master’s degrees preferred
  • Hands-on 7+ yr. experience with SAS Viya
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience administrating applications on Linux Servers
  • Experience using SAS Management Console (SMC) and SAS Environment Manager
  • Creating Users
  • Groups and Roles
  • Data Concepts (ETL, near-/real-time streaming, data structures, metadata and workflow management)
  • Programming / Scripting (Python, Shell)
  • Experience in SQL programming and advanced data analysis skills
  • Self-starter that can work under general direction in a highly collaborative, team-based environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with SAS Automation
  • Code Management Tools (Git/GitHub, TFS)
  • Knowledge of Data Analytics in AWS platform
  • Experience in manufacturing domain a plus
  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum/Kanban/DevOps methodologies and software development principles


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