SAS Administrator (Contract)


Job posted on Feb. 06, 2020

SAS Administrator (Contract)

Office Location: Ottawa, Ontario

DLS is looking for a SAS Administrator to join our team in supporting one of DLS clients who is looking to build a SAS Production environment on a private cloud. 

The ideal candidate will be responsible for

  • Installing SAS software solutions and any required supporting products for knowledge sharing and demonstration purposes as assigned
  • Performing SAS Administration of the SAS Platform at customer sites
  • Scoping and defining work effort, supports resource planning and estimates cost on technical aspects of the project. Conducts project requirements gathering
  • Providing reliable delivery of targeted project results through role as expert in the application of specific SAS methodologies, projects and technologies
  • Understanding, utilizing and communicating best practice methodologies and industry standards internally and externally
  • Providing leadership and mentoring to other technical SAS resources.
  • Performing other duties, as assigned

More specific:

  • High level design, installationand configuration of SAS 9.4 Foundation in Production Environment
  • High level design, installationand configuration of SAS Viya 3.4 Production Environment
  • Review, assessment and confirmation of SAS deployment system requirement (network, servers, OS and accesses)
  • Integration and configuration of SAS 9.4 Foundation and SAS Viya 3.4 with Active Directory
  • Configure Data Access for Accessibility
    • Production user and administrator access demo for both SAS 9.4 Foundation and SAS Viya 3.4
  • Create Build Book for SAS 9.4 Foundation and SAS Viya 3.4 deployment
  • May perform advanced or complex prototyping for SAS foundation technologies.

Required Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or related area and a minimum of 10 years overall technical experience as a technical architect
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in SAS Foundation and Viya software, and other SAS solution
  • Good understanding of predictive analytics, data quality and data management concepts
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing Cloud-based applications or developing Cloud architectures for clients.
  • Ability to manage mid-to-large SAS development projects; experience in project management is a plus
  • Understanding of configuration management, change management and release management concepts and how they relate to application development and administration
  • Experience in systems support, user support, customer support or training of enterprise class software and/or hardware
  • Detailed knowledge of government policy, security, performance, server design, cross-platform architecture, various topologies
  • Demonstrated ability to present complex technical programs and concepts
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the network system
  • Strong written and documentation skills, and ability to author technical specification documents, professional design documentation as well as customer demonstrations and proposals
  • Knowledge of serverless computing, containers and microservices, and alternatives including Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-service (SaaS)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

Position Details

Start Date: March 2020
Sector: Public
Open position: One
Language Requirements: English
Security Clearance: Secret 
Location: Ottawa

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