SAS Platform Administrator

CGI Group, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
Nov 09, 2018
Nov 12, 2018
Full Time
Become part of a team to help a large government agency support research and statistics efforts that help agency officials make recommendations on reforms. Your future duties and responsibilities: Provide day-to-day operation of the SAS platform, and provide project support to researchers and analysts as they begin to use the SAS data analytics capabilities. The qualified resource will perform the following activities: * Configure and effectively manage: 1) Software to hardware installation, 2) Metadata management, and 3) User configuration and access. * Fully administer 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 * Provide technical guidance and support to client staff currently supporting the reporting environment. * Develop policy and procedures for the data analytics platform * 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. * Interface and coordinate activities as pertaining to SAS between the technical team, users, and management. * 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. * 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. * Work with infrastructure teams for hardware concerns and ongoing maintenance and upgrades. Required qualifications to be successful in this role: Looking for a SAS expert with 5+ years of experience working on top of a Windows platform with skills in server and desktop administration and 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. * Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Math or related degree. Master's or higher degree can be substituted for years of experience * Experience managing multi-tier SAS platform with the following: oSAS Statistical Modules including Base SAS and additional statistical modules oSAS Enterprise Data Miner Studio (EM) oSAS Text Miner oSAS Content Categorization oSAS Enterprise Forecaster Studio (EF) oSAS Enterprise Data Management Studio including Dataflux studio (EDM) oSAS Visual Analytics (2 servers) (VA) oSAS Enterprise Business Intelligence (EBI) oSAS Model Manager oSAS Connect (Connectivity to Mainframe SAS and Mainframe DB2 Databases) oSAS Administration Software oSAS Information Retrieval studio oSAS Studio * 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 * Administering applications * 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 * 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 * Be a proactive self-starter * Excellent communication skills and an effective technical writer #cgifederaljob * LI-RS1 What you can expect from us: Build your career with us. 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