• SAS Platform Administrator

    Job Locations US-MD-Baltimore
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/14/2018 8:33 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    ReliaSource is actively seeking SAS Platform Administrators.

    The selected candidate must have a deep understanding of server and/or desktop administration, as
    well as SAS software usage. For SAS solutions to be 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
    requires skills and training with server and desktop administration, in addition to SAS software
    configuration, including Metadata. The candidate must understand 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.


    The selected candidate will 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, the candidate would need to interface and coordinate activities pertaining to SAS between
    the technical team, users, and management. SAS administrators serve as the primary End User point
    of contact for any SAS Analytic Tools support cases and help troubleshoot analytic tool issues for our
    users, especially those interfacing with SAS. The selected candidate will frequently 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; assist in the design and implementation of analytic
    solutions; 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.


    The selected candidate should be able to administer the ORDP SAS Data Analytics Platform (DAP),
    including all products installed; provide knowledge transfer to others regarding a multi-tier windows
    platform instance; be responsible for day to day operation of the DAP; and provide technical
    guidance to SSA staff supporting ORES Publication environment. Responsibilities include developing
    policy and procedures for DAP.

    SAS Administrators must be proactive self-starters, have excellent communication skills, and be
    effective technical writers. Individually and/or collectively, the team must have the following skills:
    · SAS Administrator experience working on top of a Windows platform
    · SAS and OS level security knowledge; able to develop and create security schemes
    · Able to create libraries (SAS and RDBMS), users, groups, and roles
    · Able to administer applications
    · Web Application Server administration and configuration knowledge
    · General knowledge of project management

    Required Education and Experience:

    • Masters’ degree or higher


    • Five years advanced level IT experience, including experience in emerging technologies



    Professional level IT certifications

    Experience with:
    o 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
    o SAS Management Console
    o Managing multi-tier SAS platform with products
    o SAS server deployment and administration
    o SAS configuration files
    o SAS in windows environments
    o PIV card and Active Directory Authentication
    o Administering SAS Mid-tier
    o SAS EBI, EDM, EM, Forecaster, Model Manager, Visual Analytics
    o SAS Scheduling Process
    o SAS servers and troubleshooting potential configuration problems

    Additional preferred experience:
    o SSL encryption of mid-tier information
    o DB2 Database experience
    o Knowledge of 508 accessibility standards
    o Use of VISIO and other planning tools
    o Formal SDLC methodology knowledge and use


    ReliaSource is an IT services company specializing in information assurance, cyber security solutions, intelligence and analysis, systems engineering, system support technology and troubleshooting, service now implementation, relocation services and much more for government and private sectors. We provide program management, management consulting, technical engineering, infrastructure management and operation, and advanced data architecture solutions. We serve U.S. federal government (DOD, Civilian and Intel), state, local and commercial sectors, as well as large government integrators. ReliaSource was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.


    The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.
    Unlike other company’s ReliaSource believes in our employees, our most valuable resource! Our employees are able to participate in a variety of ReliaSource paid premium benefits. 

    ReliaSource is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. ReliaSource provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. ReliaSource maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.
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