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Business Intelligence Systems Administrator - SAS

Company: GM Financial
Location: Arlington
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

This position will ensure that the SAS servers, as well as applicable security infrastructure and its systems and processes, are aligned with tactical and strategic information management initiatives. The Administrator will assist in the planning, coordination and implementation of various SAS products while troubleshooting system related problems and be responsible for the overall availability of the SAS environment. Other responsibilities include maintaining the SAS software roadmap, presenting technical briefings to the support staff, developers and the management team. The ideal Administrator must possess the ability to interface with all aspects of an IT infrastructure especially as it pertains to setting best practices, making recommendations and working with SAS to make it fit with existing IT rules. The SAS Administrator who will be responsible for implementation, installation, architecture design and administration.JOB DUTIESEnsure that the SAS servers, as well as applicable security infrastructure and its systems and processes, are aligned with tactical and strategic information management initiativesAssist in the planning, coordination and implementation of various SAS products while troubleshooting system related problemsResponsible for the overall availability of the SAS environmentMaintaining the SAS software roadmap, presenting technical briefings to the support staff, developers and the management teamInterface with all aspects of an IT infrastructure especially as it pertains to setting best practices, making recommendations and working with SAS to make it fit with existing IT rulesResponsible for implementation, installation, architecture design and administrationMakes wise decisions regarding prioritization of work assignments.Ability to write technical and business documents as well as deliver oral presentations.Provides business and application consultation for project and support teams. KnowledgeHands-on experience as a SAS administrator of the 9.4 suite in a Linux environment performing system monitoring, log analysis, performance analysis, performance tuning and capacity planning.Understand basic Linux commands that will enable you to monitor SAS jobs, ability to move around in a Linux environment as required for basic functioning of SAS and a good understanding of how Linux and SAS are integratedBe knowledgeable of Base SAS programming (DATA step), SQL programming (i.e., use of SQL pass-through or PROC SQL), as well as the SAS Macro language for use in understanding current code.Deriving SAS Metadata content and ability to articulate and communicate the advantages/benefits of SAS Metadata content throughout the organization.Thorough understanding of SAS products and how they work together in an environment.SAS datasource connectivity to the following: Hadoop, Oracle, SQL ServerSolid understanding of predictive analytics, data quality and data management conceptsUnderstanding server security and folders and how they relate to SAS folders and securityExperience in troubleshooting SAS Platform and client issues to root causeWorking knowledge of the SAS Management Console (SMC) including creating Users, groups and roles, creating and securing folders, monitoring Logs from within SMC, defining Servers and changing server definitions and creating SAS, RDBMS librariesWorking knowledge of server security and folders and how they relate to SAS folders and security including starting and stopping serversWorking knowledge of SAS configuration files such as autoexec, configuration and environment filesWorking knowledge of Security and Authentication (related to the access of source data within SAS on the SAS servers across the different business organizations as well as SAS integration with tools such as Active Directory/LDAP/) across multiple SAS products including SAS/Access products and configuring to connect RDBMS servers, SAS/Enterprise Guide, SAS/Enterprise Miner, SAS/BASE, IML, STAT, ETS, SAS/GRID and SAS Visual Analytics/HPA ServerSkillsAbility to manage small and medium sized projects (i.e. upgrades) and perform necessary communication and coordination to management, end users and developer community.Ability to use appropriate analysis, judgment, and logic when solving problems and making decisions.Strong active listening, written and verbal communication skills. Able to present to all levels of the organization and tailor message appropriately for the audience.Must be highly organized and detail-oriented.Strong problem-solving skills, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis.Ability to balance multiple efforts and complete deliverables on time EducationBachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent work experience required Experience3-5 years Experience as a SAS administrator of the 94 suite in a Linux environment performing system monitoring, log analysis, performance analysis, performance tuning and capacity planning requiredMinimum of 1 year experience administering SAS GRID and/or Viya environmentsExperience using SAS Management Console (SMC)Financial Services experience preferred - provided by Dice

Keywords: GM Financial, Arlington , Business Intelligence Systems Administrator - SAS, IT / Software / Systems , Arlington, Texas

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