Microsoft Systems Administrator
SAS Institute - Cary, NC

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As a SAS Platform Administrator for SAS Solutions OnDemand (SSO), you will be responsible for all aspects of our hosted application environment. You will work collaboratively with customers, analysts, developers and other implementation team members to engineer enterprise software installations and to manage, diagnose, debug, design, and prototype SAS and third-party enterprise class software systems. You will support the SSO team with training, expertise, mentoring and best practices with respect to application technology and architecture, work with the IT division to ensure that hardware choices are appropriate for the solution; write design documents with supporting justification for architectural choices; and arbitrating and enforcing design decisions that have a broad impact. You will work with sales regarding the pre-sales software deployments, upgrades, capacity planning, backup strategies, as well as software/hardware integration planning. You will be responsible for the systems design, implementation, and maintenance of SAS software and SAS servers across an enterprise-wide infrastructure that is consistent with our business objectives and customer requirements.

Additional duties may include:
Installation, administration and maintenance of SAS Enterprise software and solutions

Providing pre- and post-implementation documentation

Engineering solutions to ensure scalability and reliability

Integration of SAS software with systems and other third-party software

Engineering application implementations based on requirements and sizing assessments

Developing tools and software to manage SAS and third-party software

Diagnosing software problems and engineering work-arounds

Documenting, reporting, tracking and implementing fixes for software problems with appropriate vendor

Automating support and maintenance tasks

Performing other duties as assigned.



Bachelor's degree in a quantitative field, preferably Computer Science, Information Technology or related field

5 years of experience in systems support, user support, customer support or training of enterprise class software and/or hardware

5 years of experience managing Microsoft servers and technologies as related to a hosted environment. Note: This is not an IT Infrastructure position so experience should be concentrated around using Microsoft server technologies for enterprise hosting.

Ability to travel 10% of the time - some international travel may be required

Equivalent Experience

Associate's degree in the same fields plus an additional 2 years of the stated essential requirements ~OR~

High School Diploma (GED) plus an additional 4 years of the stated essential requirements


Understanding of security, performance, server design, Microsoft Windows integration, and storage

Strong systems administration skills

Understanding of enterprise application security

Understanding of enterprise application performance and tuning

Understanding of memory allocation and management

Knowledge of change management procedures and version control

Ability to comprehend the details of complex, multi-tier, system and application software

Ability to effectively communicate designs and decisions to peers, customers and management


Experience implementing and managing Microsoft IIS services

Experience implementing and managing Microsoft SQL services

Experience programming in Microsoft ASP.NET

Expertise in deploying and managing ASP applications

Experience in computer capacity planning and performance analysis

Strong analytic, inductive, and deductive reasoning skills

Ability to comprehend the details of complex system software

Willing to relocate or currently located in the Cary, NC area

Additional Information

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

The level of this position will be determined based upon the applicant's education, skills and experience.

Resumes may be considered in the order they are received.

SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.

SAS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V


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Job Posting

Feb 15, 2013, 11:34:02 AM

Unposting Date

Mar 17, 2013, 10:59:59 PM

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