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Systems Administrator - Plano, TX

Plano, Texas | Contract

Post Date: 05/25/2018 Job ID: 5335 Industry: Other Area(s)
Systems Administrator - Plano, TX
Administrate and manage a Production and Non-Production multi-tiered, multi- node SAS GRID environments as well as SAS environments and not limiting to installation, configuration, architecting designing, monitoring, performance optimization, create best practices and resolve problems.

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. 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 and also have good written and spoken communications skills.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the overall availability of the SAS tools and software environments. Administer, Maintain and tune the SAS GRID Manager/SAS Platform.
  • Managed Services to assist with any or all of the following tasks:
    • Using SAS Grid Manager High Availability Scalability and enhanced throughput Monitoring and managing the grid environment
    • Host and user management Usage monitoring Workload management Workload distribution and compute resource allocation for efficient utilization
    • Storage and I/O optimization
    • Provides SAS Platform capacity planning, metrics and performance tuning recommendations.
    • Executes actions necessary to achieve and maintain optimum SAS platform performance, reliability and availability.
    • Acts as a SAS subject matter expert and liaison to SAS users and IT.
    • Serves as an escalation point for production and/or platform issues and acts as lead liaison with SAS Technical Support to resolve outstanding issues within the SAS environments.
    • Collaborates with storage, server, LDAP, database and other IT administrators to support ongoing operations for meeting the business needs via the SAS environment.
    • Identifies bottlenecks in production systems and provide solutions.
    • Manage metadata identities, users, groups, and roles.
    • Creating and securing folders.
    • Ensures the platform is positioned for compliance with IT policies and standards and agreed upon service levels.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Must Haves:
  • Bachelor' s degree and equivalent work experience required. Minimum 7 years of experience as a SAS system administrator in a Linux environment. 2-3 years of experience administering SAS GRID.
  • Experience administering SAS platform in a multi-node GRID environment with Linux OS.
  • Must have experience with SAS Advanced Authentication methods (Single Sign-On with Integrated Web Authentication, Kerberos etc).
  • Hands-on experience as a SAS administrator of the 9.x suite in a Linux environment performing system monitoring, log analysis, performance analysis, performance tuning and capacity planning.
  • Administer, Maintain and tune the SAS GRID Environment.
  • Provides SAS Platform capacity planning, metrics and performance tuning recommendations.
  • Must have experience with SAS Environment Manager.
  • Experience using SAS Management Console (SMC). SAS/Access products and configuring to connect Netezza, Oracle, SQL Server.

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