Job Description :
J.O#:080717EIT
Position Title: SAS Administrator
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Duration: 12 Months.
Hourly Rate: Open (DOE)

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Job Description:
The SAS Platform Administrator provides operational enhancements, maintenance and support of the SAS 9.4 GRID Platform. This includes providing SAS platform security management, SAS application and underlying infrastructure support (OS, Storage, SAS 9.4 EBI Applications, Web and Database) and ensuring processes are aligned with tactical and strategic information management initiatives. The SAS Platform Administrator serves as liaison between the enterprise infrastructure support teams and risk business partners to ensure appropriate delivery of technology solutions in accordance with business requirements and objectives. The SAS Platform Administrator also ensures the platform is positioned for compliance with IT policies and standards and agreed upon service levels.

Primary Responsibilities:
Ensures the overall health of the SAS platform
Applies maintenance releases, upgrades and hot fixes as required
Designs solutions to reduce the operational and management complexity of the platform
Designs, implements, and maintains platform security via SAS Metadata, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the SAS Scalable Performance Data Server (SPDS)
Performs platform capacity planning and management
Serves as an escalation point for escalated production and/or platform issues.
Establishes best practices and guidelines for usage of the SAS platform
Analytical Requirements – Drive ROI for LOB/Enterprise by managing an end to end SAS solution that requires an analytical tool that only SAS can provide.
Be able to translate a customer’s business needs to a specific analytical solution.
Have a firm understanding of the capabilities of the SAS analytical procedures.
Be a thought-leader in the area of analytics/data science with respect to entity resolution as it pertains to the customer''s mission.
Be able to generate written documentation of all work performed.
Have a customer-focused demeanor, effective oral and written communication skills.
Desired candidate will have 7+ years in an analytical role
Specific Technical Requirements – Firm understanding of SAS products, the skill set of team needed to support consulting needs.
SAS EDI, SAS EBI, BASE SAS, Enterprise Miner, SAS MO, Forecast Server, Text Miner