Job Description :
Role: SAS Administrator
Location: Sunnyvale, CA / Pleasanton, CA
Duration: 9 Months Contract.

Essential Skills
SAS admin Senior.
Experienced in installation, configuration and maintenance of the SAS program products on various OS platforms.
Experienced in SAS GRID installation.
Extensive experience managing SAS environments within financial services.
Have working knowledge in all aspects of SAS application.
Server, User, and SAS EBI platform administration, including implementation, configuration, upgrade, migration, maintenance, coordination, problem resolution, testing, usage and performance monitoring and the design/development of SAS system infrastructure.
Experience in aligning SAS servers, applicable security infrastructure and the systems and processes with tactical and strategic information management initiatives.
Understand the security models (both for SAS and the organization) involved in administering the SAS installation.
Experience in planning, coordinating and implementing patches, upgrades, SAS product maintenance, troubleshoot SAS system related problems.
Responsible for the overall availability of the SAS tools and software environment.
Understand how to apply hot fixes, patches, and service packs.
Have some experience in developing performance metrics; maintain SAS licenses and monitoring a system environment.
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.
Assist with SAS capacity and disaster recovery planning and execution.

Desirable Skills:
Understand the backup and retention policy of the operating system and data: Perform and schedule regular backups of the Metadata Server and physical files; Implement best practices for backup processes.
Knowledge of Change Management procedures and version control for SAS code.
Strong knowledge of the operating system(s) that SAS is installed on, such as memory management, file system architecture, CPU utilization etc.
Understand the SAS architecture at the site, e.g., PC only, client server, multi-tier, etc.