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SAS GRID Administrator

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JOB TITLE:

SAS GRID Administrator

JOB TYPE:

JOB SKILLS:

JOB LOCATION:

Remote position Alaska / United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Position: Senior SAS GRID Administrator

Duration: Contract Remote Position

DESCRIPTION and RESPONSIBILITIES

The client requires an experienced SAS Platform and GRID Administrator to administer a SAS

9.4 platform on a Linux OS in AWS cloud. The consultant will ensure and manage a Production and Non-Production multi-tiered, multi-node SAS GRID environments. This candidate should have experience administering SAS platform and GRID environments. This person will need to have an in-depth knowledge of SAS and GRID administration, installation, configuration, maintenance, monitoring, performance optimization and problem resolution. Also in scope for this position is maintaining platform security management, SAS application and underlying infrastructure support (OS upgrades, storage monitoring, virtual web and database servers).

Ensure security is correctly designed, implemented and integrated with corporate security processes. Provide subject matter collaboration for software upgrades or hot fixes. Provide a reliable and available SAS platform environment for all users. Given the critical nature of many of the applications in the environment, it is critical that the environment functions with optimal performance and availability. The consultant, as an infrastructure team member, will play a critical role in ensuring that the environment functions efficiently, with minimal downtime. The consultant also has a significant role in ensuring that corporate security and audit requirements are implemented properly.

QUALIFICATIONS ESSENTIAL

Preferred Skills\experience:

AWS Cloud experience

Experience administering HA clustered environments (Lustre/Glustre/Fsx) and SAS Grid

Strong Linux OS administration expertise. Extensive experience with managing advanced ACL permissions.

Must have scripting experience in bash, korn, etc.

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of 6+ years' experience administering SAS 9.4 platform environments on Linux OS. Linux administration experience is a must have.
  • Skilled in the use of SAS Management Console 9.4 and Environment Manager
  • Skilled in the administration of SAS Office Analytics products.
  • Must be very knowledgeable with SAS LSF (setting up queues and managing nodes)
  • Must have experience with SAS Environment Manager.
  • Proficient in Linux OS administration and have linux shell scripting experience (bash, Korn, etc.) .
  • Perform and schedule regular backups of the Metadata Server and physical files; Implement best practices for backup processes.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience in technical infrastructure support and management, including installation of software and maintaining and enhancing a server environment for end users.
  • Experience with Unix and Linux concepts, including commands, scripts, permissions, and file systems
  • Oversee and apply SAS maintenance releases, upgrades and hot fixes as needed.
  • Monitor utilization logs to assist in performance tuning of the SAS applications and server environments.
  • Insure optimal system performance by monitor overall availability and performance of SAS server environments and take corrective actions as needed.
  • Manage security model of User, Groups and Roles.
  • Support individual end-users within the SAS community.
  • Maintain or revise existing platform security via SAS Metadata and Server.
  • Serve as an internal escalation resource for platform issues.
  • Setting and monitoring scheduled jobs through Schedule Manager and LSF
  • Actively engage in Change Management and Version Control

MAJOR RESPONSIBILTIES/ACTIVITIES:

Hands-on experience as a SAS GRID administrator of the 9.4 suite in a Linux environment performing system monitoring, log analysis, performance analysis, performance tuning and capacity planning.

Experience using SAS Management Console (SMC) and SAS Environment Manager. o Creating Users. Groups and Roles.

  • Creating and securing folders.
  • Experience Monitoring Logs from within SMC.
  • Experience defining Servers and changing server definitions.
  • Experience creating SAS, RDBMS libraries (MS SQL SERVER)

Server Skills.

  • Understanding server security and folders and how they relate to SAS folders and security.
  • Knowledge of SAS configuration files such as autoexec, configuration and environment files.
  • Starting and stopping servers.
  • Backup strategies and implementation.

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. o SAS/Access products and configuring to connect RDBMS servers.

  • SAS/Office Analytics
  • SAS/Enterprise Guide.

Ability to install hot fixes, service packs, upgrades as well as add-on software components.

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 integrated.

Thorough understanding of SAS products and how they work together in an environment.

Understanding server security and folders and how they relate to SAS folders and security

Experience in troubleshooting SAS Platform and client issues to root cause

Good written and spoken communications skills in English and thought-leadership skills

Responsible for the overall availability of the SAS tools and software environments.

Administer, Maintain and tune the SAS Platform.

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.

Position Details

POSTED:

Sep 15, 2021

EMPLOYMENT:

INDUSTRY:

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S161746575713227

LOCATION:

Alaska / United States

CITY:

Remote position

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Position: Senior SAS GRID Administrator

Duration: Contract Remote Position

DESCRIPTION and RESPONSIBILITIES

The client requires an experienced SAS Platform and GRID Administrator to administer a SAS

9.4 platform on a Linux OS in AWS cloud. The consultant will ensure and manage a Production and Non-Production multi-tiered, multi-node SAS GRID environments. This candidate should have experience administering SAS platform and GRID environments. This person will need to have an in-depth knowledge of SAS and GRID administration, installation, configuration, maintenance, monitoring, performance optimization and problem resolution. Also in scope for this position is maintaining platform security management, SAS application and underlying infrastructure support (OS upgrades, storage monitoring, virtual web and database servers).

Ensure security is correctly designed, implemented and integrated with corporate security processes. Provide subject matter collaboration for software upgrades or hot fixes. Provide a reliable and available SAS platform environment for all users. Given the critical nature of many of the applications in the environment, it is critical that the environment functions with optimal performance and availability. The consultant, as an infrastructure team member, will play a critical role in ensuring that the environment functions efficiently, with minimal downtime. The consultant also has a significant role in ensuring that corporate security and audit requirements are implemented properly.

QUALIFICATIONS ESSENTIAL

Preferred Skills\experience:

AWS Cloud experience

Experience administering HA clustered environments (Lustre/Glustre/Fsx) and SAS Grid

Strong Linux OS administration expertise. Extensive experience with managing advanced ACL permissions.

Must have scripting experience in bash, korn, etc.

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of 6+ years' experience administering SAS 9.4 platform environments on Linux OS. Linux administration experience is a must have.
  • Skilled in the use of SAS Management Console 9.4 and Environment Manager
  • Skilled in the administration of SAS Office Analytics products.
  • Must be very knowledgeable with SAS LSF (setting up queues and managing nodes)
  • Must have experience with SAS Environment Manager.
  • Proficient in Linux OS administration and have linux shell scripting experience (bash, Korn, etc.) .
  • Perform and schedule regular backups of the Metadata Server and physical files; Implement best practices for backup processes.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience in technical infrastructure support and management, including installation of software and maintaining and enhancing a server environment for end users.
  • Experience with Unix and Linux concepts, including commands, scripts, permissions, and file systems
  • Oversee and apply SAS maintenance releases, upgrades and hot fixes as needed.
  • Monitor utilization logs to assist in performance tuning of the SAS applications and server environments.
  • Insure optimal system performance by monitor overall availability and performance of SAS server environments and take corrective actions as needed.
  • Manage security model of User, Groups and Roles.
  • Support individual end-users within the SAS community.
  • Maintain or revise existing platform security via SAS Metadata and Server.
  • Serve as an internal escalation resource for platform issues.
  • Setting and monitoring scheduled jobs through Schedule Manager and LSF
  • Actively engage in Change Management and Version Control

MAJOR RESPONSIBILTIES/ACTIVITIES:

Hands-on experience as a SAS GRID administrator of the 9.4 suite in a Linux environment performing system monitoring, log analysis, performance analysis, performance tuning and capacity planning.

Experience using SAS Management Console (SMC) and SAS Environment Manager. o Creating Users. Groups and Roles.

  • Creating and securing folders.
  • Experience Monitoring Logs from within SMC.
  • Experience defining Servers and changing server definitions.
  • Experience creating SAS, RDBMS libraries (MS SQL SERVER)

Server Skills.

  • Understanding server security and folders and how they relate to SAS folders and security.
  • Knowledge of SAS configuration files such as autoexec, configuration and environment files.
  • Starting and stopping servers.
  • Backup strategies and implementation.

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. o SAS/Access products and configuring to connect RDBMS servers.

  • SAS/Office Analytics
  • SAS/Enterprise Guide.

Ability to install hot fixes, service packs, upgrades as well as add-on software components.

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 integrated.

Thorough understanding of SAS products and how they work together in an environment.

Understanding server security and folders and how they relate to SAS folders and security

Experience in troubleshooting SAS Platform and client issues to root cause

Good written and spoken communications skills in English and thought-leadership skills

Responsible for the overall availability of the SAS tools and software environments.

Administer, Maintain and tune the SAS Platform.

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.


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