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SAS Consultant

  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: East Midlands
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: SCTFL17
  • Sector: Glocomms, Software Development & Architecture
  • Date posted: 21/09/2017
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Description of Project:

MY client is a global IT services provider looking for an SAS engineer to join the Engineering team. This team is the technical nerve centre in terms of engineering capability and project delivery, as well as providing 3rd line support to the Operations teams when required. The role will be predominantly based in the midlands.


The SAS engineer role is for individuals who have excellent long term experience with hands on development of SAS. The role will require you to work as part of a very streamlined and functional team in a very demanding environment.


Job Purpose & Accountability:


  • Technical lead for SAS related deliveries and platform support.
  • Produce SAS related low level design and deployment documentation for both development and administration.
  • Provide input into the SAS test strategy and test plan, as well as undertaking the execution of tests of the software that has been developed.
  • Contribute to cross supplier meetings with the stakeholders when required.
  • Contribute to SAS incident troubleshooting/resolution activities with our customer where required.
  • Proactive and reactive performance tuning and optimisation of the SAS application.
  • Advise on SAS upgrades and patch release cycles (including planning and execution).
  • Contribute to the strategy and roadmap for SAS-based services and related technologies.



Skills - Mandatory:

  • Proficient in SAS 9.4 Grid implementation, administration and support.
  • Proficient in the use and configuration of SAS Enterprise Manager, SAS Grid Manger, whilst tuning and optimising the performance of these systems.
  • Excellent hands-on technical abilities throughout SAS software and infrastructure.
  • Able to work in on site which is based in the east midlands.
  • SC clearance or 5 years permanent residency within the UK.


Skills - Useful:

  • Recognised SAS certification
  • Experience of SAS integration with various distributions of Hadoop and Cloudera.
  • Experience of SAS Embedded Processes and LASR.
  • Experience of SAS multi-tenant environment deployments.
  • Experience of Agile (Scrum / Kanban) method and approach.
  • Experience of Linux (RHEL) command line and shell scripting and file system clustering.


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