Business Intelligence Systems Analyst II - SAS

Job Locations US-TX-Arlington
Requisition ID
Employee Type
Full Time-Regular
Information Technology


This position will 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. The Administrator will 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.  



  • 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.
  • Responsible for implementation, installation, architecture design and administration.



  • Makes wise decisions regarding prioritization of work assignments.
  • Ability to write technical and business documents as well as deliver oral presentations.
  • Provides business and application consultation for project and support teams.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.




Reports to: AVP Business Intelligence and DW Solutions

Direct reports: None



  • Hands-on experience as a SAS administrator of the 9.4 suite in a Linux environment performing system monitoring, log analysis, performance analysis, performance tuning and capacity planning.
  • 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
  • Be knowledgeable of Base SAS programming (DATA step), SQL programming (i.e., use of SQL pass-through or PROC SQL), as well as the SAS Macro language for use in understanding current code.
  • Deriving SAS Metadata content and ability to articulate and communicate the advantages/benefits of SAS Metadata content throughout the organization.
  • Understanding of SAS products how they work together in an environment.
  • SAS datasource connectivity to the following: Hadoop, Oracle, SQL Server
  • Understanding of predictive analytics, data quality and data management concepts
  • 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



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a SAS system administrator in a Linux environment. Experience using SAS Management Console (SMC)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
    • SAS/Access products and configuring to connect RDBMS servers.
    • SAS/Enterprise Guide.
    • SAS/Enterprise Miner.
    • SAS/GRID.
    • SAS Visual Analytics/HPA Server.
  • Financial Services experience a plus.



  • Ability to manage small and medium sized projects (i.e. upgrades) and perform necessary communication and coordination to management, end users and developer community.
  • Ability to use appropriate analysis, judgment, and logic when solving problems and making decisions.
  • Strong active listening, written and verbal communication skills. Able to present to all levels of the organization and tailor message appropriately for the audience.
  • Must be highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis.
  • Ability to balance multiple efforts and complete deliverables on time.




  • Normal office environment.
  • Occasional extended working hours may be required.


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