SAS Administrator

  • Category
    Information Technology - Database Administrator
  • Job type
  • Location
    Ottawa, Ontario

Adecco is currently recruiting for a SAS Administrator for a 6-Month contract with our Crown Corporation Client in Kanata, ON. The successful candidate must hold a valid Reliability Security Clearance or be eligible for it.

The SAS Administrator will have the following responsibilities:
•    Ensures the overall health of the SAS platform;
•    Perform new installation as necessary; 
•    Managing Production environments based on Solaris and Linux;
•    Plan and execute SAS software migration from version 9.2 to 9.4;
•    Plan and execute SAS software installation and upgrades; create runbooks and implement maintenance jobs; 
•    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;
•    Performs platform capacity planning and management;
•    Establishes best practices and guidelines for usage of the SAS platform; 
•    Own and drive the SAS Product patching and release upgrade activity and act as liaison to SAS for any support issues; 
•    Provide maintenance and support for SAS products during deployment, upgrade and any changes to SAS products and/ or during other enterprise activities that impact SAS infrastructure; 
•    Manage and track SAS products inventory and license updates for SAS servers and end users;
•    Establish best practices for administering and interpreting sources of data;
•    Monitor usage logs to assist in performance tuning of the systems and servers;
•    Address other IT tasks as assigned by supervisor;
•    Perform installation, upgrade and configuration of SAS technology products on all supported server environments;
•    Monitor the overall availability and performance of the current SAS technology server environments and take corrective actions as necessary to insure peak operational performance;
•    Work with the SAS user community; manage users access and perform periodic code reviews to ensure that SAS applications are utilizing efficient design principles and adhering to internally published best practices; 
•    Provide solution assistance to ensure that the most appropriate SAS technology is selected to satisfy the business requirement and to provide user assistance during early phases of the project lifecycle; 
•    Must be able to work overtime and on the weekends as required;

The SAS Administrator must meet the following mandatory requirements:
•    SAS product expertise – Administrative and support (SAS9.2 and 9.4);
•    SAS product expertise – General Product (Install, Upgrade, and Migration);
•    Problem solving and excellent documentation skills;
•    Linux administration or advanced usage;

Nice to have:
•    Infrastructure (server and database) and network proficiency;
•    Strong analytical, communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills;
•    SAS ETL development or support. 

If you are interested in applying to our SAS Administrator position, please submit your resume as soon as possible by clicking on the 'Apply with Adecco' button.



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Reference number CA_EN_1_027616_12173990

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