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SAS Platform Administrator

Location: Portland, OR Additional Locations:
Job Number: 816699 Date posted: 08/08/2019

This individual contributor is primarily responsible for providing consultation and technical advice on IT infrastructure for assigned systems, assisting in setting the technical direction for infrastructure solutions, and for serving as a technical expert for project teams.

The SAS Platform Administrator/GRID Administrator provides operational enhancements, maintenance, installation and support of the SAS EBI 9.x platform in GRID Setup. This includes providing SAS platform security management, SAS application and underlying infrastructure support (OS, Storage, SAS 9.2/SAS9.3/SAS9.4EBI Applications, Web and Database) and ensuring processes are aligned with tactical and strategic information management initiatives.

The SAS Platform Administrator/GRID Administrator serves as liaison between the SAS Developers and enterprise infrastructure support teams to ensure appropriate delivery of technology solutions (performance tuning, data modeling, capacity and utilization, backups, disaster recovery, user support, training and documentation) in accordance with business requirements and objectives.

The SAS Platform Administrator/GRID Administrator also ensures the platform is positioned for compliance with IT policies and standards and agreed upon service levels. 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Completes work assignments and supports business-specific projects by applying expertise in subject area; supporting the development of work plans to meet business priorities and deadlines; ensuring team follows all procedures and policies; coordinating and assigning resources to accomplish priorities and deadlines; collaborating cross-functionally to make effective business decisions; solving complex problems; escalating high priority issues or risks, as appropriate; and recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities.
  • Practices self-development and promotes learning in others by proactively providing information, resources, advice, and expertise with coworkers and customers; building relationships with cross-functional stakeholders; influencing others through technical explanations and examples; adapting to competing demands and new responsibilities; listening and responding to, seeking, and addressing performance feedback; providing feedback to others and managers; creating and executing plans to capitalize on strengths and develop weaknesses; supporting team collaboration; and adapting to and learning from change, difficulties, and feedback.
  • As part of the IT Engineering job family, this position is responsible for leveraging DEVOPS, and both Waterfall and Agile practices, to design, develop, and deliver resilient, secure, multi-channel, high-volume, high-transaction, on/off-premise, cloud-based solutions.
  • Supports the review of team deliverables.
  • Provides some recommendations and input on options, risks, costs, and benefits for systems designs.
  • Collaborates with team members to develop project support plans, schedules, and assignments.
  • Translates business and functional requirements into technical specifications that support integrated and sustainable designs for designated infrastructure systems by partnering with Business Analysts to understand business needs and functional specifications.
  • Serves as a liaison with business partners, Solutions, and enterprise architects to define and understand target strategies.
  • Collaborates with counterparts in various IT Teams (e.g., database, operations, technical support) throughout system development and implementation.
  • Develops and modifies solutions by identifying technical solutions to business problems.
  • Provides consultation and technical advice on IT infrastructure planning, engineering, and architecture for assigned systems by assessing the implications of IT strategies on infrastructure capabilities.
  • Reviews and makes changes to technical specifications and documentation.
  • Collaborates with IT teams and key business partners to troubleshoot complex systems and provides solutions, as appropriate.
  • Evaluates existing systems to make recommendations on resources required to maintain service levels.
  • Evaluates new service options, identifies issues and impacts, and provides recommendations on feasibility and ROI.
  • Collaborates with architects and software engineers to ensure functional specifications are converted into flexible, scalable, and maintainable designs.
  • Verifies system designs adhere to company architecture standards.
  • Drives physical architecture design for new initiatives.
  • Leads the implementation of assigned enterprise infrastructure systems to ensure successful deployment and operation by developing and documenting detailed standards (e.g., guidelines, processes, procedures) for the introduction and maintenance of services.
  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Minimum one (1) year in a technical leadership role with or without direct reports.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, CIS, or related field and Minimum six (6) years experience in an IT operations environment with technical experience in distributed technologies, systems development, and/or networking. Additional equivalent work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • One (1) year of work experience in a role requiring interaction with senior leadership (e.g., Director level and above)
  • Three (3) years experience writing technical documentation in an infrastructure development environment.
  • Three (3) years experience working in a large matrixed organization.
  • Three (3) years experience working with an IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework.
  • Two (2) years experience working with UNIX System Services (USS).
  • Two (2) years coding experience with one or more programming languages (e.g., REXX, COBOL, SAS, ISPF, CLIST).
  • Four (4) years experience in the design and configuration of UNIX/Linux and/or Windows servers infrastructure.
  • Four (4) years experience working with operating system and client/server utilities.
  • Four (4) years experience working with server hardware management tools and/or server hardware.
  • Four (4) years experience working with configuration management software.
  • Four (4) years experience in the configuration and/or design of Active Directory structure and design elements, including experience integrating Active Directory across platforms or technologies.
  • Two (2) years coding experience with one or more programming languages.
  • Four (4) years scripting experience using UNIX/Linux scripting languages.
  • Four (4) years experience in the configuration and design of web server infrastructure.
  • Four (4) years experience working with databases.
  • Two (2) years experience in the design and implementation of complex middleware infrastructure solutions.
  • Two (2) years experience in IT middleware infrastructure consulting.
  • Two (2) years of experience working with advanced features of network diagnostic and management tools.
  • Two (2) years experience working with load balancing technologies.
  • Four (4) years experience in storage engineering and/or data backup engineering, including experience with data replication.
  • Two (2) years experience working with storage management software.
  • Redhat Engineer or Architect certification(s)
  • Primary Location: Oregon,Portland,Nicolai Service Center 2850 NW Nicolai Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Information Technology Specialty: IT ENG Infrastructure Department: CDTS Analytics NW-DW Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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