SAS Systems Engineer

AmherstIT

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Description:

The Senior Systems Engineer designs, documents, implements, monitors, and supports Unix, Linux, and SAN systems, services, and applications to meet the business requirements of the organization.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Designs, documents, implements, monitors, and supports Unix, Linux, Sun Solaris, HP/US, Suse and SAN systems, services, and applications
  • Designs, documents, plans, implements, monitors, and supports enterprise storage, backup, and disaster recovery solutions
  • Plans, configures, manages, monitors, and supports SAN infrastructure including EMC CX and DMX SAN, IBM DS SAN, and Brocade SAN switches
  • Plans, configures, manages, monitors, and supports SAN fabric design, zoning, optimization, and fault-tolerance
  • Responds to alerts or emergency issues within 15 minutes during normal business hours and when on-call
  • Reviews new technologies against business requirements to identify opportunities for process, performance, reliability, or data management, storage or backup improvements and to identify opportunities to reduce costs

 

Ideal Candidate Should Have:

  • 3+ years of SAS systems / development experience
  • Experience in ETL tools (Informatica/Cognos/Tableau) is a plus

 

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in information systems or information technology or related field or equivalent experience
  • Expert knowledge in Sun Solaris and/or SUSE or Red Hat Linux systems design, documentation, implementation, monitoring, and support as demonstrated by no less than 5 years experience working in Information Technology as a Unix / Linux architect, engineer, or administrator with responsibilities to include the following:
  • Solaris and Linux implementation, configuration, performance, tuning, administration, and support
  • Creating, documenting, and implementing standards and automation in a Unix / Linux environment
  • Strong knowledge of SAN and SAN fabric design, documentation, implementation, monitoring, and support as demonstrated by no less than 3 years experience working in Information Technology in a role that included primary or shared responsibility for architecting / engineering or administering SAN and SAN fabric solutions in Unix / Linux environment to include the following:
  • Enterprise SAN implementation, configuration, performance tuning, administration, and support
  • Enterprise storage or backup design, implementation, administration and support
  • HBA implementation, configuration, performance tuning, administration, and support on Unix / Linux hosts
  • Implementation of multi-pathing software such as EMC Powerpath or Veritas DMP on Unix / Linux hosts

 

Certifications:

At least one of the following certifications; more than one certification or advanced certifications, preferred:

  • Standard Certifications
  • Solaris Administrator
  • SUSE or Red Hat Administrator
  • Linux +
  • SAN design certifications
  • Advanced Certifications
  • Advanced version of the certifications above

 

Certifications in other areas related to Unix, Linux, or SAN such as:

  • Security
  • Performance Tuning
  • Network Configuration
  • Certifications on multiple OS versions (e.g. Solaris 8.x, 9.x, and 10.x)
  • Additional certifications in network or systems design, implementation, or diagnostics or in any of the following areas, preferred
  • Internet Technologies and Routing (e.g. Web, IIS, Apache, BGP)
  • Firewalls and Network Security (e.g. Cisco PIX, intrusion detection, vulnerability scanning)
  • Authentication Security (e.g. smartcards, tokens, biometrics)
  • Network Management and Diagnostics (e.g. HP Openview, Sniffer)
  • Database Administration (e.g. MCSD, Oracle)
  • Enterprise Network Storage (e.g. SAN, NAS, Mirroring, Clustering)
  • Veritas Enterprise Storage and Backup Management Products

 

Computer Skills:

  • Type 25 words a minute for data and configuration entry
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, Project and Outlook

 

Other:

  • After hours work may be required for upgrades to production systems to avoid system downtime during business hours
  • Must be able to work assigned hours and be available to participate in on-call rotations
  • Must be able to be available for after-hours support via cell phone or pager 24x7 when on call
  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to drive are required to allow for infrequent (less than 5%) travel to remote sites for support and installations as necessary

 

 

SCREENING QUESTIONS

  • Do you have 3 years of SAS experience?

 

IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • SAS Experience
  • Grid Experience
Location: Tampa, Florida, United States
Salary: Depending On Experience
Required Qualification: SAS Grid, UNIX
Required Travel: none
Job Length: Permanent
Number of Vacancies: 1
Key Skills:
SAS Admin
SAS Grid
Unix Grid