8527 - Systems Administrator III (SAS)

Location: Reston, VA

Job Responsibilities: 

• Provides wide ranging system administration in a multi-platform environment 
• Responsible for general systems administration tasks including system configuration management, OS installations, security updates, urgent system patching 
• Writes and implements scripts to automate tasks 
• Ability to identify and troubleshoot hardware components that are problematic 
• Performs daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, network disruption awareness and predefined key processes 
• Reviews system logs, application logs and security logs 


• Bachelor's degree in a technical field such as computer science, computer engineering or related field required 
• 5+ years’ experience required 
• Proven work experience as a system or network administrator 
• SAS Grid Admin with DDN experience. In depth experience with SAS/BASE, SAS/SQL, SAS/MACROS, SAS/GRAPH, SAS/STAT 
• Good knowledge of [R & Python] 
• Strong experience in UNIX scripts ,or python or perl 
• Good knowledge of datawarehouse and RDBMS concepts, expert in SQL programming 
• Hands on experience with SAS Enterprise Guide and SAS Studio for reporting 
• Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, creative problem solver and deliver in a timely manger 

1. UNIX Scripting (be able to write) 
2. One of the analytics tools experience (SAS, Python, R) 
3. Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills (for powerpoints & presentations)