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SAS Server Administrator

Vacancy Number: 27751
Location: Austin
Date Posted: January 12, 2021


?As the State of Texas rushes to address the many impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become critical to rely on the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to provide reliable, up to the minute data regarding the current state of infection in the state.  As DSHS works to provide this critical data to inform decision makers, health care administrators and citizens, the agency is experiencing serious limitations in the ability to efficiently and reliably provide the data due to a legacy of disparate systems and data that currently resides in numerous locations and databases across the agency. Sharing this vital data across all of these systems is inherently difficult, time-consuming, and requires resource intensive manual and inefficient processes. These cumbersome manual processes have a severe impact on Texas’ ability to respond effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic and prevent the loss of life.

All work products resulting from the project shall be considered “works made for hire” and are the property of the HHSC. HHSC may include pre-selection requirements that potential Vendors (and their Workers) submit to and satisfy criminal background checks as authorized by the Texas law. HHSC will pay no fees for interviews or discussions, which occur during the process of selecting a Worker(s).

·        Install, configure, and manage SAS software in AWS cloud.

·        Create detailed SAS architectural diagrams, Installation Guides, and Runbooks necessary for operational management of SAS software.

·        Work with security team in creating a System Security Plan to harden the installation.

·        Monitor, tune, and scale SAS Visual Analytics, SAS Visual Statistics, SAS Data Preparation, and SAS Data Mining based on usage.

·        Address non-functional requirements such as scalability, high availability, performance, disaster recovery, and reliability.

·        Automate monitoring and incident response to the extent possible through scripting.

·        Onboard users to the environment, educate them on best practices, help troubleshoot and resolve issues. 

·        All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:
Candidates that do not meet or exceed the minimum stated requirements (skills/experience) will be displayed to customers but may not be chosen for this opportunity.
Years Required/Preferred Experience
8 Required Experience managing multi-node SAS cluster in a cloud environment.
5 Required Excellent oral and written communication skills.
5 Required Problem solving and analytical skills.
4 Required Experience in the administration of SAS Visual Analytics, SAS Visual Statistics, SAS Data Preparation, and SAS Data Mining software.
4 Required Experience installing and configuring various data sources including but not limited to Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase, Snowflake, and Salesforce.
4 Required Experience in scheduling and automating data extracts from various data sources such as relational databases, Excel, Access DB, Snowflake, Salesforce etc.
4 Required Working experience on Linux operating system.
4 Required Experience implementing security controls to protect sensitive data processed through the SAS server.
2 Required Experience in integrating SAS Server with an identity and access management system using SAML or by other means
2 Required Experience in automating the monitoring the health of multi-node SAS Server cluster and other resources such as load balancers on a major cloud platform.
1 Required Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, engineering or a related field
3 Preferred Prior experience in the Healthcare Industry
2 Preferred SAS Certification
2 Preferred Prior experience with an HHS agency

Competentia is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.

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