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SAS Administrator- 2016-0009


Location: Washington DC (Union Station)




  • Migrating SAS 9.2 to SAS 9.4 Datasets and performing SAS9.4 upgrades

  • Managing multiple priorities simultaneously administration tasks such as monitoring CPU/RAM/Disk space utilization, port utilization and running processes on applicable OS.

  • Analyzing and resolving problems with server hardware setup, tuning and troubleshooting all aspects of the Sun Solaris and Linux operating systems.

  • Recommending good practice configurations of operating system requirements for optimal operation of analytic applications such as SAS, R, MatLab, MatLabR, and STATA.

  • Performing system capacity analysis and planning and integrate SAS with Enterprise Data Warehouse platform (especially Netezza)

  • Monitoring and support computer processing to ensure optimization of system operation and resource utilization.

  • Performing remote monitoring of server/system health and status using provided tools.

  • Implement major software upgrades, ensuring change management procedures are implemented and followed.

  • Developing new UNIX scripts to support task automation and monitoring activities.

  • As needed in support of the UNIX environment, support and troubleshoot networking services and protocols such as TCP/IP, DNS, NFS, DHCP/BOOTP, FTP, SSH, Kerberos, sendmail, and LDAP.

  • Reporting on system availability, performance and security compliance.

  • Performing and test data backups and restores, in conjunction with the storage and the backup team, to ensure full data protection.

  • Creating required reports in response to business user needs and integrate with enterprise wide tools such as BOXI.

  • Keeping records of and documents the environment, including detailed records of incidents and problems that have occurred and the associated resolutions or workarounds




  • Loading, configuring and supporting various analytical applications e.g. SAS –Enterprise Miner , web services including an understanding application installation directory structures, configurations, content, etc. to troubleshoot basic application server issues

  • Understanding how analytical applications e.g. SAS, interact with third party software such as databases and web application servers and how to best configure Solaris and resources for highest SAS performance

  • Understanding of hierachical storage management concepts and enterprise class HSM applications such as Symantec Hierarchical Storage Migrator 

  • Knowledge of SAN and NAS architecture and storage solutions is highly preferred

  • Functional understanding of analytic applications and their performance on Solaris/RedHat environments (SAS, R, MatLab, MatLabR, STATA)

  • Ability to diagnose complex problems to ensure timely and accurate resolution before they impact operations

  • Have expertise with Volume Manager and Veritas Storage Foundation

  • Ability to research and articulate recommended solutions and technology 

  • Ability to design, develop and document technical solutions 

  • Ability to document procedures and change management documentation

  • Experience with the ITSM helpdesk ticketing system is a plus 

  • Detail oriented and must be able to think independently 

  • High level of initiative with strong verbal and written communication skills is important. 

  • Skill in managing one's own time and the time of others based on an established project plan

  • Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

  • Skills in communicating effectively orally and in written format




All candidates must be U.S. Citizen or have legal right to work in the USA without sponsorship with good financial background (Agency check will be required for this position).




  • Bachelor's Degree and at least 10 years' experience or equivalent, or combination of education, certifications and specialized industry experience (subject to the Government Contracting Officer granting a waiver). 


It is highly desirable that candidates have:

  • SAS Certifications such as Developer or Admin


Apply:  Please send a cover letter and resume along with your salary requirements to


Nucrest is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law. 

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