• Solutions & Data Architect

    Job Locations NZ-Wellington
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    Job Category
    Information Technology
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  • Company Overview

    SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster.


    SAS New Zealand - Wellington or Auckland are now seeking a Solutions Achitect with a strong data architecture background to asssit with major projects within region.#LI-NE1


    Primary Responsibilities

    • Works with customers to define and document Solution and Data Architectures SAS solutions
    • Document SAS Detailed Architecture Designs (DAD’s) for SAS solutions to be implemented/installed by other consultants
    • Delivers Reference (strategic) Architecture workshops to customers as they relate to SAS solution roadmaps and technology
    • Builds trusted relationships with sales teams, professional services teams and client accounts



    • Minimum 5 years IT industry experience
    • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar position
    • Implementation experience
    • Broad infrastructure knowledge - servers, storage, firewalls, load balancers, routers, etc. and their equivalents in cloud
    • Broad data warehousing knowledge – including big data platforms as well as traditional relational database
    • Proven ITIL, change management and DR expertise
    • Understanding of AWS or Microsoft Azure cloud technologies


    Technical Understanding of:

    • Traditional Datacentre Solutions (WINTEL/Midrange Hardware, Blade, UCS, Virtualisation, Storage, Backup and Recovery)
    • Hybrid Cloud solutions (Hosted and AWS/Azure)
    • Network Access and Security Solutions (Proxy/Edge Protection, VPN, NLB, multi-factor authentication)
    • Server/Hosting Solutions (Microsoft Windows Server, UNIX/Linux, Active Directory, DNS)
    • Relational Database & BI Solutions


    • Strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills
    • Proven experience leading/controlling Solution design workshops
    • Proven experience with Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Agile and Iterative methodologies
    • Experience with IT compliance requirements
    • Ideally an understanding of SAS software and architecture
    • IT Infrastructure Management Solutions (SCCM, SCOM, MOE)




    • TOGAF Levels 1 and 2
    • Data warehousing certification


    • Knowledge of SAS Platforms
    • Relevant data warehousing accreditations/certifications
    • Relevant cloud accreditations/certifications for AWS, Azure or Google cloud platform
    • Relevant VMware accreditations/certifications
    • Relevant Window/Linux accreditations/certifications
    • Knowledge of SAS Platforms


    About SAS:

    SAS believes in the whole employee experience. Meaningful work. Empowerment to make a difference that changes people’s lives. Dynamic work environments that foster innovation. And an award-winning culture that makes it all possible. We believe great ideas can come from anywhere. Whether you're a university recruit, or an experienced professional ready for the next big challenge, SAS brings perks, passion, and the potential to grow. No limits.


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