Infra Administrator

Job Locations IN-Pune
Requisition ID
20040218
Job Category
Research and Development
Travel Requirements
None
Position Type
Professional

Your Titled Role: Cloud Systems Integrator

 

As a Cloud Systems Integrator for the Managed Application Services (MAS) team in SAS’s Cloud and Information Services (CIS) division, you will be responsible for all aspects of our SAS Cloud Hosted and Remote Managed Service environments. You will be an advocate for SAS customers, using your skills and expertise to ensure that customers realize full value from their SAS investment.

You will work collaboratively with customers, analysts, developers, and implementation team members to deploy, manage, diagnose, debug, design, and prototype SAS and third-party enterprise class software systems.

 

You will support the team with training, expertise, mentoring, and best practices related to enterprise application technology, architecture and support. You will work with global Product R&D, Technical Support, and other CIS teams to drive customer satisfaction and ensure service quality across all our SAS Cloud Hosted and Remote Managed Service environments.

You will contribute and help the team in efforts to improve quality, efficiency, and automation around service delivery tasks. A keen eye for continuous improvement and a passion to drive it in all aspects of the job is required.

Individuals who excel in this role:

  • Understand software development & how to read/write code or scripts
  • Are familiar with deployment methodologies and best practices such as CI/CD and Waterfall
  • Have worked in complex infrastructure environments with a variety of services working both independently and together
  • Understands the interdependencies between multiple systems and software within a computing infrastructure
  • Have knowledge of security, performance, server design, cross-platform architectures, SAS products, SAS solutions, storage, networking, and enterprise hardware.
  • Understands the interdependencies between multiple systems and software within a computing infrastructure

You will / Primary Responsibilities:

  • Install, administer, support, and maintain SAS Enterprise software and solutions
  • Integrate SAS software with systems and other third-party software
  • Generate documentation for architecture, installation and on-going operational support of customer environments
  • Diagnose, document, report, and resolve system problems both independently and in a group setting
  • Work directly with external customers and interface with other support teams and vendors
  • Engineer Software implementations based on requirements and sizing assessments to ensure scalability and reliability
  • Contribute in training, mentoring, and coaching for & from team members
  • Contribute to tooling, automation, and system engineering efforts, freeing yourself and others from day-to-day toil
  • Communicate clearly and efficiently with internal and external stakeholders highlighting any risks or blockers with recommendations to remediate and work around identified issues
  • Identify, design, and implement new initiatives designed to ensure long-term customer success and value
  • Support global external and internal customers negotiating any challenges presented by different cultures, work practices, and time zones
  • Ability to work flexible business hours as required by global customers / business needs
  • Stay current on SAS offerings, technologies and industry trends
  • Participate in a 24x7x365 on-call rotation

Technologies you will work with from day one:

  • SAS 9.4 & Viya Product Suites.
  • Azure, AWS, and VMware-based cloud computing environments (compute, storage, networking, etc.)
  • External and integrated databases – Oracle, Postgres, MSSQL
  • Containerized software applications and orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • API-driven tools and software
  • ITIL management software - ServiceNow, CMDB, Jira, Git
  • Middleware / Web-based applications (tcserver, apache, JBoss, etc.)
  • Commercial, Opensource, and custom monitoring/alerting tools – Zabbix, Prometheus, Grafana

What we’re looking for / Essential / Profile Requirements:

  • Curious, Passionate, Authentic and Accountable. These are our values and influence everything we do.
  • Bachelor's degree in a quantitative field, preferably Computer Science, Information Technology or related field.
  • Problem-solving skills, Quick Learner, Attention to detail, and a can-do attitude.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy - while maintaining a solid awareness of the ‘big picture’.
  • Ability to communicate with global peers and management in a clear, straightforward and effective way
  • Strong analytic and deductive reasoning skills
  • 6+ years of technical experience including:
    • Experience Enterprise-class software installation and configuration.
    • Experience in systems support, user support, customer support, consulting, or training for enterprise class software and/or hardware.
    • Experience with complex architectures within Cloud and Hosting Technologies (Microsoft Azure, AWS, etc...)
    • Experience with UNIX or Linux supporting enterprise class applications.
  • Working knowledge on: (Preferred: Microsoft Azure, Unix, Linux)
    • Microsoft Azure IaaS & PaaS features
    • Deployment, testing, delivery and maintenance for the full life cycle of activities related to Systems and subscriptions on Public & Private Cloud
    • Designing and implementing solutions leveraging Cloud Components: COMPUTE, STORAGE, NETWORK, SECURITY
    • Compute - Deploy, manage, and monitor Containers and or VM’s, Azure App Services, etc
    • Storage - SQL DB, Tables, Files, Disk, Blobs, Data Lake, Data Share, Backup
    • Network - Virtual Networks, WAN, VPN, DNS, Firewall, Content Delivery, Load Balancer
    • Security – Azure AD, Domain Services, Front Door, Key Vault, Sentinel, HSM
    • Azure Featured Components: Docker, Kubernetes, App & Cognitive Services, API Management, Middleware (Service bus), Event Hub, Batch, Functions
    • Ability to identify issue at Azure level and resolve
    • Deploy Azure API management services to multiple Azure Regions
    • PowerShell and Unix Shell scripting and debugging
    • Linux system administration tasks including configuration, troubleshooting, and automation.

 

Nice to have / Preferences:

  • Azure Certifications
  • Awareness/Experience in Installing and using SAS software and solutions
  • Deploying and managing JavaEE web applications.
  • Know-how – Authentication techniques and their integration along with debugging
  • Working knowledge of Python and Ansible for automation.
  • ITIL v3/v4 Foundation Certification
  • ITSM Technologies (JIRA, ServiceNow) awareness and usage
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time. 
  • Multi-lingual proficiency (English language is required)

 

Why SAS

 

We love living the #SASlife and believe that happy, healthy people have a passion for life, and bring that energy to work. No matter what your specialty or where you are in the world, your unique contributions will make a difference.

Our multi-dimensional culture blends our different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Here, it isn’t about fitting into our culture, it’s about adding to it - and we can’t wait to see what you’ll bring.

SAS looks not only for the right skills, but also a fit to our core values. We seek colleagues who will contribute to the unique values that makes SAS such a great place to work. We look for the total candidate: technical skills, values fit, relationship skills, problem solvers, good communicators and, of course, innovators. Candidates must be ready to make an impact.

 

 

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