• Sr Associate Solutions Architect

    Job Locations US-NC-Cary HQ
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  • Overview

    Do you have a passion for working alongside sales teams, pre-sales teams, and senior and executive management to maximize business opportunities? As a Sr Associate Solutions Architect within the Global Technology Practice, you’ll ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction with a specific focus on the integration of the SAS analytics platform into the broader architecture and strategy of the customer. You’ll apply your understanding the entire SAS portfolio of technology, with emphasis on SAS Viya, and its integration and installation methods, alongside other technologies.


    You’ll collaborate closely with product management, global enablement and delivery teams, pre-sales systems engineers, partners, and R&D to define technology direction based on market and customer demands to continue the growth of our business. In this role, you’ll represent the entire SAS technology suite of products and solutions.  


    What you’ll do

    • Understand detailed customer requirements and how SAS can competitively achieve them
    • Build a trusted relationship with team members at all levels within the Practice as part of providing practical and theoretical guidance in the business value of the proposed solution and set proper expectations to ensure customer satisfaction
    • Clearly articulate the breadth and value of the entire SAS platform including SAS Viya,
    • Clearly state how the SAS technologies differentiate SAS from the competition, to empower sales/pre-sales to identify opportunities and successfully position SAS, and/or to 3rd parties such as partners, analysts or the press
    • Assist in defining best practices for integration of SAS Platform capabilities for IT
    • Work proactively with Systems Engineers, Technical Architects and other Solutions Architects to strategize on opportunities, cross-training and knowledge transfer
    • Work with Product Marketing, Product Management, Sales, and R&D groups to validate market driven sales approaches to support strategic initiatives and ensure customer and market direction input is reflected in ongoing releases
    • Foster relationships with client personnel at project and stakeholder levels
    • Identify enterprise-wide view of gaps and identify opportunities to leverage software technologies to eliminate those gaps
    • Communicate functional and technical differentiators and how SAS provides value for the enterprise
    • Present to executive level audiences the SAS technology

    What we’re looking for

    • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Computer Science, Engineering, MIS, or related field. 
    • At least 3 years of enterprise software experience working in the support, development or delivery space with application, data, AI or analytics focus. Experience as part of a pre-sales team is a benefit
    • Mobile (preferable iOS) and web application development/integration experience
    • Hardware knowledge of storage, network, CPU, GPU and memory
    • Programming skills with one or more modern languages (scripted or compiled) – e.g. Python, C, C++, Java, Swift
    • Linux Operating System knowledge
    • Knowledge of sales and pre-sales techniques within the technology industry
    • Understanding of modern DevOps patterns, tools, and methods
    • Demonstrated ability to present to wide variety of audiences from technical to C-suite
    • Strong customer presentation, demonstration, and interaction skills
    • Strong problem solving, organizational, decision-making skills
    • Ability to Travel (domestic and international) as business requirements dictate at management discretion

    Nice to haves

    • Knowledge of SAS technology, architecture, and resources
    • Experience with SAS, R, or other statistical language
    • Experience with virtualization technologies such as VMWare, OpenStack, Docker, Kubernetes
    • Understanding of Hadoop and related technologies
    • Experience working across industries including, but not limited to retail, financial services, communications, high tech, manufacturing, government, and healthcare

    Why SAS

    • We’re the leader in analytics. Through our software and services, we inspire customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. Our curiosity fuels innovation, pushing boundaries, challenging the status quo and changing the way we live.
    • 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 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.


    Additional Information:

    SAS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Read more: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law. Also view the supplement EEO is the Law, and the notice Pay Transparency. Equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered in place of the above qualifications. The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience. Resumes may be considered in the order they are received. SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.


    To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.


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