Sr Associate Support Engineer

Job Locations US-NC-Cary HQ | US
Requisition ID
Research and Development
Visa Sponsorship
Travel Requirements

Are you a problem solver, explorer, and knowledge seeker – always asking, “What if?”


If so, you may be the new team member we’re looking for. Because at SAS, your curiosity matters – whether you’re developing algorithms, creating customer experiences, or answering critical questions. Curiosity is our code, and the opportunities here are endless.


What we do 

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.


What you’ll do  

As a Sr Associate Software Developer and Support Engineer at SAS in the Computer Services division within R&D, you will be a member of the core R&D team that develops, tests, and deploys the SAS Intelligent Decisioning suite of products.


You will interact directly with core software developers, testers, product managers, technical support, and customers. The software includes design, production, batch, and real-time components. These products are developed for business to use in online production systems to automate operational business decisions. The software is used in a variety of industries including consumer banking, customer management, retail, fraud, finance, manufacturing, and collections. 


You will work on an engineering team that delivers dedicated technical support for key customers. This position requires direct and proactive communication with customers in a 24/7 support delivery model. You will be required to be on call some nights and weekends; however, you will receive additional support from designated support staff as well.


What we’re looking for

  • You’re curious, passionate, authentic, and accountable. These are our values and influence everything we do.
  • You have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related quantitative field.
  • 2+ years of professional software development experience with Java or C languages, including debugging complex systems.
  • Experience providing customer support for commercial software with SLA requirements.
  • Experience with Linux systems, memory issues, disk issues, user and process tracking, system admin.  You should be able to take statements like ‘process is hung’ and identify system level actions needed to move the problem to the next level.
  • Well-practiced with computer system performance measures and optimization. The ability to apply those skills to micro-services administration and debugging run time issues.
  • Well-versed with Enterprise systems architecture, Apache httpd usage and configuration, micro-services, and Postgres.


The nice to haves  

  • Production software development and debugging experience in Java.
  • Java app trouble shooting (heap dump / thread dump / jvm settings / general jvm monitoring).
  • Experience with SAS systems, components, installation, configuration.
  • MIS/IT support experience.


Other knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Strong technical, organizational, and communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with customer interaction and management.
  • Knowledge of customer support systems, issue tracking, and administration.



  • 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.


Additional Information:

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. 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 Pay Transparency notice. 


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.


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