Cloud Software Engineer

Job Locations US-NC-Cary HQ | US
Requisition ID
Information Technology
Visa Sponsorship
Travel Requirements
Position Type

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.


The SAS IT Services Enablement and Automation team provides development and automation support for our R&D and IT infrastructure.


What you’ll do  

As a Cloud Software Engineer on the IT Software Development Team in the Cloud and Information Services division at SAS, you will bring a hands-on, can-do attitude to the design of our public cloud architecture in Microsoft Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud. You will be part of a team that works closely with our customers to meet evolving business requirements by developing new tooling and implementing cloud services that improve efficiency, optimize performance, and support best practices. Our work involves cross-team and cross-division collaboration with many exciting opportunities for pushing the boundaries of the latest in technology while developing robust solutions in our fast-paced industry.


You will:

  • Draw upon your proven track record of software development to understand business needs and translate them into software that manages and governs our public cloud footprint.
  • Design solutions that implement security policy, maximize utilization, reduce cost, and deploy new services across our enterprise infrastructure, relying on your understanding of best practices.
  • Utilize your intellectual, communication, and technical skills to diagnose issues and provide solutions to our users working within our public cloud infrastructure.
  • Exercise your ability to adapt and react to complex issues in a timely manner as our business needs and objectives evolve.


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 experience with one or more major public cloud platforms such as Azure, AWS, or GCP.
  • Development experience in a major scripting or compiled programming languages.
  • Experience with Unix or any of its variants (Linux, FreeBSD).
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and get up to speed quickly on unfamiliar services.


The nice to haves  

  • Experience developing or maintaining infrastructure in a public cloud platform.
  • Experience with large-scale, multi-platform enterprise systems.
  • Familiarity with automation through interaction with remote APIs (REST).
  • Experience with Unix/Linux: Redhat, Ubuntu, FreeBSD; experience with Windows.
  • Experience with a variety of programming languages such as Python, C#, PowerShell, Go, C, C++, Java, Unix Shell (bash, ksh, zsh).
  • Experience with Docker containers and Kubernetes.
  • Understanding of networking fundamentals.
  • Understanding of security fundamentals and best practices including data privacy, access, and authorization.
  • Agile development practices.


Other knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Strong customer focus.
  • Understanding of best practices of cloud architecture and usage.
  • Ability to evaluate technical gaps and propose solutions.
  • Collaborative team experience with superior problem-solving skills.
  • Proven organization and documentation skills.



  • 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.


This position will be seated out of SAS Headquarters in Cary, North Carolina




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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