Information Systems Engineer (Early Career)

Job Locations US-NC-Cary HQ
Requisition ID
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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 Network Engineer on the LAN team in the Cloud and Information Services division at SAS, you will be responsible for all aspects of the wired networks on the SAS Cary campus and hosting locations, including data centers and campus offices. The Team is responsible for the routing, switching, load balancing and security functions within the network. The engineer fulfills network requests/changes, responds to incidents, provides documentation and training for other staff members, and follows change management procedures for SAS.


You will:

  • Assist with the planning, design, setup, and troubleshooting of such items as local area networks (LANs), firewall security policy, and VPN connections.
  • Perform capacity planning, forecasting/trending, hardware configuration, and installation of such items as routers, switches, firewalls, and load balancing equipment.
  • Produce and maintain current documentation for areas of responsibility.
  • Participate in 24x7 on-call rotation for critical networks.
  • Participate in maintenance windows after hours and Saturdays, as required.
  • Interact with customers to develop requirements and initiate and/or implement technology solutions to meet customer requirements.
  • Maintain an awareness of and research new technologies as they relate to the delivery of communication services.
  • Assist with the automation of common tasks.


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 supporting enterprise data center networks.
  • 2+ years of experience with TCP/IP and WAN/LAN networking.
  • Programming experience with at least one language.

 The nice to haves  

  • Experience with Azure networking
  • Experience with Cisco Nexus switches.
  • Experience with F5 LTM/GTM load balancers.
  • Experience with BGP EVPN networks.
  • Knowledge of EIGRP and/or BGP routing protocols
  • Experience with automation for network management and deployment.
  • Python programming experience.
  • Experience with networking for virtualized server environments.


Other knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and deliver on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Self-motivated and customer service focused.
  • Good technical understanding of TCP/IP and general networking.
  • Ability to manage projects and interface with employees of varying skill sets in a high-pressure environment.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills


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.



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



  • 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


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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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.




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