Technical Architect

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington | US-MD-Baltimore | US-DC
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Travel Requirements

We are seeking a cleared, innovative, and dedicated individual to join our SAS Government practice as a Technical Architect. Preferred active Top Secret or higher clearance.  As a member of the technical architecture Government practice, you will leverage your detailed technical knowledge of specific SAS methodologies, projects, and technologies to support sales opportunities and large-scale implementations in the State and Federal government market.


We are looking for client-facing cleared architects with a talent for delivering SAS solutions, with an analytics skillset, conveying knowledge transfer and composing documentation.  Duties include understanding client business pains and translating them into requirements for software solutions; collaborating with other professional services colleagues, project managers, and sales teams on customer implementations; providing technical expertise to pre-sales efforts as necessary; keeping abreast of relevant developments and trends; and performing other duties as assigned.  Some travel is necessary to support consulting or pre-sales engagements at customer sites located throughout the United States.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Be an innovator that can evaluate business problems and creatively provide solutions.
  • Need to be a self-reliant leader and be able to function within a team.
  • Performs installation of SAS software solutions and any required supporting products.
  • Performs knowledge transfer of SAS Platform to customers.
  • Scopes and defines work effort, supports resource planning and estimates cost on technical aspects of the project. Conducts project requirements gathering.
  • Work on consulting projects and special projects as assigned; acts as technical lead as assigned.
  • Provides reliable delivery of targeted project results through role as expert in the application of specific SAS methodologies, projects and technologies.
  • Leverages detailed technical knowledge to support sales opportunities and implementations across solution domains.
  • May perform advanced or complex prototyping for SAS foundation technologies.
  • May conduct pre-sales implementations to prove functional capabilities, including on-site support as required.
  • May assist in the response to RFI/RFPs utilizing the RFP Repository and crafting thorough and compelling answers.
  • Strategizes with sales team to provide functional and technical leadership for sales opportunities.
  • Participates in product and solution training to acquire and maintain a detailed level of product knowledge of core components of SAS offerings.
  • Understands, utilizes and communicates best practice methodologies and industry standards internally and externally.
  • Provides leadership and mentoring to other technical SAS resources.
  • Performing other duties, as assigned.

Essential Qualifications

  • Relevant military background and technical experience strongly considered in lieu of traditional degree programs.

  • Ability to communicate with people of various technical and business backgrounds, including the ability to explain difficult technical concepts in simple terms to business users.
  • 4+ years’ experience in enterprise software and architecture with US Government experience.
  • Travel requirements are at minimum 50% or as business requirements dictate at management discretion.
  • Primary job location is in DC Metro area (Northern Virginia/DC/Baltimore area).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active Department of Defense Top Secret or higher Clearance.
  • Experience with SAS Architecture, SAS Analytics and Business Intelligence Solutions.
  • Experience with analytical programming using SAS, SPSS, Python, R, or other similar software.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate with people of various technical and business backgrounds, including the ability to explain difficult technical concepts in simple terms to business users.
  • Ability to acquire and maintain a detailed level of product knowledge of core SAS offerings.
  • Ability to execute against a general set of objectives creatively and in a self-directed manner.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work as an individual or as part of a team.
  • Microsoft Office skills.
  • Previous Federal government experience involving data management or data analysis.

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 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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