Technical Support Engineer

Job Locations US-NC-Cary HQ
Requisition ID
Technical Support
Travel Requirements

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

If so, then 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 Technical Support Engineer, you will work with customers, internal consultants, developers and product managers to help our customers achieve their business goals. You will primarily provide 1st and 2nd line expertise customer support for a variety of SAS products and solutions.


You will: 

  • Provide 1st line technical support to domestic and international customers using our enterprise-class SAS products and solutions. You  will liaise with R&D to diagnose  product architecture and configuration  issues, in a time-critical manner.
  • Provide 2nd line technical support to international customers, using email, screen-sharing technology, phone and other tools as needed.
  • Interpret documentation and explaining error messages, suggesting the appropriate SAS procedure, language feature, product and/or solution, or the supporting systems software or infrastructure feature for the particular type of functionality that is requested, and providing limited guidance and references to help interpret the output that is produced by tools, products and/or solutions.
  • Routinely utilize knowledge of complex interactions between multiple SAS system components and third-party products to recommend best practices, trouble-shoot, diagnose and resolve software problems. Potentially replicating customer environments to reproduce and debug problems.
  • Work with global Technical Support teams and R&D to:
    • Investigate reported issues and determine strategies for responding to the customer.
    • Enter defects for verified software problems.
    • Coordinate with internal teams to make fixes available to the customer.
    • Keep SAS R&D abreast of reliability and maintenance topics
    • Provide input on software design based on customer feedback, domain and software knowledge.
    • Contribute as a stakeholder in the product lifecycle through gate reviews, feature/defect submission, and evaluating proposed changes in hot fixes, maintenance, and new releases.
  • Provide both formal and informal training to Technical Support staff.

What we’re looking for: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field and 4 years of programming experience
  • At least 3 years of technical consulting, systems engineering, research and development and/or customer support
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to diagnose a broad range of problems 
  • Experience with Java, XML, RDBMS, SQL
  • Experience with Unix operating systems, including familiarity with J2EE based enterprise software and web application servers 
  • Hardware knowledge of storage, network, CPU, and memory
  • Specific knowledge of one or more database systems including Oracle, DB2, PostgreSQL, SQL Server
  • Ability to handle multiple high-priority projects concurrently and adapt to changing priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to perform in both team and individual environments


  • A self-starter with a can-do attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Ability to work with people of varied technical/analytical backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to handle deadlines in a multitasking environment
  • Ability to set and manage expectations internally and externally at all levels of technical and business management
  • Ability to resolve user questions through a combination of independent study, investigative programming, and collaborative efforts with colleagues in and outside of own team
  • Knowledge of Technical Support methodologies

The Nice to Haves

  • Experience working with SAS solutions
  • Technical support experience supporting enterprise, multi-tiered software applications and/or solutions
  • SAS 9.4 Platform administration experience
  • Experience with AWS/AZURE/Cloud infrastructure
  • SAS Certifications


  • 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 looks not only for the right skills, but also for a cultural fit. We seek colleagues who will contribute to the unique culture that makes SAS such a great place to work. We look for the total candidate: technical skills, culture 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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