Remote - Sr. DevOps Engineer

Job Locations US-NC-Cary HQ
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Information Technology
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Sr. Kubernetes – PaaS Engineer – Cary, NC and surrounding areas


SAS Compute and Cloud Services is a dynamic environment where we apply automation to operations. Do you seek out new technologies and find the best way to apply them in a large corporate infrastructure? Do you enjoy the challenge of putting together the pieces of cloud integration? Do you find yourself championing the code-way of doing business to everyone you meet in your organization? If so, the SAS Compute and Cloud Services PaaS team would like to talk to you.


As a Sr. Kubernetes - PaaS Engineer, you will have the opportunity join a team of engineers that are developing Kubernetes platform solutions both on-prem and in the public cloud to support our internal business units and Managed Hosting Services business. This position will help guide the development, design, and implementation of complex orchestration and platform systems in a very simple and elegant way. Supportability of the developed solution is required and part of the role. 


Primary Responsibilities

  • Learn every day, and expect technology to drive a new status-quo
  • Provide Kubernetes platform service design for large-scale deployments and workloads
  • Support Kubernetes in production for our Hosted customers
  • Design an operations model which allows resiliency and self-service for our business consumers
  • Build security into every aspect of your design
  • Collaborate across business units and lead discussions on use case and requirements for Kubernetes platform services that align with corporate research and development strategy
  • Assess complex technical problems and take ownership of projects with minimal guidance
  • Utilize diverse set of systems administration and programming skills to build and manage automated systems

Essential Skills

  • In-depth experience deploying and managing Kubernetes
  • Builds trust and transparency through internal and external collaborations
  • Experience utilizing, deploying, and/or supporting IaaS platforms such as OpenStack
  • Experience managing services in a public cloud: Azure, AWS, GCP
  • Experience with containerized services such as Docker, Kubernetes, and/or derivatives
  • Willing to participate in a 24/7 on-call rotation
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex networking problems
  • Experience with modern coding languages such as Go or Python
  • Strong Linux systems administration skills
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Experience in system operations managing incident, change & request


  • Experience developing, deploying, and supporting Kubernetes orchestration
  • Experience with Red Hat Openshift or Rancher Kubernetes
  • Experience deploying SAS Viya 4
  • Experience with performance analysis and design
  • Experience developing cloud solutions with security-by-design
  • Strong python or Go programming skills
  • Works well within a Kanban CI/CD development model



  • 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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