Technical Architect, Cloud Enterprise

Job Locations US-NC-Cary HQ
Requisition ID
Information Technology
Visa Sponsorship
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


You will be assigned to strategic SAS Cloud customers to ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction by providing recommendations for adjusting policies and projects to achieve targeted business outcomes. You lead efforts to ensure that the technologies used across the enterprise adhere to a common architecture, as necessary for them to work well together and form a cohesive and interoperable ecosystem. This includes producing sound designs that facilitate reuse and rapid response to developing business needs.  It is expected that you will lead collaboration across other architects/developers/management to ensure these goals are met.


You will:

  • Identify, analyze, and document change opportunities for technology to achieve desired business vision and outcomes. This includes producing artifacts such as business capability models, scenario plans, design documents/diagrams, impact assessments, reference architectures and roadmaps.
  • Contribute as an influencer to the alignment of customer IT strategy with SAS’s goals.
  • Work with project and vendor teams to lead and review architectural designs, articulate the business value of proposed solutions, and consult on architectural improvements.
  • Critically and logically analyze cost, risk, and benefits of alternative designs and ensure design tradeoffs are formally documented.
  • Research, prototype, and advocate for needed technology and design changes across the enterprise.
  • Set proper expectations to ensure customer satisfaction and maintain an up-to-date knowledge of SAS functional requirements.
  • Mentor technical architects in best practices and encourages the flow of information and understanding amongst teams.

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.
  • Five years or more of programming or architecture experience.

The nice to haves

  • Perform majority of primary responsibilities listed on projects independently.
  • Have used measurement techniques and KPIs to assess enterprise architecture models.
  • Track record of delivering on milestones in an architecture roadmap

Other knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Understanding of both functional and technical requirements of the system for which the job position is responsible.
  • Understanding of applications and SAS integration points within the customer ecosystem.
  • Understanding of system software design in areas such as user interface, web application development, programming languages and platforms, security, performance, server design, container architecture, and storage.
  • Ability to comprehend the details of complex system software.
  • Stays current with upcoming and maturing technologies in the industry and across SAS.
  • Strong communication and coordination skills.
  • Ability to present or demonstrate a solution and highlight technological and functional benefits.


  • 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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