Technical Architect

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, 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 work as a Solution Architect assigned to strategic SAS Cloud customers to maximize revenue opportunities and ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction by providing SAS architecture services, including solution development, implementation, and closeout at customer sites. 

  • Build and deliver demonstrations of SAS visualization, analytics, and data science solutions.
  • Deliver strategic presentations outlining the proposed software functional capabilities, competitive advantages, and business benefits.
  • Conduct discovery meetings to collect, clarify and document technical and business requirements.
  • Build a trusted relationship with the account team and customer stakeholders to provide practical guidance in the functional and technical aspects of proposed software and set proper expectations to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Deliver technical architecture related information, lead technical discovery sessions, respond to architecture and infrastructure questions when necessary.
  • Develop required client relationships to develop client trust and gain deeper insight to client situation, needs, and internal situations.
  • Maintain and develops relevant knowledge levels of technical and industry trends to identify impacts and opportunities.
  • Plan and implement, in conjunction with Account Executive, customer retention and post-sale strategies to ensure account satisfaction, adoption and growth.
  • Maintain familiarity with company sales initiatives, product positioning, pricing, proposals, and models.
  • Strategize with sales team on objectives of customer meetings, understand how this activity relates to overall sales plan and provides functional leadership for new SAS solutions.
  • Participate in product, solution and/or technical training to acquire and maintain detailed level of product knowledge of core components of SAS offerings and related technologies.
  • Work pro-actively with the extended project team to strategize on opportunities, cross-training, and knowledge transfer.


What we’re looking for

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Statistics, Data Science, Business, Computer Science, or related field.
  • Five years of systems engineering, project management, technical sales ,applications development and/or customer support.


The nice to haves  

  • Experience using SAS’ products.
  • Experience working within or with Banking industry.
  • Cloud and supporting technology knowledge.



Other knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of data science technology and architecture.
  • Travel as business requirements dictate (approximately 20%).




  • 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:

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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