Cloud Engineer (Early Career)

Job Locations US-NC-Cary HQ | US-Remote
Requisition ID
Early Career
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.


SAS employees transform a world of data into a world of intelligence. Our mantra is ‘Be curious’ and we practice this daily by finding creative and innovative solutions to continually exceed customer expectations. The team needs smart, caring, bold and trustworthy individuals to join our team.


SAS CEO Dr. Goodnight has said that the company’s most valuable asset are the employees, and SAS’ award-winning culture makes it all possible. We believe great ideas can come from anywhere. That means we push boundaries daily and at SAS, you’ll be encouraged to use your imagination and constantly try new things.


The mission of the DevOps Pipeline Operations Team is to provide an end-to-end framework to operate a thorough set of automated tests in a stable, secure environment that can be relied on to establish a ground truth as to the current state of SAS Software, so that developers and testers can understand defects and other software deviations faster, for the purpose of enabling R&D to envision, create, and deliver the next generation of superior analytics products for our customers.


The DevOps Pipeline Operations team will provide SAS with a functional, reliable, recoverable, highly visible CI/CD Pipeline for Viya 4.X through the continuous improvement of infrastructure, provisioning, pipeline services, and monitoring.  We provide "pipeline as a product" operations for all of SAS. 


You Will:

  • Design, implement, and maintain an efficient continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline
  • Operate in an innovative and fast paced environment
  • Seek to grow and learn
  • Migrate existing solutions to K8S and cloud
  • Learn new technologies - argocd, terraform, crossplane, github actions, jenkins
  • Drive to help others
  • SRE mindset to design, implement, support internal products and processes


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Continuous improvement and support of existing service offerings

  • Develop, leverage, and discover opportunities for automation
  • Support life cycle management processes
  • Determine new technology needs, including researching, evaluation, and cost analysis
  • Leverage technologies such as Kubernetes to simplify support of the environment
  • Interface with other SAS groups and departments to enhance the environment or resolve pending issues
  • Troubleshoot hardware, software, or performance problems
  • Automate tasks with medium complexity or multiple handoffs
  • Develop step-by-step documentation for system support tasks
  • Pivot between development and operations work




  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, or related quantitative field or related experience
  • Minimum of 1 year of relevant experience
  • Willingness to learn new technologies
  • Experience or interest in pursuing the following:
    • Logging and monitoring tools (prometheus, grafana, EFS, OTEL) and alerting
    • Heterogeneous, dynamic, customer-focused environment
    • Microsoft Azure administration and deployments
    • Kubernetes (and vendor specific releases of K8S)
    • Virtualization technologies - VMWare
    • Cloud providers (Azure, AWS, Google)
    • Infrastructure architecture including Servers, Network, SAN/Storage and Backup Services to allow for efficient implementation and non-disruptive expansion and upgrades
    • Scripting languages (Bash, Python, Ansible, etc.)
    • JIRA or a similar issue tracking software  
    • Version control
    • Developing automated solutions
    • Infrastructure as Code
    • Design and configuration of deployment tools
    • Containerization and K8S


Nice to Have's

  • Collaborative team experience with superior problem-solving skills
  • Ability to triage requests with multiple admin resource groups
  • Understanding best practices around information security and data privacy in relation to system access and availability
  • Understanding best practices around CI/CD environments
  • Ability to effectively communicate with peers and management


Additional Information

  • Location:  Cary HQ or Remote (Flexible on location)



  • 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. For more information on US Equal Employment Opportunity, read more here: 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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In order to work at SAS, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If there is a medical or religious reason preventing you from receiving an available COVID-19 vaccination, and you are selected as a candidate for consideration, we have an accommodations process in place to evaluate those requests.

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