Senior Technical Architect, SAS Viya- Remote

Job Locations US-NC-Cary HQ | US-Remote | US
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Senior Technical Architect, SAS Viya- Remote or Hybrid | Cary, NC


Nice to meet you!  

We’re a leader in data and AI. Through our software and services, we inspire customers around the world to transform data into intelligence – and questions into answers.

We’re also a debt-free multi-billion-dollar organization on our path to IPO-readiness. If you’re looking for a dynamic, fulfilling career coupled with flexibility and world-class employee experience, you’ll find it here.


About the job

The Innovation and Automation Services team is looking for a Technical Architect with SAS Viya platform expertise. In this role, you'll be responsible for a variety of critical tasks.   You will be designing, evaluating, and maintaining the SAS Viya platform SAS Managed best practices for our customers.


Your main focus will be on ensuring the reliability of our applications, architecting them to effectively recover from failures of any scale. This means building and moving the platform to a more resilient cloud framework. Cost optimization is also a key responsibility. You'll need to maximize the value from our cloud investments. This includes designing repeatable deployments, effective system monitoring, and quick troubleshooting practices. Additionally, performance efficiency is vital requiring you to  build scaling approaches to resources to meet changing demands, keeping in mind both technical requirements and budget limitations. Finally, you'll play a significant role in strengthening our security posture using Azure's security services.


This role involves collaborating with cross-functional teams at SAS, providing expert guidance on SAS Viya capabilities in private cloud, and leading the integration of these solutions into managed application services within Cloud and Information Services (CIS).


As a Technical Architect, you will:

  • Be the SAS Viya architecture expert and CIS thought leader for bringing new R&D product changes and updates into SAS Viya managed application services.
  • Produce detailed solution architectures to be implemented in our supported hosting locations.
  • Work across multiple teams in Sales, R&D, and CIS to assess hosting architecture requirements.
  • Evaluate and maintain alignment of hosting capabilities with SAS Viya R&D roadmaps.
  • Communicate recommendations regarding cost optimization, security, reliability, operational excellence, and performance efficiency for bring new SAS Viya solutions into managed application services.
  • Participate in ongoing training to launch and ready new SAS Viya services for sale in private cloud with product management.

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in computer science, engineering or similar.
  • 8+ years of technical architecture experience.
  • Experience architecting for public cloud delivery. Azure preferred.
  • Experience with SAS Viya or microservices based applications.
  • Experience architecting for stateless and stateful services.
  • Experience with Docker containers and Kubernetes.
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines.
  • Produce and communicate design documentation (architecture diagrams, non-functional requirements, and detailed solution architecture)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English.
  • Travel: as business requirements dictate.
  • You’re curious, passionate, authentic, and accountable. These are our values and influence everything we do.

Preferred qualifications

  • Agile development experience
  • Scrum Product Owner experience

World-class benefits  

Highlights include...

  • Comprehensive medical, prescription, dental and vision plans. 
  • Medical plan options include…
    • PPO with low annual deductible and copays. 
    • HDHP combined with a health savings account with a contribution from SAS (no access to on-site health care center). 
  • Onsite Health Care Center (HQ) that’s free to employees and family members enrolled in the PPO plan. There’s a pharmacy too! Not local to HQ? The pharmacy will ship prescriptions for no additional charge! 
  • An industry-leading 401k plan. 
  • Generous time away including vacation time, a variety of paid holidays, and our much-loved U.S. Winter Wellness Break between December 25 and January 1. 
  • Volunteer Time Off, parental leave and unlimited paid sick days. 
  • Generous childcare benefits for all full-time employees 



Diverse and Inclusive

At SAS, it’s not about fitting into our culture – it’s about adding to it. We believe our people make the difference. Our diverse workforce brings together unique talents and inspires teams to create amazing software that reflects the diversity of our users and customers. Our commitment to diversity is a priority to our leadership, all the way up to the top; and it’s essential to who we are. To put it plainly: you are welcome here.


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/Affirmative Action 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: Know Your Rights. Also view the Pay Transparency notice.


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