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SAS Administrator



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About by TELUS
Badal by TELUS Business is a rapidly growing GCP (Google Cloud Platform) consulting company based out of Toronto, acquired earlier this year by TELUS Communications.
We work with GCP’s top customers (banking, telco, energy, retail, etc.) to help them with Cloud Transformation, Security, Analytics, ML, and Data Governance. Clients usually engage us to solve their most challenging business problems and help raise the bar at their organization.
Why Badal by TELUS?
You get the best of both worlds. We operate like an early-stage startup with all the associated benefits (e.g., talent, growth, learning opportunities, flexibility), but get to solve enterprise-level technical challenges.
• People: We hire top-tier talent. Our team consists of ex-Googlers, YCombinator Alumni, and individuals that built software for 400M users.
• GCP is the Best Cloud: Maybe we are biased, but GCP is the most cutting-edge cloud provider, building on technologies that have been pioneered by Google: BigQuery, K8s/Anthos, Vertex AI, etc.
• Growth: We have doubled in size in the last 6 months, and are looking to double again this year.

Position OverviewAs a SAS Administrator, you will be responsible for the upkeep, management, and user support of our extensive SAS environment. Your role will be pivotal in ensuring system reliability, performance, and security, as well as providing expert support to our user community.
Key Responsibilities:
System Maintenance and Upkeep:• Manage and maintain SAS servers, ensuring high availability and performance.• Perform regular system updates, patches, and upgrades.• Monitor system performance and troubleshoot issues promptly.
User Support and Management:• Provide technical support to users, addressing and resolving SAS-related issues.• Assist users with the installation and configuration of SAS software.• Conduct training sessions and create documentation to help users effectively utilize SAS tools.
Security and Compliance:• Implement and manage security protocols to protect data integrity and confidentiality.• Ensure compliance with company policies and industry regulations.• Perform regular security audits and vulnerability assessments.
System Optimization:• Optimize system performance through tuning and configuration adjustments.• Implement best practices for SAS data storage, retrieval, and processing.• Collaborate with IT and other departments to integrate SAS with other enterprise systems.
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.• Proven experience as a SAS Administrator or in a similar role.• Strong knowledge of SAS software, including installation, configuration, and administration.• Proficiency in system monitoring, performance tuning, and troubleshooting.• Familiarity with data security practices and compliance requirements.• Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.• Strong communication skills and ability to support and train users.• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications:
• SAS certification.• Experience with large-scale SAS deployments.• Knowledge of SQL, Linux/Unix, and other relevant technologies.

Type of qualities we look for (across all roles)• Passionate about delivering high-quality commercial software products and platforms to market• Team player. We are a small team and enjoy working with each other and our clients - we would like to keep it the same way as we grow.• Strong understanding of modern software engineering processes• Client-focused and passionate about delivering strong business values.• Able to communicate clearly and effectively with various audiences, including developers, clients, customers, partners, and executives.• Flexible and willing to use the right technology for each problem in the context of timelines and business goals• Ability to complete the job regardless of the circumstance.
Our Benefits• Flexible vacation policy.• Three weeks of vacation, plus we are closed over the winter holidays (+ ~1 week)• One team-building event each quarter.• Great health benefits with a $1500-$3000 HSA/WSA.• Certification opportunities. We will pay for your GCP certification as well as other relevant training and certifications.• Learning opportunities. We work across different industries, technologies and roles and will work with you to help you explore your interests.• Blogging, open source, meetups and conference opportunities. We will provide a platform and time for you to pursue your ideas.• Our organization values action over politics, and our management team is made up of engineers who thrive on achieving tangible results.
Badal by TELUS is an equal-opportunity employer committed to creating a safe, diverse and inclusive environment. We encourage qualified applicants of all backgrounds including ethnicity, religion, disability status, gender identity, sexual orientation, family status, age, nationality, and education levels to apply. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation during the interviewing process, please let us know.

Advice from our career coach

As a SAS Administrator at by TELUS, the successful applicant should know that the role entails managing and supporting the extensive SAS environment, ensuring system reliability, performance, and security for users. To stand out as an applicant, here are some key tips:

  • Highlight your experience in SAS software installation, configuration, and administration.
  • Emphasize your proficiency in system monitoring, performance tuning, and troubleshooting.
  • Showcase your familiarity with data security practices and compliance requirements.
  • Demonstrate strong problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and ability to support and train users effectively.
  • Mention any relevant certifications, experience with large-scale SAS deployments, and knowledge of SQL, Linux/Unix, and other relevant technologies.
  • Exhibit qualities such as passion for delivering high-quality commercial software products, teamwork, client-focus, and clear communication skills.
  • Highlight your flexibility, willingness to use the right technology for each problem, and ability to complete tasks regardless of circumstances.

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May 28, 2024


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