DevOps Engineer

at SAS
Published February 13, 2024
Location Cary, NC
Category All Jobs  
Job Type Full-time  



Nice to meet you!

Were the leader in analytics. Through our software and services, we inspire customers around the world to transform data into intelligence and questions into answers.Were also a debt-free multi-billion-dollar organization on our path to IPO-readiness. If youre looking for a dynamic, fulfilling career coupled with flexibility and world-class employee experience, youll find it here.

About the job

As a DevOps Engineer in the Analytics Research and Development Division, you will play a pivotal role in developing, implementing, and maintaining mission critical DevOps software for our analytics products. You will collaborate closely with our cross-functional teams of data scientists, analytic developers, frontend developers, and testers in order to support our DevOps infrastructure that enables teams to deliver highly performant and secure quality software.

As a DevOps Engineer, you will:

  • Obtain a working knowledge of the Viya 4.0 Analytic solutions architecture across different layers such as UI, API, CAS, and integration points into the larger Viya 4.0 ecosystem.
  • Understand the CI/CD pipeline as implemented by SAS.
  • Work collaboratively with development, product, operations, and peers to maintain the health of the build pipeline.
  • Collaboratively develop tools and integrate processes for real-time monitoring of systems for reducing or eliminating repetitive or manual tasks, improving health and performance issues and streamlining bug identification.
  • Practice effective techniques for deploying and operating SAS software in a multi-cloud environment
  • Challenge the status quo every day and never stop improving quality engineering practices.
  • Protect customers from escaped defects.

Required qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or a related quantitative field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of enterprise experience in software development and / or automated testing.
  • Able to use debugging techniques to narrow down failures within the system including viewing critical logs, examining system metrics, and understanding multi-tiered solutions.
  • Comfortable working with web based microservices, REST interfaces, and the OpenAPI specification.
  • Proficient building CI/CD pipelines with tools such as: Jenkins and Gradle.
  • Proficient in multiple programming languages such as: Python and Groovy.
  • Proficient in scripting languages such as: Bash.
  • Proficient with source control management techniques in Git including branching, merging and pull requests.
  • Comfortable with container and container orchestration technologies like Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Working knowledge of at least one public cloud interface: Azure, AWS, or GCP.

Preferred qualifications

  • Familiar with GitHub tools, such as GitHub Actions, a plus.
  • Familiar with Java and Go programming languages.
  • Knowledge of open-source test automation frameworks: Groovy, Spock, and Pytest.
  • Familiar with Infrastructure as Code (IAC) cloud provisioning tools such as Terraform.
  • Familiar with site reliability engineering (SRE) and observability tools such as: Datadog, Kibana, Grafana, and Prometheus used for real-time monitoring of application and systems with Kubernetes.
  • Familiar with producing and leveraging DevOps and SRE metrics for continuous improvement.
  • Familiar with CI/CD tools such as: Spinnaker and Argo.
  • Familiar with security tools such as: PRISMA, Snyk, and ZAP.
  • Familiar with performance tools such as: JMeter.
  • Experience with SCRUM, Retrospectives, and other agile processes that enable a rapidly changing environmen

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) thats free to employees and family members enrolled in the PPO plan. Theres 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

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:Know Your Rights. Also view the Pay Transparency notice.

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