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SAS Subject Matter Expert


SAIC is looking for a Subject Matter Expert to support FDA’s scientific community organizations to provide statistical software support as customers’ transition from a desktop version to a shared consolidated instance of SAS and to help connect the scientific business needs with their required capabilities.

This role offers some tele-work opportunities, but also requires the ability to infrequently travel to customer sites.  


SAS is the most widely used statistical package at the FDA and as such requires a high level of support. The SAS SME on this task order will have knowledge or a good understanding in: 

• SAS depot management 

• Workstation installation in MS Windows and Linux environments 

• SAS Client/Server architectures such as Visual Analytics and Enterprise Miner 

• R Shiny and package management 


The SAS Administrator will be responsible for all aspects of SAS installation environment, including performing configuration, administration, and monitoring. The successful candidate will take ownership of assigned tasks and provide daily status updates.


·       Installation, testing, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of all SAS components.

·       Provide desktop support for all SAS components.

·       Respond and resolve issues submitted from end users.

·       Provide user provisioning requests into the environment.

·       Perform back-ups, and keep SAS software up-to-date including patches and maintenance releases.

·       Work with the network team to configure security and authentication.

·       Manage folder structures in the SAS server environment.

·       Maintain security and workplace administration functions in SAS Management Console.

·       Serve as a subject matter expert for all SAS-related technical issues and best practices.


·       Must have SAS administration experience

·       Must have experience with SAS backups, troubleshooting, patches, Hot Fixes

·       Strong knowledge of SAS architecture and its distributed components such as Mid-tier, Compute and Metadata

·       Familiarity with MS Windows and Linux environments

·       Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technical or engineering field and five (5) years of related experience. An additional ten (10) years of experience may be substituted for degree requirement. Or

·       Masters Degree in a relevant technical or engineer field and five (5) years of experience.

·       Minimum of three (3) year of SAS experience in a small to medium sized environment (20-120 users), including hands on SAS experience.

·       Understanding of SAS statistical modeling capabilities and terminology.

·       Outstanding communication skills across multiple cross functional teams

·       Self-starter that can work under general direction in a highly collaborative, team-based environment.

·       Ability to obtain a Public Trust.

·       Previous Department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) experience a plus.

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