SAS Institute Inc. Product Manager for IT Engagement in Cary, North Carolina

Do you have experience with the daily struggle of those working in IT? Do you have a passion for learning and trying new technologies and techniques to make your job better and easier? Is your passion something that inspires you to share your ideas and experiences with others in the IT community to help improve the lives of your fellow admins, architects, and engineers?

If you are you eager to use your talents daily to inspire others in IT to embrace new ways of doing things, then this job is for you. SAS is embarking on an effort to make its products more approachable and appealing to IT practitioners. To do that, the interests and opinions of the IT community need focused representation to deliver audience-relevant features and community-relevant engagement. This role is all about achieving these two goals through grass-roots level outreach built on active listening, clear communication, and above all, community credibility. If you have the qualifications, charisma, and drive to lead this new era for SAS, then please apply!

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Be the SAS thought leader with respect to the evolving practice of IT

  • Define and lead the SAS community engagement strategy for IT audiences

  • Define, represent, and advocate for the persona, use cases, and general product requirements relevant to the IT community internally to SAS to influence product development, direction, and strategy

  • Drive awareness of SAS within the IT community through direct engagement, coordination, and oversight of corporate-wide outreach efforts

  • Author content to help build, support, and nurture the online presence of SAS within the IT community

  • Provide oversight and guidance to marketing and messaging efforts targeting the IT community

Essential Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to rapidly research, learn, apply, explain, and promote new software concepts and technologies

  • Strong, self-motivated organizational skills including the ability to define, work, and manage multiple priorities, commitments, schedules, and deadlines independently

  • Ability to understand and apply detailed technical knowledge while relating it back to the big picture

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in computer science, engineering, or in closely related fields

  • At least two years of relevant job experience in software-based IT roles such as administration, architecture, security, deployment, and devops

  • At least two years of extensive, applied experience using modern techniques, methodologies, and technologies around concepts such as curl, REST, containers, orchestration, events, and public cloud platforms to meet business objectives

  • Excellent presentation, verbal, and written communication skills with people of varied technical backgrounds

  • Ability and willingness to travel and represent SAS as a thought leader

  • Ability to translate the issues and pain points of IT practitioners into product and service requirements

  • Ability to participate in and lead virtual teams without direct authority using excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills

Equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant experience may be considered in place of the education requirement stated above.


  • Two years of experience in Product Management, Marketing, Sales, Consulting, or related functions in the software industry

  • Experience leading IT teams to deliver projects on time and on budget

  • Experience working directly with SAS software, especially in deploying, administering, and maintaining SAS products and solutions

  • Experience developing, delivering, and executing business proposals

SAS looks not only for the right skills, but also for a cultural fit. We seek colleagues who will contribute to the unique culture that makes SAS such a great place to work. We look for the total candidate: technical skills, culture 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 will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. 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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Requisition ID: 20023121

Visa Sponsorship: No

Travel Requirements: 50%

External Company Name: SAS Institute Inc

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