SAS Institute Inc. Software Developer - Release Engineering in Cary, North Carolina

As a Software Developer in Release Engineering Build Services, you will assist development teams, using various source management processes, with setup and build monitoring of SAS software. You will support those in R&D using the Continuous Delivery Pipeline by answering questions, creating, and removing technology stacks upon request. You will be responsible for executing new and existing internal processes in accordance with designated practices and timelines. Additional responsibilities will include assisting with testing, validation and documentation of processes and infrastructure changes to achieve continual improvement.

Primary responsibilities for this role include:

  • Works with multiple operating systems and anticipates technical anomalies and enhancements for various environments.

  • Monitors SAS builds written in various languages.

  • Reports build issues to developers and assists them with testing and implementing fixes as needed.

  • Discusses technical and operational issues with users and customers; anticipates time needed to complete projects and assists in project scheduling.

  • Serves as part of a larger team to ensure accurate, timely and consistent handling of regularly scheduled operational work.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a quantitative field, preferably Computer Science or related field

  • 5 years of experience in systems support, user support, customer support or training of enterprise class software and/or hardware

  • Experience with UNIX and Windows operating systems

  • Solid scripting/programming skills (PERL, Python, Groovy and/or other scripting/programming languages)

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


  • Experience working with global teams.

  • Ability to work within a DevOps partnership.

  • Ability to think analytically and to effectively communicate problems and fixes.

  • Ability to handle a mix of involvement in programming and daily operational tasks.

  • Strong interpersonal, documentation, and problem-solving skills.

  • Able and excited to work with new technologies.


  • Experience working with Jenkins, Git, Gerrit, and Docker.

  • Experience in build operations.

  • Familiarity with build environments like Gradle or Maven.

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: 20020945

Visa Sponsorship: No

Travel Requirements: None

External Company Name: SAS Institute Inc

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