Analytics Platform Administrator, IT (L 10)

Synchrony Financial

Job Description:

Role Summary/Purpose:

The Analytics Platform Administrator will serve as the key engineer overseeing various aspects of the SAS & Open Source environment at Synchrony Financial.  This individual will also be the primary contact & subject matter expert for the SAS & Open Source user community, maintaining regular communications and planning sessions with key stakeholders.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Oversee key aspects of the SAS Grid and SAS VA environments: installation, patching, backup, access control, day-to-day monitoring. Coordinate with other teams (e.g. storage, UNIX administration, network) as needed including metadata.
  • Conduct root cause analysis for performance, outage, and process issues and drive team to implement solutions, preventative actions, controls, and monitoring
  • Manage hardware and software LCM initiatives including business engagement, interface, application, performance, and end-user testing while ensuring no adverse impact.
  • Proactively identify and incorporate new sources of data and analytic techniques to enhance the team’s capabilities and drive results.
  • Manage daily issue and request tickets, drive Run environment improvements, and make appropriate recommendations working with Manager, vendor teams, and end-users.


  • Bachelor's degree with minimum 3 years of IT experience Or in lieu of Degree, a High School Diploma/GED and 7 years of experience with system administration/programming (Java/J2EE) and large cluster management, distributed computing experience.
  • 3 or more years’ experience administering in SAS Environment – GRID/BI/VA.
  • Experience migrating SAS platform and metadata to new versions or hardware
  • 3 or more years of Web Logic and Apache experience.
  • 3 or more years’ experience in and knowledge of the LINUX operating system.
  • 3 or more years’ experience supporting SAS data sourcing and reporting deliveries.
  • Strong analytical, communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills.
  • For Internal Candidates: Understand the criteria or mandatory skills required for the role, before applying
  • Inform your Manager or HRM before applying for any role on Workday.
  • Ensure that your Professional Profile is updated (fields such as Education, Prior experience, Other skills) and it is mandatory to upload your updated resume (Word or PDF format)
  • Those who are on Formal/Final Formal Corrective or PIP are not eligible to apply
  • Employees who have completed 18 months in SYF and 12 months in current role are only eligible
  • Last performance rating should be at least Strong Contributor/Critical Talent.

Desired Characteristics:

  • SAS Certified Platform Administrator
  • Completed SAS Platform training
  • Familiarity with Tableau, Python, R, Hadoop & other Open Source analytics tools
  • Experience monitoring and working with off-shore teams, directing their activities and being accountable for results
  • Experience in project management methodology (PPM)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to influence clients, team members, management, and external groups
  • Flexible in work assignments and willingness to help others
  • Effectively manage meetings; create open communication and foster idea exchange

Grade/Level: 10

Job Family Group:

Information Technology

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