SAS Resiliency Technical Analyst


Princeton, NJ

Industry: Technology


5 - 7 years

Posted 156 days ago

  by    Cynet Sytems

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We are looking for SAS Resiliency Technical Analyst for our client in Princeton, NJ

Job Title: SAS Resiliency Technical Analyst

Job Location: Princeton, NJ

Job Type: Contract - 12 Months / Contract to Hire / Direct Hire

Job Description:

  • Serve as the Primary Technical Strategist and Analyst in supporting multiple, multi-year Enterprise Resiliency projects:
  • the upgrade of the current SAS framework to a web-based architectureWork with the SAS vendor to evaluate features available on web-based version and Coordinate activities with Infrastructure, Operations and other groups to implement solutions
  • Determine the Merck assets that currently utilize server-and PC-based versions of SAS, and create a detailed device inventory and detailed transition plan for updating to the web-based version
  • Assess MRL systems for potential inclusion in the SAS upgrade 
  • Initiate and monitor a vendor POC to determine the suitability of the proposed SAS solution, gather and document feedback from POC participants 
  • Partner with the users and teams included in the project, gather configuration requirements and manage implementation with vendor or internal Merck resources the evaluation of Merck vendor partners' systems resiliency  
  • Establish standards for vendor partner assessments based on internal Merck resiliency standards

Evaluate vendor resiliency by:

  • Reviewing internal vendor standards for enterprise resiliency
  • Reviewing SDLC and GxP documentation submitted by vendors as evidence of resiliency
  • Based on results of the evaluation: 
  • create a methodology to test vendor resiliency for vendor-hosted software applications 
  • write test plans and test protocols 
  • work with a testing team and/or participate in testing 
  • document and report out on the results of testing along with recommendations were improvements for either vendor or Merck systems are identified
  • Manage and perform planning and status reporting, including KPI metrics as needed
  • Understand technical and operational processes and the current environment in which they operate. 
  • Execute GxP mandated validation activities for solutions across all phases of SDLC. 
  • Ensure accurate record-keeping of all updates is in place
  • Support various process, policy, and program element improvements. 
  • Ability to self-manage relevant workload (time management and prioritization). 


Required Qualification/ Education: 

  • Undergraduate degree in computer systems or similar discipline or minimum of 5 years' work experience in computer systems
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in the areas of Information Systems with special reference to SAS configuration and SAS implementations
  • General knowledge of pharmaceutical software applications, operating systems and web-based applications
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience with GxP IT qualification and validation 
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience general IT assessments/evaluations via detailed documentation reviews 
  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
  • Ability to document user feedback and user requirements along with preparing presentations on project details for diverse management teams 
  • Able to work effectively with dispersed support teams to meet Enterprise Resliency objectives. 
  • Must be able to effectively work in a cross-functional core team in a matrix organization. 
  • Relationship building skills with client organizations and users. 
  • Ability to thrive in a complex and dynamic work environment. 
  • Facilitation / workshop management skills. 
  • Good written, communication, and presentation skills.