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Monday, February 11, 2008

SAS Administrator - Walgreens (Deerfield, IL)

Job 7468 – SAS Administrator

Walgreens is the nation’s largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2007 sales of $53.8 billion. The company operates over 6,000 stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico, including 77 Happy Harry’s stores in Delaware and surrounding states. With 500 store openings per year, Walgreens will operate over 7,000 stores by 2010. Walgreens is expanding its patient-first health care services beyond traditional pharmacy through Walgreens Health Services, its managed care division, and Take Care Health Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary that manages convenient care clinics inside drugstores. Walgreens Health Services assists pharmacy patients and prescription drug and medical plans through Walgreens Health Initiatives, Inc. (a pharmacy benefits manager), Walgreens Mail Service Inc., Walgreens Home Care Inc., and Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy LLC.

Ranked 2nd among food and drug retailers on Fortune's "Most Admired Companies in America" list. We offer challenging and rewarding opportunities in a friendly, diverse, inclusive and respectful environment, with excellent benefits including:

  • Company-matched profit sharing contributions
  • Stock discount purchase program
  • Employee discount plan
  • Train shuttle service
  • On-site childcare
  • Flex-pay
  • Medical/Dental plan

As the nation's leading pharmacy, we seek professional individuals to fill key positions at Walgreens, ensuring our leadership and taking us to even higher levels of growth, profitability, innovation and customer service. Walgreens is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes individuals of diverse talents and backgrounds. Walgreens promotes and supports a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.

SAS Administrator to provide support for SAS Unix server application environment. The candidate will be an experienced SAS administrator with skills for a SAS 9.1.x environment. This person will also participate in the production software deployments, upgrades, capacity planning, backup strategies, as well as software/hardware integration planning and will coordinate troubleshooting and make recommendations for the configuration of the SAS application.

Research best practices and provide pre- and post-implementation documentation.
Perform daily tasks within the scope of SAS/Unix system administration, including but not limited to, file system performance monitoring, reviewing patch levels on both operating system, Unix servers, Windows web servers when required. Maintain awareness of new SAS releases, patches and upgrades. Install as appropriate.
Work closely with SAS user areas to assure that their needs are being met and train business users in established standards and procedures for SAS server environment.


  • Installation, Administration, and Support of the software in conjunction with SAS on UNIX.
  • Monitor storage growth and work with user areas to develop purge criteria. Coordinate with other IT groups on performance, storage issues, etc. Coordinate with SAS "power users" to schedule production loads/jobs.
  • Create and maintain user profiles and groups consistent with security restrictions and performance considerations. Coordinate with IT Security as required.
  • Document operational processes and recovery procedures.
  • Maintain environment configuration information.
  • Participate on project teams as needed.
  • Work independently to resolve issues and escalate to management and other teams as needed.
  • Administration of user access and security
  • Installation of SAS software on client desktops
  • Performance tuning of both Server and Workstations
  • Implementation of upgrades and patches to both Server and Workstations
  • Perform code reviews to ensure proper design, standard, content and functionality
  • Monitoring of servers, databases and workstations to ensure availability and efficiency
  • Database capacity and utilization planning
  • Archiving and back-up planning
  • Documentation of SAS server applications, workstation application and security policies in force
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Administer budget chargeback process for all server users.

Experience level
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems or related field.
  • 2-4 years System administration experience.
  • Min. 5 years database experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong analytical skills to identify and resolve problems.
  • Broad knowledge of database administration concepts, practices and procedure on AIX/Unix platform
  • Additional knowledge of Oracle Administration will be an added advantage Programming skills on Java, PL/SQL, PERL will be considered a strength.
  • SAS Base Version 9.1.x

Candidates interested in applying for this position, please enter www.walgreens.jobs.

Click on the link “Technology” followed by the link “Open Positions”. Once inside the job database, please search by Job ID “7468”, then click on “submit your profile” to apply for the actual position. A member of the Walgreens IT Recruitment will follow up by e-mail.

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