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Enterprise Resiliency Technical Analyst - SAS Application
Ref No.: 18-00299
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 8 Years
Start Date: 06/12/2017
Role: Enterprise Resiliency Technical Analyst SAS Application
Location: Priceton, NJ
Interview: Telephonic + Skype
Experience: 5-7+ Years
Duration: 12 Months +

Enterprise Resiliency Technical Analyst- SAS Application and Vendor Resiliency Assessment

Primary activities/responsibilities:
  • 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 architecture
      • Work 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 Client 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 Client resources
    • the evaluation of Client vendor partners' systems resiliency
      • Establish standards for vendor partner assessments based on internal Client 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 Client 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.