Looking for a fantastic unique career opportunity after College? Interested in joining a successful global leader in Analytics that offers superb personal development? Fancy being part of an elite group to join SAS Presales Academy & spend 19 weeks in our incredible offices in the USA for indepth training, then start your career in the Presales division of our software company in Dublin where you will be using your technical know-how to help sell our analytics software to major clients from a whole range of sectors.

SAS EMEA Centre in Dublin is looking to recruit a talented graduate, with a degree in a technical related field such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Information Systems, Engineering, or similar, with a strong analytical mind and great communication skills to join our Presales Academy. Upon your return to Ireland you will join our presales team based in Dublin working with real clients, solving real world issues, as an Associate Systems Engineer.

Sounds exciting? Are you interested? Please send us a copy of your CV, we would love to hear from you!

SAS (pronounced “sass”) is a global leader in Analytics & was founded in 1976. SAS – both the software and the company – thrived throughout the next few decades. Development of the software attained new heights in the industry because it could run across all platforms, using the multivendor architecture for which it is known today. While the scope of the company has spread across the globe, the encouraging and innovative corporate culture has remained the same.
It’s technology allows its customers to achieve results in a wide range of diverse industries. From ensuring your bank account is not compromised to analyzing the data behind which drugs go to market faster, or helping with natural disasters, SAS is changing the way big data is used every day! #Data4Good.

SAS has set up an EMEA Operations Centre in Dublin to create 150 jobs in Ireland over the next three years, with an investment of €40m. The new centre suports sales of data analytics software across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. According to SAS, study by the Centre for Economics and Business Research has shown the use of large data sets, known as big data analytics, could bring in €27 billion for the Irish economy between 2013 and 2017. The development of the centre is the first of its kind for SAS within EMEA & as such, an importnat win for Ireland.

SAS is among the top 10 employers on the Great Place to Work awards in Ireland. The prestigious recognition” Best Workplace Ireland 2017”, has been given to companies with fewer than 100 employees.

The SAS Global Presales Academy is a paid 19 week concentrated technical program that provides training in SAS’ core technology (advanced analytics, data management and visualization), consultative skills and methodology, product positioning, business practices and equips trainees with the necessary skills to succeed. As an Associate Systems Engineer, you will provide technical assistance for software presale and/or post-sale activities utilizing knowledge of industry segment processes and challenges. The position is based in Dublin, Ireland. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the country.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Work with the sales team on technical activities to maximize revenue opportunities and ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction.
Provide consultative services, including architecture recommendations to support proposed solution and possess technical aptitude to solve complex big data business problems based on SAS core competencies in advanced analytics, data management, and visualization.
Translate business requirements into SAS technical solutions and link to business value.
Identifies appropriate architecture, application, tools, and solutions for targeted accounts.
Prepares technical demonstrations, proof of concepts, and presentations based on client needs.
Conduct discovery meetings to collect, analyze, clarify and document business requirements during the sales cycle to support the implementation team and to produce a detailed solution proposal.
Develops familiarity with company sales initiatives, product positioning, pricing, proposals, and models.

Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Management Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or other related quantitative field.
Strong analytical, technical and problem solving skills.
Fluency in English & a 2nd European language
Academic projects or work experience in information technology, engineering, and/or business analysis.
Significant project and/or internship experience demonstrating individual and team work abilities.
Candidates must be willing to work in Cary, NC, USA for the duration of the Academy program.
Ability to travel up to 30-40% or as business needs dictate.
Strong written & verbal English language communication skills
Strong academic performance

Excellent written and oral communication, analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate and present to users from various technical backgrounds.
Demonstrate good judgement in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
Ability to understand customer pain points and recommend SAS products/solutions that address those areas.
Self-motivated and able to work under pressure.

Experience programming with languages such as R, Python, SAS, Lua or similar.
1 year of programming in SAS or languages related to assigned area.
Knowledge of software development life cycles.
Public speaking experience such as presenting papers or classroom teaching.
Understanding of Unix/ Linux or data warehouse architectures.

About SAS:
SAS believes in the whole employee experience. Meaningful work. Empowerment to make a difference that changes people’s lives. Dynamic work environments that foster innovation. And an award-winning culture that makes it all possible. We believe great ideas can come from anywhere. Whether you’re a university recruit, or an experienced professional ready for the next big challenge, SAS brings perks, passion, and the potential to grow. No limits.