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Senior SAS Administrator

Pinnacle Solutions Incorporated

This is a Full-time position in Pittsburgh, PA posted March 26, 2021.

Pinnacle Solutions, Inc.

is seeking a highly experienced Senior SAS Administrator as an addition to our elite SAS Consulting Team for one of our Clients
– a large Financial Services Company, located in Pittsburgh, PA (or Raleigh, NC) for a 4-Month Contract-to-Hire, Full-time, Start Date in March/April 2021.

Blended: One-week Onsite
– One Week Remote (100% Onsite once normal conditions return) n n NOTE!

Candidate
– please specify a desired HOURLY rate in application questions.n n PLEASE ALSO NOTE!

The Client has the preference that the Candidate be their employee aft er the 6-month temporary contract if Candidate and the Client are happy.

Please do not apply unless you accept this model and are local, can commute comfortably or will relocate.n n Description & Responsibilitiesn n The client requires an experienced SAS Platform Administrator to administer a SAS 9.4 platform on a Windows OS.

The client has 2 environments: Production and Development.

This role acts as a SAS subject matter expert and liaison to SAS users and IT.

As a member of IT, the primary user base consists of Finance, Accounting, Corporate Business Intelligence users, among other core business functions.n nThis position will be the primary point of contact for administering the client’s SAS enterprise solution.

The successful candidate will need 4+ years of SAS platform administration of SAS Office Analytics, Enterprise Guide, SAS Studio, SAS Visual Analytics, SAS AccessODBC, and SAS Cost Profitability and Management Solution.n nAdditionally, This position will ensure that the SAS servers, as well as applicable security infrastructure and its systems and processes, are aligned with tactical and strategic information management initiatives.

The Administrator will assist in the planning, coordination, and implementation of various SAS products while troubleshooting system-related problems and be responsible for the overall availability of the SAS environment.

Other responsibilities include maintaining the SAS software roadmap, presenting technical briefings to the support staff, developers, and the management team.n n Qualifications
– Essentialn n Minimum 4 years of experience as a SAS system administrator.

Hands-on experience as a SAS administrator of the 9.4 suite in a Windows environmentn n performing system monitoring, log analysis, performance analysis, performance tuningn n, and capacity planning.n n Administer, Maintain, and tune the SAS platform Environments.

Provides SAS Platformn n capacity planning, metrics, and performance tuning recommendations.n n Experience with Security and Authentication and SSO topics (related to the access ofn n source data, the access of data within SAS on the SAS servers across the differentn nbusiness organizations).n n Experience using SAS Management Console (SMC).

Creating Users.

Groups and Roles.

Creating and securing folders.

Experience Monitoring Logs from within SMC.

Experience defining Servers and changing server definitions.

Experience creating SAS, RDBMS libraries (Teradata) Server Skills.

Understanding server security and folders and how they relate to SAS folders and security.

Knowledge of SAS configuration files such as autoexec, configuration, and environment files.

Starting and stopping servers.

Backup strategies and implementation.

Security and Authentication (related to the access of source data within SAS on the SAS servers across the different business organizations as well as SAS integration with tools such as Active Directory/LDAP/) across multiple SAS products.

SAS/ODBC access products and configuring to connect RDBMS servers.

SAS Visual Analytics SAS Studio SAS/Office Analytics
– SAS/Enterprise Guide.

Ability to install hotfixes, service packs, upgrades as well as add-on software components.

Understand basic Windows commands that will enable you to monitor SAS jobs, ability to move around in a Windows environment as required for the basic functioning of SAS, and a good understanding of how Windows and SAS are integrated.

Be knowledgeable of Base SAS programming (DATA step), SQL programming (i.e., use of SQL pass-through or PROC SQL).

SAS data source connectivity to the following.

Understanding server security and folders and how they relate to SAS folders and security Experience in troubleshooting SAS Platform and client issues to root cause Good written and spoken communications skills in English and thought-leadership skillsn n Major Responsibilities/Activitiesn n Hands-on experience as a SAS administrator of the 9.4 suite in a Window environment performing system monitoring, log analysis, performance analysis, performance tuning, and capacity planning.

Acts as a SAS subject matter expert and liaison to SAS users and IT.

As a member of IT, the primary user base consists of Finance, Accounting, Corporate Business Intelligence users, among other core business functions.

Performs client installations & troubleshooting, uses SAS Management Console to define connections to data sources, define libraries, and create metadata objects and folder structures, and manages permissions to metadata folders.

Designs, implements, and maintains platform security via SAS Metadata, Windows operating systems, LDAP/Active Directory, and data warehousing environments and manages metadata identities, users, groups, and roles.

Configures and tests communication between SAS and multiple relational databases and collaborates with storage, server, LDAP, DBAs, and other IT administrators to support ongoing operations for meeting the business needs via the SAS environment.

Assists vendor with SAS software administration, including software updates, patches, and hotfixes as needed on Microsoft Windows Server platforms and performs SAS software configuration and license renewals as needed on Microsoft Windows Server platforms.

Serves as an escalation point for production and/or platform issues and acts as a liaison with SAS Technical Support to resolve outstanding issues within the SAS environments.

Perform bi-annual systems audits for all SAS environments for internal and external auditors.

Creates policies and procedures and updates documentation to meet compliance requirements.

Responsible for all integration points to and from the SAS environment, specifically with our Oracle Hyperion application.

Cross train other client’s IT team members so we have an adequate support model and aren’t relying on single individual for all SAS related items.

Provides SAS Platform capacity planning, metrics and performance tuning recommendations.

Executes actions necessary to achieve and maintain optimum SAS platform performance, reliability and availability.

Performs other duties as assigned.n n EDUCATIONn n A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Business Administration, or a related field is required and equivalent work experience required.n n DETAILS:n n LOCATION(S): Pittsburgh, PA or Raleigh, NCn n WORK TYPE: 4-Month Contract-to-Hiren n WORK MODEL: Full-time, M-F, 40 hours per week, Blended: One-week Onsite
– One Week Remote (100% Onsite once normal conditions return)n n RATE: DOEn n Pinnacle Solutions is a trusted SAS Gold Alliance & Resell Partner, an Amazon Web Services Advanced Consulting Partner, and creator of the Pinnacle Backpack,™ an all-in-one, unprecedented, and must-have specialized toolkit solving all our client’s data demands.

To attract the most sought-after, elite SAS & all other technology professionals, we specialize in flexible career models with above-market compensation.

Our specialists serve as a member of our internal development team, or they may provide on-site or remote consulting expertise for our key Client positions.

Our mission is to empower organizations to analyze and interpret the “mountain of data” that they collect and utilize to improve business outcomes, support decision-making, and enable process improvements
– from data management and integration to data visualizations and predictive analytics.

Join our talented and elite Consulting Team now by applying to this job posting or contact us via email at and learn more about us at thepinnaclesolutions.com.n nPowered by JazzHRn nnQCgXNiIQr