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Senior SAS GRID Administrator (Linux OS)

Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. is seeking a highly experienced Senior SAS GRID Administrator (Linux OS) as an addition to our elite SAS Consulting Team for one of our Clients - a Manufacturing company, located in Dearborn, MI for a 6-Month Contract, Full-time, all On-site. 


NOTE!  Candidate - please specify desired HOURLY rate in application questions.


The consultant will ensure and manage a large and complex mutli-tier SAS environment. This candidate should have experience administering SAS and GRID.  This person will need to have an in depth knowledge of SAS and GRID administration, installation, configuration, monitoring and problem resolution. This person will be working alongside existing SAS Administrator to provide assistance, best practices and resolve problems as well as day-to-day admin tasks.


  • Experience administering SAS platform in a multi-node GRID environment with Linux OS.
  • SAS In-memory technologies - Experience with Model Manager with VA, HDFS and LASR Analytic Server a plus.
  • Appliance with SAS + Greenplum + Hadoop a plus.
  • SAS on an appliance (EMC pivotal).
  • SAS Hadoop technologies (Cloudera).
  • Understand SAS in-memory and high performance offerings.
  • Demonstrated experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux administration, performance monitoring, performance tuning, problem diagnosis.
  • Experience with SAS Management Console (including Metadata Management plug-in, Scheduling plug-in, and Folders tab).
  • Experience creating metadata users and groups.
  • Experience creating metadata libraries and folders.
  • Experience reading through SAS logs to work through problems finding root causes and rectifying. Interfacing with SAS technical is a MUST.
  • Experience monitoring grid and make sure that nodes are balanced with SAS generated code running efficiently across grid.
  • Working knowledge of LSF as it pertains to the SAS grid.
  • Ability to make changes to SAS environment such as modifying SAS code, configuration files and writing automation scripts.
  • Ability to install hot fixes, service packs, upgrades as well as add-on software components.
  • Knowledge and consultative approach to model deployment methodology.
  • Experience troubleshooting GRID problems.
  • SAS and SAS/GRID Installation.
  • Experience with SAS/RTM and Environment Manager.
  • Experience configuring and troubleshooting SAS Mid-tier.
  • Experience administering SAS/E-MINER and SAS/Enterprise Guide.
  • Experience with alternative authentication providers such as Active Directory.
  • Good written and spoken communications skills in English and thought-leadership skills.



LOCATION(S):  Dearborn, MI

WORK TYPE:  6-Month Contract

WORK MODEL:   Full-time, M-F, 40 hours per week, all On-site



Pinnacle Solutions is a trusted SAS Alliance Partner, Futrix Business Partner, and creator of The Backpack Solution, 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 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 consulting expertise for our key Client positions.  Join our talented and elite SAS Consulting Team now by applying to this job posting or contact us via email at: and learn more about us at:

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