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Senior SAS Advanced Programmer / Migration Specialist

Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. is seeking a highly-experienced Senior SAS Advanced Programmer / Migration Specialist as an addition to our elite SAS Consulting Team for one of our Clients - a Management Consulting Company located in Summit, NJ for a 3 month (500 Hours) Contract-to-Hire, Full-time, all On-site beginning in June 2017.


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

PLEASE ALSO NOTE!  The Client intends for the Candidate to become their employee after the 3-month 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.



This is a Senior SAS Advanced developer opportunity responsible for migration and re-engineering of SAS processes/code from physical servers and Oracle to AWS and PostgreSQL database.  The Consultant MUST BE AN EXPERT SAS developer optimizing SAS Code.




  • Bachelor of Science in computer science or related field.
  • At least 8 years of progressive experience in designing and developing systems or applications for reporting, data management and analytics using SAS.
  • Senior Expert level SAS proficiency in the following:


  1. Base SAS DATA step programming (i.e. Data step programming: use of functions, merges, working with lags, retains, arrays, Proc Means, Proc Transpose, Excel Tagsets, and other Procs for general data manipulation and reporting).
  2. SAS Macro language for use in making code more efficient and building modular systems (treating macros as subroutines).
  3. SQL programming (i.e. use of both SQL pass-through and PROC SQL via SAS/Access to one or more databases).
  4. SAS/Access to Relational Databases to read/write to/from RDBMS.
  5. Utilizing SAS Enterprise Guide and its functionality to create project flows which could include aspects of data access, manipulation, summarization, and report generation. to a variety of output formats and channels.


  • Understands SAS best practices, tips & tricks, and innovative in the usage of SAS.
  • Experience migrating SAS programs and data across platforms, following best practices for creating and executing a proper migration plan, and testing and validating the migrated content.
  • Experience with proper SAS code testing procedures and has good understanding of when results are correct or need to be revised.
  • Good written and spoken communications skills in English and thought-leadership skills.
  • Self-starter, works independently as necessary, and with other business and technical people.
  • Ability to convey in business/layman terms what SAS code is doing.
  • Ability to understand business requirements (financial) and validate / ask appropriate follow up questions in order to translate to what is needed for SAS processing.
  • PostgreSQL and Oracle RDBMS experience is a plus.
  • Amazon AWS experience is a plus.
  • SAS Administration experience is a plus.
  • Experience using SAS for statistics is a plus.
  • Knowledge with company finance performance databases.
  • Previous experience with one or more version control systems is a plus.
  • Previous experience with some variant of Unix operating system is a plus.



LOCATION(S):  Summit, NJ

WORK TYPE:  3-Month Contract-to-Hire

WORK MODEL:   Full-time, M-F, 40 hours per week, all On-site beginning in June 2017



Pinnacle Solutions is a trusted SAS Alliance & Resell Partner, Amazon Web Services 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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