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Senior SAS Advanced Programmer / DI Developer

Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. is seeking a highly experienced Senior SAS Advanced Programmer / DI Developer as an addition to our elite SAS Consulting Team for one of our Clients - a large Energy Company, located in Springfield, MA for a 5-6 Month Contract-to-Hire, Full-time, all On-site. 

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 6-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 ETL development of SAS processes/code from different sources of data to an Oracle Enterprise data warehouse. Consultant MUST be an expert SAS developer optimizing SAS Code.


  • Must have robust Data Warehousing experience and ETL experience.
  • Must have strong Data Modeling experience.
  • At least 7 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:
    • 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).
    • SAS Macro language for use in making the code more efficient and building modular systems (treating macros as subroutines).
    • SQL programming (i.e. use of both SQL pass-through and PROC SQL via SAS/Access to one or more databases).
    • SAS/Access to Relational Databases to read/write to/from RDBMS.
    • 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 with proper SAS code testing procedures and has a 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 and validate/ask appropriate follow-up questions in order to translate to what is needed for SAS processing.
  • Oracle RDBMS experience is a MUST.
  • SAS Administration experience is a plus.
  • Experience using SAS for statistics is a plus.



· Bachelor of Science in computer science or related field



LOCATION(S):  Springfield, MA

WORK TYPE:  5-6 Month Contract-to-Hire

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



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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