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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 large Energy Company, located in Austin, TX for a 6-Month Contract, Full-time, all On-site. 

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




The SAS consultant will ensure and manage a Production and Non-Production multi-tiered, multi-node SAS GRID environments. This candidate should have experience administering SAS platform and GRID environments.

The Candidate will need to have an in-depth knowledge of SAS and GRID administration, installation, configuration, monitoring, performance optimization and problem resolution. They will be working alongside existing a SAS Administrator to provide assistance, best practices and resolve problems as well as day-to-day admin tasks.

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.

The ideal Administrator must possess the ability to interface with all aspects of an IT infrastructure especially as it pertains to setting best practices, making recommendations and working with SAS to make it fit with existing IT rules.  The SAS Administrator will be responsible for implementation, installation, architecture design and administration.



  • Bachelor's degree and equivalent work experience required.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a SAS system administrator in a Linux environment.
  • 1-3 years of experience administering SAS GRID.



  • Experience administering SAS platform in a multi-node GRID environment with Linux OS.
  • Hands-on experience as a SAS administrator of the 9.x suite in a Linux environment performing system monitoring, log analysis, performance analysis, performance tuning and capacity planning.
  • Administer, Maintain and tune the SAS GRID Environment. Provides SAS Platform capacity planning, metrics and performance tuning recommendations.
  • Must have experience with SAS Environment Manager and Platform RTM.
  • Experience with Security and Authentication and SSO topics (related to the access of source data, the access of data within SAS on the SAS servers across the different business organizations as well as SAS’ integration with tools such as Active Directory/LDAP/Centrify/Kerberos/Siteminder).
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • o SAS/Access products and configuring to connect RDBMS servers.
    • o SAS/Enterprise Guide.
    • o SAS/Enterprise Miner.
    • o SAS/GRID.
    • o SAS Visual Analytics/HPA Server.
  • 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 install hot fixes, service packs, upgrades as well as add-on software components.



LOCATION(S):  Austin, TX

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 & 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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