Senior Statistical Programmer Analyst
Project Performance Corporation - Washington, DC

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Washington, DC

Project Performance Corporation (PPC) was named one of the Washington, DC area’s “Best Places to Work” by Washingtonian Magazine in 2007. Project Performance Corporation serves as the North American Operations arm of AEA, an internationally recognized consultancy. We are part of a 1,000-person multi-disciplinary team of information technology professionals, project management experts, scientific and technical experts, and legal and regulatory specialists dedicated to providing fully integrated and business-oriented solutions. With offices in the DC Metropolitan Area and London, we enjoy combined annual revenues of approximately $250M (USD). Our cutting edge IT and management solutions benefit Fortune 500 decision makers and governments around the world.

Job Description:
The Senior Statistical Programmer Analyst will help to design and develop sophisticated applications using advanced data analysis techniques. The qualified candidate will have experience in the financial markets and securities. This is an opportunity to work with large datasets of both structured and unstructured data. The right person will be creative in applying unique approaches to complex non-traditional large scale analytical reporting.

Other responsibilities for this position:
Client interaction including daily contact across multiple teams and personnel including executive management

Notifies PM of critical risks and issues helping to resolve them in a timely manner

Serve as an analyst working with the government to deign sophisticated models, determine methodologies, organize data collection, create programs, prepare reports and summarize and present studies

Provide senior level technical expertise for the design and development of comprehensive, complicated financial data applications, surveys, reviews and research

Supports program lifecycle of the projects (customer interaction, technical delivery, status reporting and analytical solutions)

Mentors other team members to understand and accomplish goals, meet target schedules and milestones, resolve and mitigate issues, establish metrics for measuring key performance criteria

Work with large volumes of financial data from different instruments and sources for back-testing and validation of models, algorithms, and strategies

Reviews deliverables prepared by task team

Meets with team members and customers to review project scope and progress

Minimum Qualifications:
Master degree in Econometrics, Finance or related technical fields such as Mathematics, Engineering, Operations Research, Computer Science, MBA or MFE.

7+ years of SAS programming experience

7+ years of experience in data analysis including database design, statistical data analysis and research analysis

Experience with a dvanced analytic techniques such as modern econometric methods, multivariate statistical analysis, clustering and segmentation, experimental design, optimization and text analytics .

Experience with other development tools and programming such as:

EXCEL, STATA, MATLAB, Mathematica, Perl, Oracle 11g, MS ACCESS, R, S-PLUS, Python or SQL

Experience in the following Operating System Environments:
MS Windows, Linux, and Unix

Experience in managing and integrating large datasets using a variety of software

Experience with a mix of analytic and textual processing tools

Experience with several relational database technologies including Oracle, Sybase, MS SQL Server

SAS Certification

Preferred Qualifications:
1+ year of operational/regulatory financial analysis experience

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to communicate effectively to a wide-range of stakeholders

PPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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