This position is responsible for producing complex, efficient, error free SAS programs, related documentation and for providing maintenance to existing programs.
Job Duties & Responsibilities
Design, write, test and document Base SAS programs, subroutines, and scripts to meet project objectives
Extract data from large databases, including DB2 and Oracle, through SAS
Maintain current production programs to meet the expanding needs of an application area
Work independently or assist a system analyst in investigating and resolving system failures in order to reduce the system downtime
Evaluate new or alternative data processing techniques to determine their usefulness in meeting project needs and deadlines
Assist other programmers in program design, testing and debugging to improve departmental production
Assist in preparing and maintaining System and Application documentation
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or other related field is preferred. Equivalent years of experience is acceptable. Equivalent years of experience are determined as one year of technical experience for every year of college requested.
5+ years experience working in healthcare industry and working with healthcare data is preferred
3+ years SAS programming experience including Base SAS, SQL, macros, and multi-processing techniques
2+ years relational database experience
Ability to build and maintain complex and efficient SAS routines, using SQL, macros, and multi-processing techniques
Ability to efficiently process large databases and extract from multiple environments is required
Above average written and oral communication skills are required
Knowledge of systems analysis, design, and project management techniques required
Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Products, including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint is required
Exceptional analytic, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills are required
Ability to work in a rapid, agile project style environment is required
Ability to work in a Unix environment is a plus
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