SAS Advanced Programmer / SAS Administrator 
Springfield, MA
Contract to Hire

Job Summary

SMART IT People has a contract to hire opportunity for a SAS Advanced Programmer/SAS Administrator in Springfield, MA. The initial contract period will be for 5 to 6 months with the intent to convert to a full time permanent position.

Responsibilities and Duties

This is a Senior SAS Advanced developer opportunity responsible for optimizing 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 and administrating the SAS environment with SAS Metadata.

Qualifications and Skills

Bachelor of Science in computer science or related field

Must have robust Data Warehousing experience and ETL experience

Must have SAS Administration experience with SAS Metadata.

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:

o Base SAS DATA step programming (i.e. Data step programming: use of functions, merges, working with lags, retains, arrays, Proc Means, Proc Transpose, Excel Tag sets, and other Procs for general data manipulation and reporting) 2

o SAS Macro language for use in making code more efficient and building modular systems (treating macros as subroutines)

o SQL programming (i.e. use of both SQL pass-through and PROC SQL via SAS/Access to one or more databases)

o SAS/Access to Relational Databases to read/write to/from RDBMS

o 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 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 Visual Analytics experience is a plus

SAS Migration experience from one Environment\version to another SAS Environment\version is a plus.

Experience using SAS for statistics is a plus

Job Type: Contract

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