SMART IT People has a 1 year contract opportunity for a Sr. SAS Advanced Programmer with SQL and Oracle for a Health Care industry client in Lansing, MI. This role is responsible for data preparation and development of SAS processes/code from different sources of data to an Oracle data warehouse. The consultant will develop SAS reports as well (ie .. Proc Report, Data _Null_,Proc Tabulate). Once on board, ADP II Security Clearance will be required.  

Required skills:

• Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or related field 

• Oracle experience is a must 

• At least 5 years of SAS programming and SQL experience 

• Advance level SAS proficiency in the following: 

o BASE SAS DATA step programming (i.e. Data step programming: use of functions, merges, dynamic formats, date formats, retains, arrays, hash tables, other Procs and advanced coding techniques for general data manipulation and reporting) 

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 Oracle to Oracle RDBMS 

o SAS Reporting - Proc Report, Data _Null_, Proc Tabulate, Proc Freq 

o Leveraging and utilizing SAS Output Delivery System (ODS) 

• 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 

• Self-starter, works independently as necessary, and with other business and technical people 

• 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 

• Good written and spoken communications skills in English and thought-leadership skills

To apply, please send your resume in MS Word format to with job title in subject line.

Sr. SAS Advanced Programmer

Lansing, MI

1 year contract