Social & Scientific Systems (S-3)

Senior SAS Programmer (Health Research)

US-MD-Silver Spring
Job ID
2017-1700
Category
Research
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Social & Scientific Systems (SSS) works to improve public health worldwide by providing technical, research, and program management services to government, nonprofit, and commercial clients. The SSS team offers a synergy of expertise in public health studies, health data management and analysis, and program evaluation and policy analysis. Please join our dedicated staff of employee-owners in an environment that values diversity and supports health, well-being, and professional growth.

 

FUNCTION:  Generate statistical output; formulate program approaches and consult with client or team members to clarify requirements; write, test, implement, and refine SAS code; provide input to progress reports; prepare codebooks and documentation; perform required quality control and assurance activities including benchmarking results.

Responsibilities

Generate statistical output; formulate program approaches and consult with client or team members to clarify requirements; write, test, implement, and refine SAS code; provide input to progress reports; prepare codebooks and documentation; perform required quality control and assurance activities including benchmarking results.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree, preferably in physical sciences or quantitative social sciences.
  • Ten years of working experience in SAS applications programming, including proficiency in using the SAS DATA step to perform complex file merges, create analysis variables, and generate descriptive statistics for quality control purposes.
  • At least three years of experience processing large health care data files (experience with Medicare/Medicaid claims data a major plus) including the confidentiality requirements of processing such data.
  • Experience managing tasks or small projects including client interaction and collaboration; interpretation and refinement of requirements; task monitoring and control; verification and validation of results; and delivery and support. May supervise or mentor staff as needed.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, following established processes.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to interpret statistical programming specifications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

 

 

SSS is committed to fostering a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.

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