• Senior SAS Programmer

    Location US-MD-Silver Spring
    Job ID
    Data Management/Data Analysis
    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 clinical research services, epidemiology and 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.


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


    • Bachelors degree in physical sciences, information technology, computer science, 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.
    • Minimum 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.
    • Ability to work in a team environment, following established processes.
    • Ability to work across multiple projects
    • Strong analytical skills and ability to interpret statistical programming specifications.
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with STATA, R, SPSS, SUDAAN
    • Experience using analytical tools to like Tableau, and EXCEL to prepare Dashboards.
    • Experience with commercial claims and encounter data

    SSS is committed to fostering a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discrimated against on the basis of disability.


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