SAS Programmer Analyst

American National Insurance   •  

League City, TX

Industry: Insurance

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5 - 7 years

Posted 294 days ago

This job is no longer available.

The Lead Programmer Analyst is Responsible for the development and delivery of Analytical solutions using SAS platform.  The Lead Programmer Analyst will also support the user community with their reporting/analytical needs and guide and help the users with resolving their data and analytical needs.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert knowledge of the SAS Enterprise Miner, and other SAS BI tools to guide less experienced users through the software functionality and assisting them in creating models and reports.
  • Assist the Business Intelligence and Analytics team with SAS programming solutions.
  • Develop complex SAS programming solutions.
  • Lead the efforts in building high end SAS modeling.
  • Monitor and support multiple SAS jobs, scripts and other administration tasks.
  • Continually monitor and tune the performance of the platform.
  • Write and maintain technical documentation.
  • Determine how Business Intelligence (BI) will provide the information required to make effective business decisions; Translating requirements into applications that employ appropriate decision support and reporting tools.
  • Guide the users in how to use BI in their day-to-day activities.
  • Develop relationships with the users that foster client ties.
  • Works closely with the users and the technical teams in prioritizing data and information requirements.
  • Helps manage user expectations effectively.
  • Support User Acceptance Testing effort.
  • Conduct training classes to the users.
  • Understand business workflows to technically incorporate them.
  • Other Duties as Assigned.

 

Desired Skills & Experience

First and foremost we require individuals with outstanding communication skills and the ability to explain complex technical ideas to non-technical people.   Additionally they should also possess as many of the following as possible:

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Minimum 4-7years of experience administering large-scale, enterprise SAS environments.
  • Minimum 3-4years of experience in SAS modeling.
  • Minimum 3-4years of experience in SAS Enterprise Miner, SAS Enterprise Guide.
  • SAS Certification a big plus.
  • Experience in other BI platforms like IBM Cognos Analytics, Tableau, Microsoft BI, QlikView a big plus.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good understanding of Data Analysis.
  • Ability to function, prioritize, and execute tasks in high-pressure altering environment.
  • Ability to Self-Direct with keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to conceptually understand the direction for the organization’s objectives and goals.
  • Data Warehousing background.

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