SAS/SQL Consultant I

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Tennessee   •  

Chattanooga, TN

Industry: Business Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 290 days ago

This job is no longer available.

This position is responsible for producing complex, efficient, error free SAS programs, related documentation and for providing maintenance to existing programs.

Job Description:

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design, write, test and document Base SAS programs, subroutines, and scripts to meet project objectives
  • Extract data from large databases, including DB2 and Oracle, through SAS.
  • Maintain current production programs to meet the expanding needs of an application area
  • Work independently or assist a system analyst in investigating and resolving system failures in order to reduce the system downtime
  • Evaluate new or alternative data processing techniques to determine their usefulness in meeting project needs and deadlines
  • Assist other programmers in program design, testing and debugging to improve departmental production
  • Assist in preparing and maintaining System and Application documentation

Job Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.  Equivalent experience is defined as 4 years of professional work experience.


  • 3 years SAS programming experience including Base SAS, SQL, macros, and multi-processing techniques required.
  • 2 years relational database experience required


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Must be a team player, be organized and have the ability to handle multiple projects
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision or function in a team environment sharing responsibility, roles, and accountability
  • Ability to build and maintain complex and efficient SAS routines, using SQL, macros, and multi-processing techniques.
  • Ability to efficiently process large databases and extract from multiple environments is required.
  • Knowledge of systems analysis, design, and project management techniques required.
  • Exceptional analytic, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills are required.
  • Ability to work in a rapid, agile project style environment is required.