Senior SAS Programmer

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In this role, you will provide statistically and methodologically sound analytics to ensure analytic validity regarding hypothesis evaluation. You will study design/methodology development and findings in order to drive improvements in clinical, operational, and economic outcomes for the company and Members. You will serve as the resident statistical and methodological expert and share best practices and approaches for statistics, study design, and applied analytic methods.


  • Develop computer programs using SAS and perform necessary manipulations to import complex external data into SAS and export the output to other databases and files.
  • Work with the technology team and other stakeholders to set reasonable expectations regarding data formatting and turn-around times.
  • Provide computationally complex analysis for leadership team to identify critical issues and questions around clinical performance improvement data.
  • Manage data files used in data science and methodology teams.
  • Pull data from data marts and databases, clean and process data to prepare for use.
  • Create and maintain programming tracking documentation.
  • Generate summary tables, data listings, graphs and derived datasets as specified in the statistical analysis plan.
  • Generate outputs and reports to support data science and methodological workflows.
  • Conduct statistical inference analysis and testing to develop and evaluate data-driven hypotheses and results.
  • Communicate analytic testing findings to various parties via a comprehensive, standard format detailing methods, analysis and conclusions and recommended next steps.
  • Serve as the resident SAS expert and share best practices/approaches for data processing, efficient code execution, and analytic process automation.


  • Relevant degree preferred.
  • 5 or more years of relevant experience required.
  • Experience with SAS programming required.
  • MS SQL experience and data analysis with MS Excel highly preferred.
  • CMS experience with government data preferred.
  • Statistical experience with Python preferred.
  • Self-starter, a creative problem-solver, a desire to find and improve inefficiencies.

Estimated Hiring Range:
$75,100.00 - $111,700.00

This position is also incentive eligible.

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