Senior SAS Programmer job descripton

Senior SAS Programmer

We are seeking qualified candidates for a full-time SAS Statistical Programmer. In this exciting position, the programmer will work with preeminent healthcare researchers on interesting and valuable projects to analyze complex data in a multiplicity of computing environments. The programmer will have opportunities to grow with a skilled and dynamic group of colleagues within the Center for Health Data Analytics.

This position is located in Research Triangle Park, NC or Waltham, MA.


  • Analyze complex healthcare claims data with SAS in several different environments (e.g., SAS Grid, IBM Mainframe);
  • Work in accord with our standards for quality management;
  • Collaborate with other programmers in a team environment;
  • Assist in the preparation of data for client reports, journal manuscripts, and abstracts/posters;
  • Participate in the development of the center’s initiatives


  • BS/BA degree in computer science, statistics, or health policy and a minimum of 10 years SAS programming experience; Advanced degree in computer science, statistics, or health policy and a minimum of 6 years SAS programming is desirable
  • Demonstrated communication skills, both written and verbal
  • To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and not require sponsorship now or in the future

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in working with relational databases is desirable (e.g., Oracle, Teradata);
  • Experience with Linux/Unix and IBM Mainframe is highly desirable;
  • Research experience in contract work with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services or in a health-related field is highly desirable

RTI is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 5,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services in health and pharmaceuticals, advanced technology, survey and statistics, education and training, economic and social development, and the environment. Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as the first scientific organization in and centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.

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Lisa Horwitz is the Partner Program Manager in the Global Alliances and Channels organization at SAS. She works closely with Partners to ensure that they meet the requirements and take advantage of the benefits of the SAS Partner Program.

Lisa has been at SAS for more than 30 years. Prior to her current role in GAC she was an Instructor in the Education division, a Technical Manager in Sales, and an Advisory Technical Architect in the Customer Loyalty organization.   She was the author of a monthly SAS Talks blog and is a frequent presenter at local and regional SAS user group conferences and at SAS Global Forum.

Lisa holds a B.S. from Old Dominion University in Computer Science and an M.A. in English from the University of Illinois. She is originally from New York City and is currently located in Cary, NC.


Maranatha (Mara) Mishkin is the Operational Analytics Manager at IDEXX, located in Westbrook Maine. Her experience includes analysis in Finance, Health Care, Operations and Life Sciences. She has used SAS for most of her analytic career and enjoys training other analysts.

Tim Hunter is a Principal Software Developer in the ODR (Output Delivery and Reporting) group at SAS. Tim is celebrating his 32nd anniversary at SAS this year. Prior to joining ODR in 2002, Tim worked in both the CMS and MVS Host groups, the SAS I/O group, the Publications division. As part of Language Systems Division from 1987 to 1995 he participated in the creation of the SAS/C compiler. Tim is a graduate of North Carolina State University.

Phil Gibbs is the manager of the Advanced Analytics group in SAS Technical Support.  Phil has been with the Technical Support organization for 22 years.  His areas of expertise are linear and nonlinear modelling, optimization, and statistical computing.

T Winand is a computer software professional and analyst with 24 years’ experience in program design and development, data management, statistical analysis and reporting.  T has fifteen years of programming, statistical analysis and modeling experience with SAS – fourteen of those years as a Systems Engineer, Senior Systems Engineer and Technical Account Manager at SAS.  For the majority of his time at SAS, T has focused his efforts on helping organizations achieve value and growth through the effective use of analytics: statistical analysis, descriptive and predictive data mining, text mining, forecasting, and model management.  While at SAS, T has worked with leading organizations across many different industries but has spent seven years working exclusively with Health and Life Sciences organizations.  In addition, T has complementary expertise with SAS capabilities that support the complete analytical lifecycle: data integration & management, data exploration, operationalization, and business intelligence.  Finally, in recent years, T has helped several large organizations modernize their SAS architectures to achieve greater speed, flexibility and scale, to improve processes and utilization of resources, and, ultimately, to improve value.  T graduated from Cornell University and has an MBA from Kellogg, Northwestern University.


Friday, Jan. 30 2015 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.


Rockefeller Class of 1930 Room

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center (on Google Map) 

Dartmouth College

2 Webster Avenue

Hanover, NH 03755

**Visitor Parking Permit (please print it out and put it on your windshield before you leave your vehicle!) & Dartmouth Campus Maps


T. Winand (Nickname “T.”) used to be a member of DASUG (when it was called TDIASUG) and lives in the area.

T. will give the following two presentations:

PDF for “Macro” & SAS Code for “Macro”

PDF for “Optimization”


2:00 – 2:15: Reception (light food, snack and beverage will be provided)

2:15 – 2:30: Briefing and introducing the speaker

2:30 – 3:30: Introduction to the SAS Macro Facility

3:30 – 3:40: Break

3:40 – 4:40: The Top 10 Ways to Optimize Your SAS Code

4:40 – 5:00: Q & A and networking

** You are welcome to make brief announcements about job opportunities in your departments or organizations before the presentations, during the break , or after the presentations.

** Post-meeting survey

Friday, Jan. 31 2014 1:30 – 4 p.m.

Dartmouth College
35 Centerra Parkway
3rd Floor Conference Room
Lebanon, NH 03766

Phil Gibbs manages the Advanced Analytics group in SAS Technical Support. His areas of specialty are linear/nonlinear mixed models, simulation and mathematical optimization.

Gibbs will give two presentations:

  • Computing Direct and Indirect Standardized Rates and Risks with the STDRATE Procedure
  • Having an EFFECT: More General Linear Modeling and Analysis with the New EFFECT Statement in SAS/STAT® Software

Presentation Paper