Senior SAS / Informatics Programmer

Aetna Inc. in Phoenix, AZ

  • Type: Full Time
position filled

Job Description

The Senior SAS Programmer is responsible for the successful delivery of analyses and analytic solutions to meet business needs, interacting directly with internal and external clients and colleagues. Acts as the analytic team lead for complex projects involving multiple resources and tasks, providing individual mentoring in support of company objectives.

Fundamental Components included but are not limited to:

Performs applied statistical research and custom analysis of integrated healthcare data, interprets results, and makes recommendations based on analytic findings to business areas.

Stays informed about industry trends, research findings and evaluation methods.

Makes recommendations about data collection methods, metrics definition and evaluation methods.

Presents analytic reports to clients and stakeholders.

Defines and delivers analytical solutions in support of healthcare business initiatives that drive short / long term objectives.

Collaborates with internal and external partners and organizations in the design and execution of analytic studies to answer business and research questions.

Designs and conducts analyses and outcome studies using healthcare claims, pharmacy and lab data, employing appropriate research designs and statistical methods.

Develops, validates and executes algorithms, statistical models and reporting tools that answer applied research and business questions for internal and external clients. Develops and participates in presentations and consultations to existing and prospective constituents on information services, capabilities and performance results. Turns analysis into business/customer solutions.

Manages personal resources and cross-functional projects and customer expectations to achieve constituent satisfaction.

Responsible for project commitments to quality and on-time deliverables.

The ability to manage conflicting priorities and multiple projects concurrently. Willingness to understand and probe into technical details. Contributes to a motivated work environment by working effectively to achieve common goals. Creates and evaluates the data needs of assigned projects and assures the integrity of the data. Conducts analyses that may be suitable for publication in journals and external presentations. Works independently to plan and conduct sophisticated analyses. Assists in team leadership and mentoring and may perform management functions in the absence of the Informatics Manager.

Qualifications Requirements and Preferences:

Strong leadership experience, collaboration skills with the ability to work effectively with all levels of management and staff.

Ability to evaluate/recommend the use of other reporting platforms to solve constituent needs: Business Objects, Microsoft Access, web development technology, big data analytics, data mining, Visual Basic.

Strong understanding of customer s strategies, information needs programs, processes and products.

Strong problem-solving skills and critical thinking ability.

Strong reporting skills using Excel, Access, Word and/or PowerPoint.

Expert knowledge of clinical risk adjustment, multivariate analyses, epidemiology or health economics research methods.

Advanced SQL and SAS PC programming abilities in data warehouse or big data analytics environment, including use of statistical analysis techniques or business intelligence application development. Well-versed in statistical model building and concepts, decision trees and classification rules, segmentation and cluster analysis. Understanding of relational databases, data systems and data warehouses. Knowledge of analytic programming tools and methods (SAS PC, SQL, OLAP, Business Objects, Crystal). Healthcare analysis, health economics, epidemiology, or health services research experience. Ability to communicate statistical and technical ideas and results to non-technical clients in written and verbal form.

Able to make sound decisions and recommendations to drive business solutions. Demonstrated extensive and diverse knowledge of health care data, metrics, systems and standards; demonstrated subject matter expert in multiple subject areas.7 or more years of health research, epidemiology or pharmaceutical industry analytic experience. Strong problem solving, analytical, and project management skills.

Functional Skills:

Information Management - Business information analysis, Information Management - Data acquisition, data management, programming and documentation, Information Management - Informatics, Information Management - Medical economics

Technology Experience:

Aetna Application - Aetna Health Information Advantage, Aetna Application - Aetna Strategic Data Warehouse, Aetna Application - Aetna Strategic Desktop Reporting

Required Skills:

Leadership - Anticipating and Innovating, Leadership - Collaborating for Results, Leadership - Creating Accountability

Desired Skills:

Leadership - Anticipating and Innovating, Leadership - Developing and Executing Strategy, Leadership - Driving Change

Additional Job Information:

Must be an experienced PC SAS programmer who can independently create reports and work with other team members to complete complex projects with anticipated quick turn- around deliverable timelines.

The location is Nationwide and can be 100% telecommute.

Benefit Eligibility

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Job Function: Healthcare

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