Sr. SAS Developer

  • White Plains, NY

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Information Technology

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Job Description

Looking for a Sr. SAS developer for a contract assignment in White Plains, NY.


  • Must have solid understanding of SAS risk engines internal architecture and intimate knowledge of SAS control tables.
  • Effectively design and code SAS programs for assigned project(s)consistently meeting project objectives.
  • Codes complex SAS programs for applications designed to analyze and report complex computations on positions and market data.
  • Performs quality control checks of advanced SAS code and output produced by other statistical programmers.
  • Expert knowledge of base SAS and macros for SAS software development.
  • Expert knowledge of lookup tables for SAS for SAS software development.
  • Analyze, develop, code, test, debug, and document programming on assigned applications to satisfy business requirements for one or more business areas.
  • Development and implementation support of enhancements for user requested changes.
  • Assist in code migrations from development to production, while working closely with build engineer and system administration teams.
  • Adhere to proper IT SDLC procedures.
  • Assume responsibility for issue resolution for production systems and provide tier 2-3 production support.


  • 5 years of relevant development life cycle experience in SAS application development .
  • Minimum 3 years of hands-on experience with implementation of market risk models or other financial systems .
  • Minimum 3 years of hands-on working experience with SAS Risk Dimensions.
  • Database platforms like Oracle, Teradata, DB2, and MS SQL.
  • SAS Base, SAS Datasets, SQL, SAS Connect, SAS Macros.
  • Familiar with relational databases (Oracle preferred) and stored procedures required.
  • Understand data models and must have good data analysis skills.
  • ETL concepts and data quality controls.
  • Knowledge of system architecture using SAS.
  • Unix shell scripts skills in order to perform data manipulation.
  • Implementing quality guidelines, standards, and procedures.
  • Proven ability to help resolve issues for any application production problems.
  • Experience with financial data models.


  • B.S. or M.S. in computer science, statistics, or qualitative field.
  • Moderate knowledge of statistical distributions and calculations and
  • basic understanding of matrix calculation required.
  • Familiarity with data manipulation of time series data.
  • Knowledge of front end application development using Java is a plus.

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