SAS Data Analyst/Programmer

New York, NY 10012

Posted: 08/21/2018 Job Category: Technology Job Number: 99881

Title: SAS Data Analyst/Programmer

Company: Publishing

Location: New York, New York


  • Candidate must have a strong knowledge of SAS programing as well as a strong familiarity with data processing within a traditional direct marketing environment.
  • The primary responsibility of this position is supporting all email and direct mail campaign selection, reporting, and modeling / data mining analysis in Canada.
  • The position will also work on analytical and statistical projects for the domestic divisions, as well as function as a fully cross-trained team member of the Corporate Marketing group.
  • Candidate should be an expert SAS programmer, and equally adept at developing production-level code and at rapidly writing complex programs to support ad hoc data manipulation needs.
  • Candidate should also be able to perform cold readings of SAS code and confidently understand what the code is doing.
  • Candidate should also be comfortable juggling a highly varied spectrum of projects – from routine programming duties, to campaign selection in SAS Campaign Management and SAS E-Guide, to participation in more long-term analytical projects, all while constantly dealing with interruptions for data and analytical emergencies.
  • Your ability to manage time effectively and transition from project to project quickly is essential for success in the position. 

Day-to-Day Responsibilities: 
  • Execute mail campaigns within SAS Campaign Manager or SAS Enterprise Guide, and interface with clients concerning mail selections. 
  • Create reports and perform ad hoc marketing analysis, using SAS code or SAS Enterprise Guide 
  • Develop SAS data sets using Base SAS, to support statistical modeling and data mining projects. 
  • Work on analytical data mining projects using SAS 
  • Write production SAS code supporting reporting/analysis, campaign selection, and the creation of summarized data mart tables within SAS environment 
  • Create and maintain external data feeds into SAS environment, cleaning and transforming data using SAS code.
  • Support data QC through SAS programming 
  • Support all Corporate Marketing reporting and campaign selection by writing SAS code as necessary 

  • BS / BA in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Economics, or other quantitative field 
  • At least 5 years professional experience using SAS programming for data analysis and data processing 
  • Strong written/verbal communications skills 
  • Proven ability to juggle multiple data processing and analytical projects, while also handling emergency interruptions, managing time effectively. 
  • Ability to collaborate and function effectively as a member of a team 

Technical Skills:
  • Expert SAS programmer - candidate must have a solid understanding of:   
  • Match-merging in SAS code, especially using the DATA step 
  • SAS macro-language 
  •   SAS arrays 
  • Looping – within DATA step and within marco code 

Salary: Commensurate with experience


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