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IBM Watson Health - Senior SAS Programmer Analyst in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Description


The Sr. Programmer/Analyst provides direct programming support as well as mentoring for projects conducted within Custom Data Analytics (CDA).


Work closely with project team members (Analysts, Research Leaders, Research Assistants, Statisticians) to complete research projects that will meet clients’ needs.

Using report templates, analysis plans and/or project specifications, write SAS DATA STEPs, PROCEDUREs, and MACROs to retrieve “raw” study databases, create summarized patient or hospital discharge level datasets, generate diagnostics and frequencies, and populate Microsoft Excel-ready output tables. Perform statistical testing as required by the project Leader.

Review and debug SAS code. Perform data investigation on diagnostic, descriptive, and statistical output during course of research project. Suggest and implement changes in methodology based on output review.

Direct and mentor more junior Programmer/Analyst staff to perform portions of modular project programming process including: FORMAT preparation for clinical reference files, DATASTEP programming to extract data, and MACRO creation to output results in appropriate formats.

Generate ad hoc query results to support new business development.

Support training for new hires.

This position can be done remotely.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

7+ years previous healthcare industry and/or quantitative work experience related to pharmaceutical industry or health research.

7+ years SAS DATA STEP programming experience.

2+ years experience working in a variety of computing environments and with a variety of data structures including PC, UNIX, ORACLE, INFORMIX.

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

2 + years working with claims data

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.