SAS Analyst

» SAS Analyst
Information Technology
in Washington
, DC
Reference: 19-02130

Description:

Our client is currently seeking a SAS Analyst in Washington, DC. This position will report directly to the Manager, Ops Planning and Analysis and will provide analytical and operational reporting support. Candidates must have the querying skills and business acumen to extract data from our extensive databases (primarily Oracle) and translate it into meaningful analyses, as well as able to execute existing processes and produce routine reporting.  Background in SAS programming is paramount to success in this role, as well as a complete understanding of Oracle SQL. The ideal candidate would have at least 2 years of experience, preferably in marketing or business analysis. Candidates with added experience in using business intelligence reporting tools, such as OBIEE, or Tableau are preferred.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain/enhance existing and new reporting initiatives and models required by the business
  • Create stored procedures, macros, and base SAS code which are sufficiently flexible and robust so other teams within WVO can leverage in their analysis efforts
  • Improve the process flows and streamline data feeds to optimize efficiencies across the organization

Education:

  • BS degree in a business or mathematics discipline
  • Master’s degree preferred

Training Requirements:

  • 3+ years using SAS in an analytical environment to drive business decisions
  • 1-3 years working with SAS Enterprise Miner
  • 3+ years experience with large Oracle relational databases
  • 3+ years experience extracting data from multiple source systems and translating this data into meaningful analyses, reports and recommendations
  • 3+ years experience in data manipulation using Oracle SQL querying tools such as Oracle SQL Plus, SQL Navigator, Toad

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience developing reports and making recommendations, using BI software such as SAS, OBIEE, Tableau, Microstrategy, Business Objects, etc.
  • Experience interpreting models or forecasts to make educated decisions
  • A strong understanding of statistical methodologies and concepts

Technical Skills:

  • Experience with large Oracle relational databases
  • Experience extracting data from multiple source systems and translating this data into meaningful analyses, reports and recommendations
  • Data manipulation using Oracle SQL querying tools such as Oracle SQL Plus, SQL Navigator, Toad
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products; Microsoft Access skills highly desired
  • Experience using SAS for reporting and data manipulation
  • Experience in a BI environment

Job Experience:

  • 1-3 years experience as Marketing Analyst or Business Analyst, preferably as Database Marketing Analyst using Base SAS and SAS Enterprise Miner