SAS Programmer

    Location: Towson, MD
    Date Posted: 07-10-2017
    CVP is seeking a highly talented SAS Programmer to provide expertise across several quality improvement organizations that support our federal healthcare client. The team’s mission is to architect, build, and support innovative health care IT systems, which focus on optimizing quality programs. The SAS Programmer will perform a significant role in operating and maintaining the Healthcare Quality Information System (HCQIS).

    Major Areas of Responsibility
     
    • Build and code applications and/or models using various computer programming languages (SAS or SQL)
    • Coordinate the design, development and testing of complex and efficient programming and analytic code
    • Provide technical support and subject matter expertise related to specified health care programming & analytic activities, projects and deliverables 
    • Plan, develop, test, and document mainframe-resident and client/server applications programs
    • Generate new code and correct, convert, and/or modify existing code to meet specifications
    • Prepare detailed specifications from which code will be written
    • Confer with end-users to analyze specified methods and procedures, identify problems, and document specific requirements
    • Write and update technical documentation, such as user manuals, product specifications, and training materials
    • Perform a variety of testing procedures on assigned products, analyze test results, and correct problems
    • Prepare reports on analyses, findings, and project progress
    • Provide guidance and work leadership to less-experienced programmers
    • Maintain current knowledge of relevant technologies
    • Participate in special projects
    • Gather and/or clarify business and technical requirements with data requestors
    • Provide technical and analytic input to analytic team


    Requirements
     
    • 5-8 years of directly related computer programming experience
    • Proficiency in the use of SAS and/or Oracle PL/SQL or equivalent software tools
    • Advanced knowledge of the fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures used in computer programming
    • Related experience in analytic programming, data extraction, querying databases/data warehouses and data analysis
    • Previous professional experience working with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical discipline or at least 10 years of relevant professional experience plus technical certifications
    • Ability to exercise appropriate judgment (assertive but non-confrontational)
    • High levels of adaptability and agility
    • Strong conflict resolution, negotiation and persuasive skills
     
    Desired Skills
     
    • Professional SAS Certification(s)
    • Previous experience with Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ), Medicaid or Medicare claims
     
    Customer Value Partners, Inc. is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. Customer Value Partners seeks to provide employment opportunities for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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