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Senior SAS Developer

Job description

Join our dynamic, award-winning company as a Senior SAS Developer!

We are looking for an experienced SAS Developer to join our team, working with the MI Customer Experience Manager and Senior MI Leads to deliver high quality data management across our company. You will be responsible for providing meaningful management information data into the business to support improved Financial and operational performance, managing and maintaining technical solutions, and providing BAU support. You will also as a mentor to more junior team members, utilising their advanced system knowledge bring on the wider team.

Job Title: Senior SAS Developer

Location: Must be commutable to one of the following office locations: Haywards Heath, Central Manchester or Whitstable

Salary: negotiable depending on experience

Hours: 35 hour week, Monday to Friday, Permanent, Full-Time

Key Responsibilities:

  • To support the MI manager and MI Senior Leads to build and manage the BI platform so that our business data and analysis requirements can be retrieved, stored and viewed efficiently
  • To Proactively take ideas, concepts and relationships forwards to support department data initiatives which help to inform the overall strategic direction of the business
  • To mine large data, providing data and management information reports in a format that the business can consume to inform decision making
  • To constantly review the way data is processed in the business, looking for ways to improve running times and efficiency
  • To be an advocate of data governance activities, policies and procedures
  • To help drive continuous improvements in data quality standards
  • To assist with the resolution of known data issues, ensuring root causes are identified and sustainable solutions are developed and implemented, liaising with IT to fix issues, as required, technically bringing on junior member of the team
  • To assist with data risk prioritisation and reporting
  • To help ensure that day to day data processing completes, to agreed timelines with no failures, high level understanding of the Data warehouse as a whole from end to end

Contributes and adheres to:

  • Architecture principles, ensuring that solutions can be integrated into and supported by the larger organisation.
  • Coding standards and source control regimes.
  • Departmental standards for software tools, patterns and frameworks.
  • Departmental wide management of hosting and configuration management.
  • Departmental level design goals, preferred technology toolsets, coding standards, architectural principles and processes.
  • Project and delivery processes and controls ensuring that all activities are adding value to project and organisational level objectives
  • Deputises for MI Customer Experience manager as directed.

Experience/ Qualifications

  • Advanced Excel
  • 3 years' Experience in a BI role
  • Experience of data quality management concepts
  • Essential Experience of SAS code and use of SAS EG or SAS VA
  • Essential Experience of SAS DI studio
  • Proactive problem-solving skills
  • Detailed data analysis and presentation skills
  • Excellent communication skills, able to translate technical detail into simple language that non-technical people can understand
  • Able to operate in a fast-changing market and environment, often tackling issues without clear precedents
  • Organised, methodical, able to deliver to agreed deadlines
  • Confident in own judgement and decision-making, sees challenges as development opportunities not problems

Employee benefits

  • Private Medical cover for employee
  • 5% Employer pension contributions when contributing 5%
  • 28 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Life Assurance 4x annual salary

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