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SAS Programmer/Analyst

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The UNC System Office located in Chapel Hill, NC seeks a SAS programmer/analyst to join the Data and Analytics team. Key qualities for the ideal candidate are SAS proficiency, analytical ability and communication skill. The programmer/analyst is an information architect who will help with data analysis and data visualization at the UNC System Office. As part of the Data and Analytics team, the programmer/analyst will work with all 16 constituent universities to validate, analyze, and report institutional data.
Helpful skills include problem-solving ability, analytical thinking, and the ability to communicate with a wide variety of data consumers. Useful experience would include work in higher education institutional research, enrollment management, planning or analysis, particularly within the UNC System. Base SASSAS Business Intelligence, SAS Visual Analytics, SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS Macro and SQL are currently used by the programmer/analyst team. Experience with any of those SAS tools will be beneficial. No candidate is expected to have experience in all of the above tools.

Job Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a programming-heavy related degree from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of progressive experience in the information technology field including experience in programming technology related work; or a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or in a programming-heavy related degree and two years of progressive experience in the information technology field including experience in programming; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Management strongly prefers a minimum of three (3) years of writing original SAS code in a professional setting;
• Experience with debugging and troubleshooting code and updating legacy code; 
• Proficiency with Base SAS. Data Step programming, merging large and complex data sets using Data Merge, and use of specific routines in SAS such as Proc SQL, ODS, Proc Report/Tabulate, Macro Programming, and Array Processing; 
• Experience with SAS Visual Analytics and SAS Enterprise Guide are valuable as well; 
• Prefer related experience in higher education institutional research, enrollment management, planning or analysis, particularly within the UNC System;
• Strong analytical skills, critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
• Ability to work as part of a team and ability to communicate with wide variety of stakeholders;
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
• A commitment to accuracy and quality.

Institution Description

The Data and Analytics department provides decision support to UNC leadership, the Board of Governors, the legislature, and various other stakeholders, primarily through the maintenance of and extraction of information from a rich central database. The goal is to meet key stakeholders’ needs by building an efficient, responsive, sustainable operation on a technology and human resource platform. The department handles state and federal reporting requirements centrally—most prominently, the federal higher education data system, IPEDS, requires a substantial set of reports at various points during the year. The department manages various UNC system annual reporting to the Board of Governors (e.g., faculty workload, student enrollment), and Data and Analytics is responsible for developing and managing reporting and analytics tools as part of the UNC System’s shared analytics platform.


Application Due Date: 2019-10-09
Job Start Date: 2019-08-15
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Chapel Hill
State/Province/Region: NC
Institution: University of North Carolina System Office
Reports To: Data and Analytics unit
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Data and Analytics

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