SAS Data Conversion Developer (Mainframe, Linux)- Only W2

  • Virtusoft,
  • Smithfield, RI
SAS Base programming, SAS Enterprise Guide, Mainframe, Linux, flat files, MS Excel files, text files, XML files, DB2 etc.
Contract W2, Long Term
Depends On Experience
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

Virtusoft, since its inception, has been a proven global technology firm with a mission of maintaining quality, integrity, technical skills and confidentiality & privacy of our clients. Virtusoft is capable of delivering on and off-shore consulting with cost efficient technical / business solutions and services to help our clients operate more productively and profitably utilizing our full spectrum of specialized staffing and project implementation services.

Virtusoft is looking for a SAS Data Conversion Developer (Mainframe, Linux) in Smithfield, RI.


  • 3+ years of SAS Base programming - heavy data conversions (MUST) from various data sources (flat files, MS Excel files, text files, XML files, etc.) using SAS, ETL
  • 3+ years of SAS Enterprise Guide (EG - MUST), multi-tasking, working projects concurrently and Linux/UNIX platforms (not Windows). 
  • These candidates would have strong experience taking flat files/excel files/text files, uploading them into SAS, converting them to our platform (Linux) and testing for accuracy. 
The Developer will be tasked with providing data conversion solutions by developing conversion applications and routines as well as executing data conversions under guidance of Sr. Associates.  Works under minimal supervision. The technical environment consists of SAS (75%), Mainframe (Migrating to Linux - 25%) and DB2.
This resource will be converting retirement, 401(k) and define contribution funds from clients to our platform, which means there will be a high level of scrutiny and pressure.
The candidate will be working with Develops complex or multiple conversion applications and routines. May determine and develop approaches to solutions. Assists in the review of associate work for accuracy and overall quality. Assists in conducting studies of alternatives, analyzes and recommends changes in project development policies, procedures, standards, and strategies to development experts and management. Works on multiple projects concurrently and contributes to on-time and on-budget project goals.
  • Complies with data conversion and implementation standards
  • Develops original and creative technical solutions to on-going data conversion efforts
  • Performs independent and complex technical and functional analysis for multiple projects supporting several data conversions at one time
  • Supports multiple projects concurrently and executes data conversions on time consistently
  • Designs conversion routines or subsystems to support increasing data conversion program complexity.
  • Performs functional analysis for small to moderate projects
  • Participates in data conversion design and accuracy review.
  • Develops data conversion routines for multiple projects supporting several divisional initiatives.
  • Directs in writing and maintaining data conversion code from documented logic and instructions of limited to moderate complexity
  • Performs code and unit testing for moderate to complex-scope data conversion routines
  • Responsible for post-installation testing correction of any conversion problems.
  • Assists in the planning and conducting of client/user review of conversion results (reports and implementation of corrections
  • Supports and performs all phases of testing leading to the data conversion of implementation
  • Responsible for supporting implementation of moderate-scope to major data conversions
  • Responsible for post-installation testing and correction of any conversion problems
  • Develops comprehensive documentation for all data conversions
  • Assists in writing and maintaining data conversion code from documented logic and instructions of limited to moderate complexity
  • Responsible for post-installation testing correction of any conversion problems.
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • SAS programming experience is required (5 years minimum)
  • Experience with SAS EG is a must (3+ years is a must)
  • Strong expertise in Linux OS is required
  • 2+ years’ experience - solid understanding of the data conversion development and implementation process including analysis, design, coding, system and user testing, problem resolution and planning. 
  • Mainframe background is a plus (UNIX is the only other option if no MF)
  • Application/technology experience or similar related training, focusing in the area of data analysis and/or data processing. 
  • Experience in Financial Services, Banking, 401(k), Define Contribution, Mixed Election, Retirement funds is highly preferred.
  • Strong ETL experience / expertise is highly preferred
  • Solid understanding of Investment industry is needed


Harpreet Singh | Virtusoft Inc

T: 508.656.8013 |E: Harpreet.Singh at |W:

Posted By

Sanjeev Kumar

20 Harold K Waterson LN North Attleboro, MA, 02760

Dice Id : 10275679
Position Id : 346602
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