SAS Programmer Analyst - Telecommute

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UnitedHealth Group
Algorithms, Analysis, Analyst, Analytical Skills, Architecture, Business Requirements, Data Warehouse, Excel, Genetic, Management, Metrics, Microsoft Excel, MySQL, mysql, Oracle, Programmer, Programming, SAS, SQL, SQL Server, Testing, Unix, Version Control
Full Time, Full-time
Telecommuting available Travel not required

Job Description

At Optum, we are driven to transform health care not just for our own good, but for the greater good. And, with your data reporting and analysis expertise, you can join us on our mission to help make the health care system work better for everyone. As a Sr. IT Data Analyst, you will thrive as you design and architect data warehouse solutions. You will be a primary contributor in developing, testing and deploying key data warehouses or data marts, and you will be working with cutting edge technology. This role will prepare you for significant career growth as you shift to a gear you didn't know you had in you. So the contributions you'll make as a Sr. IT Data Analyst at Optum, the pride you will feel, the smile that will keep you company on your way home are all ways that you'll know what you do here really matters. It will be important. No, it will not be just important, it will be historic. That's why someday, you will look back at the things you achieved here and realize that you did your life's best work.(sm) You will work within the Analytics organization supporting AAL Coordination of Benefits team. Primary Responsibilities:

Data analyst role responsible for working in conjunction with business analysts to develop, test and implement new production audit opportunities and trends
Create algorithms to data mine member, claims and COB data
Support SAS processes in a production environment
Diagnosis and solve problems with SAS processes
Focus on driving productivity and quality to aide business partners in achieving and exceeding monthly goals
Analyze a client's data files for quality, quantity, and accuracy
Use of SQL / SAS skills to identify data anomalies which may impact our processes
Perform proof of concept analyses
Develop, collect and analyze metrics and data to formulate fact - based decisions and proactively implement process improvements
Use metrics, excellent time management skills and leadership skills to ensure business objectives and goals are met
Developing and pioneering approaches to emerging industry trends
Contribute to large, complex projects to achieve key business objectives
Motivate and inspire other team members
Collaborate on application architecture design, enhancements, and decision-making
Organize and execute multiple re-occurring and one - off tasks and projects at one time
Troubleshooting and problem solving with an analytical mindset

Required Qualifications:

3+ years of experience in Analytical role using SAS programming experience

2+ years of RDBMS such as MySQL, Oracle, or MS SQL Server

2+ years writing SQL queries against large datasets

2+ years running SAS in a UNIX environment and diagnosing SAS/Unix logs

1 year experience with SAS Macros

Understanding of the basic Unix commands, language, utilities and scripting

Experience assessing business requirements documents

Ability to maintain understanding of numerous client processes in a distributed environment

Proficient with Microsoft Excel

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Process driven and detail oriented

Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills

Possess excellent time management and prioritization skills in order to meet

multiple deadlines; comfortable working in a high-paced / high production area

Self-driven, ability to work independently and facilitate change

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience automating SAS processes

Experience using FTP / SFTP software

Experience using version control software

Experience using Text Editor

Experience with healthcare member or claims data

Coordination of Benefits (COB) experience

Proven ability to handle large scale projects to successful outcomes

Naturally inquisitive about the causes behind data trends and patterns

SAS EG experience
Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Keywords: SAS programming, MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server, UNIX, SAS EG, Text Editor, claims, healthcare, United HealthCare, FTP, SFTP software, Frederick, Maryland, MD, telecommute, telecommuter, work from home, remote

Job Title: SAS Programmer Analyst - Telecommute
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Business: Optum Ops-Transactions
Family: Information Technology
Telecommuter Position: Yes
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Overtime Status: Exempt
City: Columbia
State: MD
Country: United States
Department: Optum Ops-Shared Svcs Analytcs

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P.O. Box 1459 Minneapolis, MN, 55440


Company Information

We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these individuals, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 14 company. We provide an environment where you’re empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks and in return, offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. Exceeding your limits is an exceptional start to your life's best work.(SM) Just like you, we are driven by a set of fundamental principles that are guiding our way forward. Our values of integrity, compassion, relationships, innovation, and performance serve as a foundation to transform health care. Are you in? Learn more about your future at UnitedHealth Group at
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