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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 careers.unitedhealthgroup.com


Job Category:

Information Technology



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

SAS Programmer - Telecommute

UHG - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Posted: 11/17/2018

Positions in this function include those responsible for conducting SAS programming and analytics that support research and reporting projects. They collect, clean, manipulate, interpret, and organize data into reports in support of research and reporting efforts.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Works in collaboration with other team members, or independently, to produce desired products; most products will support a robust reporting effort, but may occasionally include statistical analyses
  • Coaches other team members on programming and analytics as appropriate
  • Helps to develop innovative approaches that improve efficiency and accuracy of reporting and analytic products
  • Occasionally interacts with clients to understand their needs, or when sharing results

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of programming experience using SAS, including: Data Warehouse / Data Marts experience, SAS 9.4 or higher, SAS Macros, Fluent in SAS EG and other SAS tools
  • 3+years of SYSPARM experience
  • 3+ years SQL experience
  • 3+ years UNIX experience
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, Visio)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years utilizing healthcare informatics, such as Medical, Pharmaceutical, Symmetry Grouper experience
  • Experience with TWS or Autosys as a scheduling tool
  • Use of Oracle, Db2 and Teradata warehouse


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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, SQL, UNIX, TWS, Oracle, Healthcare

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