System Programmer

Synergis IT

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Job Title: System Programmer

Duration: 12+ months

Location: Remote/On-Site


Overview: Expert knowledge of application design techniques, tools, programming languages, operating characteristics and system architecture. Typically possesses ten or more years’ experience as a Systems Programmer. Performs systems analysis, design, coding, testing, and documentation for the system. This position must interact with analysts, other developers, and project management staff assigned to the team. The individual must have the ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form, and the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships within and outside the team. Expertise in the design and implementation of applications is highly desirable.


Responsibilities/Day-to-day will include the following:

  • Responding to users requests by writing and running code in SAS to access various data sources
  • Communicating with users to clarify requirements
  • Analysis of existing system components
  • Review of requirements, use cases, and designs
  • Coding of data access objects
  • Coding of user interface
  • Develop core frontend components of a fast, scalable, complex desktop-class web application
  • Work with the design teams to maintain web patterns library
  • Collaborate with other teams to ensure on-time delivery of scalable architecture
  • Adhere to development best practices including test driven development, and agile methodologies
  • Unit testing of all coded modules
  • Documentation and communications


Required Skills/Attributes:

  • Expert SAS skills in a UNIX environment, especially Enterprise Guide and Proc SQL
  • Practical experience with IBM DB2
  • Experience in working with large databases
  • Demonstrated basic econometrics and/or statistics knowledge
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to validate data produced against criteria
  • Required demonstrated experience


Desired Skills/Attributes:

  • Experience conducting complex statistical and economic analyses including hierarchical regression, difference-in-difference, multi-level modeling and understanding of missing data/multiple imputation
  • SAP
  • Hana
  • Hadoop
  • Utility industry

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