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SAS / Statistical Programmer - Eden Prairie, MN

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741472 SAS Statistical Programmer Eden Prairie MN

SAS / Statistical Programmer - Eden Prairie, MN (741472)

Position Description

Optum is looking for a SAS Programmer to join the SAS UHCP team that is based in Eden Prairie, MN. This team is responsible for providing data analytics to support United Healthcare Pharmacy (UHCP) data-driven solutions that improve the lives of millions.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Design and code SAS programs to extract , aggregate and manipulate pharmacy and medical claims from various sources, identify data integrity issues
  • Develop new and maintain existing SAS programs to analyze healthcare claims to support ad hoc data requests,  including data processing, data cleansing and exploratory data analysis (EDA)
  • Transform data and/or develop insights for use in business decisions
  • Develop and support SAS programs to run automated jobs to extract data, perform statistical analysis, and generate reports
  • Promote usability and software development best practices.
  • Perform data quality control checks of SAS code and deliverables
  • Participate in data sources research, identify data integrity issues, and select relevant information
  • Participate in interpretation business requirements and create technical specifications
  • Ensure high quality delivery to the customers  and participate in formal delivery to business customers
  • Contribute to knowledge sharing, ideas and information relating to SAS technologies
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in  Mathematics or Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, or other relevant STEM degree
  • 3+ years programming  in SAS with  SAS BASE, SAS MACRO language and SQL
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in a corporate environment
  • Working knowledge of relational databases, and database structures and data analysis
  • Excellent problem solving, data and analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple priorities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft tools including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Mathematics or Statistics,  Computer Science, Engineering, or other relevant STEM degree
  • 3+ years working with SAS STAT and SAS GRAPH
  • 2+ years working with SAS ODS
  • Health care experience working with medical and/or pharmacy claims
  • SAS Certificate  and/or SAS trainings
  • Experience with programming and data tools such as R, Python, SQL Server, Tableau, etc.
  • Experience working within Scrum framework
  • Motivated, inquisitive and able to readily take ownership of responsibilities

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care 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, SAS BASE, SAS MACRO, Analyst, GRAPH, Pharmacy Claims, Medical Claims, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota

Job Details

  • Contest Number741472
  • Job TitleSAS / Statistical Programmer - Eden Prairie, MN
  • Job FamilyOptumInsight Consulting
  • Business SegmentOptumInsight

Job Location Information

  • Eden Prairie, MN
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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