SAS Analyst, Developer

Clearance Level
Data Analysis
Not Applicable, Maryland

REQ#: RQ62041

Travel Required: 10-25%
Public Trust: Other
Requisition Type: Regular

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires every state to establish a health insurance exchange (also called Health Insurance Marketplace℠) to facilitate the purchase of health insurance for individuals and small businesses. Through the Center of Program Integrity (CPI), CMS has strong oversight and internal controls to protect consumers enrolled in the Marketplaces and safeguard taxpayer dollars. CMS develops and enforces rules for insurance Agents and Brokers, and others who assist with FFM enrollments. The Marketplace Program Integrity Contractor (MPIC) supports this oversight. Through research, investigation, and data analysis, the desired outcomes of the MPIC efforts are to prevent, detect, and resolve noncompliance with Marketplace rules, requirements, and laws; recommend administrative action to CMS; and recommend referral to law enforcement if it identifies potential fraud, waste, and abuse (FWA).

MPIC, an ACA Program Integrity contract team, is looking for an experienced SAS programmer with statistical knowledge to work with the customer and the MPIC team to perform in-depth data analysis.  The SAS Analyst will work with a dynamic team of data analysts to extract and interpret data from complex existing databases.  They will also serve as a lead and subject matter expert (SME) for other data analysts. 

Job Description

  • Discover information hidden in vast amounts of data to ensure the delivery of high quality investigative products
  • Enhance data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems, processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis
  • Provide architecture design input for implementing SAS Visual Analytics
  • Integrate information from a variety of the organization's operational and data warehouse systems and synthesize it to create self-service resources that enable users to explore the data and answer questions independently.
  • Contribute to or develop business intelligence and data modelling standards and guidelines
  • Enhance analysts' knowledge of SAS and Tableau dashboard creation and product automation
  • Provide guidance to the Cyber/Analytics team on dashboard creation
  • Develop technical design documentation to include, but not be limited to, entity relationship diagrams, data flow diagrams, and object-oriented design documents
  • Provide intermediate analytic programming support
  • Lead or coordinate a team of data analysts to expedite completion of various assignments and/or projects
  • Perform ad-hoc analyses and present results in a clear manner
  • Create sustainable data models using SQL and database tools
  • Support information requests from inception to delivery, translating user requirements into appropriate reporting objects that tell a story with data that includes, but is not limited to, analytic scorecards, dashboards, and reports
  • Develop and implement user-interactive reporting objects including filters, tool tips, and statistically-based/risk-based 'what if' scenarios
  • Clean and process data to prepare for analyses
  • Implement statistical analysis plan, data preparation, and data manipulation into SAS programs and macros
  • Maintain documentation for SAS programs and validation results
  • Suggest creative and active solutions for identified problems
  • Maintain plans to safeguard PII and PHI
  • The selected applicant will be subject to a government background investigation in order to obtain access to customer data

Required Skills

  • At minimum, Bachelor’s Degree and at least ten (10) years of related experience or an additional three (3) years of related experience in lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least ten (10) years of experience with data collection, extraction, and analysis
  • At least five (5) years of experience using SAS for querying and analysis of data (Including complex queries and automation)
  • Two (2) years of experience managing and mentoring at least four (4) data analysts
  • Advanced computer skills with Microsoft Excel, including formulae, pivot tables, charting, graphing, and data tables

Preferred Skills

  • Master's Degree
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate analysis results to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Highly organized with an ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Experience with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Federally Facilitated Marketplace (Exchange)
  • Experience with Marketplace enrollment data, especially with the Multidimensional Insurance Data Analytics System (MIDAS)
  • Former government contract experience
We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.