SAS Programmer Advisor

Clearance Level
West Des Moines, Iowa
Woodlawn, Maryland

REQ#: RQ47564

Travel Required: None


  • Plans, develops, tests, and documents highly complex applications programs.
  • Generates new code and corrects, converts, and/or modifies existing code to meet specifications.
  • Builds and codes applications and/or models using various computer programming languages with a strong emphasis in SAS.
  • Prepares detailed specifications from which code will be written.
  • Confers with end-users to analyze specified methods and procedures, identify problems, and document specific requirements.
  • Provides input to staff involved in writing and updating technical documentation such as users manuals, product specifications, and training materials.
  • Performs a variety of testing procedures on assigned products, analyzes test results, and corrects problems.
  • Prepares reports on analyses, findings, and project progress, and presents results to management and/or customer personnel.
  • Performs research on emerging technologies to determine impact on application execution.
  • Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced programmers, and may have supervisory responsibilities.
  • May serve as a technical team or task leader.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.
  • Participates in special projects as required.
  • Gathers and/or clarifying business and technical requirements with data requestors.
  • Provides technical and analytic input to analytic team.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Computer Science or related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.
  • 8-10 years of directly related computer programming experience.


  • Advanced knowledge of the fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures used in computer programming.
  • Proficiency in the use of one or more specific technologies, depending on job assignment.
  • Coordinates and leads project tasks is preferred.
  • Proficiency in the use of SAS and/or Oracle PL/SQL or equivalent software tools.
  • Professional SAS Certification(s) preferred.
  • Experience with SAS Viya, Python, Visual Basic and R coding languages preferred.
  • Related experience in analytic programming, data extraction, querying databases/data warehouses and data analysis.
  • Experience with Medicaid and Medicare claims preferred.
  • Programming experience with analysis in the healthcare industry preferred.
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.