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SAS/Python Developer

Location: 
Boston
Date Posted: 
12/05/2019
Employment Type: 
Contract To Hire
Job ID: 
10541
Description: 

 

Description

The Developer will be a part of a dynamic and fast-paced development team, embedded within the GAA researchers and analysts. Needs to have expert skills in SAS and expert skills in Python.

Primary Responsibilities

Convert over 2500 SAS programs to Python

Expert skills in understanding and translating simple IO operations written in SAS and good knowledge of translating quantitative/statistical models from SAS to Python by verifying the model parameters and models outputs

Good knowledge of porting commonly used functions by building modules/packages in Python

Train SAS programmer in how to understand, use and modify the new Python code

Create automated test suites for the translated programs.

Rapidly develop software based on requirement documents, prototypes, or verbal requirements.

Work across peer groups to resolve and understand complex technical/design issues.

Education and Experience

BS in Computer Science or equivalent degree and 5 plus years of professional experience in SAS and Python

Independent, results-oriented problem solver with a passion for software engineering

Preferred but not necessary : Ability to utilize various other technologies: SQL, Matlab, , Java, JavaScript, HTML/CSS,  

Exposure and experience to Windows

Strong understanding of mathematics

Great communication skills and natural collaborator, working closely with other technology teams and investment team users

Fast learner and a great team player

Familiarity with modern software development processes, experience working in an iterative agile development

Experience using a variety of open source technologies