Softworld Senior SAS Programmer (Systems & Applications) in United States

Senior SAS Programmer (Systems & Applications)

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September 30, 2016

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Senior Programmer supporting Systems and Applications

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following: - Support the execution and support of Systems and Applications Support (SaAS) strategy and ensure alignment with department strategy - Provide technical support to users within the department for systems and 3rd party applications, including answering/resolving user issues pertaining to the system and/or programming environment - Support to the development, validation, maintenance and enhancement of global macros as well as training on the same - Participate in the development, validation and maintenance of standard programs e.g. data review programs, TLGs, patient profiles as well as training on the same - Participate in the implementation of standard naming convention for directories, programs, outputs and macros provide on-going training and monitor for adherence - Monitor department computing environment for compliance to company standards and best practices - Participate in the creation of automated tools to assist with monitor for adherence/compliance to company standards and best practices - Conduct periodic audits are conducted on the data files to ensure compliance to standard processes as well as best practices - Identify efficiencies/optimization needed in technology and propose/share solutions /or utilities to improve the same across the department - Proactively anticipate problems, identify root causes and work with manager to implement creative solutions - Participate in cross functional system related projects as assigned - Provide department training as needed - Influence other functions and represent as department technical expert - Represent as internal team leader who decides best course of action - Coach and advise junior programmers to identify solutions

Cross functional collaboration: - Participate in the development of department or cross-functional SOPs, Working Practices and best practices for the department - Participate in the cross functional initiatives and ensure that change management is implemented - Provide guidance to IT and make decisions for resolving programming related tickets - Work with IT to approve and execute server/software Change Requests (CRs) as well as on system upgrades - Oversee the maintenance of user access, in collaboration with the IT department, to the data files including the locked datasets

CRO Oversight: - Interact with CROs at a portfolio level in the development of standard programs and lead the same as needed - Participate in meetings with CRO at a portfolio level as needed - Participate in assessing CRO programming processes for regulatory compliance and alignment with company standards and industry best practices

Skills/Knowledge Required: - BA/BS degree in life science, statistics, mathematics, computer science, or related field OR equivalent working experience required. - 7-10 years Pharmaceutical/CRO experience as a SAS programmer supporting clinical trials for regulatory submissions. - Demonstrated knowledge in programming environments, systems and networking as it relates to the pharmaceutical industry. - Have in-depth understanding of clinical data structure as well as relational databases - Demonstrated proficiency in using SAS - Demonstrated skills in using software tools and applications, e.g., MS office, XML, HTML, etc. - Have an understanding of regulatory requirements pertaining to technology, systems, and standards. - Ability to research new technologies and ensure alignment with regulatory agencies and industry standards - Demonstrated ability in the handling and processing of upstream data, e.g., multiple data forms, workflow, eDC, SDTM. - Demonstrated ability in providing outputs to meet downstream requirements, e.g., ADaM, Data Definition Table, e-submission. - Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with clinical team members. - Excellent planning and project management skills. - Good interpersonal, communication, writing and organizational skills.

Duration: 6-12 months + contract