SAS Business Analyst-Specialist KP Insight

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Pasadena, CA, USA
  • May 11, 2019

Job Description

Under general supervision, this position exists to assist the organization in making strategic data-related decisions by analyzing, manipulating, tracking, internally managing and reporting data. This position takes an active leadership role as both as a consultant and as a high-level SAS programmer.

Our ideal candidate has ability to read and understand requirement documents, has hands-on development experience involving SAS coding, Excel, SQL, and various Databases, and preferably has their SAS certification as Advanced programmer. 

Essential Responsibilities:

- Leads, makes significant contributions, and/or provides technical leadership to high visibility projects to identify and resolve issues of strategic importance to the organization.  Interfaces regularly with senior management to produce timely and valuable results.

- Directs the development of outcomes and process measures, including technical specifications, to enable population measurement, guideline implementation, and evaluation.

- Builds and maintains complex statistical SAS routines using macros, vendor software, and software written by self and others.

- Tests and maintains data integrity across multiple databases

- Builds sophisticated statistical models and forecasting tools using these databases.

- Designs and enhances databases.

- Designs menu systems that are effective and user-friendly.

- Develops reports with accurate, easy to read, useful information that satisfies the client's needs.

- Designs and generates tracking and monitoring tools.

- Designs research plans for data gathering and analysis.

- Participates significantly in interpreting analyses and developing action plans accordingly.

- Defines and frames complex multi-dimensional healthcare issues and develops time tables/processes for decision making.

- Translates needs, issues, and ideas into effective strategies and action plans.

- Formulates specific implementation plans and evaluates the effectiveness of actions/programs implemented.

- Develops creative alternative solutions.

- Works closely with IT and outside partners (and physicians for SCPMG departments).

- Sets the strategic direction of projects.

- Determines goals and priorities with team, clients, or project management sponsors (when appropriate).

- May coordinate team/project activities and schedules.

- May establish team membership and project participants, provide leadership to multi-disciplinary project teams, as well as manage work of outside consultants when used.

- Communicates results/recommendations to project sponsors, clients, and various senior level audiences (including physicians for SCPMG departments).

- May participate in the development and management of the department, including coaching and recruiting for consultants/analysts and other departmental activities.

Basic Qualifications:


- Minimum eight (8) years of related professional experience.


- Bachelor's degree, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.

- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration

- N/A

Additional Requirements:

- Contributes to the development of concepts, techniques and standards in general business analysis, as well as IT principles and practices. Skills required:

- Analysis/documentation of processes, methods, solutions, etc.

- Interpretive - translates business processes and requirements into system specifications

- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Minimum five (5) years programming in SAS, R, SQL, Python or equivalent

- Master's degree in economics, finance, health care administration, public health administration, statistics, mathematics, operations research, or a directly related field required, OR six (6) years of directly related experience.

- Experience with SQL, macros, AF, and SASGRAPH, PROC Report and statistical procedures in SAS

- Experience with SAS on UNIX

- Experience with SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS Data Integration Studio, PC SAS, SAS Studio, SQL Developer

- Experience with analytical manipulation and interpretation of large databases required.

- Broad familiarity with Health Care preferred.

- Experience with MVS/TSO operating systems preferred.

- Microsoft Office skills and Relational Data Base concepts required.

Primary Location: California,Pasadena,Regional Offices-Walnut 393 E. Walnut St. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor Job Category: Information Technology Department: KP Insight Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.