Software Development Lead – Fraud and Security Intelligence (SAS Visual Investigator)

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Research and Development
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Germany SAS


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In this role, you will be working on SAS Visual Investigator, a part of the SAS Fraud and Security Intelligence product suite. SAS Visual Investigator is a cloud-ready investigation and incident management solution that allows customers to analyze large structured and unstructured data sources. Users can create, triage and manage alerts; perform detailed investigations; and disseminate the resulting insights. The product provides a customizable platform for other SAS teams and external developers to create a new generation of investigative applications using the very latest SAS technologies. Solutions built on top of SAS Visual Investigator include:

  • Anti-Money Laundering
  • Child Welfare
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Law Enforcement Intelligence


We are looking for an experienced developer, with project or people leadership experience to work within a team responsible for tactical items related to SAS Visual Investigator. The expectation is that the person in this role would become one of the primary experts on the product within the organization.


The tactical tasks could include the following:

  • Developing custom Angular JS controls for solutions built upon SAS Visual Investigator.
  • Developing custom Java services built to support solutions built upon SAS Visual Investigator.
  • Assisting the general SAS Visual Investigator community with issues they encounter.
  • Assisting SAS Support team with customer issues.
  • Assisting in customer implementations where required.

 Essential experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field.
  • Minimum of eight years of related programming experience, including one year of project lead, supervisory or management experience.
  • Experience with SQL and databases such as Oracle, MySQL, or PostgreSQL
  • Demonstrated expertise/experience with software technologies including:
    • Java, Spring framework and REST service development, and/or
    • JavaScript, HTML, CSS and JSON, AngularJS
  • Ability to and/or experience in the following:
    • Learn and explore new and emerging technologies.
    • Lead design and development of components with minimal supervision.
    • Formulate and adhere to good development and testing practices.
    • Manage the workload of a team of developers and testers.
    • Represent SAS in customer engagements.

 Additional experience:

  • Experience with Agile development practices.
  • Experience performing code reviews and mentoring team members.
  • Excellent problem-solving and organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Energetic, comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Hard-working and motivated, able to take initiative and meet deadlines.

 Preferred experience:

  • Unix OS development environment experience.
  • Analyzing and optimizing the performance of web applications.
  • Cloud Foundry platform, Docker, Kubernetes or Amazon Cloud architecture.


Additional Information:

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.


SAS is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience.

Resumes may be considered in the order they are received.

SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.



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