Analytics Software Tester

Job Locations US-NC-Cary HQ | US
Requisition ID
Research and Development
Visa Sponsorship
Travel Requirements

Are you a problem solver, explorer, and knowledge seeker – always asking, “What if?”


If so, you may be the new team member we’re looking for. Because at SAS, your curiosity matters – whether you’re developing algorithms, creating customer experiences, or answering critical questions. Curiosity is our code, and the opportunities here are endless.


What we do 

We’re the leader in analytics. Through our software and services, we inspire customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. Our curiosity fuels innovation, pushing boundaries, challenging the status quo and changing the way we live.


Join the world's leading analytics software company and make a difference in the way advanced analytics research is practiced! 


SAS provides customers with the most comprehensive, advanced suite of predictive analytics capabilities on the market. Whether it’s a team of data scientists or automated applications providing real-time answers, organizations keep pace with analytical demands and quickly gain valuable insights from their data enabling them to make smart business decisions.  Come make a difference on the Risk and Quantitative Solutions team by positively impacting industries including banking, insurance, and energy trading.


What you’ll do  

As an Analytics Software Tester on the Risk and Quantitative Solutions team, in the Enterprise Quality division at SAS, you will create, execute, and automate analytic-based tests for industry leading, state-of-the-art computing platform and regulatory compliance solutions in the areas of Insurance and Actuarial Science and Accounting.


You will:

  • Review industry research or regulatory literature to analyze, design, develop, execute, and verify independent test programs, procedures and methodologies used to validate numerical accuracy of implementations.
  • Write test programs to prepare and explore potentially large, complex data to assess performance of analytical software and ensure the processes are of the highest quality.
  • Create usage, validation and application-based test plans and other related test documentation as required.
  • Assist in the development, integration, maintenance, and documentation of test automation tools and strategies that will add value to testing cycles.
  • Interact directly with product marketing managers, industry experts and product developers to test analytical models and solution code during the development life cycle to ensure software quality and delivery of planned functionality.
  • Assist in selecting methods, techniques, and procedures during the development of analytical software and communicating these decisions through thorough documentation, presentations, or verbal communication with a variety of other teams.
  • Build experience in testing specialized areas of analytics by participating in professional short courses or conferences.
  • Review solution / product documentation.
  • Evaluate fix requests, track specific issues, verify fixes, and work with technical support to respond to customer questions.


What we’re looking for

  • You’re curious, passionate, authentic, and accountable. These are our values and influence everything we do.
  • You have a master’s degree in a quantitative field (Financial Math, Engineering, Statistics, Econometrics, Forecasting, Mathematics, Advanced Analytics).
  • 5+ years of related experience (or 2+ years of related experience with a PhD).
  • Demonstrated aptitude in one or more programming languages, such as Python, SAS, or Java.


The nice to haves  

  • PhD in a quantitative field.
  • Practical experience implementing test automation tools and designing automated test suites.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for problem solving and debugging of complex software systems; ability to develop creative solutions to complex technical problems.


Other knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to think analytically and to effectively communicate problems and fixes with development, peers and management.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability take initiative and adapt to changing testing requirements.



  • We love living the #SASlife and believe that happy, healthy people have a passion for life, and bring that energy to work. No matter what your specialty or where you are in the world, your unique contributions will make a difference.
  • Our multi-dimensional culture blends our different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Here, it isn’t about fitting into our culture, it’s about adding to it - and we can’t wait to see what you’ll bring.


This position will be seated out of SAS Headquarters in Cary, North Carolina



SAS looks not only for the right skills, but also a fit to our core values. We seek colleagues who will contribute to the unique values that makes SAS such a great place to work. We look for the total candidate: technical skills, values fit, relationship skills, problem solvers, good communicators and, of course, innovators. Candidates must be ready to make an impact.


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 are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Read more: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law. Also view the supplement EEO is the Law, and the Pay Transparency notice. 


Equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered in place of the above qualifications. 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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