Sr Associate Software Developer

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

Do you have a passion for both front end and back end development or an interest in gaining experience in both? If so, we're looking for several Developers who are skilled in either front end or backend applications. In this role, you will have the opportunity to develop on top of cutting edge cloud technologies with GO, Java, and React.

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.


What you’ll do:

As a Sr. Associate Software Developer in the SAS Intelligent Decisioning R&D organization, you will join a team of talented engineers working collaboratively to ideate and deliver leading edge, innovative products and solutions that enable SAS customers to deploy analytics with business rules in new ways. You will contribute to projects spanning a diverse set of technologies and industries targeted at both cloud, and on-premise deployments. 


You will:

  • Be comfortable developing software with browser, mid-tier (micro service) and database technologies.
  • Design and develop high quality, testable and scalable software solutions within established timelines.
  • Be aware of and adhere to R&D best practices and processes.
  • Actively involve other project stakeholders (e.g., managers, developers, user interface and visual designers, product managers) to ensure implementation satisfies functional requirements and is consistent with established R&D standards.
  • Participate in project scoping and scheduling; track progress of individual tasks and alerts stakeholders of issues blocking or preventing completion of task
  • Ensure the quality of the code you write through the development of automated tests (unit, performance, user interface).
  • Conduct code reviews to ensure integrity and cross-product consistency.
  • Work closely with testing by providing thorough reviews of the test plan and communicate when updates to the plan should be made to cover code changes related to enhancements, redesigns and/or bug fixes.
  • Maintain accountability for the entire life cycle of the code including support for both internal and external consumers.
  • In collaboration with technical writers, authors appropriate level of design and technical documentation that satisfies both internal and external consumers.
  • Work with multiple operating systems and anticipate technical anomalies and enhancements for various environments
  • Perform testing of software; verifies, tracks, and fixes "bugs"; modifies software design, as necessary.

What we’re looking for:

  • You’re curious, passionate, authentic, and accountable. These are our values and influence everything we do
  • You have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related quantitative field
  • You have 2-5 years of experience contributing across the full Software Development Life Cycle
  • You’re well-versed in one of the following languages such as Go, Java, React, JavaScript
  • You have experience with Continuous Integration and Delivery tools such as Git/Gerrit/Jenkins, Github, Gitlab, or similar
  • You have experience with both Windows and Linux.
  • You have experience contributing at multiple levels of the software stack.
  • You approach every task with a quality-first mindset

Additional preferences (not required):

  • You have experience with building containers using technologies such as docker
  • You have experience with open-source container-orchestration systems like Kubernetes
  • You have experience with cloud architectures and at least one major public cloud provider.
  • You have experience with agile software development.

Other knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Exceptional aptitude for problem solving and debugging of complex multitiered software applications.
  • Ability to pivot quickly and seamlessly as projects and business needs dictate.
  • Detail oriented and well-organized with a strong ability to prioritize, plan, and execute tasks.
  • Highly skilled in written and verbal communications.
  • Comfortable working in a distributed, team-based environment


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 notice Pay Transparency.


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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