Specialist, Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Job Locations US-NC-Cary HQ | US-Remote | US-NC
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Are you a problem solver, explorer, and knowledge seeker – always asking, “What if?”


If so, then 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.


You may work from a remote location for this role, or you may join us at SAS Worldwide HQ in Cary, NC for this role.


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

We are looking for a Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI) Specialist to provide domain knowledge, subject matter expertise and operational support for trustworthy AI implementation and integration activities throughout SAS.  The SAS Data Ethics Practice (DEP) is a cornerstone of the company’s Responsible Innovation efforts, working internally and externally to guide SAS and its customers in the development and deployment of technologies that promote human well-being, agency and equity.


As part of the DEP, you will work closely with a range of internal and external stakeholders globally, from product strategy and development, to supporting go-to-market efforts. Ultimately, the goal is to serve people, particularly the most vulnerable, by influencing a range of stakeholders to design and deploy technology in ethical, responsible ways. Your ability to embrace nuance, juggle priorities, excel amidst ambiguity and drive concepts to tangible output are paramount to success in this role. 


You will:

  • Support the design, development, distribution, and governance of trustworthy AI strategies.
  • Serve as an ambassador and implementor of trustworthy AI strategies and objectives, specifically by helping to advance the operationalization of such strategies in relation to SAS’ platform capabilities, corporate oversight, corporate controls and culture.
  • Establish internal and external influence in pursuit of establishing SAS as a leading contributor to the growth of responsible innovation in the fields of AI and analytics.
  • Develop best practices to help SAS quickly respond to regulatory changes
  • Provide domain expertise for the integration of various products and third-party software.
  • Assist with internal training of domain specific content, as well as related processes and product capabilities.
  • Promote investigation and application of new technologies, competitors’ products, current regulation/legislation and industry trends.
  • Communicate domain related issues and enhancements cross-functionally with marketing, consulting, development, testing, and technical support teams.
  • Communicate with external users and customers regarding domain related industry and business topics.
  • Write and present on domain related topics internally and externally.
  • Build a domain specific, cross-functional sphere of influence.

What we’re looking for

  • Bachelor's degree in area related to domain expertise or computer science.
  • 5 years of experience in the specific industry or market segment related to the position. 
  • Working knowledge of Trustworthy AI, and preferably its application(s) in a specific industry or market segment.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply multiple areas of advanced business knowledge to successfully meet broad work objectives.
  • Specific industry-related experience may be considered in combination with the above.
  • Excellent written, oral and digital communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate with people with various technical backgrounds.
  • You’re curious, passionate, authentic and accountable. These are our values and influence everything we do.


The nice to haves

  • Experience developing and implementing leading practices, preferably in response to regulatory changes
  • Experience delivering projects and working with teams with diverse skill sets, executing a long-term departmental strategy.
  • Experience in change management, applying functional expertise to reduce risks and enhance operational performance.
  • Experience presenting highly technical content to general audiences and senior level stakeholders.

Other knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Knowledge of data governance, data management principles, strategies and frameworks.
  • Ability to identify AI and machine learning risks which may have unintended consequences.
  • Strong analytical, interpretation and evaluation skills.
  • Highly skilled rapport and relationship builder.


  • 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.


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.


All valid SAS job openings are located on the Careers page at www.sas.com. SAS only sends emails from verified “sas.com” email addresses and never asks for sensitive, personal information or money. Should you have any doubts about the authenticity of any type of communication from, for, or on behalf of SAS, please contact us at Recruitingsupport@sas.com before taking any further action.


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