Sr Associate Software Developer (C++)

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

*You may work from a remote location for this role. Or, you may join us at SAS Worldwide HQ in Cary, NC (when we return to campus) for this role. 


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.  


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’re looking for a Software Developer to design, develop, and debug software of diverse scope for new and existing products in accordance with designated development practices, timelines and quality expectations. 


You will: 

  • Design and program computational algorithms 
  • Perform unit and functionality testing 
  • Performance analysis 
  • Review requirements and prototypes 
  • Syntax reviews and documentation reviews 
  • Guide junior developers in performance of supporting programming tasks 
  • Communicate with other SAS professional staff in Testing, Technical Support, Education, Marketing, and other teams 

 What we’re looking for 

  • Master’s or Ph.D. degree, preferably in computer science, scientific computing, or a related discipline
  • 3+ years of experience in algorithmic development 
  • Advanced knowledge of C/C++ language 
  • Experience in implementing multithreaded and/or machine-distributed parallel algorithms 
  • Familiarity with performance analysis and performance measuring tools (e.g., vtune, nvprof/nsight, gprof, etc.). 
  • You’re curious, passionate, authentic and accountable. These are our values and influence everything we do. 

The nice to haves 

  • Experience with commercial software development 
  • Experience with the SAS system or other statistical software products, such as MATLAB, Python, or R 
  • Understanding of analytics including statistical, econometric, optimization, and machine learning modeling 
  • 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 
  • Comfortable working in a distributed, team-based environment 

 Why SAS

  • 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. 


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