Principal Software Developer

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

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 Principal Software Developer to join the Fraud Decisioning Solution team in its Fraud & Security Intelligence line of business.  The Fraud & Security Intelligence line of business produces leading-edge solutions used to detect and prevent financial crime, implement sanctions screening, aide criminal investigations, and more.

In this role you will develop the next generation of SAS Fraud Detection Solution, a cloud-based Fraud Detection Solution.  SAS Fraud Detection is a core solution of the SAS Fraud Security Intelligence Division, detecting Fraud in a real-time, request/response workflows.


You will:

You will participate in the development of a cloud-native, low-latency, solution using Fraud Security Intelligence microservices to assemble business domain specific Fraud Detection solutions. Working alongside a product strategy team in a Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery environment, you will deliver frequent releases of new functionality and respond quickly to customer feedback and market demands.  You will guide the creation of field enablement materials and ensure a high level of customer support.

Candidates must possess strong design, development, and engineering skills.  A strong candidate additionally has comprehensive software development and test automation experience, great organizational and communication skills, and sound management experience.  Experience with CI/CD pipeline, cloud technologies, and automated testing is preferred.

Cloud-based streaming data is the lifeblood of modern analytical systems.  Come join us on our journey to produce a data orchestration framework that will power analytical business operations over the next decade.


What we’re looking for

  • 10+ years of experience with GoLang programing OR 10+ years of Java programming experience
  • 8+ years of industry experience with full stack software development
  • 2+ years of experience with development and deployment of containerized software
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • You’re curious, passionate, authentic and accountable. These are our values and influence everything we do.

The nice to haves

  • Experience with GoLang
  • Experience with Kubernetes
  • Experience with Kafka
  • Experience with Redis
  • Experience with streaming data systems
  • Experience developing software in a Continuous Delivery environment

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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