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Remote Epidemiology SAS programmer Databricks programming environment (Spark, Python, R) (Science & Biotech)
Remote, CA 94083
Recruited by: Ali Henderson | Senior Recruiter | SimulStat Inc. See all my Jobs

  • Hiring Company: SimulStat's client
  • Industry: Science & Biotech
  • Compensation: Depends On Experience
  • Expires: Nov 02, 2019
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Job Description

- 1 year renewable remote contract

The Senior Programmer is responsible for managing the inflow of a variety of healthcare claims and EMR databases, checking quality, developing specifications, transforming data to a common data model, and publishing data for use by statistical programmers, analysts and data scientists across the company.

The qualified candidate must also be able to provide reports, presentations and detailed explanations to epidemiologists, analysts and programmers and work in collaboration with both internal and external partners. Prior experience with large databases and data management methods are strongly desired, as well as experience with SQL, Python, SAS, and visualization tools such as Spotfire.

In addition to technical acuity, strong documentation, communication, and time management skills are essential.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or other subject with high statistical and programming content
3 years of SAS statistical programming experience
3 years of Python programming experience
Database querying, transformation and quality control using SQL
Experience with real world healthcare data, such as MarketScan, Optum, PharMetrics, Medicare and/or EMR databases
Experience communicating with data vendors and holding vendors accountable on data quality and support inquiries
Ability to work independently and on teams
Is a self-starter who manages their own time

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Computer Science, or other subject with high statistical and programming content
Experience with the Hadoop database platform and Impala or Hive SQL
Experience with the Databricks programming environment (Spark, Python, R)
Reporting and visualization with Spotfire
Experience in software development & design life cycle, ideally using Agile methodology
Pharmaceutical industry experience