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SAS Programmer/Analyst (HPI)



Software Engineering, IT
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2024

Who We Are

Point32Health is a leading health and wellbeing organization, delivering an ever-better personalized health care experience to everyone in our communities. At Point32Health, we are building on the quality, nonprofit heritage of our founding organizations, Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, where we leverage our experience and expertise to help people find their version of healthier living through a broad range of health plans and tools that make navigating health and wellbeing easier.

We enjoy the important work we do every day in service to our members, partners, colleagues and communities. To learn more about who we are at Point32Health, click here.

Job Summary

The Division of Health Policy and Insurance Research (HPI) SAS Programmer/Analyst assists with database development, software programming, data management, statistical analysis, and results reporting for a variety of internal and external projects. This detail-oriented, motivated, and independent individual will primarily work with a very large national health insurance claims dataset to generate SAS programs across an expansive research portfolio examining effects of health policies on health outcomes among commercially insured people. Under the direction of a senior biostatistician and senior project manager, this SAS Programmer will use SAS software and other technical tools to clean data, build datasets, and run statistical analyses for multiple health policy-focused research projects.

Key Responsibilities/Duties – what you will be doing


  • Design, develop, test, execute, and maintain SAS programs to perform analyses and generate both routine and ad hoc reports, in close consultation with investigators, statisticians and senior programmers.
  • Use SAS software to clean and troubleshoot health insurance claims data, build datasets, run statistical analyses, and produce results.
  • Use Excel or other programs to display user-friendly results in graphical or numerical form
  • Assist in the running, optimizing, or debugging of existing SAS programs; create and/or modify accompanying documentation, as appropriate.
  • Help develop SAS programming protocols for existing and new projects.
  • Assist with data quality control projects and with evaluating the efficiency of data infrastructure.
  • Utilize knowledge of analytic and statistical concepts, techniques, and methods in daily work.
  • Participate in project meetings, both via telephone and in-person.
  • Contribute to the development of manuscripts and reports
  • Perform out-of-the-box thinking, collaborate with others, and make a difference every day!
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Qualifications – what you need to perform the job


  • Master's Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics or other health related field is preferred but not required.
  • At least 2 years of full-time work as a programmer or equivalent SAS programming experience, including macro programming and PROC SQL required. Experience transforming and analyzing administrative healthcare data (e.g., Medicare/Medicaid, other claims-based or electronic medical records databases) is preferred.
  • Experience with epidemiologic and biostatistics principles and methods and programming experience using Stata is preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize work, operate under tight deadlines, and meet deadlines. Excellent organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail. Proficiency with software packages, including Microsoft Office suite.
  • Resilient, collaborative, flexible, innovative.

Compensation & Total Rewards Overview

As part of our comprehensive total rewards program, colleagues are also eligible for variable pay. Eligibility for any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits remains in the Company's sole discretion and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

Point32Health offers their Colleagues a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package which currently includes:

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage

  • Retirement plans

  • Paid time off

  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options

  • Tuition program

  • Well-being benefits

  • Full suite of benefits to support career development, individual & family health, and financial health

For more details on our total rewards programs, visit https://www.point32health.org/careers/benefits/

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility (DEIA) and Health Equity

​Point32Health is committed to making diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and health equity part of everything we do—from product design to the workforce driving that innovation. Our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility (DEIA) and Health Equity team's strategy is deeply connected to our core values and will evolve as the changing nature of work shifts. Programming, events, and an inclusion infrastructure play a role in how we spread cultural awareness, train people leaders on engaging with their teams and provide parameters on how to recruit and retain talented and dynamic talent. We welcome all applicants and qualified individuals, who will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.