Sr Associate Test Engineer (Early Career) role at SAS in Cary

SAS in Cary is hiring a Sr Associate Test Engineer (Early Career)

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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. 
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**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. 
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What you’ll do
As a Sr Associate Test Engineer, you will work to support initiatives in US Professional Services (USPS). The Test Engineer applies software quality assurance and engineering expertise to assure quality throughout the life cycle of SAS hosted and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) solutions. This includes software testing, as well as the definition of appropriate test strategies and test plans. Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Define, document and execute test plans and procedures
  • Design, develop and execute test programs that evaluate the quality of SAS system code written to provide solutions for customers
  • Perform verification and QA of algorithms, data sets and reports used in creating and/or analyzing customer data
  • Verify data loads to ensure: all dates are accounted for, data is accurate and reports accurately reflect data
  • Identify system defects and makes recommendations for resolution
  • Work with developers, analysts, and project managers to identify and mitigate risks to quality
  • Design, Develop and Optimize test scripts using standard test automation tools
  • Programming, scripting, and other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, or related quantitative field
  • 1-2 years of programming experience
  • 1 year experience with data querying (SQL) and report development
  • Detail oriented, well-organized and excellent ability to multi-task

Essential Education Equivalent

  • Associates degree plus 2 additional years of the stated essential qualifications ~OR~
  • High School diploma (GED) plus 4 additional years of the stated essential qualification


  • Ability to work in a dynamic and high-energy team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills with passion for solving problems
  • Self-motivated to learn and grow
  • Proven record of increasing responsibilities
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Ability to travel as needed


  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, or related quantitative field
  • Proficiency in SAS Programming – Base SAS, SAS SQL, SAS Macro
  • Experience with SAS Visual Analytics/SAS Visual Investigator/Viya
  • Experience in QA or development testing, test case management, and defect resolution
  • Experience developing automation code for end-to-end use case test cases in languages such as Python
    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.