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SAS Administrator - Data, Research and Analysis (DRA) Job

Boston Scientific's hybrid workplace includes remote and onsite roles. By applying to this position, you will have the opportunity to discuss your preferred working location with your Talent Acquisition Specialist.

Remote Eligible:  Remote in Country
Onsite Location(s): 

Marlborough, MA, US, 01752

Additional Location(s): US-MN-Maple Grove; US-MN-Arden Hills

Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.

About the role:
The SAS Administrator position will be part of the Data, Research and Analysis (DRA) team within the Health Economic and Market Access (HEMA) unit at Boston Scientific.  The selected candidate will use their SAS and AWS technical knowledge to support the DRA team in completing analysis for the individual Boston Scientific business units working with the HEMA, Marketing, and Corporate Account teams.  The candidate will be responsible for all aspects of SAS maintenance and data management for the team and server as a liaison with IT on all technical needs.


Your responsibilities will include:
Technical Administration

  • Initially gain an understanding of the current SAS environment and on an ongoing basis, maintain SAS software including patches, maintenance releases and license renewals. Maintain listservs and a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs).
  • Monitor resource consumption (e.g., clean-up of SASWORK and orphaned processes).
  • Serve as liaison with SAS account manager and SAS technical support.
  • Develop and maintain proper documentation of SAS related processes.

Business Support

  • In the short-term, assist the Data Research & Analysis team in the completion of the migration of SAS and data to the AWS cloud.
  • Act as in-house technical support and help desk for SAS users.
  • Provide SAS tips for efficient use of the SAS software (e.g., efficient coding techniques).
  • Coordinate training as needed and inform users of public training options.
  • Work closely with the SAS users and the IT department to address performance issues via tuning and changes in architecture.
  • Maintain SAS user lists and coordinate with other BSC SAS users as necessary.
  • Work with SAS users to understand business needs to assess future needs for both hardware and SAS software 
  • Participate on projects using SAS to develop self-service tools and automate processes where possible such as utility writing (e.g., write a script that moves files from one environment to another)

Data Management

  • Coordinate with IT on efficient and accessible storage of DRA owned data assets
  • Partner with IT / Uniform Data Platform (UDP) team to manage security access for data owned by the Data Research & Analysis team (e.g., create user groups, assign and remove permissions to user groups).
  • Monitor AWS cloud data usage and costs and ensure efficiency of data storage and access
  • Develop and maintain proper documentation of file structure and management.
  • Coordinate with IT / UDP on ongoing data file loads from outside vendors including implementing a QA process and assessing opportunities for automating processes.


Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or other technical fields
  • 5+ years of experience working in a technical area with SAS software and the AWS cloud
  • Experience working with and leveraging technical resources
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in technical field
  • SAS Administrator certification
  • AWS certification
  • Experience with the migration of SAS software and data to the AWS cloud
  • Verbal and written communication skills, ability to work within a team structure in a supporting role



Requisition ID: 534097


As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Boston Scientific maintains a drug-free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


Please be advised that certain US based positions, including without limitation field sales and service positions that call on hospitals and/or health care centers, require acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.  Candidates will be notified during the interview and selection process if the role(s) for which they have applied require proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Boston Scientific continues to evaluate its policies and protocols regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and will comply with all applicable state and federal law and healthcare credentialing requirements.   As employees of the Company, you will be expected to meet the ongoing requirements for your roles, including any new requirements, should the Company’s policies or protocols change with regard to COVID-19 vaccination.

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