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Senior Programming Analyst (Python or R)

Highmark Health

  • Company Hignmark Health
  • Home, PA
  • IS/IT
  • Full time

Company :

Highmark Health

Job Description : 


This job works on the Analytics team providing reporting and support to internal teams. The incumbent will create efficiencies by automating various business functions into SAS Programs and will support ad hoc request focusing on various sales customers across all region of the Highmark book of business.  


  • Develop and maintain complex computer programs using 4GL programming languages (such as SAS, R, SQL) and other database technology (DB2, Teradata, and Oracle).
  • Develop and foster internal relationships across the corporation.  Provide analytic and consultative support to a broad spectrum of internal customer areas and external business partners.
  • Take the lead in defining issues and ideas to be studied as well as the approach (methodological and technical) to be used in addressing studies and projects.  Creates and/or develops new methods of analysis, database design and performance measurement or, in some cases, adaptation of existing solutions to new areas. 
  • Determine how decision support systems will provide information required to make effective business decisions, translates requirements into applications that employ appropriate decision support and reporting tools.  Uses broad experience and technical knowledge to propose solutions to complex business problems.  Develops, delivers and ensures quality of work products.
  • Mentor and train colleagues with less experience on both the technical and business aspects of the project and consultative work
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer and Information Science, Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Information Technology or related field


  • 6 years of relevant experience could be substituted for Bachelor’s degree.


  • Master's Degree in Computer and Information Science, Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Information Technology or related field

Licenses or Certifications

  • SAS Certification - Preferred


  • 5 years - IT Application – SAS or Python or R
  • 5 years - IT Application - SQL
  • 5 years - Data Analytics
  • 5 years - Reporting


  • 5 years - Business Intelligence
  • 5 years - Predictive Modeling

Language: Other than English


Travel Requirement:

0% to 25%




Teaches / trains others regularly


Travel regularly from the office to various work sites or from site-to-site

Does Not Apply

Works primarily out-of-the office selling products/services (sales employees)


Physical work site required 


Lifting: up to 10 pounds


Lifting: 10 to 25 pounds


Lifting: 25 to 50 pounds


Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement : This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.

As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times. In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements. 

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability. 

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