My current company, despite my objections and expertise, is phasing out SAS, and I think it is a misguided decision.
I am only about three years away from semi-retirement, but you won’t find a more motivated worker. Not only am I a top flight SAS programmer with many years of experience, but I’m also very good at teaching and mentoring others in the use of SAS—something I almost never get to do in my current position.
I need a change.
I have “big city” job skills in a small town where there appear to be no other employers who would be able to make use of my SAS expertise. And, at this stage of my life, I can’t relocate and am unwilling to commute, so working from home appears to be the only option.
I’m looking at potential opportunities as an “encore career” and would really like to do something that directly benefits society. I loved my 21 years at the Iowa Department of Transportation, and would love to be a public servant once again, or to work for a nonprofit organization. Or work on scientific projects—true science, not data “science”. Or, data for good projects. Both salary and number of work hours (up to full time) are completely negotiable. I’m at a point now in my career where I can be more flexible for the right opportunity.
I have my own personal SAS Analytics Pro license, so could do work for you even if you don’t have SAS.
SAS is a great product, and SAS Institute is a great company. And SAS keeps getting better all the time.
Some say that SAS is difficult to learn, but, like many things, it is not difficult at all if you have a good teacher who has a thorough understanding of the subject matter and a passion for teaching it. That would be me.