Western Alliance Bank

Senior Data Analyst - SAS Programming

Req No.
Western Alliance Bank
Accounting & Finance
Regular Full Time


Western Alliance Bank (WAL) is seeking a Senior Data Analyst to support the SAS Programmer and risk finance modeling team. The Analyst will assist the Senior SAS Programmer with providing data integrity, validity, reproducibility of quality measures from multiple sources. The Analyst consistently utilizes data management strategies, programming efficiencies, and strong analytical skills in performing regular job duties.  


  • Actively participates as team member in the use of data science tools, such as SAS/MS SQL, to merge, concatenate, and verify the consistency and accuracy of data sets prepared for the data modeling team.
  • Works with Team in order to properly implement data models and scorecards and integrate them into existing system architectures.
  • Be prepared to execute complete User Acceptance Testing process including creation of acceptance criteria, development of test procedures, test execution, and test result archiving for internal system modifications and third-party deliverables.
  • Assist Team with development of software tools to automate modeling activities and processes.
  • Use Microsoft software applications to build/update Model Documentation, project plans, and provide model data analysis.
  • Develops a thorough understanding of the bank’s operations, business model, and production systems.
  • Develop reports and model output using SAS Visual Analytics and other Business software.
  • Assist with management of model and report production environment controls.



  • Minimum of 7 years experience with SAS programming, Intermediate Skills with use of Macros; preferred SAS Data Management Console Experience
  • 1-2 year experience with MS Sql
  • Previous use of Data management strategies, and Production management strategies
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Data Analysis with large complex data sets and data warehouses
  • Business analysis and requirements documentation
  • Programming in SAS, and MS SQL
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Project Management skills, some experience with MS Project and MS Visio
  • Process Documentation experience
  • System Development Life Cycle Documentation and User Acceptance Testing


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