Senior Analyst Programmer

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Analyst
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 01-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: MOH/1478161
  • Job Title: Senior Analyst Programmer
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  • Summary:
  • Customer Focussed Programmer to help us bring data to life to change lives
  • Utilise your SAS skills to effectively extract, analyse and transform information held in the national health collections to meet the client needs.
  • Wellington based


Do you want to utilise your technical skills to help improve the health of New Zealanders? Do you have the ability to turn complex datasets into useful information?  If so, we would love to talk to you.


The Ministry of Health is going through an exciting change in the business intelligence and analytical space. We are adopting rapid development methodology for delivery, designing a data platform for the future and actively engaging with our wider community to be data brilliant.


We are now looking for our next star – an enthusiastic & creative Senior Analyst Programmer to support Ministry of Health in producing high quality data extracts and provision of information and analysis.


The Data and Digital Directorate leads, supports and advises health and disability sector transformation through the use of data, digital services and technology.


In this role you will have a focus on supporting the Analytical Community at Ministry of Health. The Senior Analyst Programmer will produce tables, datasets, cohorts and linked extracts from various National Collections that meet analyst and client specifications – with the main tool currently being SAS EG.


You will also take an active role in the analytical platform modernisation projects and help identify improvements along the way by putting the customer at the heart of everything you do. You are expected to have a positive outlook and excellent skills in collaborating within the team, across the Ministry and the wider health sector.


To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate:


  • A strong client focus with good networking, interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Demonstrate ability to analyse and interpret complex issues and information and able to present in simple and clear ways to enable effective decisions
  • Demonstrable relationship management skills with the ability to foster good stakeholder relationships through consultation and partnership.
  • Demonstrable experience at building constructive and effective relationships.
  • Demonstrable experience in Advanced SAS programming; Base SAS, SAS Macro, SAS Connect and SQL, ODS, table joining, datastep manipulations and transformations
  • Good understanding of database / data warehouse design and data extract concepts
  • Sound knowledge of statistical and data modelling techniques
  • Ability to develop and champion quality assurance and quality improvement practices
  • Experience in providing guidance and training to less experienced colleagues
  • Strong written and oral communication skills


The Ministry of Health is the kaitiaki of the health and disability system in New Zealand.  We are responsible for providing active stewardship and leadership across the nations health and disability system.  We ensure the system provides people with the highest levels of care, regardless of who they are or where they live. 


You will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at Please click ‘Apply for this Job‘ to upload your CV and cover letter.

For further information regarding the role, please contact Recruitment  at, quoting reference number   MOH/1478161


Advertising for this role closes at midnight on 15, February 2021. 


We encourage diversity and inclusion at the Ministry of Health and are committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures.  In particular, we want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all. Therefore, please let us know if there is any support, we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you. You can contact us at or on +64 4 816 2478 if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.