SAS

Science, Technology & Analytics

SAS is the leader in analytics.

SAS helps customers to ‘Transform a World of Data into a World of Intelligence’. Through innovative software and services, SAS empowers and inspires customers worldwide to transform data into intelligence. As an analytics software and services leader, SAS transforms data into insights, allowing its customers to discover new opportunities and make better business decisions.

SAS has been ranked in the Great Place to Work® list of Australia’s Best 50 Employers for the last ten years and is globally ranked in the top 10, year on year.

They envision a world where everyone can make decisions grounded in trusted data and assisted by the power of analytics. When decisions happen at the right moment, advancements are set in motion, and the world moves forward. Examples include;

  • Protecting endangered species by identifying and monitoring digital images of animal footprints.
  • Changing conversations about behavioural health through data analysis.
  • Finding the next football star with artificial intelligence.
  • Keeping aircraft operational for crucial missions using Machine Learning.
  • Transforming social welfare with analytics.

“We’re committed to building the next generation of data-savvy professionals…. Anyone who wants a good-paying, recession-proof skill set should consider a career in analytics.”

– SAS CEO Jim Goodnight

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147 Countries
14,000 Employees
1976 Founded

What We Stand For

SAS believes in connecting analytics and advocacy to create something new, better, purposeful and lasting. They believe a better world can be imagined through innovation, that curiosity is empowered through education outreach, making a difference with Data for Good and embracing uniqueness through diversity and inclusion.

Innovation

Through technological innovation, SAS pushes the boundaries, challenges the status quo and changes how we live. They amplify human efforts with artificial intelligence, connecting the world through the internet of things and helping transform complex data into graphics that tell a story.

Social Innovation

By bringing together technology and social purpose, SAS encourages positive change. As part of the Data for Good movement, SAS supports data in meaningful ways to solve issues around poverty, health, education and the environment.

Corporate Innovation

Education gives each new generation the power to change what’s possible. Around the world, SAS supports education initiatives that promote learning for all and build a global community of innovators by helping put a focus on closing the analytics skills gap, encouraging earlier interest in STEM and improving reading efficiency.

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SAS Academy Programs

At SAS, your curiosity matters – whether you’re developing algorithms, creating customer experiences or answering critical questions.

If you’re a self-motivator, problem solver and collaborator who makes things happen, SAS offers excellent entry-level training programs – for sales, customer advisory and technical enablement positions – for recent graduates transitioning into the real world of business.

SAS Australia offers three entry-level programs that enable you to join SAS:

  1. SAS Customer Advisory Academy
  2. SAS Sales Academy
  3. SAS Technical Enablement Academy

The SAS academy positions are exciting opportunities for students as they provide extensive training and an opportunity to gain real-world experience. These are fun and educational experiences to help build strong foundations for your future career.

What does SAS look for?

SAS is looking for inquisitive individuals who push the boundaries of what you can achieve with technology. You need to be:

  • Tech Savvy: Experienced with programming languages and/or modelling tools.
  • Data Savvy: Experienced with exploring and analysing data.
  • Passionate: Understands the importance of data analytics and the impact innovative thinking plays on the world around us.
  • Tenacious: Takes every activity as an opportunity to learn and apply new thinking.
  • Study areas: A degree containing STEAM subjects, e.g. statistics, analytics, actuarial studies, technology, mathematics, engineering, business etc.
  • Communication: Demonstrates strong communication verbal and written skills.
  • Resourceful: Demonstrates an ability to self-source information and independently learn and apply this learning.

Meet Chris

Technical intern – Consulting

What is your role, and what does it entail?

I am a technical consulting Intern. I spend a lot of my time at client offices working on the implementation of SAS solutions and systems for our clients.

What does a typical day look like for you? Or is every day different?

Most weeks I have a fixed schedule, I live very close to the SAS office in Lane Cove, so I almost never work from home. I don’t have too many meetings to attend on any given day and spend most of my time working on implementing and updating SAS solutions for clients.

How did you come into this role? Talk to us about your education and career journey/highlights to this point.

I reached out to a contact at SAS while studying at university and managed to secure a 4-week internship with them. While at that internship my manager alerted me to a longer internship program that was set to run after the uni year was finished. I did an interview with her and secured the longer internship excited to be back in just a few months.

Why did your organisation stand out to you?

SAS are a market leader in data and analytics and all throughout my degree I wanted to work for them, so this is really a dream come true for me. They are also known for their employee wellbeing focused mindset and treat their staff very well which made them a very attractive choice.

What do you love most about working at your organisation?

While I love the types of work I get to do every day, the thing I am most fond of at SAS is the people who I get to work with. We sit around the lunch table and chat, have drinks in the office on Friday afternoons do jigsaw puzzles and crosswords and just genuinely connect with one another in a way that makes it a joy to come into work.

What type of skills and personal attributes is your organisation looking to employ? What is going to make someone stand out from the crowd?

While experience with SAS software is appreciated it is a willingness to learn and change with this rapidly advancing field that is what SAS is looking for most of all. SAS solutions and platforms are changing every day and an ability to learn and keep up with change will allow you to be very successful as SAS.

What do you like to get up to outside of work? Does your organisation allow you to maintain a healthy work/life balance?

I play trivia twice a week with friends, I read excessively (sci-fi, fantasy) and I love my dog. SAS is great at allowing for flexibility in your work life and that just makes it so much easier to have a healthy life away from work. If you need to you can work flexible hours and work from home is fully supported.

What does a typical day look like?

7:30am

I wake up in the morning, have a shower, and take the dog for a walk.

8.15 AM

Once I am back form walking the dog I have a short walk to the office, being so close to the SAS office in Lane Cove really helps my work life balance as I avoid a long commute to work.

8.30 AM

When I get into the office I have breakfast in the hub, nothing too exciting just vegemite toast and juice. It is looking quite quiet in the office today, lots of people still choose to work from home, especially on Fridays.

9.00 AM

I start the day, check emails send off some replies and plan the day ahead.

9.30 AM

Time for the weekly stand up for the current project with Westpac. I sit in at the meeting while the team discusses progress, blockers, and expected timelines with the client and how they are going to prioritise the weeks activities.

10.00 AM

I settle in at my desk to write some unit tests and do some testing on the system before the team meeting this afternoon.

12.00 PM

Time for lunch and I sit at the table in the main hub doing the jigsaw puzzle and helping Gurt and Nick with their daily crossword. Very exciting, today we finished the Jigsaw, and we already have the next one lined up for Monday. On Fridays the lolly Jar comes out for anyone who decides to come to the office as a fun incentive.

1.00 PM

After lunch I work on writing some reports using Visual Analytics to assist a colleague in presales who is getting ready to give a demo to a client on the capabilities of SAS Viya.

4.00 PM

Time for the internal meeting for the SAS consultants at Westpac. This meeting is pretty laid back and we spend time going over our tickets in Jira and when we expect each task will be done to make sure we are on track for our system go-live in 2 weeks.

5.00 PM

I join a few others and we chat as we leave the office, I walk down the hill home excited to see my dog and thinking what I am going to have for dinner.

6.30 PM

After having had a play with the dog and a rest reading a book it is time to make dinner, and on the menu tonight is spaghetti bolognaise.

10.00 PM

After dinner I relax for a few more hours tidy up the kitchen and get back to reading until I start to doze off and decide it is time for bed, ready for the weekend.

Meet Janhav

Technical Intern – Consulting

What is your role, and what does it entail?

As a technical intern for consulting, my role is to assist other consultants in completing small but tedious tasks so they can focus on more important projects. To accomplish this, I often must complete learning modules to acquire the necessary skills for these tasks. It’s a challenging role that requires me to be proactive, adaptable, and willing to learn new things.

What does a typical day look like for you? Or is every day different?

A typical day for me is never the same. I usually start by planning out what learning I need to complete for the day, but I’m always ready to lend a hand if someone needs help. I must be flexible and open to change as priorities can shift throughout the day.

How did you come into this role? Talk to us about your education and career
journey/highlights to this point.

I came into this role after completing a degree in Computer Science with a double major in Statistics and a conjoint in Finance at the University of Auckland. I stumbled upon the role while searching for opportunities on Seek and was attracted to SAS because of their reputation for treating their employees well.

Why did your organisation stand out to you?

What sets SAS apart for me is its commitment to their employees’ well-being. They understand that everyone works differently and accommodate those differences by allowing employees to work from home or the office. This flexibility helps to create a productive and supportive work environment where everyone feels appreciated and motivated.

What do you love most about working at your organisation?

The people are why I love most about working at SAS. The staff are supportive, welcoming, and create a positive and healthy work environment.

What type of skills and personal attributes is your organisation looking to employ? What is going to make someone stand out from the crowd?

When it comes to hiring new employees, I believe SAS looks for motivated individuals who are willing to learn new skills.

What do you like to get up to outside of work? Does your organisation allow you to maintain a healthy work/life balance?

Outside of work, I enjoy playing tennis. SAS allows for a healthy work-life balance, which means I can take time out of my workday to pursue my hobbies and interests as long as I make up the time later in the day. This balance helps me to maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle both in and out of work.

Curious About How Data Relates to You?

BEING DATA LITERATE HELPS US RECOGNIZE ALL THE WAYS WE INTERACT WITH DATA EVERY DAY

From social media content to smartwatches and home health monitors, data has become a fundamental part of our lives. Many of us are already developing digital skills just by living in a data-driven world.

Data literacy is the ability to consume, interpret and understand data, and it’s an essential skill for success in today’s workplaces.

SAS want to help students navigate and thrive in a world awash in data, which is why they’ve created a data literacy toolbox will help you understand what data is and why it matters.

Using real-world applications, the two courses introduce foundational data literacy topics and practical skills to help you engage with data in meaningful ways – all while avoiding unnecessary math jargon!

What You Get:

Free access to virtual learning. Gain a clear understanding of data literacy and practical ways to engage with data every day.

Digital badge. Receive a digital badge you can share on social media for each course you complete.

Want to Use Data for Good?

SAS is proud to be part of the Data for Good movement, which encourages using data in meaningful ways to solve humanitarian issues around poverty, health, human rights, education and the environment. From preventing life-threatening illnesses to protecting endangered species to rebuilding after natural disasters, organizations across the globe are harnessing data to make a difference. Applying data for social good has led to new and creative ways to address global issues.

Analytics helping humanity

Poverty. Health. Human rights. Education. The environment. Around the globe, people are banding together and using data to help solve some of the world’s most challenging issues. Crowdsourcing data and analytical talent is offering a fresh perspective – and positive action – on pressing problems.

For example, data sharing is helping bring new drugs to market for cancer patients. Analytics is helping law enforcement pinpoint where human trafficking victims are most likely to be located. Child welfare agencies are using data to fight child abuse and improve outcomes for children and families.

So how can I get involved and help?

Take a stand to protect the Amazon rainforest. Get Involved and take a closer look

Seeing means saving when you help us train AI models to detect deforestation. You can make a difference by seeing what technology can’t.

Our AI platform is already analyzing and making sense of thousands of satellite images that show the magnitude of damage in the rainforests. But artificial intelligence can’t do it alone. We need your help to identify signs of deforestation that the model hasn’t learned to detect. Your participation – whether you identify deforestation in just one or 100 images – will allow us to fine-tune AI models that can detect change in the Amazon and alert conservation and government organizations responsible for protecting it.

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STEM at SAS

At SAS, your curiosity matters – whether you’re developing algorithms, creating customer experiences or answering critical questions. Curiosity is our code, and the opportunities here are endless. 

If you’re a self-motivator, a problem solver and a collaborator who makes things happen, SAS offers excellent entry-level training programs – for sales, customer advisory and technical enablement positions – for recent graduates transitioning into the real world of business. 

SAS Australia offers 3 entry-level programs which will enable you to join SAS and pursue a career in either Customer Advisory, Sales or Professional Services. They are the SAS Customer Advisory Academy, the SAS Sales Academy and the SAS Technical Enablement Academy. 

The SAS academy positions are exciting opportunities for both students and SAS. For the student, the programs provide extensive training and an opportunity to gain real-world experience. For SAS, the programs introduce new talent into the business. These are fun and educational experiences to help build strong foundations for your future career. 

Internship Programs 

SAS also partners with RiBit – Australia’s leading job and internship matching platform for university and VET students and graduates. Ribit connects dynamic student and graduate talent to innovative businesses, allowing students to put their skills and studies into practice. With Ribit, SAS is tackling the digital skills talent shortage and helping businesses develop a digital capacity. And students can register and apply for roles offered by SAS’s and non-SAS customers. 

Your Curiosity Matters

What describes a successful candidate? 

SAS is looking for smart and inquisitive individuals who push the boundaries of what you can achieve with technology and help transform the world of our customers through the innovative use of analytics. 

You need to be: 

  • Curious – We are relentless problem-solvers, unafraid to challenge assumptions by being creative and forward-thinking 
  • Passionate – We’re committed to excellence in everything we do, and we thrive on meaningful work 
  • Authentic – We’re genuine, we’re transparent, and we lead with integrity 
  • Accountable – We’re responsible, we do things right, and we exceed what’s expected 
  • Resourceful – We’re continuously learning, developing new skills and looking for ways to apply these learnings 
  • Communication – We listen, empathise and provide feedback to ensure we better understand, build trust and respect, and create conditions for sharing creative ideas and solving problems 
  • Knowledge Savvy – We understand the importance of data analytics and the impact smart thinking plays on the world around us 
  • Study Areas – Studies STEAM e.g. statistics, analytics, actuarial studies, technology, mathematics, engineering, business etc. 

Shape the Future of SAS

Our culture has always been an integral part of who we are as a company, connecting the curious nature that gave us our start and the spirit of innovation that moves us forward. The way we act and interact is based on trust, respect and a bold motivation to drive change.

Curiosity, Passion, Authenticity & Accountability” influence everything we do. From the software that we create to the conversations we share, there is a strong connection between analytics and advocacy. We imagine a better world through innovation. Empower curiosity through educational outreach. Encourage the use of data for good. Embrace uniqueness through diversity. Give back through philanthropy. And collaborate with businesses to promote economic, social and environmental change.

The SAS Customer Advisory Academy starts with an intensive training program based in the SAS head office in North Carolina, America. The academy training covers extensive and in-depth knowledge of SAS software and solutions including Machine Learning and AI, as well as presentation skills, demo techniques and vision creation needed to support selling. 

The SAS Sales Academy starts with a similar intensive training program based in the SAS head office in North Carolina, America. The academy training includes all you need to know about how to sell SAS software and solutions, including business case development and social selling. 

The SAS Technical Enablement Academy also starts with an intensive training program based in the SAS head office in North Carolina, America. The academy training covers extensive and in-depth technical knowledge of SAS software.

Cultural Diversity at SAS

SAS has multi-dimensional culture that blends our different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

We want everyone to feel confident in expressing their ideas and know that they will be respected for their unique contributions and abilities. SAS recognises the importance of having different types of people on teams and harnesses this power of diversity to access a wider range of skills and talent, tp help them work effectively. SAS employees all have different skills to suit their roles within the business, but everyone shares a passion for how SAS can transform the world and that of the wider community through data and analytics.

We believe a diverse workforce brings unique talents and inspires teams to create software that can change the world. Great minds don’t always think alike, so we make it a priority to promote an environment where varied perspectives are encouraged. Big ideas ignite when everyone is treated with fairness and respect.

SAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and hires people based on skill. SAS offers training and advancement to all employees, often promoting people form within the company and encourages employees to move between business units through their careers. There is female representation across al business units with women employed in positions raging form Graduates to Senior Vice Presidents with representation on the Executive Board.

Changing Mindsets

According to the Harvard Business Review, 52% of women in STEM leave the field and never come back. Reasons such as being the only woman on the team, feeling stalled in a career or feeling extreme work pressure with no flexibility play a part in the decision. SAS has always promoted a corporate culture of diversity and fairness and encouraged a balance of career and healthy lifestyle. SAS is committed to changing mindsets.

Career and Leadership Development

The Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) is a strong community of SAS employees who empower, encourage and inspire women to pursue excellence in their careers and fulfillment in their personal lives. Members act as ambassadors for SAS and STEM careers, sharing time and expertise to develop leadership capabilities among female employees, expand professional networks, showcase thought leaders and attract women to careers in science and technology.

Collaboration and Networking

The Women in Analytics (WIA) Network is a SAS sponsored networking program aimed to strengthen diversity in the analytics field. The program leverages the SAS values of authenticity, value for work/life integration and passion to build a community of women who are interested in and will advocate for Women in Analytics. Our audience is anyone wishing to contribute to or build a career in analytics.

Great Workplace for Women

Year after year, SAS is recognized as a Best Workplace for Women by Fortune magazine. Commitment to employees – and their families – is part of the reason that women make up nearly half of the SAS workforce and more than 40 percent of leadership. A pioneer in workplace culture for more than 40 years, SAS has set the standard by fostering an environment that helps employees balance their careers and personal lives.

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Awards

Social Impact Award
2023
Fast Companies World Changing Ideas
2022, Finalist in Nature category
Fortune Best Workplace for Millennials
2021
7th Annual Shorty Winner
2022

Events

SAS Event: Girls in STEM

Be a part of this onsite event at SAS

June 26, 2024 |
Free

SAS who are the leaders in analytics are hosting an event and they would like to invite your female students to attend. At SAS, they’re not just thinking about the future; they’re actively shaping it. Girls In Tech Day helps bridge the gender gap in tech education and employment, showcasing the career opportunities that girls can explore in STEM and IT. And how they can build a more diverse and inclusive industry that reflects the world we live in.

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Sydney, NSW

An On-Demand Series of Real Life Stories With Analytics

Join the SAS Explore community and hear how companies all around the world are using AI and Analytics to solve real world issues.

February 12, 2024 - December 31, 2024 |
Free

Listen to experts bring to life how data and technology is bought to life. And join in the fun and learn about how the Batting Lab is helping kids understand how data makes you a better athlete.

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On-Demand, Online

Ask the Expert

Experts share their experience and talk about how analytics and technology works.

February 12, 2024 - December 31, 2024 |
Free
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On-Demand, Online

Analytics Exchange Podcast

SAS podcasts that put a spotlight on how digital transformation – enhanced through AI and analytics – is redefining everyday lives

February 12, 2024 - December 31, 2024 |
Free
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On-Demand, Online

Meet a Digital Mentor

Experience the Day of STEM and meet a digital mentor

February 12, 2024 - December 31, 2024 |
Free
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On-Demand, Online

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