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Open Positions - Athens

CKAN is currently looking for self-motivated candidates, with strong technical skills and a proven delivery track record.

If you believe you are a good match to any of the roles below and are keen to work with us and add real value, please send your updated CV to:

SAS Developer

Location: Athens

Purpose of the role:

  • Conducting Analysis for determining the availability, primary sources and appropriateness of data sources used for the development of models in accordance with the plan of the work stream

  • Assimilation of data requirements from different stakeholders, e.g. data attribute definitions, source system feeds and interface design, frequency of uploads, use of mapping tables, business rules to ensure quality control, interpolation, exception reporting, etc

  • Building data attribute definitions, model table structures, source system interfaces and business rules to ensure quality control and deliver exception reporting

  • Designing database schemas to support efficient data storage and retrieval using a standard relational database approach

  • Developing comprehensive test plans, scripts, execution of same across the full testing life cycle i.e. component, UAT, regression, integration, post implementation etc

  • Analysis and design of base SAS solutions to meet the requirements for complex data processing as part of a quantitative model

  • Creation of clear and comprehensive documentation covering design, code, user documentation etc

  • Supporting the database/calculation/reporting SAS applications during testing and rollout

  • Ensuring that all model data related work meets regulatory and internal policy standards



  • Develop model code using base SAS from model specification documentation

  • Source internal and external credit risk data used to run models

  • Support testing of model code developed in SAS and the firm's strategic model system

  • Support operational batch processing and exception reporting of models in SAS



  • SAS /SQL and Excel data extraction/manipulation skills a pre-requisite

  • SAS Certification is highly beneficial

  • Experience with SAS tools such as Base SAS, SAS Macros

  • Understanding of Credit Risk reporting is beneficial

  • Significant experience of working within a project environment with a proven ability to work on own initiative to contribute to delivery of optimum business solutions

  • Knowledge of banking products and terminology highly advantageous

  • Previous experience in Finance Change, Finance Solutions, Risk, Regulatory, or, Restructuring functions of Financial Services


Other Significant Role Requirements:

  • Excellent communications skills and the ability to interpret conceptual ideas and translate them into meaningful solutions

  • Ability to work in partnership with the Project Manager to manage effectively the links with operational management, project staff and other programmes

  • Adaptable to changing project focus and requirements

  • Able to occasionally travel to London, or, Amsterdam as needed

  • Experience with working in an Agile environment

  • Prototyping experience is a plus

  • Knowledge of Oracle/Microsoft SQL and VBA is a clear benefit



  • University Degree in IT, Finance, Statistics, Economics, Accountancy, or, related subjects

What do we offer

  • Competitive remuneration package-above market rate.

  • Access and interaction with senior stakeholders and clients in major UK and European investment banks and  financial institutions.

  • Continuous learning and growth opportunities though interaction with foreign clients and stakeholders.

  • Access to cutting-edge project management and education through market accredited courses.

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