Software Developer

Job Locations UK-Glasgow
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Research and Development
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Are you a problem solver, explorer, and knowledge seeker – always asking, “What if?”


If so, you may be the new team member we’re looking for. Because 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.


What we do 


We’re the leader in analytics. Through our software and services, we inspire customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. Our curiosity fuels innovation, pushing boundaries, challenging the status quo and changing the way we live.


At SAS R&D Scotland we pride ourselves on our friendly and collaborative culture. Our small-company-within-a-large-company outlook allows us to innovate while having a large network of support to help us realise our ideas.


What you’ll do  


As a Software Developer at SAS R&D Scotland, you will join a driven, fast-paced team building one of our flagship products, SAS Visual Investigator (VI). VI is used in real-world investigations every day by thousands of users at hundreds of customers around the world in a multitude of different sectors, from policing to banking.


You will have the opportunity to make an impact on this integral software through the whole development lifecycle, ensuring high quality design, implementation and delivery of features to our customers. We value people who can bring fresh ideas that allow us to better meet the needs of our customers.


We are at an exciting time in our evolution as we transition to running in cloud environments and adopting a CI/CD mindset. You will join us on that journey and help us to shape our future for continued success. 


What we’re looking for

  • You’re curious, passionate, authentic, and accountable. These are our values and influence everything we do.
  • You have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related quantitative field. 
  • Right to work in the UK
  • Solid programming skills in Java 1.8+ or similar language.
  • Great problem-solving skills combined with the ability and drive to deliver high quality software.
  • Good knowledge of current software industry trends and emerging technologies.
  • You’re curious, passionate, authentic and accountable. These are our valuesand influence everything we do.

The nice to haves  

  • Familiarity with agile processes.
  • Cloud development experience.
  • Domain knowledge in finance or policing.
  • Experience with developing microservices/remote systems/APIs.
  • Web UI development experience (particularly Angular).
  • Experience with Spring Boot or similar frameworks.
  • Experience with Elasticsearch


Other knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Self-motivated.
  • Excellent communication skills in English language.
  • Enjoys collaborative working.



  • We love living the #SASlife and believe that happy, healthy people have a passion for life, and bring that energy to work. No matter what your specialty or where you are in the world, your unique contributions will make a difference.
  • SAS has been named one of the UK’s best places to work by Great Place to Work® UK for the last five years



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