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Programmer Analyst

Reports to: Director of Development and Programming

Compensation and Benefits

Classification: Exempt

Level: Tier II

Salary Range: $70k up to $110k per year depending on experience, plus incentives based on production

Reports to Director of Development and Programming


Compensation and Benefits

Are you ready to avoid working in the big corporate world where you are just an employee known by your badge number? Asset Protection Unit (APU) is a 20+ year business located near downtown Amarillo, Texas. We are looking for individuals that want to be treated like family and be part of a team where everyone’s voice is heard! APU is growing and there is lots of room for advancement! In addition, APU offers a full suite of benefits for full time employees, including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life
  • LTD
  • Generous 401k contributions
  • Starting Paid Time Off (PTO) 17 days your first-year anniversary
  • Holiday pay with time off to spend with your non APU family
  • Fun Committee Activities
  • Work from Home opportunities

Apply now, join our growing family.


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Job Description


Asset Protection Unit (APU) seeks an experienced Programmer / Analyst to join our team. APU is growing rapidly, and we look for engaged, enthusiastic, and excited individuals to become an integral part of our team.


As a Programmer / Analyst at APU, you’ll get to directly see the impact on your projects, be empowered to understand the everyday needs of users and make decisions that deliver real business value. At the same time, you’ll enjoy a friendly work environment and nimble small-business culture.

What are we looking for?

We are searching for someone who can take a brand-new dataset, understand all of its components, and derive business meaning. This person will become the expert in all things data, all the while, keeping in mind business objectives.

As a growing organization, we’re looking for an individual to take ownership of the data environment and wrangle many differing datasets into shape. We expect this position to participate in cleansing, standardizing, and setting up reliable processes to manage our data. We are looking for a candidate to take a “holistic, whole organization” approach to our data and ensure that it efficiently flows throughout the organization, as well as making data available for reporting.


We are looking for experience in SAS, or with experience using another stack (Python, R, etc.) to analyze large datasets.


Actual Job Title / compensation will range from Programmer Analyst I-III or Senior Programmer Analyst, based on experience and ability to produce results for the organization. 


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


·        Ability to Perform the Essential Functions

·        Education and Experience: Development and Programming

·        Exercise independent judgement and discretion

·        Professionalism

·        Problem Solving/Analysis

·        Communication Proficiency

·        Time Management

·        Strategic Thinking


Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities



Required Education and Experience

We expect this candidate to be able to self-learn and gather the right information to make informed decisions. APU will train the right candidate in the specific duties of the position, but the person must be able to take the initiative without being told what to do. College degree or work equivalent

·        Data Mining / ETL experience

·        SQL

Preferred Education and Experience

·        SAS Programming

·        Microsoft SQL Server

·        Experience with project management and delivery

·        Distributed Version Control


Eligibility Qualifications

·        Intermediate Windows & MS Office skills are mandatory.

·        Passing a skills test may be required.


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 



Work Authorization

Candidates selected will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation (drug test, credit check, reference verification) and skills test.


Compensation and Benefits

There will be an attractive compensation package that is commensurate with experience. APU offers a full suite of benefits for full time employees. Those benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, LTD, 401k, PTO and holiday pay. Join our growing team based exclusively in Amarillo, Texas.


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work 

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position requires 40 hours per week with some time outside of the normal hours.



No travel is expected for this position.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee will be required to sit for extended periods of time and is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

  • This position requires sitting over 66% of the time.
  • This position requires Visual Acuity at 20 inches (or less) over 66% of the time.


Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


AAP/EEO Statement 

APU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (AA/EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. 

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