Develop and implement sustainable Cognos reporting solutions to improve scalability necessary for continued rapid growth.
Develop design specifications, business processes, and user interface mock-ups to support understanding of requirements.
Administer Cognos10 environment including security and performance.
Develop packages using Framework Manager, creating quality dashboards, and generating routine and ad hoc reports.
Develop complex master detail reports using relational and multi-dimensional data source in report studio.
Identify new data points to improve business operations and overall business intelligence.
Data validation and report management and enhancements.
Provide day-to-day technical support and perform the necessary upgrades for Cognos reporting applications.
Train and support Cognos end users.
Candidate Skill Set
5-6 years of experience in design and development of BI applications with Cognos.
Expert in Cognos BI family of products including Report Studio, Analysis Studio, Event Studio, Metric Studio and Framework Manager. Must be able to author reports in both relational and multi-dimensional data sources.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or an equivalent.
Strong understanding of relational databases, SQL optimization skills, and OLAP tools.
Strong collaboration skills.
Passion for working with data and analytics.
Advanced software development and scripting skills for use in automation and interfacing with databases.
Fluent in relational database concepts and flat file processing concepts.
Experienced with software development lifecycles from requirement gathering/analysis till production support and establish standards and processes for BI projects.
Must be able to work flexible hours on-site and remote.
Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels in the company and with various business contacts outside of the company in an articulate, professional manner.
Must be able to coordinate with other staff and provide technological leadership.
Ability to work in a complex, dynamic team environment with minimal supervision and possess good organizational skills.
Strong interpersonal skills are needed to work well with a talented team of developers.
Ability to learn and make effective use of new technologies.
Strong communication skills and customer service orientation.
Knowledge of ETL process and UNIX scripting a plus.
Knowledge of enterprise marketing tools like Unica a plus.