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Job Description

Join a team of global Cognos Developers, where you will have the opportunity to

  • Participate in the evaluation of new projects to determine scope, feasibility, timelines, impacts to and integrations with existing systems.
  • Participate in the design, development, integration, maintenance and security of the Cognos metadata layer.
  • Document and follow best practices, standards, processes and procedures of Cognos BI solutions.
  • Interface with business users in order to help identify, document, clarify and/or review requirements.
  • Consult with non-technical business users, business professionals, technical and executive staff to elicit input, capture feedback and provide assistance with the BI solutions.
  • Create BI solutions that access various data sources including data warehouses, data marts, cubes, and relational databases and data warehouse appliances.
  • Provide insight and direction about BI presentation approaches.
  • Extend the base functionality of the Cognos platform through SDK development.
  • Create metadata models that are aligned with BI strategies, organizational goalsand objectives.
  • Perform modeling of relational, dimensional and dimensionally modeled relational models and provide assistance and mentoring to junior team members.
  • Assist in the creation, maintenance and documentation of Cognos security model including authentication, object and data level security.
  • Extend report functionality and presentation using JavaScript
  • Review report requirements and make modifications to existing reports, dashboards and metadata.
  • Evaluate report, model and query performance making necessary model and/orcode changes to meet SLAs.

Desired Skills & Experience

Skill Set Requirements

  • Expert level, 5+ years of experience in Cognos Business Intelligence (through v10), Framework Manager, Security and Report Studio
  • Advanced level, 5+ years of experience in SQL
  • Advanced level, 2+ years of experience in Cognos GoMobile and GoOffice and in Financial Service background
  • Intermediate level, 2+ years of experience in Cognos SDK Development, Microsoft Analysis Services Cubes, SQL Server RDBMS tool suite, Data Warehouse Architecture, .Net Development
  • Intermediate level, “Nice to Have“ experience in MicrosoftDTS, SSIS and SSRS and Netezza Integration



  • At least 5-6 Years of experience with Cognos 8.4/10.1Business Intelligence and/or Cognos performance management as a developer andarchitect.
  • B.S. degree in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Must have hands-on technology experience in Business intelligence and Data Warehousing
  • Must have 5 years of hands-on experience in software application development.
  • Strong problem solving, communication (verbal and written)and analytical skills.
  • Experience with relational and dimensional data.
  • Experience with data mapping and dimensional data modeling techniques
  • Strong background in SQL Server, Analysis Services, Oracle
  • Working Knowledge of .Net, Java or other external applications interacting with Cognos BI and dimensional data via the CognosSDK.
  • Cognos BI Professional Author or Application Developer Certifications is highly preferred.
  • Development Life-cycles & Methodologies (Agile)
  • Process & Procedures (Best Practices, O&M, etc.)
  • Migration/Replacement experience
  • Financial Planning & Forecasting
  • Defined and/or delivered advanced/mature BI solutions
  • External participation/exposure to newer BI trends (i.e. data visualization, Collaborative BI, big data, etc.)
  • .Net, web development and JavaScript experience
  • SSRS or Crystal Report experience is a plus
  • Netezza experience is a plus

What We Offer:

  • Work with terrific customers on large, innovative projects
  • Amazing colleagues to work with, share and learn from
  • High-energy atmosphere of a growing and successful company
  • An attractive compensation package with generous benefits (medical, dental, vision and life), 401K and Section 125 pre-tax offerings (POP and FSA plans)
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