Senior Cognos Developer

Senior Cognos Developer jobs in Houston TX

  • 05-02-2018
  • Contract
  • Houston, TX


The Senior Cognos Developer is an experienced developer that will be responsible for creating active Cognos reports and/or dashboards. This role will ensure data quality and accuracy of reporting as well as dashboard creation, analysis, and data gathering. This team member will work closely with the IT business analyst to define appropriate metrics, and will have a high level of understanding of how to produce accurate and meaningful metrics to deliver high quality, actionable, efficient, and interactive reporting to drive business decisions.

Desired & Profile
  • Experience with Cognos 11.
  • At least seven (7) years of experience in Data Warehousing, with a thorough knowledge of dimensional modeling.
  • At least five (5) years of experience in using SQL and PL/SQL, with in-depth knowledge of analytical functions.
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills.
  • Experience in creating reports, customizations and performing unit testing.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience working with large-scale, complex system (data structure and usage, reporting requirements, interfaces with other systems) in a corporate setting.
  • Experience with building dynamic dashboards and complex reports.
  • Experience using RDBMS such as Oracle.
  • Advanced SQL writing skills.
  • Must be highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to balance multiple efforts and complete deliverables on time.
  • Bachelor's degree in CS/MIS or equivalent plus seven (7) years related experience and/or training.
  • Collaborating with IT Reporting Team to design, build, and test actionable Cognos reporting solutions, active reports, and dashboards.
  • Identifying, developing and documenting detailed reporting requirements and detailed specifications through the Data Warehouse life-cycle.
  • Reviewing reporting code/design documents to verify accuracy and ensure they meet our standards, best practices, and business requirements.
  • Providing timely and accurate estimates for analysis, design, development, testing, and deployment tasks.
  • Developing Data Models in the reporting environment per requirements.
  • Participating in the management of all scheduled jobs to build reporting objects in the environment.
  • Publishing all reporting objects for production, including deployment through development.
  • Providing technical assistance for users by responding to inquiries regarding errors, problems, or questions with the Cognos modules.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving issues regarding reports generated.
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