Cognos developer

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Harvey Nash IT Recruitment Belgium
flag_no Belgium
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Cognos Reporter/Modeler

Main objective/Context

Within Global Technology, the Product Development team is in charge of developing the company's Global Information Systems and maintaining them aligned with company's business needs. To achieve this mission, the team is leading projects from business requirements gathering to project delivery.

In the scope of a large Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence project, the Cognos Reporter/Modeler is responsible for developing Cognos (v10.2) reports according to specifications. The Cognos Reporter/Modeler will be a member of an Agile Scrum Team.

Main responsibilities & duties

Develop Cognos BI reports in v11 according to specification
Liaise with business analyst and business owner to gather business requirements and to define business processes
Liaise with Quality Assurance Analyst to ensure requirement compliance and test coverage
Liaise with the UI development team to undertake Proof of Concept/interactive design tasks as necessary to prove dashboards and reports will meet requirements and can be integrated in the User Interface package/custom layout.
Deliver the expected artifacts with applicable quality standards and performing as expected to the business environment and end user.
Integrate with an Agile Scrum team
Effectively communicate with the rest of the Scrum team (Product Owner, Developer, QA Analyst and Business Analyst).
Indicate performed and upcoming activities as well as known impediment/issues.
Express issues in a clear, consistent and understandable manner (written, verbal).
Take ownership of all assigned tasks and project related assignments.
Ensure direct communication over email/ticketing chain to ensure timely resolution of identified issues.


Soft Skills

Clear communicator (written and verbal)
Able to focus on deadlines and deliverables in an autonomous manner
Able to present the team as well as our products in a positive and professional manner
Enthusiastic about his/her field and related technologies

Technical skills


English fluent: written and oral
Abilities to deal within a multicultural and distributed environment (ability to communicate effectively in a conference call setting).

Presentation skills

Abilities to showcase the BI accomplishments to the rest of the team and stakeholders when the occasion rises.

Toolset Specific skills

Proven track record (2 years+) with IBM Cognos (v10.2 a plus) suite
Framework Manager
Report Studios
Dynamic Cubes
Active Report
Dynamic Query Mode
SQL querying
Cognos generated SQL review/tuning
CSS and Javascript
Experience with Development Collaboration Suite (Rally, JIRA, HP QC, SharePoint or equivalent).



Bachelor or Masters of Science in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or equivalent


2 years experience in building industry proven models/reports for the Cognos platform.
Experience integrating in a Scrum driven development team is a plus.
Multi-cultural experience on geographically distributed projects is a plus.
Travel Industry related experience is a plus.

Where: Brussels
What: Contract