Cognos Developer

Job type:
Min 12 months
Harvey Nash IT Recruitment Belgium
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Cognos Developer

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 v10 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 her/his 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.

General Computer knowledge

* Word, Excel (advanced), PowerPoint, Outlook

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.