COGNOS Developer

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The Cognos Developer will design and develop Cognos reporting solutions for a supply chain management planning system. Expected to produce effective reporting and data analysis tools for planners, enabling them to confidently execute their day-to-day data analysis and forecasting responsibilities.

  • Design and construct Cognos reporting solutions, standard reports, dashboards, dimensional cubes, query studio, and other data analysis tools.
  • Work closely with a team to capture business processes and data requirements.
  • Investigate, evaluate, and recommend new or alternative technology solutions.
  • Lead the technical direction of the development team.
  • Translate business processes and requirements into a business solution.
  • Model the business process, reconciling the process and data models.
  • Design the application architecture.
  • Provide business leadership to the developers on the project teams.
  • Prepare strategic business requirements, using accepted concepts, standards, SDLC methodologies, and toolsets.
  • Fully utilize data and process modelling techniques along with workflow analysis techniques.
  • Consult with customer and systems personnel to determine type of information to be processed.
  • Devise data verification methods and standard systems procedures.
  • Define and analyze needs and information requirements.
  • Prepare charts, tables, and diagrams to assist in analysing problems, utilizing various business, scientific, engineering and mathematical techniques.
  • Plan projects.
  • Estimate project requirements.
  • Communicate well with customers at a level they understand.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of business areas where existing or modernized programs could provide solutions.
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or Business Administration or equivalent training or work experience.
  • 3+ years experience as a Cognos Developer.
  • Expert-level competence with Cognos 8 Business Intelligence Suite, including:
    o Cognos Report Studio;
    o Cognos Framework Manager;
    o Cognos Analysis and Query Studio.
  • Knowledge of data modelling.
  • Knowledge of business functions supported by a major application system or multiple smaller systems.
  • Five plus years applications analysis experience or equivalent.
  • Some experience with or exposure to business process management and an awareness of the use of information technology to improve work processes.
  • Advanced SQL skills.
  • Experience with Enterprise Datawarehouse concepts and ETL tools.
  • Full life cycle software development experience.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • UNIX (Linux) skills desired.

Cognos 8 Business Intelligence Suite, including: Cognos Report Studio, Cognos Framework Manager, Cognos Analysis and Query Studio, SQL, ETL tools

Synectics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.