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COGNOS Developer
Ref No.: 15-04929
Location: Detroit, Michigan
The COGNOS Developer will utilize strong data modeling and dimensional database skills to support the creation and maintenance of an enterprise-wide operational tracking and business intelligence application. The selected candidate will be responsible for working with extensive data output from a Data Warehouse / BI source and building Power cubes and drill-through reporting to execute and optimize cross-functional operations-driven special initiatives. The position deliverables include customized data extracts, tailored reports, insights and recommendations, plus tracking mechanisms to support project management, execution and tracking.


Required Skills/Experience

-Experience using Report Studio, Analysis Studio and Framework Manager. Cognos Reporting Studio, Analysis Studio, Framework Manager, Cognos Transformer, Power cubes, Oracle Database, SQL Queries understanding/Writing/Debugging
-Experience developing and enforcing data modeling standards. Need to handle the cubes independently.
-Experience working with relational databases and Dimensional Databases.
- Proficient in implementing user level and data level securities within Cognos.
-Experience working with programming concepts.
-Expert in writing SQL and performance tuning SQL.
-Ability to complete solid unit testing on own work.
-Ability to create requirement documents, tech specs, unit test results, estimation documents, road maps, and architecture diagrams.
-Ability to analyze requirements and direct to an appropriate solution that will fit within a reasonable technically maintainable design.
-Cognos UI, Reporting Studio, Query Studio, Analysis Studio, Drill through reports, Framework Manager, Cognos Workspace
-Experience working in Operational Data store, Data Mart and Data Warehouse kinds of environments.
-Extensive experience working with Cognos BI Reporting tool including and not limited to Cognos UI, Reporting Studio, Query Studio, Analysis Studio, Drill through reports, Framework Manager, Cognos Workspace
-Should have worked with backend database like Oracle and SQL Server
-Good understanding on Dimensional modeling environment
-Excellent requirements gathering skills and Considerable design/development experience background
-Comprehensive understanding of agile and waterfall development Methodology.
-Excellent Communication skill and should be able to interact well with leadership and team members in daily meetings.
-Practical experience in Problem solving / troubleshooting experience /skills to assist defect fixes during deployment period
-Ability / Flexibility to learn and open to the new technology in the space and support the same as needed
-Knowledge on other BI tools like Microstrategy and Tableau is a plus
-Experience with Healthcare or Insurance sectors
-Experience in Data Definition Language or Data Manipulation Language SQL commands, Access, Excel, other data manipulation tools
-Experience extracting data and identifying trends and opportunities
-Flexible nature that can `go with the flow- yet apply urgency and prioritization to Hot Topics on a daily basis
-Organization and focus on details- Excellent Analytical skills
-Curious and investigative mindset
-High sense of urgency and an entrepreneurial spirit combined with a disciplined analytical approach based upon facts and data

Education/Certifications

Technical degree, preferably in computer science, mathematics or other related discipline
-3+ years of data analysis with technology development or data modeling experience
-Certification in Cognos is preferred.