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Cognos Developer

Job Type : Temp/Contract
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Industry : Energy - Utilities - Gas - Electric

Job Description :
2-3+ years experience designing and developing using Cognos (Cognos FM Models, reports, dashboards, data modules, data sets, etc.). 

6 months + possible extension. All visas considered for straight contract. 

• Development Experience with Cognos Analytics a must 
• Work with external and internal partners at both the business and technical level to define requirements and identify solutions 
• Analysis, diagnosis, and resolution of technical issues relating to development of reporting solutions 
• Ability to work independently and on cross functional teams 
• Communicate with business users and other IT groups at a technical and functional level 
• Develop appropriate documentation both technical and procedural 
• Participate in code reviews 
• Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written 

This position will be joining an existing agile team made up with experienced developers. Therefore, a slightly junior to mid-level resource would be acceptable. 

Resource will be paired with senior architect/developer who will be directing their work. 
Strong culture fit is preferred, this person must be a team player, communicate well, be open to input, ask lots of questions, and very accountable. We are willing to work with junior resources as long as the team fit is right. 

Design, develop, and maintain relational databases for data storage and data mining. Perform data warehouse design and testing, including data design, database architecture, metadata, and repository creation. Design data warehouse schematics, layouts, and capacity planning. Create and implement effective metrics and monitoring processes. Develop processes and procedures for entering information into data warehousing systems and for ensuring reliability of information entered. Seek continuous improvement in performance of data warehouse and ensure security of data. Career-Development position within field. Requires moderate skill sets and developing proficiency within discipline. Conducts tasks and assignments as directed. Works under moderate supervision with some latitude for independent judgment. 

Required Qualifications :
Skills needed for this position are: 
Report Development 
Technical skills: Cognos, SQL 
Understanding of Cognos solution development including reports, dashboards, framework, data module, etc. 
Familiarity with Cognos 11, is highly valued 
Ability to understand Business Objects reports for the purposes of completing analysis for conversion to Cognos 

Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, or Associates Degree with 4-8 years IT Software Developer related experience or High School Diploma/GED with 4 years IT Software Developer experience.

Experience: 4-8 years IT Software Developer experience (in addition to any experience identified above). Technical knowledge usually acquired from an educational institution or through equivalent work experience.
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