Cognos Job Description

Cognos Job Description

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Cognos provides 3rd level Cognos software/product-related support in all environments (Test, Prod) Provide technical support to developers and project-level administrators building BI apps Develop and maintain usage Policies Develop and maintain usage Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Develop and maintain Cognos Transformer Cubes.

Cognos Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Assist with the technical evaluation of packaged business solutions
Design any required custom system integration
Develop and report on key metrics that enable application areas to determine the health of their applications
Participate in and contribute to the Data Modeling of the larger Data
Work in accordance to change/incident and release management methodology followed in the organization
Proactive measures for disaster recovery and backup strategy
Participate in implementation of Cognos platform and mobile BI strategy
Collaborate in setting up new POC infrastructure environment for upcoming BI solutions, so that, new key solution could be implemented
Open and manage PMRs with the vendor and make the proper follow ups
Able to participate in complex projects to achieve key business objectives and able to handle smaller projects completely on own, including interactions with other teams for design and architecture

Cognos Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Cognos

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: IBM, TM1, IIS, PMP, BI, APICS, SPSS, V7, II, IAT

Education for Cognos

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the cognos job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Education, Engineering, Technical, Business, Finance, Information Technology, Accounting, Statistics

Skills for Cognos

Desired skills for cognos include:

SQL
Financial planning
Cognos SDK
Budgeting and forecasting functions and related processes
Cognos Entitlements framework
SQL Server
Ability to communicate requirements to clients and developers
Full project lifecycle
Oracle
Basel II/III

Desired experience for cognos includes:

Ensure the quality of the development deliverables (code review, unit testing, installation instructions, performance)
Clear with RDBMS concepts
At least 6 months experience in
Work or attend numerous meetings with team, and different business units
Must be able to meet the schedules of several concurrent projects and priorities
Good knowledge of Framework Manager models to support business requirements

Cognos Examples

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Cognos Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a cognos. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for cognos
  • Design and deployment of Cognos application / hardware architecture
  • Understand/execute release/change management processes for changes to business applications
  • Take ownership of a problem and communicate status / risks to manager regarding solution delivery
  • Must be able to work independently and prioritize work effectively, to function as an effective team member in a local and virtual team development environment
  • Stay current on technologies, current issues, trends and tools affecting BI development
  • Assist in the evaluation and implementation of new BI tools and capabilities
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve application issues and code defects
  • Participate in continuous process improvement activities and initiatives
  • Participate in firm-wide Architecture / Engineering working groups, and ensure that the technology organization is aligned to corporate technology directions
  • Provide maintenance, support and enhancements to TM1 Web and Application servers
Qualifications for cognos
  • Good knowledge of Javascript implementation in Cognos Report
  • SOAP/HTTP
  • Understanding of relational and multidimensional query concepts, good understanding of SQL and MDX
  • Strong commitment for quality
  • Highly adaptable and quick learner
  • 5+ years' experience with Cognos Report Studio, Framework Manager, Transformer, Query Studio, and Analysis Studio, OLAP and Cognos Cube Designer Several years of solid SQL experience with DB2 and Netezza or other DBMS's in a large data warehouse environment
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Cognos Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of cognos. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for cognos
  • Lead the enterprise-wide promotion of best practices and innovative solution by engaging software vendor and researching industry best practice as well internal effeciency such as linking existing apps or systems together to transform manual processes into state-of-the-art automated process)
  • Drive alignment between EPM and CDM, utilizing CDM native capabilities to query Cognos TM1 data to further streamline reporting processes
  • Lead the development and execution of CDM embedded EPM data extract
  • Project manage and deliver CDM project’s objectives within scope, schedule, cost, risk and quality
  • Collect and evaluate the feedback on proposed CDM projects from multiple departments/teams
  • Responsible for end-user support and training development leveraging the Finance Application Services training team
  • Responsible for adherence to SOX Requirements including (CDM / Clarity accesses, governance and control around the execution of the Notes in the Report to Shareholders)
  • Develop and maintain reports using Cognos Report Studio
  • Develop and maintain models and packages via Cognos Framework Manager including relational models and DMR models
  • Train and support endusers with creating and maintaining Cognos reports
Qualifications for cognos
  • Experience using data modeling tools such as PowerDesigner, ERwin, SQL Server Management Studio is an asset
  • Knowledge in Cognos SDK using Java
  • At least 5 years experience in Cognos 8.1 or 10
  • Experience with configuring and administering IIS 7.5 and above
  • Experience working with Batch(windows) or VB scripting
  • Knowledge of business intelligence reporting and data quality
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Cognos Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a cognos. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for cognos
  • Provide subject matter expertise in Cognos BI solution architecture
  • Maintain a close working relationship with the data warehouse and data sciences team to ensure the necessary data elements are available
  • Capturing and understanding client business requirements
  • Designing and implementing IBM Cognos TM1 solutions
  • Producing solution design documentation
  • Supporting sales colleagues with Cognos TM1 demonstrations
  • Building Cognos TM1 models to meet client requirements
  • Support and diagnosis on existing TM1 installations
  • Perform software application development, integration and troubleshooting for GCDB product according to business requirements
  • Formulate and design various software testing strategy focusing on implementation of test automation within GCDB
Qualifications for cognos
  • Understanding of software development lifecycle and methodologies like water fail and Agile
  • Windows Server 2008 or 2012 administration experience
  • Any other BI tool knowledge – TM1, ETL, any other reporting tool experience
  • Experience with third party scheduling tools like – control-m
  • Experience working with deployment and versioning tools like PVCS
  • Experience with Cognos DMR modeling, DMR reporting and Framework Manager Security
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Cognos Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of cognos. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for cognos
  • Generate software requirement specification, design documents and test specifications/scenarios
  • Working with business users to design and develop Cognos IBM reporting to fulfill the reporting requirements in GCDB (added value)
  • Analyze BI reporting application requirements
  • Develop and validate the application design (Cognos, J2EE)
  • Participate in hardware design, sizing and migration projects
  • Conduct BI reporting consulting and end user trainings (Cognos)
  • Maintenance of Cognos TM1 and BI budgeting/forecasting applications and processes for strategic, financial, and operational planning and reporting purposes covering all aspects of financial statement modeling (profit & loss, balance sheet, cash flow), currency foreign exchange models, and scenario/version retention & analysis
  • Mentor junior engineers in building and sustaining efficient processes
  • Collaborate with 3rd party software vendors on issue resolution and product enhancement requirements
  • Leading the project team and co-ordinate the activities of functional SMEs, business analysts, developers and testing teams
Qualifications for cognos
  • Experience with IT Network/Infrastructure diagrams/flowcharting techniques
  • 2 years of direct experience in business intelligence administration and enterprise-level application and automated integration, preferred
  • Experience in hands-on software troubleshooting with ability to conduct research into emerging technologies and programming languages
  • Skills in project management and/or substantial exposure to project-based work structures and lifecycle models
  • Technical knowledge of basic and complex network protocols, standard and PC operating systems and a strong understanding of relational/ dimensional data structures, theories, principles and practices
  • Technical knowledge of current systems software, protocols and standards with understanding of all basic technical platforms
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Cognos Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of cognos. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for cognos
  • Experience in creating reporting test scripts in Oracle and Netezza
  • Utilizing Cognos SDK and third-party tools to support administration and monitoring of system resources like F5 Load balancer and Control-M
  • Interacting with senior stakeholders
  • Managing and tracking milestones to overall project plan and expected deliverables
  • Risk management of issues and dependencies to resolution
  • Using Cognos Suite - Report, Query Studio, Event Studio, Scheduling capabilities and Shell Scripting
  • Using Cognos Suite - Framework Manager, Report Studio, Query Studio
  • Star schema modeling for reporting and basics of Cognos BI suite
  • Will be able to create simple reports using Report studio
  • Cognos BI 8 or 10 certification
Qualifications for cognos
  • Should have sound knowledge of Ops support processes like Incident Management, Problem Management , preferably ITIL
  • 4+ Years experience in Cognos Report Development
  • Broad knowledge of the larger data relationships current and contemporary technology architectures, platform paradigms and integration strategies
  • Minimum 7 years' experience and a deep technical knowledge with Cognos Framework Manager and Cognos Report Studio
  • Experience working in Retail/Ecommerce/Consumer Goods environments preferred
  • Experience with Supply Chain and/or Order Management Systems preferred

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