Cognos Administrator Job Description

Cognos Administrator Job Description

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Cognos administrator provides cognos system administration in support of Cognos 8 and/or 10 BI installation and upgrades, configuration, data integration, and data management.

Cognos Administrator Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Use Cognos version 10.1 and 10.2
Use Hyperion for consolidation/reporting
Assist in setting-up new users
Provide leadership for analysts
Using Cognos version 10.1 and 10.2 for planning and reporting in-house, Donovan Data System
Using Hyperion for consolidation/reporting
Overseeing analysts
Assisting in setting-up new users
Enterprise Cognos BI Infrastructure Administrator, supporting BI application team, including but not limited to server management, release management, license management, and Cognos installation, tuning, configuration and management
Technical planning and implementing of tools/solutions to improve the application architecture in terms of performance, resiliency, availability, and scalability

Cognos Administrator Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Cognos Administrator

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: PMP, IBM

Education for Cognos Administrator

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the cognos administrator 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, Education, Information Technology, Information Systems, Technical, Computer, Management, Math, Communication, Communications

Skills for Cognos Administrator

Desired skills for cognos administrator include:

Cognos architecture design and implementation
Administration of Cognos Business Intelligence Suite
CQM/DQM
Causes and remedies of performance issues within the Cognos environment
Cognos Transformer
Cognos v10.x
Dynamic Cubes
Dynamic Query Analyzer and Transformer Cube builds
Hardware selection
Rectifying Networking and O/S issues

Desired experience for cognos administrator includes:

Develop, maintain, and enforce BI standards and service model(s)
Cognos administration in maintaining service levels
Develop or implement innovative BI and mobile BI solutions and platform configurations to meet emerging industry trends or customer needs
Develop Key solutions to lessen manual maintenance of periodic server maintenance
Develop in house Cognos solution to report any resource intensive processes
Integrate BI servers with in-house Monitoring tool so that resource monitoring and early warning can be set out before an incident

Cognos Administrator Examples

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Cognos Administrator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of cognos administrator. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for cognos administrator
  • Collaborate with project teams on BI architecture design and decision-making, esp
  • Technical contributor and steward of enterprise BI platforms, including assessing current state and identify and implement opportunities for improvement and automation
  • Creating, selling, and maintaining a reporting portal
  • Make sure Client is on the right foundation and sets up data marts, cubes, appropriate to most effectively and efficiently meet business requirements, recommend how to set up security, how to deploy reports, how to more efficiently run reports, do tuning and indexing
  • This position requires 40 hours a week
  • Recommend/maintain strategy for efficient migration of objects (models, reports, ) through multiple environments from development to production
  • Help define the version control strategy for data models, reports
  • Utilize expertise to administer CWT’s Cognos environments
  • Learn and work with new technologies
  • Be part of integral projects to deliver the highest quality services to our customers
Qualifications for cognos administrator
  • Strong App Admin, OS, troubleshooting skills within BI TM1 is preferred,handling errors of Windows such as " Error 404" , full knowledge data base connection
  • Be part of a growing and successful global organization
  • Administering Cognos BI systems on a day to day basis to ensure platforms meet our SLAs
  • Support deployment of packages, reports and other BI content
  • Experience in data mining (SQL, ETL, data warehouse, ) and using databases in a business environment with large-scale, complex datasets
  • Terminal server/file share management
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Cognos Administrator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a cognos administrator. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for cognos administrator
  • Must have performed at least 2-3 Migration/Upgrades to Cognos/TM1 V10.2 from older versions
  • Expertise in understanding , troubleshoot and configure Cognos 10.2.2 in a Distributed Deployment Architecture
  • Understanding and Hands on Experience in basic Cognos Administration Tasks like Repository Migration, Dispatcher and Web Gateway configuration and troubleshoot
  • Experience in performance tuning of Cognos TM1 Cube Loading processes
  • Understanding Cognos/TM1 PVU Based Software Licensing Model and recommend infrastructure configurations for optimum system performance
  • Ability to gather and analyze end user requirements, build specifications
  • Need to be very independent and be able to challenge delivery artifacts and solutions
  • Need to understand overall system architecture quickly and be able to work on inflight items and immediate deliverables
  • Ability to provide ongoing system maintenance including patching and troubleshooting (recently upgraded to v10.2.2)
  • Experience with design and implementation of TM1 applications, to include cube design, OLAP, dimension modeling, BI report writing and design
Qualifications for cognos administrator
  • Administrative oversight of all existing TM1 applications
  • Plans, designs, implements, and maintains client's TM1 Financial Reporting and Budgeting applications including cube, dimensions, and TI architecture
  • Maintain and create documentation related to TM1 reporting
  • IBM Certified Cognos / TM1 Administrator
  • Ability to query Oracle and/or SQL Server databases
  • Experience working in the consulting industry or environment
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Cognos Administrator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of cognos administrator. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for cognos administrator
  • Report and analyze designated key performance indicators which may including financial, satisfaction and operational metrics to identify trends and draw conclusions
  • Proactively analyze and identify problem areas and plan/implement steps for process improvement to impact quality and production based on results of analytics work
  • Utilize various data mining techniques and methodologies to produce the analytical solutions required to assist business users
  • Participate in consulting with clients on server solution deployments and system integration
  • Participate in the Pre-Sales, Level of Effort / Scoping and Implementation processes for those services specific to campaign and/or business intelligence delivery
  • Apply industry knowledge and subject matter expertise of client's business needs to marketing campaign specifications of complex nature and roadmaps for solution enhancements
  • Advise clients on solution modifications
  • Drive practical innovation in solution delivery while keeping all affected parties informed
  • Scope includes multiple clients or client with multiple Lines of Business
  • IBM Cognos Experience - architecture and administration
Qualifications for cognos administrator
  • Deep knowledge of information management and data governance best practices
  • 3+ years experience with Cognos 10x installation and server patching
  • 3+ years experience performing systems administration for complex BI reporting environments including Cognos version 10.1+ (Framework Manager, Transformer, Query Studio, Report Studio, and Analysis Studio)
  • 3+ years of troubleshooting and resolving Cognos related install and upgrade issues
  • 5 + years experience performing systems administration for complex BI reporting environments including Cognos version 10.x+ (Framework Manager, Transformer, Query Studio, Report Studio, and Analysis Studio)
  • Knowledge of WebSphere, any document management system
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Cognos Administrator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a cognos administrator. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for cognos administrator
  • Experience in database marketing or direct marketing
  • Ability to demonstrate interpersonal and team building skills and to manage conflict
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with associates and clients
  • Experience with tool and process implementation
  • Design and build technical solutions which utilize Cognos for reporting and analytics against various data sources (Oracle tables, SAP BW cubes)
  • Acquire and maintain technical competency in Cognos
  • Administer the Cognos systems, including authorizations, job scheduling and system monitoring as required
  • Author and troubleshoot complex reports in Cognos
  • Assist end users with development and troubleshooting of their BI reports
  • Work closely with business colleagues in understanding their reporting requirements, and translating those to technical solutions
Qualifications for cognos administrator
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field or technical certifications or equivalent work experience
  • Be recognized as the “Go To” person for end users requiring assistance in building their BI reports
  • Stay aware of evolving and new BI technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with technical non-technical staff and members of interdisciplinary teams
  • Requires excellent organization and communication skills
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Systems or Information Technology
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Cognos Administrator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a cognos administrator. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for cognos administrator
  • Collaborate with business units, data owners and IT to successfully support the customer solution
  • Ensuring the configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the Cognos Business Intelligence solutions and the integration into a custom Data Warehouse infrastructure consisting Linux/Unix application servers and Oracle Exadata appliances, in an accurate and timely manner
  • Interface with the business and customer teams pertaining to all technical Cognos Business Intelligence application matters
  • Continually review and suggest improvements to the application configuration and support processes and policies
  • Document Cognos Business Intelligence application design and provide knowledge transfer for support and administration tasks
  • Performance Management & Monitoring - Implement and manage processes and applications to proactively monitor the health and welfare of the Cognos Business Intelligence application environments to address concerns and issues before they happen
  • Cognos Business Intelligence Application Availability Management - Develop and manage processes designed to meet or exceed services levels for infrastructure availability
  • Maintenance & Configuration Management - Ensure effective processes are in place to continuously refresh/upgrade the Cognos Business Intelligence application and maintain proper patch levels, and proactively apply security patches
  • Assist in the definition of correct system architecture
  • Define and execute platform patching and upgrade strategy to maintain compliance with the clients Security Standards
Qualifications for cognos administrator
  • Plan and schedule Cognos administration projects
  • Must have experience in developing and publishing packages using Framework Manager
  • Must have experience with publishing Cognos objects across various environments
  • PL/SQL and relational database experience a plus
  • Experience in managing AWS cloud services like EC2/S3/RDS etc is a huge plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Math or other related area

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