Cognos Developer- Contractor

Requisition ID
Employee Type
Contingent Worker
Information Technology
Not Applicable


The Cognos Developer is an experienced developer that will be responsible for creating active reports and/or dashboards for the IT department. This role will ensure data quality and accuracy of reporting as well as dashboard creation, analysis and data gathering.  This team member will work closely with the IT Reporting Manager to define appropriate IT metrics, and will have a high level of understanding of how to produce accurate and meaningful metrics to deliver high quality, actionable, efficient, and interactive reporting to drive business decisions.



  • Collaborate with IT Reporting Team to design, build, and test actionable reporting solutions, active reports, and dashboards
  • Identify, develop and document detailed Reporting requirements and detailed specifications through the Data Warehouse life cycle
  • Review reporting code/design documents to verify accuracy; meet our standards and best practices, and meets business requirements
  • Provide timely and accurate estimates for analysis, design, development, testing, and deployment tasks




  • Ability to write technical and business documents
  • Provides business and application consultation for project and support teams.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Strong project management skills.
  •  Advanced working knowledge of report development, data models, and administration processes in Business Intelligence tools such as IBM Cognos, Oracle OBIEE, SAS BPC, etc.
  • Advanced working knowledge of database software (Oracle, SQL server, Informatica, Rapid SQL, etc.) and stored procedures required.
  • Advanced working knowledge of relational and OLAP database designs.



  • Must have advanced SQL writing skills.
  • Must be proficient in the use of basic computer functions and Microsoft applications.
  • Strong relationship building skills with IT team members and business customers.
  • Strong understanding of the technical and functional environment.
  • Meta data management and delivery experience.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong training skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis.
  • Strong ability to create and maintain a well-structured environment through development of standards and procedures.
  • Strong ability to write technical and business documents.
  • Strong ability to plan, execute, and improve work processes to ensure achievement of business objectives.
  • Ability to understand GMF’s business, apply knowledge, and critical thinking skills in day-to-day problems and solutions.
  • Proven problem-solving and analytical skills (other team members seek out this person for guidance and direction).



  • Cognos version 11 (COGNOS Analytics, Dashboard) and DQM
  • 5+ years’ experience with system administration or development experience with BI (Business Intelligence)/OLAP applications.
  • 5+ years project management experience or PMI certification Preferred
  • IT experience should include general IT processes such as Change Management, Configuration Management, Problem Resolution, and Incident Tracking Preferred
  • Experience using RDBMS such MS SQL Server or Oracle.
  • Advanced SQL writing skills required.
  • 5+ years Business Intelligence report developer experience.
  • Must be highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to balance multiple efforts and complete deliverables on time.



Normal office environment.  Extended working hours required as dictated by management and business needs.




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