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Cognos Developer
Ref No.: 17-00603
Location: Tampa, Florida
Position Type:Direct Placement
Mandatory Skills:
1 Very Strong in Database Programming with minimum 5 yrs. experience - creating Stored Procedures/Functions with complex SQL Joins and use of Cursors, table relationships, mappings and definitions, strong analytical skills in investigating performance bottlenecks and implementing solutions.
2 Hands-on experience in working on different Cognos versions from 8 through 10.
3 Develop tabular and graphic-rich reports using Report Studio and Query Studio.Build cubes and create analysis using Transformer and Analysis Studio.
4 Knowledge of SQL & PL/SQL to test reports or code stored procedures and perform tuning.Knowledge of custom JavaScript for enhanced report UI features, is an added advantage.
5 Experience with all phases of Software Development end-to-end on atleast one project

Preffered/Relevant Skills (Nice to Have):
1 Data Extraction, Transformation and Load – knowledge of how to extract, transform and load data; this would also involve obtaining and making available new data sources
2 Experience in working in Onsite-Offshore environment
3 Effectively communicate between teams to eliminate gaps and establish good rapport.

Soft Skills:
1 Good communication (written & verbal English) skills
2 Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Job description:
• Work with business user community to understand business process challenges and identify solution opportunities within Business Intelligence area.
• Provide support and expertise to the business community to assist with better utilization of Business Intelligence tools and IT solutions, for competitive advantage measures.
• Work with project lead and business users to understand requirements, conduct analysis and recommend solution options
• Translate customer project requirements into functional and non-functional specifications for BI reports and applications.
• Contribute to and support the organization's Business Intelligence strategy
• Development and deployment of BI Solutions
• Work with internal resources during development phases to ensure appropriate knowledge transfer;
• Develop, implement and maintain test strategies and plans
• Participate in data governance for Organization's core source systems to ensure reporting requirements can be met
• Assist in the development of database and development standards