Senior Cognos Developer
The Cincinnati Insurance Companies - Fairfield, OH

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The Cincinnati Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Cincinnati Financial Corporation, stands among the nation’s top 25 property casualty insurer groups, based on direct written premiums. Our commitment to the independent agency system began in 1950 and is our company’s core strength and competitive advantage. We excel by offering agents and policyholders a local presence, unparalleled claims service, loss control consultation services, work-saving technology initiatives, and competitive products, rates and compensation.


The senior Cognos developer is responsible for developing reports, collaboratively designing semantic layer, partnering with the business community to design and create dashboards, and supporting the Cognos Business Intelligence platforms and applications. The successful candidate will work as a liaison between IT and the business teams to understand and fulfill their business intelligence/reporting information needs.

This individual must be able to understand business functional requirements and reporting tool functionality; synthesize the requirements and reporting capabilities into functional specifications; prepare technical specifications; and develop and test the final product. The solution will contain ad-hoc query, drill-down, slice and dice capabilities, static reporting, managed queries, and dashboards.

As a senior Cognos developer the candidate will also be fulfilling leadership roles on projects for which they are the developer or managing the work of others, maintaining the relationships with business process owners and implementing contingency plans in response to scope and requirement changes.


lead user requirements gathering and documentation designs
proactively conduct data investigations and assists the business partners with complex data analysis and ad-hoc queries
lead application and technical architecture analysis, design and implementation, and ensures BI product fulfills requirements
develop BI application products and deliverables throughout the development life cycle, including model prototype design in Framework Manager and other design/development activities with the Cognos toolset at an expert level and teach others
lead efforts with Data Management and DB2 database developers to troubleshoot reporting issues and in designing new reporting applications to ensure reporting requests can be supported by the underlying data source
adhere to all metadata management and data quality standards by leading quality management reviews
expertly understand configuration dependencies and interrelationships between Cognos and other data warehouse/business intelligence tools and designs, and troubleshoot in the area with this knowledge
provide alternatives based on best practices for Business Intelligence and Cognos toolset functionality leading conversion of legacy artifacts
proactively identify, build and maintain relationships with business process owners and colleagues
identify changes in scope or work effort that could result in budgetary overrun or the missing of delivery dates and implement contingency
demonstrate expert problem solving capabilities


strong team working skills, an analytical nature, self-motivated and excellent written and oral communication skills
proactively identifying, build, and maintain relationships with business process oweners and colleagues
strong SQL knowledge for utilization in query optimization and tuning in a BI environment
ability to comprehend complex technical and logical concepts and adapt quickly to changes
ability to maintain own workflow and meet deadlines while managing parallel project deliverables with minimal direction
ability to create effective visual models to enable collective understanding of processes, data flow, user interaction, and others as needed
mentor development team members in design and development of BI solutions

basic knowledge of insurance industry and risk management
prior reporting application support experience
track record of successfully architecting small, medium and enterprise scale solutions
three or more years of business requirements experience
three or more years of hands on experience developing and supporting a BI reporting application like Cognos, Hyperion, Business Objects, Actuate, or ProClarity (a training plan will be created based on candidate credentials)
preferred experience working with dimensional modeling including facts and dimensions, star and snowflake schemas, and OLAP tools and techniques

Selected associates receive a comprehensive salary and benefits package, including a matching 401(k). Equal Opportunity Employer.

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