Senior Cognos Developer
Global Information Services - Deerfield Beach, FL

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Please DO NOT Apply unless YOU 1) have all the Required skill set 2) can meet the min required experience (5+ years experience with Cognos 84 and laterFramework ManagerReportNet suite of tools on UNIX as both metadata Modeler and Report Developer 5+ years writing SQL queries to validate reports and research data in the tables) as defined under the MANDATORY Skill 3) can provide at least 3 verifiable experience from completed andor substantially completed jobs that closely match this request + fill out a skill Matrix + Sign a form for right to present 4) Can go through a background check including fingerprinting + Agree to a Mandatory Face to face interview (at your own cost) 5) have A Competitive Rate 6) Will be available to start Dec 2012 Jan 2013 US citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply We are unable to sponsor H1b candidates at this time NOTE GIS will utilize the US Department of Homeland Securitys EVerify system to verify the employment eligibility of all persons employed during the term of the Contract ALL H1 candidates Including those on EAD WOULD need to provide I797 May be required to periodically travel between Deerfield Boca andor Orlando The candidate need to be excellent in the following Report Studio Framework manager SQL skills Report developmentmigration SQL and Administration Details on the position after conference call Strong in COGNOS SQL and UNIX – The Unix does not need to be expert but the other 2 yes Day to day will be working with finance reports Development is ongoing Legacy reports will move to Cognos Support the reports currently in production Current Cognos 85 will migrate to 10g – Anyone who has worked with version 10 as a developer and also as an Admin will be preferred Full time onsite Contract position No remote option allowed Purpose Our Client has a need to acquire a Senior Cognos Developer The position of is for an IT professional with 57 years experience in the design development testing implementation and migration of COGNOS cubes and reports in Cognos 84 and later versions Must have recent practical experience with Data modeling and Dimensional modeling with a working knowledge of the star schema Must be proficient in the use of Framework ManagerReportNet Report Studio Event Studio Oracle SQL DirectConnect and demonstrated success managing DEV TEST and PROD environments and effectively controlling migration across environments Responsibilities bull Working with business users to model design develop and implement various forms of informational reporting including the unit testing and migration of reports across environments bull Support the business testing and verification needs of both business user and IT users by writing SQL queries bull Support and troubleshoot the Cognos environment bull QA cube and reporting deliverables for correctness and performance bull Educatementor end users on the appropriate use of Cognos BI tool(s) bull Develop and maintain end user and technical documentation Measures of Performance bull Successful implementation of reports and cubes bull Business users are using the published reports and cubes bull Business users are creating their own ad hoc queries and reports from the data sources provided bull Satisfying requirements and schedules within given resource constraints bull Increased Cognos knowledge among the organization MANDATORY TechnicalBusiness Skill Set Requirements bull A 57 years experience with the Cognos 84 and laterFramework ManagerReportNet suite of tools on UNIX as both metadata Modeler and Report Developer bull A 5+ years writing SQL queries to validate reports and research data in the tables bull A Working with business users to design and develop correct and wellperforming Cognos reports and cubes using Report Studio with data drilldown and slice dice options bull A Experience developing and scheduling complex reports using Event Studio and applying filters prompts and calculations bull A Ability to consume Relational and Multidimensional models and translate this into the development of the metadata layer in Framework Manager in conjunction with the logical and physical data models bull A Extensive understanding of Multidimensional Analysis bull A Knowledge of UNIX commands to be able to navigate directories invoke shell scripts move and copy files bull A Experience with Oracle 10g and later bull A Understand Data Warehousing best practices and associated methodologies bull A Working knowledge of the different types of data stores that make up a complete Data Warehousing environment (staging ODS etc) bull A Excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills bull A Understand financial terminology and experienced working with the financial community bull A Ability to troubleshoot query issues during report development using a methodical approach including comparing the tabular data from Cognos queries with SQL queries on the database based on the reports specification bull A Translate business requirements into a data model and be able to convert results into a Framework Manager Model to deliver reporting bull A Create enterprisewide Relational and Multidimensional data models bull A Develop and execute unit test plans to successfully deliver a project bull A Develop and maintain supporting documentation bull A Scripting of SQL for investigating researching and verifying results of queries and reports bull A Utilize UNIX commands to support basic functionality with files and to support the Cognos configuration and environment bull A Oracle database architecture and terminology bull A Support users in problem resolution including troubleshooting of operational data and performance issues bull A Provide analytical and decision support for the implantation and ongoing enhancement of existing reports and cubes bull A Work well independently or as a team member bull B Solid knowledge of Microsoft Excel (including advance use of Pivot Tables Lookups If Statements Macros etc) and SQL programming language a plus bull B Administer the Cognos suite of products bull B Administration of the Portal Users Groups Security etc Education and certifications bull Relevant Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience bull Experience with Cognos 10 bull Cognos Certification is a plus A Candidate must have these attributes B Management strongly desires the candidate has these attributes C Management desires the candidate has these attributes Incumbent may be required to work before during andor beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters or performing other emergency duties including but not limited to responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster manmade or natural When replying please make sure to list your (All Inclusive) Compensation requirements Note This is a Full time ON SITE Contract Position POSITION STARTS Dec 2012Jan 2013 However the selected candidate will probably know in Dec whether they are the chosen candidate The extra time is for the Background check Generating the PO and then the candidate giving their 2 3 weeks notice No phone calls please Local Citizens are encouraged to Apply ONLY candidates with an exact match will be contacted No relocation assistance provided Candidates should be authorized to work in the US