Cognos Business Intelligence Analyst
Costco Wholesale - Issaquah, WA

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Costco Wholesale is a multi-billion dollar global retailer with warehouse club operations in eight countries. We are the recognized leader in our field, dedicated to quality in every area of our business and respected for our outstanding business ethics. Despite our large size and explosive international expansion, we continue to provide a family atmosphere in which our employees thrive and succeed. We are proud to have been named by Washington CEO Magazine as one of the TOP THREE companies to work for in the entire state of Washington!

Description of position
The Business Intelligence Analyst position will be responsible for the successful delivery of reports and dashboards required by the business. They will work closely with our customers to identify and create the correct data elements and screens. They will work with the DBA and ETL teams to ensure the proper data is loaded into the Data Warehouse. This position will require extensive knowledge of the entire Cognos suite of tools including Framework Manager and Report Studio.

Daily tasks and responsibilities

Designs and builds Business Intelligence applications utilizing all possible information delivery channels.

Participates in converting legacy system reports to Cognos BI solutions. This includes researching data availability and format, designing reports, programming, and publishing the reports.

Participates in the data integrity initiative and works with end users to follow through with associated action items.

Responsible for framework modeling, report writing (relational and multi-dimensional), and creating dashboard components using the Cognos 8 suite of products.

Creates and executes test plans/scripts to test/QA reports and programs.

Works closely with data architects, application development, and ETL development team to design and implement BI applications using shared architecture and Enterprise Data Warehouse.

Works closely with business users to verify data requirements and access needs.

Populates metadata.

Develops report templates and implements BI standards.

Mentoring of junior developers.

Some Production Support duties during off-hours and weekends.

Any other duties as may be assigned or required.

Qualifications (Costco-specific or industry-specific skills that candidates should possess)

Must have at least 5 years of strong experience with Cognos Report Studio, Cognos Framework Manager, Cognos administration, and designing metadata models.

Strong SQL query-writing ability.

Knowledge and talents recommended for job success

Informatica experience is a plus.

Experience with DB2/LUW.

Experience in the Retail industry.

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