[Canada] Cognos Developer – Surrey, BC

25 Sep

The Cognos Developer role is to design, develop and maintain BI applications and infrastructure, including Cognos BI, SQL and ad hoc reporting. This role will also implement a complete range of Cognos Business Intelligence capabilities which include reporting, analysis, score carding and dashboards; provide expertise in problem definition, requirements analysis and the general design of the BI system.

Other role responsibilities includes documenting functional and technical requirements for the metadata layer, Cognos cubes and BI Report; develop and maintain Framework Manager Models and Cognos cubes; review, analyze and model data from multiple internal and external sources; develop and execute plans/test cases fro detailed analysis of applications; and work with business users (or an IT proxy) to facilitate the user acceptance testing process.


  • University degree in the field of computer science, information systems, or computer engineering and/or 6 years equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years of experience with Business Intelligence tools and technologies with at least 4+ years on the Cognos 8.0 Platform and recent experience on Cognos 8.4 Platform.
  • Expertise in development using Cognos 8.4 Platform with extensive knowledge and experience with Framework manager, Report Studio, Analysis Studio, Query Studio and Security Administration.
  • Extensive knowledge and development of Framework models and reports using relational databases in Cognos 8.4 and the development of cubes using Powerplay Transformer and creating dimensional reports using the Analysis studio
  • 5-7 years of overall job-related experience
  • Requires minimum five years experience within the business intelligence and data warehouse environment, including in-dept knowledge and (recent) hands-on experience in database development using Microsoft SQL.
  • Experience with ETL Tools
  • Requires strong data modeling, data architecture and analytical skills
  • Certifications in the Enterprise Performance Management System Cognos BI
  • Working technical experience with developing, installing, configuring and supporting multi-terabyte database environments.
  • Experience with database platforms
  • Experience with database design applications
  • Strong understanding of relational database structures, theories, principles, and practices.
  • Hands-on experience with business requirements gathering/analysis.
  • Experience with data processing flowcharting techniques.
  • Project management experience.
  • Exceptional analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Good knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to conduct research into database issues, standards and products.
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Start date: ASAP
Job Type: Permanent, Full-time
Languages Required: English
Close Date: October 2, 2009
How to Apply: Go to www.bcbio.com to post your CV/Resume


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