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Cognos Developer

Position: Cognos Developer

Role – Cognos Developer

Location:Rosemont, IL


Cognos,FrontEnd, Cognos SDK, Cognos Metrics Studio, Cognos Event Studio.   

The Business Intelligence Developer is responsible for designing and developing Business Intelligence (BI) front-end solutions.  The position is also responsible for requirements gathering, project management, constructing functional designs, communicating with team members and business stakeholders, and supporting existing business intelligence applications. 

People or Process Management Responsibility:  Works on multiple, complex projects as a project leader and a subject matter expert.

Position Responsibilities may include, but not limited to:

  • Responsible for the design, development, and support of BI front-end solutions in Cognos.
  • Responsible for requirements gathering and project management of BI projects.
  • Providing Cognos training to business users.
  • Promote BI solutions / capabilities to the business user community.
  • Interacting with other BI team members, offshore team members, and cross-IT staff on support and project activities.
  • Interacting with business users and business leadership to provide solutions to their reporting and analytical needs.
  • Assist with task identification and effort estimates for front-end development.
  • Assist with risk and issue identification.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Requirements:

  • 4 year degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or in a related discipline.
  • 6 – 8 years  of relevant work experience, particularly as, software programmer or business analyst.
  • At least 3 years of BI application development experience.
  • At least 2 years Cognos experience.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong presentation skills including the ability to interact with top-level business leaders.
  • Must exemplify leadership and salesmanship qualities to promote BI solutions throughout the organization.
  • Strong competence in gathering and documenting business requirements, defining optimal BI solutions to business problems.
  • Excellent Cognos development skills, specifically around Framework Manager, Report Studio, Transformer.
  • Excellent SQL skills.
  • Strong understanding of SDLC best practices with an emphasis on DW / BI practices.
  • Preferred:

  • Cognos SDK, Cognos Metrics Studio, Cognos Event Studio.
  • Experience creating visually appealing reports for executive leadership and/or external clients.
  • Tableau, Salient Margin Minder.
  • JavaScript.


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