Job Description :
Sr. Cognos consultant (Need Local OR regional & F2F)
Malden, MA
9+ Months

Need Local OR regional & F2F

The Executive Office of Education has several new data warehouse initiatives underway and has a need for a Senior Cognos Consultant to assist in the implementations. The candidate will work with the current Cognos applications and their future extensions that enable end-users to analyze a schools performance at multiple levels. The candidate will collaborate with other members of the Education Data Warehouse (EDW) team to resolve technical and data issues for the district users. The individual should be analytically oriented and be able to work as part of a small team. Cognos 10 is the standard BI tool. We plan to move to Cognos 11 in the future.

Description:

Implement Cognos reports as defined by business users,
Deliver, maintain, and troubleshoot as well as enhance BI functionality and apply the toolset for Business Intelligence / Data Warehouse solutions
Performance tuning of Cognos reports
Work with technical specifications and related documentation
Data Warehouse and SQL knowledge (3-5 years of essential experience)
Implementation of Cognos cubes
Collaborates with business users and works well within a large team
Develops, supports and implements Business Intelligence (BI) solutions, multi-dimensional cubes, and relational models as well as complex reports.
Utilizes skills and business knowledge for the migration of applications to Dev, UAT and Production environment.

Required qualifications:

5+ years’ experience with all Cognos components and 1+ year as part of that with Cognos 10, including:
a. Framework Manager b. Report Studio c. Data visualization tools
Strong SQL skills
BA/BS in Computer Science or related field.
Must be organized and detail-oriented.
Must have a team player attitude.
Proven experience working effectively with Business and IT partners.
Strong communication, both written and verbal.
Participate in the development, testing, and implementation of efficient, cost-effective reporting solutions.
Designs, develops, tests, implements and supports reporting solutions and enhancements.
Creates and maintains documentation to support the full software development lifecycle
Mentors others in areas of expertise, including current technologies, systems, business practices, and standards.
Evaluates business requirements and processes to provide possible solutions and accurate estimates for development efforts.
Effectively communicates with business partners, peers, and management.
Shape and enhance the Cognos technical design and development process

Desired qualifications:

Broad knowledge of IT systems, processes and controls
Strong capabilities in analyzing data
Public Education work experience
Understanding of education data and/or terminology
Understanding of Kimball methodology
Experience with Cognos 11