Cognos BI Specialist - Cognos 10.x BI studios - City

i3 Resourcing
50000.00 - 55000.00 GBP Annual + bonus + extensive benefits package
29 Nov 2016
30 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Cognos BI Specialist with extensive Cognos 10.x BI studios (Report Studio, Analysis Studio, Workspace Advanced, Workspace, Event Studio) requitred to develop solutions.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join a pivotal team Embedded within one of the UK's most progressive and technology savvy insurers entity, a true success story currently enjoying phenomenal global growth.

The role
Working in the Cognos Competency Centre team (team of 4), we are looking recruit a Cognos BI specialist who will be responsible for developing and maintaining Business Intelligence solutions using Cognos BI for the Group.

Key responsibilities
. Liaise with the business stakeholders to gather requirements for new information assets
. Design and develop appropriate solutions to meet these requirements using tools and techniques available within the Cognos BI stack.
. The ability to communicate complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical staff
. Ongoing maintenance of existing Cognos metadata including reports, security models, Framework Manager models and Transformer models.
. Creating data visualisations and dashboards to effectively communicate meaningful information
. Set deadlines for project work with report owners and work to them.
. Provide Cognos helpdesk support on a rota basis.
. User training, mentoring and best practice advocacy when required
. Foster productive relationships with MI, Infrastructure, and Warehouse teams as well as colleagues in the CCC (COGNOS Competency Centre).

Key requirements
. Demonstrable experience (5+ years) using Cognos 10.x BI studios (Report Studio, Analysis Studio, Workspace Advanced, Workspace, Event Studio) to develop solutions
. Demonstrable experience developing metadata models using Framework Manager
. Demonstrable experience developing multi-dimensional metadata models using Transformer
. Demonstrable Transact SQL knowledge
. Demonstrable MDX knowledge
. Understanding of dimensional modelling concepts and Kimball methodology
. Understanding of techniques to effectively communicate information visually

Optional requirements
. Have basic understanding and experience with Cognos Planning
. Experience with Cognos Series 7 Access Manager
. Experience with Cognos Analytics (11.x)
. ETL development experience using SSIS
. Experience with SQL Server Management Studio
. Insurance Industry experience
. Experience with Dynamic Cube Designer
. Understanding of Cognos technical architecture and experience troubleshooting a distributed environment
. Familiarity with Agile development principles

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