Kforce Cognos Developer - F2F Required in Malden, Massachusetts

A Kforce client 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 school's 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 can work as part of a small team. This positon is in Malden, MA.Responsibilities:

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related field

  • Data Warehouse and SQL knowledge (3-5 years of essential experience)

  • Strong SQL skills

  • 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

  • Effectively communicates with business partners, peers, and management

  • Shape and enhance the Cognos technical design and development process

5 years' experience with all Cognos components and 1 year as part of that with Cognos 10, including:

  • Framework Manager

  • Report Studio

  • Data visualization tools

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

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours