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Zebra Technologies Cognos Reporting Business Analyst in Dedham, Massachusetts

Overview

At Zebra, we’re reinventing how businesses operate at the enterprise edge - helping them run faster, smarter, and more connected than ever before. A community of builders, doers and problem solvers, we each play an outstanding role - crafting new technologies, bringing solutions to market, and participate with Companies on the front line of business.

Reflexis Systems (now a Zebra Technologies business) is the leading provider of real-time store operations solutions. Our solutions have been selected by top global retailers to simplify store operations, optimize labour spend, and improve store execution. Some of the biggest brands in Retail, Banking and Medical utilize our solutions to offer better customer care and improve efficiencies.

The Cognos Report Writer Business Analyst works in conjunction with the Implementation Team to develop and support Cognos reporting for our clients. This position is responsible for end-to-end report development including interaction with end users to gather requirements, understanding report objectives, designing and developing Cognos reports and delivering reports to end users.

Responsibilities

  • Develops Cognos reports and datasets for clients in support of business strategy and management

  • Interacts with customers to define the requirements and is also responsible for overall delivery of reports to customers

  • Collaborates with internal team to implement and maintain technical tools and structures using established specifications and thorough understanding of the business.

  • Develops and produces analytical and operational ad hoc and ongoing Cognos reports, datasets or report information for end-users using system tools, databases and/or data warehouse queries and scripts

  • Reviews data from multiple sources to produce requested or required data elements

  • Produces database schemas using multidimensional analysis of Cognos data

  • Programs and creates Cognos report forms and formats, information dashboards, data generators, canned Cognos reports and other end-user information portals or resources

  • Collaborates within team to develop solutions for internal operations or external clients

  • Creates specifications for a diverse range of Cognos reports based on business requests

  • Partners with Implementation team on development of technical tools and structures

  • Implements platform upgrades, code migration and testing required for production rollout

Position is based out of our Dedham, MA office- Remote to start due to COVID

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of 5 years experience required

  • Minimum of 5 years IBM Cognos relevant work experience required

  • Experience in Cognos BI development, transformer cubes and framework manager required

Preferred Requirements:

  • Advanced Degree preferred

  • Experience working with key business data such as sales, inventory, forecasting, financial reports and other business domains.

  • Sound understanding and foundation of relational modeling and OLAP technologies.

  • Solid SQL and PL/SQL skills

  • Proficient in creating reports by using report studio.

  • Strong experience in building Cognos Reports using Cube data sources (MDX reporting)

  • Experience in Databases – Oracle 10g, 11g, SQL Server 2005/2008,DB2.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Sound judgment and decision-making, and the appropriate sense of urgency.

  • Ability to work in small to large teams and ability to work independently on projects as required by project requirements.

  • Experience with different levels of documentation – Requirements, Solution Design and Implementation documentation

  • Train the clients/end users in understanding the functionality of Cognos namespaces and report studio.

  • Assist and guide the internal team members to promote use of BI tools & concepts throughout the organization.

  • Create complex dashboards, portlets, pie charts, crosstab and Multi prompts in Report Studio for various Cognos reports.

Join Zebra!

Zebra is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance in applying for a position, please contact us at workplace.accommodations@zebra.com.

The EEO is the Law poster is available here: https://www.zebra.com/content/dam/zebra/compliance/eeoisthelawposter.pdf. The EEO is the

Law poster supplement is available here: https://www.zebra.com/content/dam/zebra/compliance/ginasupplement.pdf.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Zebra is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance in applying for a position, please contact us at workplace.accommodations@zebra.com .

The EEO is the Law poster is available here: https://www.zebra.com/content/dam/zebra/compliance/eeoisthelawposter.pdf . The EEO is the Law poster supplement is available here: https://www.zebra.com/content/dam/zebra/compliance/ginasupplement.pdf .

To all recruitment agencies: Zebra does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to Zebra employees or any other team members. Zebra is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes and direct engagement with Zebra employees.

Zebra is a federal contractor and is committed to an alcohol and drug free workplace. As a result, all U.S. based employees are subject to the Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy and Procedure.

Location US-MA-Dedham

Job ID 96387

Function IT

LITag #LI-SK1

Position Level Senior/Supervisor

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