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Lead Cognos Architect

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JOB PURPOSE
Responsible for leading the strategic design and maintenance of Cognos applications in order to promote clarity and efficiency in using data to drive business decisions.

JOB SUMMARY

Designs, develops, and enforces standards and architecture for installing, configuring and using Cognos applications for the purpose of standardization and design efficiency.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Essential Job Duties and Tasks

  • Utilize internal energy data solution architecture in Cognos to propose, develop, and deliver dashboards and operational reporting to improve executive/operational decision making and provide analytical capabilities for the staff.
  • Work with analytics staff to design and enhance framework models which provide accurate information quickly to the organization. Assist with analysis, design, and building of data marts and Cognos models as needed.
  • Train and mentor Business Intelligence staff on use of Cognos. Create or contribute to an information library or similar format/forum to promote sharing of information with analysts/users within and outside the department.
  • Help establish technical standards. Coordinate between teams to make sure best technology practices are understood and are being followed.
  • Work closely with other staff to identify levels of effort and task dependencies as assigned by the Manager.
  • Conduct code reviews of highly critical code or code which is using new technologies.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate documentation on reports/dashboards/scorecards, during and after the development lifecycle.
  • Maintain communication with customers to facilitate requirements gathering and analysis.
  • Acts as a project lead or team member on multi-team projects and uses advanced skill set to develop, test and support BI projects.
  • In-depth knowledge of RDBMS as they relate to Cognos and BI in general is a huge asset.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Bachelor s degree in Computer Science or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Work Experience

  • Minimum of eight years of progressively responsible experience with Cognos report development, Cognos architecture of models and packages (in excess of degree requirements stated above) is required.
  • Ten years of progressively responsible experience with Cognos report development, Cognos architecture of models and packages (in excess of degree requirements) preferred.

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