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Job Title: Sr. Cognos Developer

Location: Washington, DC 

Duration: 6+ months 

Rate: Open 

Must be G.C (or) US Citizen (or) EAD – GC

Required Experience:

  • The candidate should have combined business analysis and OLAP/Relational Database technical background, a proven record of accomplishment, and a minimum 6 years of workplace experience.
  • The candidate should have an understanding of the development and documentation of user requirements.
  • The candidate should have strong oral and written communication skills.
  • The candidate should have an excellent understanding of the Cognos OLAP tool, particularly of Cognos Series 8 (Framework Manager, Report Studio, Query studio, Event Studio, Analysis Studio, and Connection).
  • The candidate will also potentially carry out development in a relational database/data warehouse environment; therefore, he or she should have a background in designing tables and views in relational databases and be able to use PL/SQL proficiently.
  • Knowledge of Oracle databases is a must.

Required Skills:

  • In-depth theoretical understanding and practical expertise with regards to data warehousing architecture and methodology
  • Min. 5 years of hands-on data warehousing expertise covering all aspects of software project life-cycle, i.e. business and data modeling, data analysis, system design, development, etc.
  • Experience in working with the large-scale (100+ entities) relational data models
  • Thorough understanding of relational and dimensional data modeling techniques
  • Min. 3 years of hands-on expertise with Oracle databases, especially 9i/10g
  • Strong knowledge of SQL, PL/SQL, performance tuning techniques for working with the large volume tables
  • Familiarity with data modeling tools such as ERWIN (3.5 and 4.1)
  • Familiarity with various process modeling techniques (activity hierarchy diagrams, data flow diagrams, sequence diagrams, workflow diagrams, system interface diagrams)
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills
  • Excellent understanding of the Cognos OLAP tool, particularly of Cognos Series 8 (Framework Manager, Report Studio, Query studio, Event Studio, Analysis Studio, and Connection)

Technical responsibilities:

  • Prepare technical specifications from user requirements
  • Develop and maintain Cognos Framework models and packages.
  • Develop and maintain reports using Report Studio and Query Studio.
  • Develop analytical reports using Analysis Studio.
  • Develop Cognos Transformer cube models such as dimensions and measures using specs modeled after user needs.
  • Trouble-shoot cube and query build issues and errors.
  • Validate cube and query data from the reporting system back to the source system.
  • Attend requirements definition meetings with business users and document meeting outcomes


Mike Smith - Resource Manager

Thoughtwave Software & Solutions, Inc.

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