Cognos Developer

Location Melbourne
Discipline Software Development, Testing & QA
Job reference 172759
Salary Negotiable
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Cognos Developer

Expected start date: January

Location: Preferred Canberra, but open to all states.

Contract: 12 months

Extension: 2 x 12 months

Clearance: Minimum Baseline

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and perform tasks on new and existing framework models and Report packages, using the IBM Cognos Products and other software tools within quality standards.
  • As a Cognos developer responsibilities includes designing, implementing and
    administering Cognos securities and business intelligence portals.
  • Cognos Developer should have understanding of :
    • Development standards and best practices, including standards on quality / testing.
    • Possibilities in the usage of oracle and any other SQL based tools, Winscp, putty and other development tools.
    • Limitations / potential issues with regards to the use of the chosen technology.
  • Creating, enhancing and maintaining existing framework models and transformer models to support business requirements and also understanding of existing data Models.
  • Working closely with Solution designers, Data Analysts, Data Modellers and ETL Developers.
  • Cognos Developer should be responsible for doing QA's peer reviews and technical documentation as part of the tasks.
  • Comparing the SQL's against the database to verify the valid data is populating into reports as part of unit testing.
  • Assisting testers during the SIT phase and also assisting UAT users for Pre-prod testing.
  • Assisting business users in guiding them to be able to create their own reports based on Self-Service packages.
  • Ability to create reporting specification document and DDS to Cognos Mapping document.
  • During analysis phase of the project Cognos developer should have ability to develop POC's and conduct user walk through sessions.
  • Recommend changes to development and system standards to Technical Lead as required. Produce adequate, technical documentation on developed Models/reports/cubes.
  • Work with management to provide effort estimates, prioritise business and
    information needs.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 3- 5 years of programming experience in Cognos BI.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of data warehousing experience.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of software applications analysis, design, programming and implementation.
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in structured analysis and design.
  • Expertise in SQL Server/Oracle Architecture development tools and data modelling
  • Working knowledge of SQL
  • Strong written, verbal, analytical, problem solving, and communication skills, with the ability to influence cross functional teams, business partners and/or vendor partners, and technology leaders.


  • Bachelor's degree in IT; or equivalent experience.

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Thao Dinh
Recruitment Consultant
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