Technical Developer – IBM Cognos Planning Analyst

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Date Posted: 09-08-2017
Technical/Functional Skills     
  • IBM Cognos Planning Version 10.1.1
  • IBM Cognos Planning Analyst
  • Essbase Excel Add-in
  • SmartView Excel

Roles & Responsibilities    
  • Experience in performing administrator maintenance in Cognos. Including updating D-Lists updating D-lists, D-Cubes, D-links, etc.
  • Experience with Cognos user Security maintenance
  • Ability to troubleshoot
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with Analysts 

Provide support to enterprise planning requirements through the use of Cognos Planning software for all versionsPlan, analyze and evaluate solutions for Cogonos enterprise planning environment

Working closely with CFO Business customers and work on Customer Support requests. 
Strong oral and written communication skills
o   Ability to communicate effectively with Technical and Business Architects, Functional Analysts, Developers, Testers, other IT teams and business customers
o   Ability to document the design artifacts, unit test cases and implementation plans
•         Experience coaching less experienced team members with things like troubleshooting, problem solving, proper coding techniques, design review do’s and don’ts, etc       
Experience developing custom applications
•          Experience troubleshooting and solving problems with custom developed applications and vendor delivered applications
•         Ability to create multiple design options (when appropriate) and making recommendations as to which option would be best for the individual situation
•         Knowledge and experience conducting / documenting  design reviews and code reviews (peer reviews)
•         Experience working with industry standard code repositories
o   Experience checking code in and out of the repository
o   Experience merging code with other project code
•         Experience developing and implementing rollout plans and back-out plans
 Experience leading trouble calls (Major Incidents/Outages)
o   Ability to identify resources required to Return to Service (RETURN TO SERVICE) quickly
o   Ability to identify potential problems and solutions
o   Ability to ask the right questions to get people thinking potential root cause or fixes
o   Ability to lead debrief activities after RETURN TO SERVICE has been achieved, identifying root cause, long-term solutions
o   Ability to  work with different suppliers and vendors to resolve problems
•         Experience leading both small and large development projects from a technical perspective
•         Experience leading teams
o   Understanding workload of the team and individual resources
o   Ability to prioritize team deliverables and activities
o   Experience assigning work to team members understanding their current workload, skill sets and experience
•         Ability to learn and adapt to new technologies quickly
•         Experience reviewing requirements and analysis artifacts
o   Ability to identify gaps in the artifacts
o   Ability to identify risks and mitigation strategies associated with a project
•         Experience designing, coding and testing solutions
o   Knowledge of how good design artifacts are constructed
o   Knowledge of and experience delivering industry standard code techniques
o   Knowledge and experience developing and executing quality unit test cases
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