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IBM Senior Cognos Developer in BATON ROUGE, Louisiana


Senior Cognos Developer

Your Role and Responsibilities

Baton Rouge Client Innovation Center is actively recruiting for a Cognos Developer with the following skills:


  • 5+ years relevant work experience

  • Experience in Cognos BI development, transformer cubes and framework manager(version 10.x).

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

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

  • Solid SQL and PL/SQL skills

  • Proficient in Active Reports & Mobile Reporting. Experience with RAVE visualizations is desirable.

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

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

  • Experience in ETL – Informatica or BODS or Oracle Data Integration or SSIS

  • 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

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills

  • Experience with installation/ configuration and Administration tasks is a plus


  • Participate in full development lifecycle within Cognos reporting framework from developing business requirements to QA and production deployment.

  • Participate in Requirements gathering, design sessions during design, co-development efforts during development, coordination with QA/UAT during testing and acceptance phase.

  • Collaborate with outside team members and management to produce deliverables by gathering information and understanding the business needs and objectives.

  • Assist with ETL processes, dimensional modeling, OLAP cube development, etc.

  • Create and maintain technical documentation for Data Warehouse ETL processes and Business Intelligence reporting tools

The IBM Client Innovation Center is an in-bound delivery model where we support our clients from our BATON ROUGE center. However, some travel is expected and all candidates must be willing and able to travel to meet our client needs across the US. Travel is typically related to knowledge transfer and training at the client site (Monday thru Friday). You are expected to travel up to 50% of the time. This is a traditional office position. You must live in LOUISIANA. The work location is 100 North Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802. This is not a work from home position.


Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.


Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:

  • Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills

  • Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations

  • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation

In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role.


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Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5+ years relevant work experience

  • Experience in Cognos BI development

  • Solid SQL and PL/SQL skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 8+ years relevant work experience

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IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.

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