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SR Application Developer - Cognos Cdw
Vernon Hills, IL

CDW is a company providing integrated information technology (IT) solutions to business, government, education, and healthcare customers.

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Job Description

The Senior Application Developer - Cognos supports business process through technology solutions. The purpose of the role is to develop business software solutions for complex and large-scale projects through object and data modeling, database design, programming, quality assurance, and implementation support. The Senior Application Developer - Cognos participates in application standards development and serves as an evangelist for best practices in development.

Key Areas of Responsibility

* Collaborate with business teams to clarify requirements and business needs.

* Develop system applications to CDW coding standards and quality.

* Technically manage complex and large-scale project efforts in development, maintenance and enhancements of business system applications.

* Collaborate with other developers to determine the optimal solution architecture to ensure application efficiency, maintainability, and scalability.

* Collaborate with business teams to develop high-level system narratives, storyboards, and user interface prototypes.

* Develop system test plans, ensure software quality assurance (SQA) standards are achieved, and validate that business goals are accomplished.

* Complete projects/tasks on a timely basis, according to commitments made to stakeholders and management.

* Proactively update stakeholders and maintain open and courteous communication.

* Report project/task status to the appropriate Application Development Manager on a weekly basis.

* Utilize an object-oriented software lifecycle methodology.

* Serve as a mentor/technical resource for Application Developers.

Cognos Developer Responsibilities

* Develop visual reports (e.g., dashboards, graphs) in Cognos utilizing data from Framework Models and Multi-dimensional cubes.

* Understand functional requirements of data consumers. Translate those requirements into technical solutions.

* Perform analyses to troubleshoot data issues with BI solutions

* Provide input to the development of report test plans.

* Conduct testing and troubleshooting.

* Collaborate with other areas in IT(e.g., DBA's, Network Engineering, Info Security).


Education and/or Experience Qualifications

* 7 years in application development, or 5 years CDW Application Development experience

* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, or equivalent IT knowledge/experience.

Other Required Qualifications

* Demonstrated ability to mentor and coach others.

* Expertise in the appropriate technical language as aligned under required qualifications below.

* Demonstrated ability to understand and articulate details and impacts of complex proposed software solutions.

* Proven knowledge in all stages of the software development life cycle.

* History of working independently with little direction.

* Strong planning and organizational skills with critical attention to detail and creative problem-solving skills.

* Track record of balancing multiple priorities simultaneously with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business while meeting deadlines.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with all stakeholders including senior leadership.

* Strong analytical and problem-solving responsibilities

Cognos Required Qualifications

* At least 5 years experience of report development in Cognos.

* 2+ years experience Cognos Administration.

* Proficient with creation of appropriate report views, schedules, deployment archives/promotions

* Proficient with dimensional/cube reporting (strong MDX) and relational reporting

* Working experience with SQL Server databases, building queries, SSIS packages including experience with data warehousing

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience with NetVisn, Metamanager, MotioCI or equivalent third-party tools

About Cdw

CDW is a company providing integrated information technology (IT) solutions to business, government, education, and healthcare customers.

10000 employees

200 north milwaukee avenue

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