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SR Application Developer - Cognos CDW
Vernon Hills, IL

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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).



Qualifications

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.

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