Location: Durham Status: Contract Compensation: Submit Competitive Rate Education Level: Not Specified A world renown and recognized employer in Durham, NC has a contract-to-hire opening for a Cognos Administrator. You will design, develop, install, monitor and maintain an enterprise Business Intelligence environment while ensuring high levels performance, availability and scalability. The role requires experience in the strategy, planning, installation, configuration, and administration of the Cognos 8/10 suite of tools. The ideal candidate will support the security, administration, and management of the Cognos environment in addition to the support of framework manager modelling efforts. You will be asked to assist the BI Development Team with developing Business Intelligence solutions such as reports, dashboards and cubes, when called upon. For this reason, the candidate should possess a working knowledge and hands-on experience with developing content using the entire Cognos toolset. A Sample of Responsibilities: * Administer configured Cognos data sources and incorporate additional sources as required. * Support Framework Manager modelling and change management efforts as required. * Assisting with interfacing of Cognos with external apps * Documentation of environment/production change controls logs * Lead application performance monitoring efforts/job monitoring/audits/system usage * Develop, implement and maintain change control and testing processes for modifications * Understand/execute release/change management processes for changes to business applications * Cognos Security and User Management * Other duties as assigned, including report or cube development when called upon. Required and Desired Skills List: * 3+ years experience with the Installation, configuration, administration, tuning, maintenance and support of Cognos 8.x/10.x in a complex distributed environment that employs SSL and external load balancers * Monitor and Manage multiple Cognos environments of various versions, OSs and architectures * 2 years experience with Cognos Framework Manager and Report Studio * 1-2 years experience with Oracle SQL query-writing/tuning ability * Experience designing, implementing and troubleshooting distributed environments that employ SSL and external load balancers * Experience with multiple environments needed to support full SDLC (separate development, Validation and production platforms) * Knowledge and experience with Cognos 8.4.1 and 10.1 platforms * Understanding of Cognos request flows, function of each sub-service within the app tier, and the JVM * Prior experience with performing IPF and component logging is preferred * Hands-on experience developing models with Cognos Framework Manager * Prior experience with calling Cognos objects from applications using SOA * Excellent Verbal and written communication Application Requirements Client will not accept subcontractors Required Qualifications: SQL Queries COGNOS Oracle Benefits/Perks Medical Dental Vision and Life Insurance for Full-time W2 Consultants. Supplemental Disability and Long-Term Care Insurance Dependent Care Assistance. 401(k) with Roth feature. Free E-learning Courses About MATRIX Whatever your career destination, we're how you get there. For more than 27 years, MATRIX has placed talented contract and permanent IT professionals like yourself at thousands of top-notch organizations throughout the U.S., ranging from Fortune 50 to small IT shops across all industries. MATRIX surrounds you with personal services from assistance with your Resume and interviewing skills, to background information on the companies you will interview with, and more. Once you are onboard as a MATRIX consultant, we offer outstanding benefits, a 401(k) program (or plan), discounted training, and other valuable incentives. Apply today at MATRIX. Please Note: Your Resume will never be submitted to a client company without your prior knowledge and consent to do so.
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