Global Data Consultants

  • Cognos Report Developer

    Job Locations US-MD-Hagerstown
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/10/2019 4:55 PM)
    Job ID
    Rigoberto Colon
  • Overview

    GDC IT Solutions is currently recruiting for a Cognos Developer in the Hagerstown, MD area. Telecommunicating available for an experienced developer.


    Please note that this is a full-time, W2 position. Candidates must be able to legally work in the US without requiring work visa sponsorship now or in the future.  This position is unable to support C2C.

    Position Overview

    The Cognos Report Developer will collaborate with senior-level developers and customers on the development and support of dashboards, visualizations, reports and self-service solutions. 


    • Develop and Maintain Reports using Report Studio
    • Model report packages (Framework Manager and Transformer) for ad-hoc and Report Studio solution development
    • Develop SQL Scripts to validate data quality
    • Conduct requirements gathering
    • Participate in unit and system testing
    • Document and communicate issues, updates and findings to project team
    • Support Sr. level analysts with reporting, analysis, packaging as needed
    • Support on-call, including after hour and weekend support of production Data Integration processes.   Typical monthly rotation per team member is 7 days, including 1 weekend rotation a month

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Must have Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, preferably in Business Intelligence / Information Systems or another related field
    • 1 - 3 years’ IBM experience in the following areas:
      • Building reports with both dimensional and relational models
      • IBM Cognos (Cognos 11 preferred)
      • Cognos BI and Framework Manager
      • Cognos dynamic cubes
      • Dimensional modeling and OLAP technologies
      • Equivalent enterprise reporting software (Business Objects, Tableau, Crystal Reports, Oracle BI or Microsoft BI)
    • Experience in Enterprise Data Analytics Warehouse environment supporting business and data analysis
    • Familiarity with Business Intelligence concepts and products preferred
    • Understand normalized and star-schema physical models and logical modeling concepts
    • Strong SQL skills (ANSI)

    Preferred Experience

    • Must be able to adapt to changing priorities, produce accurate work, and meet deadlines
    • Function in a setting with a wide variety of duties in a busy environment
    • Strong data analysis and problem solving skills. Ability to clearly explain findings and offer solutions both verbally and in writing
    • Dedication to detail with proven organizational skills
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and customers

    What We Do

    GDC IT Solutions (GDC) is a full-service Information Technology (IT) company providing solutions that empower businesses to increase employee productivity, maximize investments, and improve operational efficiencies. With experienced and certified professionals, we deliver services in the areas of application development, data center, 24/7 multilingual service desk, desktop lifecycle management, project management, business process consulting, and IT staff augmentation. 

    What Makes GDC Different:

    Our employees are our greatest asset continually driving our success each and every day. We attract and maintain the best talent to provide a personal customer experience at every touchpoint. Our technology professionals care about day-to-day client interactions and resolving customer issues quickly and efficiently, the first time. We deliver services with a code of high ethical responsibility, both to protect our clients and to assure that the work is carried out at the maximum level of professionalism. We are technology experts remaining one step ahead as technology evolves and constantly engaging to understand our clients’ business technology needs in order to deliver the best possible solution. 

    Why Work for GDC?

    • Cutting Edge Technology and Innovation: GDC fully supports and embraces continuing education and industry certifications to stay ahead of trends and remain current within the technology landscape. We recognize that our employees add the real value to our clients and to our business. By approaching our daily operations with a passion for innovation and a shared-learning environment, everyone can make a positive difference.
    • Career Growth: GDC is one of the fastest growing companies in the region!  Sustained growth means ongoing opportunity. Many of our senior leaders have grown within the company, starting with the helpdesk or other entry-level roles to become thought leaders in the fields of IT infrastructure, application development, project management, and business development.
    • Employee-Centric Environment: GDC prides itself on employee satisfaction with a firm belief that happy employees are the most productive employees. In appreciation of our employees and their contributions, we sponsor numerous events throughout the year including an annual gala, golf, lunch barbeques and more.
    • Comprehensive Benefits Package: GDC offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and a positive work environment designed around the philosophy of mutual respect. Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, prescription, vision, 401(k), short and long-term disability, and group life
    • Holiday and Vacation: GDC firmly believes in a comfortable work-life balance, and we offer comprehensive holiday and paid-time-off (PTO) packages.  We provide a generous PTO package, and we encourage our staff to use it — whether it’s for vacation or other personal reasons everyone needs time to relax and refresh.

    Equal Opportunity Workplace:

    GDC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.


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