Randstad Senior Business Intelligence Specialist in Columbia, Maryland

Senior Business Intelligence Specialist


Columbia, MD

Date Posted:

Thursday, October 6, 2016

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Randstad Technologies

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Our client is looking for a Business Analyst/Cognos BI Developer for a 12+ month contract in Columbia, MD.


Business Analyst / Cognos BI developer that can support reporting and analytics within a large Data Warehouse environment. The following skills are pretty much a must from that perspective:

  • Domain Analysis experience using SQL or PL/SQL (Must have strong SQL, PL/SQL Skills)

  • Prior experience as a report programmer/ETL Analyst Specialist in support of large-scale data warehouse and reporting projects (2TB and above)

  • Business Requirements gathering and Analysis experience, as well as documentation

  • Mapping experience to support ETL within a large Data Warehouse environment

  • Creation / Execution / and Documentation of Test Plans for Transformation Processes

  • Strong experience in creating and published packages in Framework Manager from various data sources. Prefer experience using multiple databases and tools and using leading or bleeding edge technologies. Familiarity with a broad range of database and Business Intelligence environments using IBM Cognos in Oracle, Netezza and SQL Server databases.

  • Working / hands-on knowledge of data warehousing and business intelligence concepts, including various forms of modeling (dimensional and relational) and warehousing strategies.

  • Well-versed in developing reporting applications using Cognos Business Intelligence components like Report Studio, Framework Manager, and Workspace Advanced. Must have minimum of 3-5 years developing with Cognos with a heavy concentration of experience in Cognos Framework Manager.

  • Good Communication Skills are a must in this position as well as some minor PM skills as in some cases they will be the main contact for any process they are working on

  • Strong experience in client interaction and understanding business application, business data flow and data relations from them.

  • Working with the development team on Process Flows for ETL processing

  • Familiarity with Implementation Plans and Documentation

  • Experience in documenting processes of this nature, in order to write Turnover Documentation to support this on our Production Support Team


Tools & Resources highly desired:

  • Embarcadero Rapid SQL

  • Quest Toad

  • Cognos BI Suite (Framework Manager, Report Studio, Workspace Advanced)

  • Microsoft Suite (MS Word, Excel, Project, Visio, Power Point, Outlook and Access)

Our environments are broken out at about 65% Oracle, and 20% SQL, and 15% Netezza - so skills in Oracle and SQL are a must, with Netezza being a nice to have.

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