Cognos Administrator Resume Sample

Career Summary:

Highly-enthusiastic, dedicated, and professional Cognos Administrator with more than 6 years of experience in administering Cognos environment and supporting the development and implementation of business intelligence strategies and various complex reports. Capable of performing system troubleshooting and enhancements, server and database configuration, BI documentation as well as possess excellent analytical thinking, communication, project-management, team-working, and multi-tasking skills.

Summary of Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of Cognos administration, tuning and report-writing, data warehousing and BI architectures, user administration, report development, data modeling, and integration, system software, and hardware configuration and updates, Cognos testing and troubleshooting
  • Proficiency in using IBM Cognos BI Suite and components such as cognos connection and Query, report, event and analysis studios; Cognos TM1 and SDK, Cognos BI 10.2.2 documentation, IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0, ETL-SQL Server, Cognos 10.X Framework Manager
  • Clear understanding of Cognos BI 10 and 11, Cognos Framework and Cube development, networking, relational and OLAP database designs, KPI dashboard development, BI documentation
  • Experience with MS Office Suite as well as programming languages such as SQL, Java, C++, HTML and JavaScript, Windows and Linux OS
  • Ability to gather business or user requirements and develop and maintain reports using Cognos 10 and 11
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to solve complex Cognos BI and performance issues
  • Effective communication and presentation skills along with the ability to provide technical support to team members and clients
  • Solid leadership and mentoring skills as well as the ability to work independently and in cross-functional teams
  • Strong organizational skills as well as the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and complete projects under specified deadlines

Work Experience:

Cognos Administrator

Resource Technologies, Dayton, OH

February 2018-Present

  • Managing and supporting Cognos BI environment as well as developing, configuring, implementing, and validating various reporting and analytical solutions to meet business needs and goals
  • Administering and providing a stable production environment for Cognos BI based systems and software applications as well as troubleshooting and making necessary modifications or adjustments in a timely manner to meet performance needs
  • Working with internal and external Cognos administration teams in planning, scheduling and managing BI system and software implementations, installations and upgrades as well as developing and maintaining security, and backup procedures as required
  • Ensuring resolution of production issues and tickets within Cognos environment in a timely manner and creating accurate and detailed documentation for Cognos project plans, requirements, designs, test cases, issues and user change requests as required
  • Creating data-flow diagrams, context diagrams and packages in Cognos Framework Manager for business processes as well as designing and developing functional analytical cubes and related ETL processes for effective business decisions
  • Designing and implementing BI data warehousing solutions for data integration as well as reviewing and analyzing reporting implementations to troubleshoot issues and identify areas needing enhancements
  • Coordinating and providing ongoing training and technical direction to Cognos Power users and helping in troubleshooting Cognos infrastructure related issues as well as providing business intelligence and application consultation for project and support teams

Cognos Administrator

Elan Tech Group, Dayton, OH

April 2016-January 2018

  • Maintained and monitored BI environment, including development, testing, reporting, and disaster recovery by using best practices and established standards as well as administered various Cognos infrastructures to meet business needs
  • Monitored and modified Cognos BI systems in a data warehouse environment and collaborated with senior personnel in developing related analytical solutions as required
  • Researched functionalities and technical configurations within BI systems as well as reviewed automation testing results conducted by development teams and made recommendations for system improvements or enhancements accordingly
  • Monitored server, database, system hardware or software installation, configuration and upgrades in compliance with established security standards and best practices as well as supported application teams in resolving performance issues as required
  • Designed, developed and applied ETL processes in systems as required as well as debugged and made changes in Cognos reports and metadata in compliance with project requirements.
  • Designed analytical frameworks, reports and cubes to make informed and timely business related decisions as required as well as developed and integrated modeling, analysis and dashboards to monitor and support Cognos infrastructures

Cognos Administrator

GMO Systems Inc., Dayton, OH

December 2013-March 2016

  • Assisted senior admins and developers in implementing effective Cognos BI and relate analytical solutions as well as provided support in the designing and deployment of new reports and modification of existing ones as required
  • Installed, upgraded, and maintained security of all Cognos BI components, software applications and systems and monitored and controlled server usage as required as well as implemented and documented best practices of Cognos infrastructures
  • Supported BI application implementation and Cognos deployment and upgrades in a clustered environment as required as well as migrated project changes from development to UAT and from UAT to production
  • Allowed users access to Cognos namespaces and related software or applications as required as well as configured databases for multilingual reporting using IBM Cognos Analytics
  • Communicated various Cognos system performance issues with BI teams in a timely manner and recommended service improvements as required as well as provided technical support and consultation for system or application usage and maintenance to users

Certification:

  • IBM Certified Administrator- Cognos 10 BI

    2013

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science

    Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA

    2012

Reference:

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