Cognos Developer - Data Science BI
Discovery
Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA
3d ago
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The Data Science Unit (DSU) Business Intelligence is part of the Discovery Health Company. We are responsible for building all information assets and delivering information to the business through various reporting channels from an executive level down to the call centre agent.

The information assets that we are building is not only limited to report delivery, but also integrated information assets to support the data scientists, risk analysts and the data analytics teams.

Key Purpose Work closely with a passionate development team to transform raw data into information that can enable and influence effective decision making for operational areas and strategic risk management.

The Data Science BI team finds effective software solutions to technical issues and implement according to specifications.

Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to : The successful candidate will be required to perform but not limited to the following key outputs in respect of the Data Science BI portfolio :

  • Creating high quality reporting assets and tools which are interactive, intuitive, stable, dynamic, scalable
  • Tangible deliverables include :
  • Reports
  • Cognos Framework Models
  • Extracts Dashboards
  • Cognos Framework Models
  • Cognos 11 Report Studio reports
  • Create a central access point Business Intelligence and Management Information
  • End user education on the BI tool created, interpretation of the report and how to access the report
  • Create and co-ordinate documentation requirements (i.e. explain plans, test cases, user sign-off, requirements) according to unit standards and company standards
  • Support and maintenance of BI tools developed
  • Unit test solutions
  • Participate in peer review sessions
  • Collaborate strongly with BA and Architect on technical issues and implementation
  • Competencies The successful candidate must demonstrate the following competencies :

  • Self-starter who takes ownership, is accountable, and is able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Passionate about technology and development.
  • Results oriented with the ability to work under pressure and juggle multiple concurrent projects with changing priorities and deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Able to deal with complexity and migrate between detailed and high level requirements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Education and Experience

  • Minimum IT degree level education (BCom or BSc in information systems or computer science)
  • Minimum of 3+ years’ experience development experience using Cognos 11 Report Studio
  • Experience with Cognos Framework Models
  • Experience in T-SQL, SQL, P-SQL
  • Strong experience in SQL Server (SSRS, SSIS)
  • Working experience in Ms. Excel, advanced Cognos and Qlickview
  • Strong documentation skills in technical specifications
  • Process knowledge of SDLC
  • Experience with industry standard Application
  • Knowledge of Data Security and Protection Policies
  • Experience using data warehouse principles and practices
  • Experience in DAWG (Data Architecture and Working Group)
  • Exposure to DH data structures
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