Montclair State University

  • Report Developer

    Job Locations US-NJ-Montclair
    Posted Date 7 months ago(10/12/2017 12:16 PM)
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    The Report Developer will be responsible for the full development life cycle with Cognos reporting including gathering and documenting reporting requirements, analysis, design, development, implementation and support of mission-critical reports, dashboards.


    • Gather business requirements and complete analysis, design, development, testing and implementation of reporting and analytic needs across the campus using Cognos (Version 10.2.1).
    • Document requirements, designs and data/metadata definitions.
    • Develop and manage reporting standards based on best practices while conforming to existing internal security guidelines.
    • Implement guidelines and processes related to the functionality and administration of the developer toolset.
    • Co-ordinate and manage updates and patches to keep reporting software platforms current.
    • Work closely with Java developers to integrate Cognos reports into home grown Java based applications.
    • Performance tuning of existing reports.
    • Provide technical support and mentoring to junior Cognos report developers.
    • Provide on-going production support.
    • Contribute to report development end-user training and materials. Conduct training sessions as necessary.
    • Ensure proper configuration of production and non-production environments.
    • Deliver University Analytics requirements by designing solutions aligned with business process and data needs.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    • The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.



    • B.S. in Information Systems, Computer Science, engineering or other technical areas which provides analysis and programming experience.
    • Proficiency with Cognos product suite and at least 2 years hands–on experience writing Cognos reports.
    • Significant working knowledge writing complex SQL, PL/SQL queries
    • Experience in a Higher Education environment
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Strong analytical, conceptual and problem solving skills
    • Ability to work independently and well as within a team




    • At least 4 years of experience working with users in requirements gathering, developing and implementing reports and developing documentation
    • Experience with performance tuning of reporting queries
    • Solid understanding of database and Data Warehouse concepts
    • Experience working with Oracle and SQL server databases
    • Certifications related to Cognos.
    • Experience with Ellucian Banner, Banner ODS, Workday and/or PeopleSoft
    • Experience with metadata management tool, preferably Data Cookbook
    • Understanding of Data Warehousing concepts


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