3.14.5. Cognos System Administrator

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 10-02-2013

3.14.5. Cognos System Administrator
Washington DC
6+ months

Need GC EAD, GC, Citizen
Has to work on our W2 MUST

  • Maintain the Cognos software and server configuration according to standards and industry good practice, performing upgrades, patches, and installations as needed;
  • Coordinate with the Cognos Project Manager, Cognos Architect, database administrators and others to troubleshoot and resolve service failures quickly;
  • Create and maintain appropriate monitoring procedures and reports;
  • Manage the migration of products from development through to production;
  • Provide clear, accurate communication regarding service outages, planned and unplanned, according to standards;
  • Create and maintain accurate, up-to-date documentation regarding the Cognos environment, standards, and procedures;
  • Use Cognos Studios to develop reports, dashboards and widgets; create and execute test plans; coordinate lifecycle activities from development to production as needed;
  • Stay current on the latest Cognos components, upgrades, patches and releases.

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Engineering, or related discipline;
  • Experience in Cognos system administration;
  • Experience with server configuration for the Cognos environment;
  • Experience using the Cognos Studios to develop reports, dashboards, and widgets; Experience in software requirements analysis;
  • At least six months experience using the version of Cognos currently employed at;
  • Excellent communication skills.

Preferred requirements:

  • Experience with one or more of the following systems: Maximo, PeopleSoft, PeopleSoft EPM, NextFare, Trapeze;
  • Experience in the transit industry.

Experience levels:

  • Level 1: 1 t 3 years with main responsibility for Cognos system administration
  • Level 2: 3 to 5 years with main responsibility for Cognos system administration
  • Level 3: More than 7 years with main responsibility for Cognos system administration.

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