Cognos BI Administrator ~

for Costco Wholesale Corporation in Issaquah, WA

Analysis, Architecture, Business Intelligence, Capacity Planning, Cognos, Database, DB2, Development, OLAP, Oracle, Security, Unix 
Issaquah, WA
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Costco, the second largest retailer in the US, with operations in eight countries, needs technology leaders to join our IT division. We are in the midst of explosive worldwide growth and your IT skills can make an immediate contribution. With our rapid technology change and growth, we offer great career opportunities in a family atmosphere where our employees thrive. At Costco, the quality you see in our warehouses is reflected in every area of our business and we are widely recognized for our commitment to our employees.

Description of position

The Business Intelligence Administrator position will be responsible for the successful maintenance and growth of the Cognos environment. They will work closely within IT to ensure system stability and performance is at the highest possible levels. They will work with the Infrastructure and Architecture teams to ensure the best practices for a BI implementation are followed for both Data Warehousing and Enterprise Reporting. The individual that fills this role will have the opportunity to work closely with a team that encourages development and collaboration with the immediate goal of supporting the BI Team within a Top Fortune 50 company.

Tasks and responsibilities
* Monitor multiple Cognos environments
* Ability to work analytically to solve both tactical and strategic problems simultaneously
* Deploy BI Application reports/packages to all environments
* Proactive approach to BI Application monitoring
* Solving PMRs
* Evaluate, understand and implement patches to Cognos environment
* Ensure environment security follows best practices
* Setup new database connections and security procedures with the BI Applications
* Participate in:
+ Cognos architecture
+ Cognos query tuning
+ Cognos capacity planning
* Work closely with architects and infrastructure groups to ensure system stability and longevity
* Some production support duties during off-hours and weekends
* Any other duties as may be assigned or required

Required skills, abilities, and certifications
* Ability to install/monitor/update UNIX environment
* Experience with complex multi-server environments
* Experience with High Availability environments (24/7)
* Fundamental UNIX skills
* Fundamental network and IT infrastructure knowledge
* Experience with Cognos SDK
* Strong script writing skills
* Basic understanding of:
+ Cognos Suite of Tools
+ OLAP analysis and cube development
+ Industry tools and standards

Recommended skills, abilities, and certifications
* Experience with DB2 or Oracle Databases
* Experience with InfoSphere Cubing Services
* Experience with InfoSphere Business Glossary
* Experience with BrightStar Partners Cognos Tools
* Experience with Roambi
* Experience in the Retail industry

Costco Wholesale Corporation