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Working As A Cognos Developer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $84,640

    Average Salary

What Does A Cognos Developer Do

Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.

Duties

Software developers typically do the following:

  • Analyze users’ needs and then design, test, and develop software to meet those needs
  • Recommend software upgrades for customers’ existing programs and systems
  • Design each piece of an application or a system and plan how the pieces will work together
  • Create a variety of models and diagrams (such as flowcharts) that instruct programmers how to write software code
  • Ensure that a program continues to function normally through software maintenance and testing
  • Document every aspect of an application or a system as a reference for future maintenance and upgrades
  • Collaborate with other computer specialists to create optimum software

Software developers are in charge of the entire development process for a software program. They may begin by asking how the customer plans to use the software. They must identify the core functionality that users need from software programs. Software developers must also determine user requirements that are unrelated to the functionality of software, such as the level of security and performance needs. They design the program and then give instructions to programmers, who write computer code and test it.

If the program does not work as expected or if testers find it too difficult to use, software developers go back to the design process to fix the problems or improve the program. After the program is released to the customer, a developer may perform upgrades and maintenance.

Developers usually work closely with computer programmers. However, in some companies, developers write code themselves instead of giving instructions to the programmers.

Developers who supervise a software project from the planning stages through implementation sometimes are called information technology (IT) project managers. These workers monitor the project’s progress to ensure that it meets deadlines, standards, and cost targets. IT project managers who plan and direct an organization’s IT department or IT policies are included in the profile on computer and information systems managers.

The following are examples of types of software developers:

Applications software developers design computer applications, such as word processors and games, for consumers. They may create custom software for a specific customer or commercial software to be sold to the general public. Some applications software developers create complex databases for organizations. They also create programs that people use over the Internet and within a company’s intranet.

Systems software developers create the systems that keep computers functioning properly. These could be operating systems for computers that the general public buys or systems built specifically for an organization. Often, systems software developers also build the system’s interface, which is what allows users to interact with the computer. Systems software developers are creating the operating systems that control most of the consumer electronics in use today, including the systems in phones or cars.

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How To Become A Cognos Developer

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree in computer science and strong computer programming skills.

Education

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree, typically in computer science, software engineering, or a related field. A degree in mathematics is also acceptable. Computer science degree programs are the most common, because they tend to cover a broad range of topics. Students should focus on classes related to building software in order to better prepare themselves for work in the occupation. For some positions, employers may prefer a master’s degree.

Although writing code is not their first priority, developers must have a strong background in computer programming. They usually gain this experience in school. Throughout their career, developers must keep up to date on new tools and computer languages.

Software developers also need skills related to the industry in which they work. Developers working in a bank, for example, should have knowledge of finance so that they can understand a bank’s computing needs.

Other Experience

Many students gain experience in software development by completing an internship at a software company while in college.

Some software developers first work as computer programmers and then are given more responsibility as they gain experience. Eventually, they become developers.

Advancement

Software developers can advance to become information technology (IT) project managers, also called computer and information systems managers, a position in which they oversee the software development process.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Developers must analyze users’ needs and then design software to meet those needs.

Communication skills. Developers must be able to give clear instructions to others working on a project. They must also explain to their customers how the software works and answer any questions that arise.

Computer skills. Developers must understand computer capabilities and programming languages in order to design effective software.

Creativity. Developers are the creative minds behind new computer software.

Detail oriented. Developers often work on many parts of an application or system at the same time and must therefore be able to concentrate and pay attention to detail.

Interpersonal skills. Software developers must be able to work well with others who contribute to designing, developing, and programming successful software.

Problem-solving skills. Because developers are in charge of software from beginning to end, they must be able to solve problems that arise throughout the design process.

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Cognos Developer Career Paths

Cognos Developer
Lead Developer Business Analyst Senior Programmer Analyst
Application Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Analyst Data Analyst Business Intelligence Analyst
Business Intelligence Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Cognos Consultant BI Developer Senior ETL Developer
ETL Lead
6 Yearsyrs
BI Developer Senior Software Engineer
Lead Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Development Administrator Senior Software Engineer
Lead Technician
6 Yearsyrs
BI Consultant Senior Consultant Subject Matter Expert
Quality Assurance Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Quality Assurance Lead
Quality Assurance Team Leader
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Cognos Developer
5 Yearsyrs
Informatica Developer Data Analyst
Senior Data Analyst-
6 Yearsyrs
Development Administrator Senior Consultant
Senior Database Administrator
9 Yearsyrs
Tableau Developer Development Administrator Senior Software Engineer
Senior ETL Developer
5 Yearsyrs
Cognos Consultant Senior Cognos Developer Senior Software Engineer
Senior Java Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Cognos Developer Senior Analyst Principal Consultant
Senior Oracle Database Administrator
7 Yearsyrs
Data Analyst Business Analyst
Senior Programmer Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
Informatica Developer Lead Developer Business Analyst
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
6 Yearsyrs
BI Consultant Senior Cognos Developer Senior Software Engineer
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
7 Yearsyrs
Lead Developer Database Administrator Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
6 Yearsyrs
BI Developer Tableau Developer Development Administrator
Senior Software Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Project Leader Business Analyst
Senior Systems Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
Data Analyst Finance Analyst Systems Analyst
Systems Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Cognos Developer 3.0 years
Obiee Developer 3.0 years
Lead Developer 2.5 years
Developer 2.2 years
Tableau Developer 2.1 years
ETL Developer 2.0 years
Database Developer 2.0 years
BOS Developer 2.0 years
BI Developer 1.9 years
SQL Developer 1.8 years
Reports Developer 1.7 years
Cognos Consultant 1.7 years
Junior Developer 1.4 years
Top Employers Before
Developer 18.1%
Manager 2.4%
Analyst 1.9%
Top Employers After
BI Developer 10.2%
Developer 4.3%
Architect 2.5%
Consultant 1.9%
Analyst 1.3%

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Cognos Developer Demographics

Gender

Male

64.9%

Female

32.1%

Unknown

3.1%
Ethnicity

White

40.0%

Asian

34.2%

Hispanic or Latino

9.1%

Unknown

8.7%

Black or African American

8.0%
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Languages Spoken

Serer

100.0%

Cognos Developer Education

Schools

Strayer University

6.8%

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

6.8%

Texas A&M University

6.8%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

6.8%

University of Texas at Arlington

4.5%

University of Maryland - University College

4.5%

Vincennes University

4.5%

University of Richmond

4.5%

Saint John's University - New York

4.5%

State University of New York Buffalo

4.5%

Wayne State University

4.5%

American University

4.5%

Wichita State University

4.5%

Iowa State University

4.5%

Johns Hopkins University

4.5%

University of North Texas

4.5%

University of Texas at Dallas

4.5%

University of Bridgeport

4.5%

University of Phoenix

4.5%

University of Notre Dame

4.5%
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Majors

Computer Science

28.7%

Engineering

10.4%

Computer Applications

9.5%

Electrical Engineering

8.2%

Business

7.9%

Information Technology

5.4%

Computer Engineering

5.4%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.8%

Accounting

3.8%

Information Systems

3.2%

Computer Information Systems

2.8%

Mechanical Engineering

2.5%

Management Information Systems

1.9%

Finance

1.9%

English

1.3%

Statistics

0.9%

Information Sciences

0.6%

Mathematics

0.6%

Marketing

0.6%

Economics

0.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

58.9%

Masters

33.2%

Other

5.2%

Certificate

0.9%

Diploma

0.9%

Associate

0.6%

Doctorate

0.3%
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Real Cognos Developer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Cognos Developer Infogroup Burlington, MA Aug 30, 2016 $131,747
Cognos Developer Norgate Technology Tampa, FL Oct 02, 2015 $125,220
Cognos Architech/Developer Top5, Incorporated Bethesda, MD Mar 19, 2015 $123,219
Cognos Developer Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company Charlotte, NC Dec 05, 2016 $117,900
Cognos Developer Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company Charlotte, NC May 12, 2016 $117,900
Cognos Developer Airlines Reporting Corporation Arlington, VA Jan 05, 2016 $116,969
Cognos Developer Airlines Reporting Corporation Arlington, VA Nov 26, 2016 $116,969
Cognos Developer Genuine Parts Company Atlanta, GA Jul 11, 2016 $110,000
Cognos Developer Dataclarity Corporation Raleigh, NC Jun 27, 2016 $110,000
Cognos Developer Computer Guidance Corporation Scottsdale, AZ Sep 15, 2016 $109,250
Cognos Developer Infogroup Inc. Pearl River, NY Nov 18, 2016 $108,992
Risk Analytics Specialist, Cognos Developer Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Cranston, RI May 01, 2016 $108,934
Cognos Developer Populus Group LLC Orlando, FL Oct 05, 2015 $108,524
Cognos Developer .02) Infogroup Inc. Burlington, MA Mar 12, 2015 $106,475
Cognos Report Developer Teampersona, Inc. Los Angeles, CA May 20, 2015 $84,781
Cognos Developer Computer Guidance Corporation Scottsdale, AZ Jan 10, 2016 $84,049
Cognos Developer HNI Corporation Muscatine, IA Dec 30, 2015 $83,000
Cognos Developer Ally Financial Inc. Detroit, MI Nov 04, 2016 $82,399
Cognos Developer Independent Health Association, Inc. Williamsville, NY Aug 24, 2016 $82,000
Cognos Developer Independent Health Association, Inc. Williamsville, NY Jul 13, 2016 $82,000
Cognos Developer G3 Infotek Inc. Lewisville, TX Oct 14, 2015 $82,000
Cognos Developer IBM India Private Limited Englewood Cliffs, NJ Aug 05, 2015 $73,923
Cognos Developer Marvelltech LLC Bloomington, IL Sep 11, 2015 $73,008
Cognos Developer Geminiitlabs Inc. Dedham, MA Sep 14, 2015 $73,000
Cognos Developer Cybervision Inc. Cranford, NJ Sep 11, 2015 $73,000
Cognos Developer Vlink, Inc. South Windsor, CT Apr 01, 2016 $72,800
Cognos Developer Vlink, Inc. South Windsor, CT Feb 08, 2016 $72,800
Cognos Developer Vlink, Inc. South Windsor, CT Jul 20, 2015 $72,800

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Top Skills for A Cognos Developer

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  1. Complex Queries
  2. Cognos
  3. Package Level
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  • Developed complex reports like Drill Down, Drill through & Complex Queries Using Join Operation in report studio.
  • Designed and supported public folder reporting via Cognos Report Studio, QueryStudio, including any user defined delivery methods.
  • Implemented data level, object level and package level security in framework manager to achieve highly complex security standards.
  • Search), Oracle 9i, Windows XP Professional, SQL Navigator 4.1c1.
  • Gathered and analyzed business requirements from users and business community and develop dashboard and lead the offshore development accordingly.

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