CDW Application Development Manager - Cognos EBI in Vernon Hills, Illinois

Description

The Application Development Manager is responsible for overall team delivery of architecture, design, development, quality assurance and support for various reporting technologies.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Determine work requirements, priorities, and best use of resources for development projects as well as for unplanned incidents.

  • Direct and focus the efforts of technical project teams and draw appropriate resources together to address technical issues.

  • Guide staff on procedures, technical issues, work priorities, and special requests.

  • Oversee assigned team projects and provide high-level status reporting to management on a weekly basis.

  • Create/review detailed estimates for projects, including resource allocation, timelines, and budget.

  • Review technical decisions to ensure they meet designated design goals.

  • Develop reporting solutions to CDW coding standards and quality.

Responsibilities

  • Professionally develop and mentor the Information Services team through coaching, feedback and performance conversations.

  • Act as the lead to assist with the technological direction of the team.

  • Collaborate with various business teams to clarify requirements and business needs.

  • Participate in the planning; prioritization and resource allocation for manage workflow and projects.

  • Participate in application architecture and framework design.

  • Make technical decisions to meet the design goals articulated in product road map.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or MIS, or equivalent knowledge/experience.

  • 8 years in reporting development.

  • 2 years of experience in reporting development leadership.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Experience in lead roles on reporting teams and managing implementation projects that utilize web technologies.

  • Experience with the product life cycle and strong understanding of the role of methodology.

  • Working knowledge of business functions and a successful history of solution implementation.

  • Solid experience using software design support tools and productivity suites such as Microsoft Visio, Office, and Project.

  • Highly proficient using the Windows Operating System.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with all stakeholders including senior leadership.

  • Solid business and technical acumen.

  • History of balancing multiple priorities simultaneously with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business while meeting deadlines.

  • Experience in teaching and/or mentoring professionals.

  • Demonstrated creative problem solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous management experience.

  • Advanced degree a plus.

For Data Warehouse

  • Experience in leading relational and multi-dimensional data design and development techniques including star schema, snowflake schema, cube design, ETL and others.

  • Experience with data warehousing tools such as MS SQL Server, MSAS, DTS, MDX, Hyperion Essbase, Informatica, and others.

  • Experience with reporting and analytic presentation tools and technologies such as Cognos, Business Objects, ProClarity, and Excel Pivot Table Service for OLAP, XMLA, Crystal and others.

For Information Services

  • Strong experience in Cognos 10.2 development, administration and design of reporting solutions that utilize an enterprise data warehouse.

  • Strong experience in utilizing relational and muti-dimension data design and development techniques including star schema, snowflake schema, and cube design.

  • Strong experience in writing and optimizing SQL queries

Application Development Manager - Cognos EBI


Vernon Hills, IL

17000769