We employ some of the UK’s leading Cognos Consultants, but we also look to employ fresh, new minds too – that way we create a constant exchange of knowledge. This means our consultants are always learning, no matter how experienced they are, ensuring our clients always get the very best thinking, the very best skills and, of course, the very best solution for their needs.

It’s an enviable list of clients that we work with. From global whisky firms to financial services giants.  These clients are spread across the UK, which means our consultants can be too.

Barrachd has been creating cutting-edge solutions for almost a decade, but we are still growing.  So we’re always on the lookout for Cognos consultants experienced in Cognos TM1, BI, Cognos Analytics, Planning Analytics, and EP. If you have abilities in some, or all of these and are looking to enhance your career then drop us a line, we’d love to hear from you.

Current Opportunities

Cognos Analytics Developer (Cognos BI)

We’re current looking for a permanent Cognos Analytics Developer (Cognos BI). You’ll be based in our Edinburgh office, although the role may involve the occasional client site work.

You’ll play a key supporting role within our fast-expanding consultancy practice, which is devoted to assisting our clients overcome their information management challenges to unlock the capability of their data.

The role requires preferably over 2 years’ experience of Cognos BI tools. Related database skills would also be an advantage, especially SQL. Just as important are your excellent communications skills – you’ll be at ease interacting with both technical and business clients. As the perfect candidate, you’ll also be highly adept at interfacing with the business and understanding the commercial objectives of your work.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Support and diagnosis on existing Cognos BI installations.
  • Completing and testing appropriate remedial work on existing installations.
  • End-user report development, from requirement gathering to design, build, test, deploy and documentation.
  • Building and maintaining good customer relationships.
  • Assessing and reporting work progress against plans.

Favoured Technical Skills:

  • Good experience in at least some of the following BI tools: IBM Cognos 8/10/11 suite, IBM Cognos Report Studio, IBM Cognos Framework Manager, IBM Cognos Analysis Studio, IBM Cognos Metric Manager, IBM Cognos Query Studio, IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced. IBM Cognos Data Manager/Decision Stream, Infosphere Datastage.
  • Database Skills: SQL Server, DB2, Oracle.
  • Knowledge of ETL and data integration would be helpful.
  • Ability to self-manage and work without direct supervision.
  • You must have a valid UK Driving Licence.

In return, we’ll offer a competitive salary, fantastic support from a friendly team and, as part of one of the UK’s largest plc’s, a whole load of extras, including a pension scheme, share save scheme, private healthcare and a range of optional benefits.

If this sounds like you, please send your CV to john.buchanan@barrachd.com. He checks this daily (and deletes unsolicited mail from recruitment consultants) so he won’t miss your email.