Business Intelligence Engineer

Ultimate Software is seeking an experienced Business Intelligence Cognos deloper to join our Data & Insight Team. This Business Intelligence Cognos developer role will be responsible for parterning with our Product and other development teams to come up with BI solutions such as score cards, standard reports for our customers. This position demands strong organizational skills and problem-solving expertise, while working with current and emerging technologies, and managing team dynamics. Excellent analytical skills, team orientation, flexibility, innovative thinking, problem solving, conflict management, and self-motivation are required.

Ultimate is ranked #1 in FORTUNE’s Best Places to Work in Technology for 2016 and #15 for 100 “Best Places to Work For in 2016.” This is the 5th year in a row we have been ranked on FORTUNE’s list. We were #21 in 2015, #20 in 2014, and #9 in 2013. Ultimate is also ranked #5 on the inaugural list of “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials” and #8 on Forbes magazine’s 2016 list of the “Most Innovative Growth Companies.”

Primary Responsibilities: (other duties may be assigned)

  • Provide BI solutions to solve business and technical needs
  • Responsible for prototyping and building business intelligence solutions such as dynamic dashboards, scorecards and standardized reports using BI suites such as IBM Cognos technology platform
  • Conduct BI solution design sessions with business users
  • Adopt and communicate new concepts, ideas, techniques, best practices and technology assistance in BI space
  • Perform “Proof of Concepts” and subject matter expertise in business intelligence solution delivery


  • At least 5 years of experience designing and building Business Intelligence solutions using information delivery suites such as IBM Cognos
  • At least 5 years of experience in Framework Manager Modeling, DQM and Cognos Mashup Services (or equivalent in similar product suites)
  • At least 3 years of experience in Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence environments
  • Hands on experience in multi-dimensional modeling techniques
  • Hands on experience in Cognos Security and Administration (or equivalent in similar product suites)
  • Hands on experience delivering high performing reporting solutions, dynamic dashboards, and scorecards using products such as IBM Report Studio, Query Studio, Analysis Studio and Active reports
  • Expert level SQL skills against RDBMS
  • Strong Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse foundation
  • Ability to work and effectively communicate with both the business and technical experts
  • Experience working in a very fast paced organization
  • Ability to troubleshoot report errors and escalations
  • Experience in upgrading production environments to newer versions
  • Experience with Team city, Visual Studio, GIT & subversion is preferred
  • Experience in SAS & Predictive analytics is preferred
  • Experience in Cognos BI web services API is a plus
  • Experience implementing BI solutions using Agile methodology is a plus
  • Clear, logical, and effective verbal/written communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and independently
  • Ability to take ownership of problems and develops sound solutions
  • Demonstrates sound analytical and diagnostic skills dealing with issues that are not readily defined and/or conflict with available information with the ability to reach sound decisions quickly
  • Able to fully research business situation, identify areas of concern, and present solution
  • Solid working knowledge of capabilities and direction of technology, coupled with an in-depth knowledge of the technology required and the needs of the business environment necessary to support assigned projects

Education/Certification/License: Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Computer Science is preferred

Travel Requirement: Limited travel upon request

Back to top