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Venkateswaran Narayanan

Cognos BI Developer

Work History

Mar 2012Present
IBM India Pvt Ltd

Cognos Developer/Lead

  • I am currently the team lead and also the senior developer in the team.
  • Involved in the development of Cognos 10, Cognos 7 reports.
  • I have been involved in full life cycles of over 25 projects. All the projects are successfully deployed in production zero defects.
  • I am involved in the migration of Cognos7 reports to Cognos10.
  • Involved in basic Cognos 10 Admin activities like reports deployment, restarting the Cognos services when required, providing access to users, creating roles/groups, monitoring jobs/schedules etc.,
  • I am responsible for automating the Monthly Cognos 10 Powerplay builds.
  • Also involved in unit testing, defect fixing and providing support for the tickets raised by the users and taking care of the weekly and monthly job processes.
  • Worked on development of powerplay cubes (both in Cognos 7 and Cognos 10), which was key to the client for their business decisions.
  • I am responsible for preparing the Technical Design Document (TRD/LLD) and the High Level Design Document (HLD) and also for providing the estimates for each project.

Responsibilities include-

  • Interacting with Clients to determine application requirements and user problems.
  • Creating design and technical documents.
  • Semantic Layer Model Design - Design model to provide end to end reporting
  • Designing and developing reports.
  • Working with management to develop new dashboards.
  • Identify the gaps and risks, come up with the mitigation strategies.
  • Responsible for managing scope, planning and tracking aspects of the project.
  • Providing the support to offshore as a SME.
Jan 2011Feb 2012
Oracle Financial System Software Ltd

Associate Consultant

  • I was involved in the development of Cognos 8 reports as per the customer requirement.
  • I was involved in Performance tuning of cognos reports.
  • I was working on the defects raised by the customer, production support
  • I worked on the monthly and weekly maintenance activities.
  • I was responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of the Cognos Planning environment.
  • The work also involved modifying the existing analyst model based on the customer requirements, taking care of the synchronization and GTP processes and Contributor administration also taking care of the production support activities.
Sep 2007Dec 2010
IBM India Pvt Ltd

Application Developer

  • Involved in the development of Cognos 8, Cognos 7 reports.
  • Testing the reports on Production Server and verifying the data with backend data.
  • Also involved in unit testing, defect fixing and providing support for the tickets raised by the users and taking care of the weekly and monthly job processes.
  • Worked on Powerplay cube building, which was key to the client for their business decisions. And also designed cubes according to business demands.
  • Solely responsible for the Powerplay environment in the project.
  • Worked on the Impromptu reports as per the ticket raised for the reports which are in production environment.
  • Testing the reports on Production Server and verifying the data with backend data (EDMP01 – Enterprise Data Mart Production).
  • Publishing the Cognos 7 reports to upfront/iwrcluster.
  • Setting up security in Access manager and providing access to users.
  • Setting up the usability folder structures.
  • Cognos 7 Powerplay deployment, setting up the drill through reports.
  • Other work involved preparing the technical requirement document and high-level design document once a business requirement arises.

Education

Jun 2004Apr 2007
PSG College of Arts and Science

Bachelor of Science - Electronics

Skills

Cognos Analytics

Currently working on migrating the Cognos 10.2 reports to Cognos 11/Cognos Analytics.

Cognos10 BI
  • 8+ years of experience as developer on Framework Manager, Report Studio,  Event studio, Query studio and Cognos 10 Transformer.
  • I have worked as a Cognos Administrator for about a year.
  • I was part of migrating the security of Cognos 10 from Sun One to Tivoli Access Manager.
  • As an SME and senior developer, I played a major role in the successful migration of 300+ Cognos 7 reports to Cognos 10.
Cognos8 BI
  • I have worked on Cognos 8 Report studio, Query studio and Framework Manager.
Cognos Powerplay
  • 8+ years of experience on Cognos 7 powerplay and ppes server and 5+ years of experience on Cognos 10 Poweprlay.
  • I have migrated around 12 Cognos 7 powerplay cubes and models to Cognos 10.
  • I have automated the monthly powerplay cube builds and the corresponding SQL DTS jobs.
Cognos7 BI
  • 9+ years of experience on impromptu reports, Impromptu administrator, Cognos 7 Packages, IWR and upfront.
  • I have developed impromptu reports and new packages.
  • I have deployed the reports from dev to sit and sit to production.
  • I have worked on Cognos access manager to provide necessary access to the users.
Data warehousing
  •  I have the basic knowledge  and understanding of data warehousing.
Qlikview
  • I learned Qlikview out of my personal interest.
  • I have the basic knowledge and understanding of the concepts.
Tableau
  • Learned Tableau out of my personal interest.
  • I worked with the Tableau team to develop POCs that helped IBM win new projects.

Certifications

Dec 2013Present
IBM

IBM Certified Cognos 10 BI Author

Dec 2013Present
IBM

IBM Certified Cognos 10 BI Multidimensional Author

Mar 2014Present
IBM

IBM Certified OLAP Modeler

Mar 2014Present
IBM

IBM Certified Cognos 10 Metadata Modeler

Mar 2014Present
IBM

IBM Certified Cognos 10 BI Admin

Awards and Recognitions

Best of IBM 2015

Orion Award 2014

Orion Award 2013

Eminence and Excellence Award 2012