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Royalty Business Analyst/Developer (Cognos, SQL, DB2, or Netezza)

Southbury, CT 06488
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The Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) owns IBMs IT strategy and provides the tools, workstations, devices, and infrastructure that IBMers use to do their jobs every day. Put simply, our mission is to create a productive environment for IBM's 365,000 worldwide employees. Join us as we lead with design to drive simplicity and ease of use, engineering the systems that run the business, and innovating to transform the business.

Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM is seeking a Royalty Payments Business Analyst/Developer to join a DevOps squad in the Finance Systems Organization which manages IBM's Royalty Management Applications. Top candidates should demonstrate the following characteristics for success: creativity, intellectual curiosity, passion for helping others, problem solving, appreciation for professionalism and excellence in execution.

The candidate will collaborate with stakeholders on a cross-functional team responsible for delivering Royalty Payment solutions to support operational, tactical, and strategic reporting as well as analytical business needs. The Royalty Payment Analyst will be responsible for analysis and documentation of Agile stories, reporting and visualization design, testing planning and test case development, testing execution, data mapping. They will also lead the ongoing configuration, development, release management processes for our analytics and reporting platform. They will stay up to date with the latest technologies and trends in analytics including predictive analytics and analytics cloud platforms.

The analyst has a sound understanding of business intelligence concepts and participates in the end-to-end delivery lifecycle of such projects from business requirements gathering to solution design, development, testing and roll-out. Ideal candidates will have excellent technical and interpersonal skills as well as a strong commitment to supporting our values that include team focus, creative problem solving, and technical curiosity. You will have the opportunity to grow technically and professionally while working on an experienced and collaborative team.

The IBM Financial Systems, Software Royalty Management DevOps team is located in an agile open space in Southbury, CT and uses physical and virtual tools to collaborate and manage their work.

No remote opportunities exist
Will consider relocation for candidates with the right skills/experience
Must have the ability to work in the US without current/future need for IBM sponsorship

Using Agile Practices and IBM Design Thinking to drive customer success is a key component of how we work. We strive to deliver holistic product experiences and tackle new and exciting challenges related to system development and integration. We enjoy building quality products, crafting an amazing user experience, continually reinventing and evolving how we work (while having fun in the process)!

What youll do:
  • Actively participate in the Agile and DevOps development process, including team Agile ceremonies and workshops with clients stakeholders to validate business requirements & functional specifications.
  • Propose new ideas with relentless focus on quality and continuous improvement
  • Lead the definition, documentation and prioritization of business requirements, in consultation with functional experts across business areas. Transformation of business requirements into report and data specifications.
  • Leverage data analysis skills to analyze business areas, understand source systems data and map them to data models and reports.
  • Work closely with subject matter experts using iterative design methods to ensure the design meets the business requirements
  • Provide functional guidance for the creation of data models to achieve analytics requirements.
  • Develop BI tool metadata integration with data warehouse to support flexible, self-service analysis activities by department analysts and report authors across the institution
  • Create and deliver end user training materials
  • Lead demonstration sessions of reporting and analytics functionality to project users and stakeholders, gathering feedback from participants to improve the final design.
  • Manage and ensure conformance to design and development standards and procedures.
  • Maintain a broad knowledge of the business intelligence and business analysis disciplines, related best practices, and related technologies.
  • Provide status to project leadership on progress against assigned activities and timelines. Identify and escalate issues in a timely fashion in accordance with project procedures.
  • Test and coordinating efforts for system upgrades to BI platform. Evaluate new features for inclusion within development and design processes.
  • Demonstrate a clear pride of ownership for the IT Technical solution
Demonstration of the following knowledge and skills is expected:
  • Ability to develop strong partnerships with others working in both functional and technical roles.
  • Broad knowledge of the business intelligence and business analysis disciplines, related best practices, and related technologies.
  • Proven track record in requirements analysis and specifications for business intelligence projects
  • Development experience with Cognos Analytics and Framework Manager
  • Self-motivated and highly professional with ability to take on responsibility and work independently
  • Strong understanding of relational database systems and data warehousing concepts. Experience with star-schema is desirable.
  • Ability to provide on-call support as required


Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • 3+ years development with Cognos Reports and Framework Manager
  • 3+ years experience working with complex SQL in DB2 or Netezza
  • Strong data analysis skills thru a query tool such as QMF
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Understanding of business concepts, procedures, and practices, especially as related to higher education is a plus.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise


    About Business Unit
    The IBM Finance organization is responsible for driving enterprise performance and transformation. We are the financial stewards of IBM, delivering IBMs financial strategy, developing new business models, and mitigating enterprise risk.Do you have a passion for creating business value? Join our team in accounting, financial planning, pricing, business controls, tax, treasury, business development (acquisitions & divestitures), and global financing.

    Your Life @ IBM
    What matters to you when youre looking for your next career challenge?

    What matters to you when youre looking for your next career challenge? Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible. Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

    How well help you grow:

    Youll have access to all the technical and management training courses you need, to become the expert you want to be.
    Youll learn directly from expert developers in the field; our team leads love to mentor.
    You will have the opportunity to work in many different areas to figure

    About IBM
    IBM is a global technology and innovation company. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with presence in 170 countries. The diversity and breadth of the entire IBM portfolio of research, consulting, solutions, services, systems and software, unusually distinguishes IBM from other companies in the industry.
    Over the past 100 years, a lot has changed at IBM, in this new era of Cognitive Business, IBM is helping to reshape industries as diverse as healthcare, retail, banking, travel, manufacturing, and many more, by bringing together our expertise in Cloud, Analytics, Security, Mobile, and the Internet of Things. We like to say, be essential. We are changing how we craft. How we collaborate. How we analyze. How we engage.

    Join the next generation of innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs who are crafting the very way the world works. We want the brightest minds doing work that encourages, in an environment where growth is supported. IBMers get to discover their potential, so theyre encouraged to build breakthroughs that help our clients succeed. Were establishing teams with dynamic strengths with people who want their ideas to matter.

    Join us youll be proud to call yourself an IBMer.

    Location Statement
    IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

    Being You @ IBM
    IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.



    • Computers Software and Hardware
    Posted: 2019-12-30 Expires: 2020-01-29

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