ConnectStaff has an immediate opening for a Cognos Planning Analytics Developer to support a real estate industry customer.  The person in this position requires technical expertise within TM1 and is responsible for the execution of special projects, operational analysis, and related reporting.

Location: Austin, TX – Bee Caves area

Target Candidate Background:

  • 8+ years of experience in data intensive environment
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools (i.e., Tableau, SAP); at least one required
  • Proficient experience with formatting and design pertaining to data and research and development of data and data sets
  • Experience in development, Administration and Configuration of TM1 and PAL 2.0
  • Hands on experience in developing TI processes and complex Rules is a must
  • Experience in providing support to PAX or TM1 Perspective
  • Basic knowledge of insurance industry and risk management
  • Prior reporting application support experience
  • Track record of successfully architecting small-, medium- and enterprise-scale solutions
  • Preferred three or more years of business requirements experience
  • Preferred three or more years of hands-on experience developing and supporting a BI/reporting application like Cognos, Hyperion, Business Objects, Actuate, or ProClarity (a training plan will be crafted based on candidate credentials)
  • Preferred experience working with dimensional modeling, including facts and dimensions, star and snowflake schema and OLAP tools and techniques
  • Understand business processes and data governance concepts associated with master data, document business requirements and processes to ensure data is reliable and ready for use



  • New functionality and enhancements within TM1, including data gathering and interfacing with internal customers, creating design documents, building to technical specifications and creating technical test scenarios
  • Coordinate with IT and Mapping team to ensure we are utilizing technical capacity most effectively and drive effective governance to ensure actionable data quality activities
  • Develop Dashboards/Metrics reports using the Cognos platform
  • Develop Complex Web sheets using Cognos platform
  • Develop Data Models in the reporting environment per customer requirements Cognos Framework Model
  • Develop technical design specifications and analyze data to create data structures
  • Develop TM1/Planning Analytics Turbo Integrator processes and Rules for both new and existing functionality
  • Work with management to further develop budgeting and forecasting tools (i.e., TM1/Planning Analytics) to satisfy business requirements


  • Administer all Planning Analytics/TM1 applications for FP&A and Controlling
  • Support of TM1/Planning Analytics on full life cycle projects
  • Oversee and validates integration of source data into the target environment
  • Create and maintain technical administrative documentation
  • Identify process improvement opportunities
  • Oversee and validates integration of source data into the target environment
  • Create and maintain technical administrative documentation
  • Identify process improvement opportunities
  • Facilitate key decisions regarding data standards
  • Interface with key business and project team members to facilitate seamless execution of requirements
  • Analyze and resolve cross-functional data issues
  • Analyze data to create data structures
  • Collect data, analyzes and report for early detection and correction, continual improvement
  • Develop reports in a consistent best practices format
  • Coordinate new reporting requests/changes to ensure accuracy and consistency of reports
  • Monitor and troubleshoot escalated support tickets
  • Additional duties as assigned

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