Cognos Business Planning Developer - Optimized Systems And Solutions in England - Derby, United Kingdom

at Rolls-Royce

Aviation & Aerospace
Information Technology
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Optimized Systems and Solutions (OSyS) is a world-class supplier of asset management and decision support solutions. We specialize in solutions that help our customers unlock the full decision-making value of their asset data, allowing them to evolve through a programme of improvements from basic asset protection, to performance management, and on to achieving a highly predictive business where there are no surprises.  

We have more than 400 employees working from a number of development and service centres, principally in the United States and United Kingdom providing efficiency-boosting, cost-effective solutions for asset optimization. Optimized Systems and Solutions (OSyS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rolls Royce plc.

 The Role 

We now have a need for a Cognos Planning Developer to develop new and maintain existing Cognos Planning Models to meet the current and emerging needs of the business.  


  • Design and develop financial planning and forecasting applications using IBM Cognos Planning 10 software
  • Provide support for existing IBM Cognos Planning applications, including trouble-shooting and working with users to plan corrective action
  • Best practice in delivery of financial planning and forecasting solutions using IBM Cognos Planning
  • Work with IBM Cognos BI Developers to design and develop integrated planning and reporting applications
  • Continual optimisation of tools and techniques in accordance with company policy, challenging it where appropriate
  • Ensure customer requirements are fully understood and adequately captured.
  • Carry out controlled define, design, build and testing of solutions
  • Production of User Guides and Technical Documentation needed to successfully deliver and handover solutions into Business
  • Support effective 2-way communication with the relevant CoCs on standards and best practice
  • Bringing available external capabilities and best practice into the company to improve service data delivery, quality and cost effectiveness
  • Proactive exploitation of services data capabilities


The Person 

  • 5 years + practical experience in design and creating Business Planning solutions.
  • Knowledge of Cognos Planning or TM1
  • Knowledge of the business concepts used in financial planning and forecasting applications.
  • Strong drive for delivering results and has demonstrated initiative
  • Familiar with all aspects of Requirements Capture, Design, Development, User Acceptance Testing and is able to effectively deliver supporting technical user information
  • Knowledge of software development processes within large and complex organisations
  • Drive for continual process improvement
  • Managing application of data standards across organisational boundaries
  • IT Systems and Information Architecture knowledge
  • Configuration control methodology / solution documentation
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Business rules development experience
  • Relational databases
Programming skills:


  • Cognos Planning or TM1
  • Previous in-depth exposure to financial reporting applications
  • Understanding of Data Warehousing
  • Understanding of IBM Cognos BI Software
  • Understanding of data management tools, techniques and technologies
  • Accounting Knowledge
  • Knowledge of Oracle


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