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Senior Cloud Application Administrator



Req ID:  1844
Level of experience:  Mid-Career
Remote:  No
Travel Required:  None

Employee Type:  Full - Time 



At Ellucian, we’re motivated by a mission. Higher education is facing profound change. Shifting demographics and cultural perceptions, combined with declining support and rising expectations, are forcing colleges to do more with less. That’s where we come in. As true believers in the power of education to transform lives, we’re dedicated to helping all our customers thrive—not just survive—in these challenging times by transforming their institutions from the traditional paper-based colleges of yesterday to the agile, connected campuses of today. From cloud solutions built on world-class infrastructure to powerful analytics that drive successful planning, we lead the industry in building enterprise-class solutions tailored to institutions around the world.

Our passion and commitment for learning and continuous improvement drive us internally, too. From professional development to flexibility and work-life balance, we give our global employees the tools they need to succeed so we can all grow together.

*Position Responsibilities


  • Responsible for the administration, maintenance, operational support, and configuration management of reporting (and reporting related) applications like IBM Cognos BI 10.2.X, Evisions, Oracle Discoverer.
  • Serves as subject matter expert in Business Intelligence tools working on problems of diverse scope and complexity.
  • Monitors and maintains application security.
  • Enhances, and performance tunes reports, application servers
  • Provides support to campus reporting community’s.
  • Works with business partners to plan new or enhance existing BI infrastructure.
  • Designs, Install and Maintains Cognos Cubes, and reporting infrastructure for the enterprise data warehouse and other reporting environments.
  • Install, Support and Deploy Evisions applications ( FormFusion, IntelliCheck & Argos)

Position Requirements



  • Good knowledge on Cognos Architecture and experience in installing it in a Linux environment
  • Experience with Cognos 10.1.1/Cognos 10.2.1/Cognos10.2.2 administration, tuning and support.
  • Must have SQL experience in building and analyzing queries in Oracle databases (OLTP and OLAP)
  • Must be expert on Cognos Reports Studio, Query Studio, Metric Studio, Transformer and Cognos Framework Manager
  • Experience working with vendor customer support on issue resolution.
  • Strong understanding of relational and star-schema database designs is preferred.
  • Good knowledge on Evisions tools and experience installing MAPS, Argos, IntelliCheck and FormFusion.
  • Good understanding of ODS/EDW and Content Deployments in BI tools.
  • Plan and Upgrade BI environments.
  • Experience working on scripting on Linux and Cognos SDK.
  • Experience working on SAP Business Objects 4.2
  • Working experience on Evisions tools like Argos, FormFusion, Intellicheck.
  • Good knowledge and experience on middleware technologies like Tomcat or WebSphere.
  • Good knowledge and experience using different Web Servers like Apache Http, IBM IHS and Microsoft IIS.
  • Ability to work independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments. Receives no instruction on routine work, general instructions on new assignments.
  • Availability to work after hours and/or weekends and on-call, as specified by supervisor.
  • Must possess a proven track record on business intelligence project delivery and demonstrate exceptional business acumen, strong customer service, communication and interpersonal skills. #LI-SN1


Ellucian provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ellucian complies with all laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Ellucian expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Ellucian employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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