Wednesday, November 04, 2009

OBIEE Recruiting

Below is the ad we just posted on Jobserve.

If any of you bloggers or readers can pass this on or know anyone coming available (who would pass the technical exam) I would be very grateful.

(what do you think of the ad? Too geeky, not enough, too salesy?)


Senior OBIEE Developer

This is a full time, London City based role, on site at the client offices. It is a investment banking client developing a world wide bespoke reporting system. We expect the role to last for a minimum of 3 months but there is a real probability that the role will continue beyond this for the right candidates.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
Converting end user requirements into system design
Developing an appropriate solution
Testing the proposed solution against the individual requirements

Tool sets you will be required to use include:
OBIEE adminstration tool
Dashboard development tools, including answers, delivers and catalogue manager
Database tools such as Toad

Whilst we would prefer permanent employees we are reasonably flexible about our relationship with our consultants and will be happy with either an employed or contract arrangement which we can discuss at a later stage if appropriate.

If you are interested in working with us please provide details of where and how you have done the following, in addition to attaching your cv:
  • Repository development
  • Webcat development
  • Database modelling
  • Testing

When you provide details - could you please outline how you went about:
  • Converting user requirements
  • Creating the design
  • Developing the solution
  • Testing
  • Implementation

For successful candidates at this stage, the next stage will be a technical interview. In anticipation, could you please provide in your reply, your availability for a telephone interview of approximately 30 - 45 mins for the week following your application.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

It's Movember

Sorry but I can't stay quiet any longer. I've had enough.

Why are people wasting my time. If you don't know OBIEE - DO NOT pretend you do know it.

The next person who turns up to an interview had better match his/her CV.

Am I asking too much?
- All I want is an expereinced rpd developer, with good Dimensional Modelling

And if it says you do rpd development on your CV, you better be able to back that up.

You have been warned.

Things have bee quiet on the blog because we're working long hours on some pretty big client projects. Well this weekend we went into production. Yippee.
Now, what do we do? There's loads more dashboards to build, reports to write, iBots to create etc.
Where shall we do that?
Given that there will be thousands of people accessing the system, across the world, where do we develop next? Production or Development. If Production, what safeguards are in place? If Development, how do we publish? Some clients use svn as a publishing tool, but Oracle only support Webcat Admin tool operations when working with two webcats.
We have gone for Production. It is actually the safest, easiest and quickest to customer.

It goes without saying that there are certain folders that are secure for only central obiee team to alter, which would be true of any method. We just add two other types of folder/sub-folder. Team based and Work in Progress.
The only issue is the development of reports on subject areas that have not yet been built. Probably go for creating in a deve environment, copy in the xml to a new report in Production.
Your comments are appreciated!

It's Movember, and I'm on the case - You can sponsor me. If I don't get enough sponsors I will shave it off. This is one for the men, so come on ladies give us your support too.

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