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Cognos Developer, Systems Analyst III

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
Start date
Nov 21, 2022
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Cognos Developer, Systems Analyst III
United States - California - Foster CityUnited States – RemoteUnited States - New Jersey - Morris PlainsUnited States - Washington - Seattle

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the company’s five core values. That’s because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

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Job Description

Essential Duties and Job Functions:

  • Supports Global Patient Safety (GLPS) need for analytics, line listings, summary tabulations, visualizations, and dashboards by using Cognos. Contributes to the full life cycle of safety data analytical activities - data query, report authoring, report validation, and report publishing.
    • Checking DataMart for failed reports and creating/amending report schedules as appropriate
    • Authoring/Validating/QC of DataMart Cognos report requests
    • QC of Systems requests as appropriate
    • Update the issues log as appropriate
    • Produce detailed design documents to match business requirements

  • Has proven Experience in delivering Cognos reports and be able to demonstrate examples.
  • Be able to translate business needs into Cognos outputs that accurately address business needs.
  • Be able to translate reporting tools features into business benefits and communicate this information to Customers
  • Be able to quickly learn and understand the Gilead and Global Patient Safety (GLPS) data sources and models.
  • Independently establishes work priorities and direction with minimal input from the manager.
  • Demonstrates attention to details, teamwork, and initiative.
  • Participates in cross-functional discussions and presentations
  • Collaborates with members in Systems, Data Analytics, Project Management, IT, QA, etc.

    Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • Good understanding of relational databases and reporting tools (Cognos Report Studio) 4-5 Years.
  • Oracle SQL experience required (+2 years)
  • Pharma experience is preferred, especially working with Research and Development/R&D/Development Operations functions (Drug Safety, Biometrics, Clinical Operations, Clinical Data Management)
  • Experience working with validated/qualified applications is preferred
  • Candidate must be organized and analytical, adept at working in a team environment.
  • Must be proficient in written and verbal communication.
  • Excellent facilitation and negotiation skills and drive to a successful outcome
  • Experience in troubleshooting/problem-solving.
  • Works as an independent contributor as well as a team player
  • Technical experience with computer systems, databases, and end-user community support.
  • Good working knowledge skills with Microsoft Office Products, Microsoft Visio, and Microsoft Project.

    Additional Skills

  • Knowledge of additional BI reporting tools (Spotfire)

  • Knowledge of Pharmacovigilance Databases (e.g. Argus, ARISg).
  • Is conversant with and understands current Pharmacovigilance regulations
  • Experience working with Ticketing systems like Service Now.

    For Colorado Job Applicants: The salary range for this position is:
    $100,000.00 - $150,000.00
    Gilead considers a range of factors, including background and experience, when determining base compensation. These considerations means actual compensation will vary.
    Position is also eligible for bonus and benefits. For more information, visit

    For jobs in the United States:

    As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.

    Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Gilead has made the decision to require all U.S., Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong employees and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. “Full vaccination” is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.​

    For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'EEO is the Law' poster.



    Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

    Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

    For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

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  • Company

    Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe and Australia.

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