• Platform - Capacity Manager

    Location(s) US-NJ-Jersey City
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    What We Do

    At Goldman Sachs, our Engineers don’t just make things – we make things possible.  Change the world by connecting people and capital with ideas.  Solve the most challenging and pressing engineering problems for our clients.  Join our engineering teams that build massively scalable software and systems, architect low latency infrastructure solutions, proactively guard against cyber threats, and leverage machine learning alongside financial engineering to continuously turn data into action.  Create new businesses, transform finance, and explore a world of opportunity at the speed of markets.


    Engineering, which is comprised of our Technology Division and global strategists groups, is at the critical center of our business, and our dynamic environment requires innovative strategic thinking and immediate, real solutions.  Want to push the limit of digital possibilities?  Start here.


    Who We Look For

    Goldman Sachs Engineers are innovators and problem-solvers, building solutions in risk management, big data, mobile and more. We look for creative collaborators who evolve, adapt to change and thrive in a fast-paced global environment.



    Our team of engineers builds solutions to the most complex problems. We develop cutting-edge systems and processes that form the core of our key business and enable transactions to move in milliseconds. We provide real-time access to critical deal information and crunch billions of data points each day to inform firm-wide market insights and strategies. Team members have the opportunity to work at the forefront of technology innovation alongside industry leaders and make significant contributions to the field.


    Focus on developing an integrated approach for the firmwide cloud infrastructure. This includes capability build-out, provisioning, and adoption of an integrated experience across all compute platforms within GS as well as enabling innovative commercial opportunities through public cloud access and Cloud Platforms client APIs.




    Cloud Platforms is a global team that designs, develops and manages the Linux & Windows computing platform at Goldman Sachs.

    • The Capacity Analyst analyzes capacity and performance reports, incidents, threshold warnings and crossings. The analyst validates that there is adequate IT Capacity to meet required levels of service, ensures that resource capacity is optimized, and ensures that senior IT management is correctly advised on how to match Capacity and demand. The Capacity Analyst advises the Capacity Manager and the Service Level Manager about appropriate service levels or service level options.
    • Ensures that appropriate levels of monitoring of resource capacity and system performance are executed, and that the information recorded in a CBD is kept up-to-date and used by all parts of the Capacity Management process
    • Contributes to the Capacity Plans identifying Capacity requirements early enough to take account resource procurement lead times
    • Documents the need for any increase or reduction in hardware based on SLR's and cost constraints
    • Provides regular management reports, which include current usage of resources, trends and forecasts
    • Sizes all proposed new systems to determine the computer and network resources required, to determine hardware utilization, performance service levels and cost implications
    • Assesses new technology and its relevance to the organization in terms of performance and cost
    • Assesses new hardware and software products for use by Capacity Management that might improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the process
    • Carries out performance testing of new systems
    • Contributes to reports on performance against targets contained in SLA's
    • Maintains a knowledge of future demand for IT resources and associated SLA's, and predicts the effects of demand on performance service levels
    • Determines what performance service levels are maintainable at a justifiable cost.
    • Determines when system resources should be tuned, and makes recommendations to IT management on the design and use of system resources to optimize their use
    • Provides resolution recommendations to performance-related Incidents and Problems
    • Ensures requirements for reliability and availability are taken into account in all Capacity planning and sizing activities


    • Contributes to the Capacity Plans identifying Capacity requirements early enough to take account resource procurement lead times



    • Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent or higher) in a Science or Engineering program
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written
    • Experience with cloud capacity management and data inventory & analytic tools (i.e. elasticsearch, kibana)
    • Programming skills in one or more of the following languages: Python, Ruby, Perl, Bash - Exposure to large-scale server deployments


    The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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