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Capacity Planning Engineer

Posted By:
Robin Mills
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Livingston, Nj
 bmc   hyperformix   opnet   capacity   advisor   athene   teamtrack 
Category:IT / MIS / Networks
Listing Type:Job
Employment:Full Time

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A major Fortune 500 Company in the Livingston, NJ area is looking for a Capacity Planning Engineer (full-time). This person will be responsible for the capacity models for distributed system applications to accurately predict future hardware needs:

- Provide future business growth trends and incorporate into capacity models.
- Develop hardware what-if scenarios to measure price performance, consolidation opportunities and platform synergies possibilities.
- Identify application performance bottlenecks and recommend remediation strategies.
- Assist in planning, managing and implementing system engineering projects as they relate to capacity and performance tuning activities.
- Participate in technical architecture discussions to determine the most appropriate scalable model taking into consideration high availability, failover and disaster recovery.
- Provide volume estimates to application performance test teams, review test results, raise performance and/or capacity related concerns for remediation.
- Lead the evaluation of capacity and performance changes due to related upgrades to production (e.g. major software/ infrastructure release).
-Triage production performance problems in arrears.

Qualifications Required:
Education: - Bachelors Degree, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or equivalent professional experience and certifications
Skills and Experience:
- At least 10 years work experience in technology field.
- Minimum 5 years experience involved in some capacity and performance related activities (e.g. capacity planner, performance analyst, information system modeler).
- Quantifiable experience in information infrastructure performance assessment. This includes the complete analysis of perceived performance problems carried through to the quantifiable identification of the root-cause in a multi-tiered environment.
- Experience in the use of mathematical analysis to characterize and resolve problems.
- Ability to successfully communicate with personnel from a wide range of engineering, analytical, and software development specialties.
- Solid verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work loosely supervised; run project meetings; drive innovation and solutions.
- Knowledge and experience with capacity/performance collection tools e.g. BMC Performance Assurance or BMC Perform/Predict, Hyperformix, Opnet, HP Capacity Advisor, Metron's Athene, TeamTrack, etc.
- Knowledge of VMWare and or Virtualization.
- Working knowledge of Windows, Unix, Linux - Strong knowledge of Web Based Infrastructures, J2EE and/or .NET
- Working knowledge of database structures, modeling and tools - Some knowledge of automated testing tools (HP LoadRunner, Open Source, etc.).

Salary: $110,000 - $125,000

Email resume referencing job ID 195A for this position.
Local candidates will be given first priority.
No phone calls please.
No third parties.
Must be authorized to work in the United States (unable to sponsor H1-B candidates).

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