Capacity Planning III in Jacksonville, FL at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 3/8/2018

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Job #:  820812

Apex systems is seeking a Senior level Capacity Planner for a short term contract with one of our larger financial clients. 

This is a REMOTE position that can pay anywhere between $110,000 - $115,000 depending upon experience. 

You must be able to work on Apex's W2 without sponsorship. (NO C2C)

If interested in the position below, please email an updated copy of your resume to David Presley at

Job Description: 

Provides capacity planning support services to application teams and technical operations teams. Requires knowledge of multiple operating systems and hardware platforms. Primary duties include installation and/or support of capacity management tools, detailed capacity analysis, identification of tuning opportunities, recommendation of capacity increases, and presentation to various levels of management.



Meets commitments and provides excellent customer service at all times with internal and external clients.

Provides detailed status reports (written and/or verbal) of tasks and difficulties encountered enabling managers to initiate escalation if necessary and assess areas where changes or additional support may be warranted.

Ensures issues including large tuning opportunities and capital needs for capacity increases are escalated appropriately to management.

Assists application groups with performance analysis by identifying tuning opportunities and measuring impact of application tuning as well as new application changes and releases.

Monitors and measures resource consumption (CPU, Memory et al).

Measures and extrapolates historical growth to predict future trends.

Works with application teams to understand future growth requirements due to application program changes as well as customer conversions and de-conversions.

Incorporates all data into a comprehensive capacity forecast.

Identifies how capacity will be increased along with associated costs and works with appropriate teams to turn capacity forecast into capacity plan.

Prepares and presents reports on capacity management duties to management.

Provides daily support for data collection process.

24x7 on-call support of data collection process.

Performs other related duties as assigned.



Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education, training, or work experience.



Communicates ideas both verbally and in written form in a clear, concise, and professional manner Demonstrated analytical capabilities and ability to understand and apply technical concepts SAS (WPS) programming skills required Good understanding of z/OS Sysplex Architecture and Workload Manager (WLM) required RMF, SMF and MXG based reporting required Forecasting and modeling application performance experience required z/OS System Performance analysis required Excellent MS Excel skills required Intellimagic reporting experience preferred Compuware Strobe analysis experience preferred zPCR reporting experience preferred z/VM and zLinux experience preferred Familiarity with SMF logstreams preferred Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel Requires good working knowledge of at least one performance data collection system or a proven ability to learn new technologies and apply concepts effectively Team skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internally as well as externally Basic knowledge of operating systems and hardware capabilities Personal commitment to stay current with latest technology concepts Ability to analyze and solve problems using learned techniques and tools Flexibility, versatility, dependability



Advanced professional role requiring high skill with extensive proficiency. Demonstrated competency of Capacity Planner II role is required. Works independently with only administrative supervision and the ability to overcome major obstacles and recognize early when issues should be escalated or a senior peer needs to be consulted. Wide latitude for independent judgment and is expected to provide guidance to others on the capacity planning staff. Effectively communicates with all levels of technical and non-technical personnel. Ability to negotiate complex processes and issues with others. Contributes to the development, documentation and implementation of capacity planning standards or guidelines. Assigned to the most highly visible, sensitive and critical systems. Typically requires a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in capacity planning.


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