I have an offer from Goldman Sachs Data Lake team for Data Architecture role.
Tech stack for team : Java, Workflow, Spark, MapReduce, Flink, Elasticsearch, Sybase IQ
My work (Most Probable) : Apache Spark, Kafka, Elastic Search, and Akka
Role : Tech Associate
Experience : 3 YOE (Masters degree in Computer Science)
Location : Jersey City, NJ
1. Could you please help me with the team culture and overall Goldman Tech culture ? How much room is there to expand your designing, code writing and business interaction skills ?
2. Evaluate offer : Had a very initial phone call with HCM. I was told base : 140k, some relocation bonus, some current unvested RSUs match, significant bonus (not saying the number). Yet to finalize the offer.
How much bonus should I expect, provided I perform above average in the team ? Should it be less than 20k, 20k-40k, 40k-60k or even more than that ?
Should I expect TC above 200k next year (2020), provided Goldman performs decent and I perform above average ?
When I was there, tech had 130 MDs out of 13k + people, and most were direct md hires from other firms. No reward for loyalty anywhere :p