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  • Posted: Dec 29, 2020
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    Safaricom is a leading communications company in Kenya with the widest and strongest coverage. The home of the famous Mobile Money service- M-PESA
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    Evergreen Requisition – Network Engineer

    Description

    An Evergreen Requisition is an advertisement for positions that Safaricom PLC hires for throughout the year. It is a way for Safaricom to build a database of qualified, interested individuals for a particular job function so that when there is a need to fill that type of role, the hiring process will be faster. By applying to an Evergreen Requisition, you are expressing your interest for a job function within the Safaricom family.

    In addition to submitting your resume to an Evergreen Requisition, we encourage you to create a job search agent to be alerted when positions in your areas of interest become available. In the job search agent specify all the geographic locations you would consider.

    We are pleased to announce the following Position in the Digital IT Department within the Technology Division.   In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

    Brief Description

    Reporting to the Manager – Core Network Packet Core Planning, the position holder will be responsible for automation, transformation, planning, design and implementation of Core Network Services across Core CS and PS domains.

    Responsibilities

    • Responsible for planning, designing, developing, deploying, and operating new software, Software Defined Core Network infrastructure and applications
    • Design, deployment and operations of Core network automation and analytics tools.
    • Automation of Core Network Planning processes.
    • Collaborates with other Software Development Engineers and Core Network Engineers in ensuring Core network support for digital services / applications.
    • Undertakes the researching, writing, and editing of documentation and technical requirements, including software designs, evaluation plans, test results, technical manuals, and formal recommendations and reports.
    • Keeps current with technological developments within the industry. Monitors and evaluates competitive applications and products. Reviews literature, patents, standards, open source projects, and current practices relevant to the solution of assigned projects.
    • Assists with the design process and assists in guidance with regards to practices, procedures, and techniques.
    • Assists in tracking and evaluating performance metrics. Ensures that software is delivered on time, to specification.
    • Works with Quality Assurance team to determine if Core Network infrastructure and applications fit specification and technical requirements. Tests and evaluates systems, subsystems, and components.
    • Acts as a technical contact and liaison for outside vendors and/or customers.
    • Presents and defends Core Network architectural, design, and technical choices to internal and external audiences.
    • Troubleshoots and resolves complex Core network issues.
    • Designs and configures Core Network Systems
    • Establishes and maintains Core network performance objectives.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems
    • Generally requires 3-5 years related experience
    • Knowledge  on Core Network Systems
    • Software development & scripting, Programming in Python
    • PS and CS call flows
    • Familiarity with Virtualization & cloud technologies
    • Possess strong analytical and troubleshooting skills; a commitment to excellence.
    • Possess creative ability, credibility, self-confidence and independence.
    • Able to work under pressure, make priority decisions and multi-task.
    • Distributed systems.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Safaricom Kenya on safaricom.taleo.net to apply

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