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  • Posted: May 26, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Safaricom is the leading provider of converged communication solutions in Kenya. In addition to providing a broad range of first-class products and services for Telephony, Broadband Internet and Financial services, Safaricom seeks to uplift the welfare of Kenyans through value-added services and support for community projects.
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    Principal Engineer: Core Network Support - Service Awareness

    Brief Description

    Reporting to the Senior Manager – Core Network Support the position holders responsibilities shall include but is not limited to operation, maintenance, optimization, automation, transformation and implementation of Core Network equipment and services.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Responsible for implementation, Operation and Maintenance of EPC and IMS equipment e.g. DRA, STP, MSS, MGCF, MME, PGW, SGW, PCRF, SBC.
    •  Solution design and implementation of layer 6/7 services in the EPC and IMS domains
    • Translate business requirements into technical solutions using service awareness techniques like flow-based charging, bandwidth control, service reports, security protection and subscriber behavior analysis.
    • Design policies such as gating control, traffic shaping, traffic policing, QoS updates, redirections, header enrichment, online/offline charging policies: traffic based, time-based, event-based, etc.
    • Keeps current with technological developments with an emphasis on security 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.
    • Works with Business Agile teams and technology teams 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.
    • Troubleshoots and resolves complex Core network issues.
    • Designs and configures Core Network System


    • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or related certification
    • At least 3 years related experience

    Desired Qualifications:

    • EPC, 2G/3G/4G/5G, NBIOT, CS and IMS systems knowledge
    • Familiarity with Virtualization & cloud technologies
    • Knowledge of routing and switching 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.
    • Knowledge of DevOps automations tools & scripting, Programming in Python is an advantage.
    • Ability to communicate and influence others

    Closing date: 31 May 2022

    Method of Application

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