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  • Posted: May 17, 2021
    Deadline: May 23, 2021
  • 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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    Engineer Planning and Design – Datacenter & Campus Networks



    We are pleased to announce the vacancy for Engineer Planning and Design – Datacenter & Campus Networks within Technology Division. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

    Detailed Description

    Reporting to Senior Manager - Transport IP Planning & Design, Datacenter & Campus Networks, Planning and Design team is   responsible for deploying; The Data Centre & Campus Networks, The LAN, WLAN and WAN  projects/solutions, Inter/Intra Telco  and IT  Data center connectivity Inter Office voice and video Communications, Office Automation, Customer Care and Retail Shops connectivity to Centralized resources. Cooperate Internet Edge and DMZ Connectivity, Firewall and Access Control, Cloud Systems and  Delivery of customer solutions, along with corresponding documentation, and provision and development of the technical design for handover to support team.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Planning, design and optimization of the IT Data Centre Networks & Campus infrastructure to support Safaricom requirements needs for Office Automation, Retail Shops and Care Centers connectivity and the Telecommunications Elements connectivity:
    • Planning and Design of Datacenter & Campus Networks Solution to meet current as well as long term requirements
    • Compilation of Datacenter & Campus Networks topologies, Network Diagrams, schematics and floor layout plans
    • Plan and Oversee resources to conduct surveys and implementation plans that ensures timely implementation as per the project timelines
    • Planning and Implementation of Datacenter Network infrastructure security tools to enforce security policies.
    • Budget estimation to meet Business requirements Capex budget justifications
    • Review of BOQs against the designs for the Datacenter and Campus Networks solutions
    • Monitoring capacity threshold to ensure proactive upgrades are done to meet growing needs
    • Reliability of planned design to achieve accurate, timely and economical delivery
    • Liaison with  implementation and support teams to ensure rollout follows the design and meets both the business and engineering specifications
    • Definition of network  KPIs , SLAs and acceptance procedures for new Services and management of service Transition to Support teams
    • Ensuring (overall ownership) of accurate, up-to date database documentation on Datacenter and Campus Networks planning, design, implementation and  capacity planning,
    • Keeping accurate current infrastructure database for static and dynamic capacities
    • Adhere to the existing processes in work flow management.
    • Scheduled periodical audit function of on-ground data against database
    • Process review and recommendation on process improvement
    • Learn/research on new technologies/practices in the Datacenter and Campus Networks domain
    • Evaluate Reliability and cost effectiveness of trials introduced in the network and their ability to keep up with emerging technologies.
    • Running of trials/POCs and subsequent recommendations for approval
    • Development of design principles to guide future deployment
    • Task scheduling and objective settings for self
    • Managing Datacenter & Campus Networks resources
    • Making Critical planning, design and optimization decisions


    Must have technical / professional qualifications:

    • Degree in Electrical, Electronics, Telecommunication Engineering, IT Computer Science or a  closely  related  numerate  discipline
    • Above 5 years’ experience  in a busy IT or Telecommunications environment –Involved in Strategy Modeling, Planning, Design and Optimization of Datacenter and Campus Networks
    • In-depth understanding of Cisco Nexus NXOS Datacenter Networks Gear
    • Router, Switches and NG firewall configuration (Cisco and Huawei)
    • Mastery of IPSec Configuration and Troubleshooting Skills
    • Network design and implementation experience, including working knowledge of IP addressing, TCP/IP Protocols, LAN and WAN configurations
    • Knowledge in Cisco Unified Collaboration systems for Voice and Video Communications.
    • Minimum CCNP or HCNP Network Certifications in any line (RS, Security, Wireless, Voice)

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    Strategic Pricing Lead


    We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Productivity department of the Finance division. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

    Brief Posting Description                     

    Reporting to the Head of Department; Productivity, the Strategic Pricing Lead will lead in proactively creating the right conditions under which we optimise/maximise profitability and synergies of product and solutions offerings across the organization through a holistic view on pricing, deal creation and A&R Spend efficiency.

    Job Responsibilities                

    • Lead and direct holistic pricing strategy formulation across the organization to enhance profitability, ensuring integrity and accuracy in all pricing matters
    • Unpack profitability (products, solutions, retail stores and business units) and components packs that contribute to profitability including subscriptions, direct costs, cost to carry, CAPEX and other overheads
    • Manage Acquisition and Retention (A&R) efficiency while ensuring a balance between competitive pressures, margins and ARPU
    • Develops and implement mechanisms to eliminate dilution and cannibalization effects across the business units 
    • Develops comparative industry analyses and create competitive assessments; Providing financial analysis to ensuring portfolios meet appropriate profitability and return thresholds
    • Develop customer segmentation approaches to analyze profitability
    • Review outcomes and recommend changes to incentive, promotional personalized pricing, and special price campaigns.
    • Lead pricing team, ensuring deep expertise and coordinating support for commercial tribe leads and EXCO
    • Establish and own procedures for review and adjustment of pricing strategy, based on changing market landscape.
    • Maintain and regularly update a pricing history database.
    • Perform financial evaluation to assess pricing action effectiveness
    • Monitor and evaluate price premium / discounts of our products versus competition
    • Evaluate internal product cannibalization between top line tariffs and Just4You offers amongst the business units
    • Analyse and evaluate our trade terms and channel economics across the business units to ensure efficiency and great delivery the customer
    • Manage Acquisition and Retention (A&R) efficiency while ensuring a balance between competitive pressures, margins and ARPU
    • Develop and operationalize product and tariff churn framework and methodology


    • Honors degree from a recognized university in a Technology, business-related field and/or Finance course
    • Experience in pricing in FMCG/Telcom / financial services
    • Strong commercial Acumen with extensive experience in pricing, partners deals management and negotiations plus acquisition and retention decisions
    • Ability to communicate complex commercial concepts and their impacts and dependencies comprehensively
    • Distinct analytical and systematic thinking and ability to execute on the strategic plan
    • Expert understanding of commercial and technology functions and business drivers
    • Extensive understanding of global best practices on pricing
    • Strong communication skills including verbal, non-verbal cues, written skills, and the ability to listen.
    • Strong judgement and decision-making skills and ability to handle and resolve problems

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