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  • Posted: Jun 2, 2021
    Deadline: Jun 9, 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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    Specialist - Enterprise Network Programmability


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

    Reporting to the Manager - Enterprise Network Programmability, the position holder will be responsible to design and implement Intent-based networking systems and enable network administrators to automate tasks.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Lead and champion Enterprise Edge network digitization activities as part of pedictive maintenances on the Enterprise Network.
    • Lead and champion next generation connectivity e.g. SDN, 5G for Enterprise, IPv6.
    • Lead and motivate the adoption of robotic process automation to eliminate repetitive linear activities to optimize deployment and maintenance processes.
    • Automate Performance management to achieve service uptime targets.
    • Automate and simplify configuration management of Enterprise Networks.
    • Automate and simplify Enterprise Network order fulfillment processes to reduce billing time.
    • Develop configuration management tools to reduce repetitive maintenance tasks including remote access management and site acceptance procedures.
    • Employ Data science analytics tools to simplify and Analyze Enterprise Edge IP network logs to resolve and report running faults before they become service affecting.
    • Lead Digital Empowerment of Customer facing teams to improve customer SLA and significantly reduce BAU escalations to Backend Infrastructure team.
    • Lead agile collaboration activities with digital NOC team and participate in End to End EBU automation project squad.
    • Optimize and monitor alerts on the Enterprise IP core and follow up on resolutions.
    • Be a custodian of network documentation and improvements of the versions.
    • Spares tracking and management in liaison with the responsible sections in the company for the IP devices in use.


    • Bsc. Computer Science, Software Engineering or relevant qualification.
    • Programmable environments such as Cisco One Platform, OpenDaylight Controller and Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC).
    • Candidates should be able to program in C, Python or similar languages in an open networking environment
    • Practical hands on experience on Redhat Ansible Chef, Puppet, Salt Stack, etc.
    • Knowledge and experience with network security and various secured VPN technologies
    • Knowledge and experience with network operating systems such as Cisco IOS, IOS-XR, IOS-XE and Huawei VRRP
    • Experience in automation via Bash/shell scripting and Perl/Python programming

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    Specialist - Enterprise IoT service

    We are pleased to announce the following Position in the Technology Enterprise Services 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 - Enterprise IoT Services, the position holder will design, deliver and operate Internet of Things (IoT) services for Enterprise customers. Contribute in collaborative effort to deliver, develop and maintain technical aspects of IoT service for Enterprise customers.  This includes but not limited to Networks, platforms, professional service, IoT device management, Partner engagement and performance management.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Lead and champion Enterprise IoT technology delivery for Enterprise customers.
    • Lead and champion IoT capacity building effort to scale.
    • Lead and motive for design of processes to design, deploy and operate IoT technologies for Enterprise customers.
    • Define IoT Performance management metrics to measure success criteria and lead optimization efforts.
    • Lead in identification, selection and management of IoT delivery and support partners for Enterprise customers.
    •  Lead collaborative effort with stakeholders to create IoT center of excellence, build competence for scale.
    • Define, review and Optimize customer journey for Enterprise IoT services.
    • Review and validate IoT Architecture to ensure secure, reliable and resilient IoT service delivery for enterprise customers.


    • Degree in BSc Computer Science, Telecoms, Electronic Engineering, Data Science or any other relevant qualification.
    • Teamwork: Teamwork, Agile, Scrum, HW-SW codesign
    • Business Intelligence: Streaming Analytics, Predictive Analytics, Hadoop, PowerBI, Tableau, Machine learning, Elastic Stack.
    • Information security: Cryptography, Authentication, Non-repudiation, Encryption, Ciphers, Public Key Infrastructure, Elliptical Curve Cryptography, AES, RSA, SSL, TLS, DTLS and VPN 
    • UI/UX designer: Mobile UI, UX vs UI, Material design, Angular2, Front End, Javascript, CSS, Bootstrap, Basic colors.
    • Mobile development: Android, IoS, Cordova, Meteor, BLE, Java.
    • Hardware Interfacing: Raspberry Pi, Arduino, GPIO, USB, I2C, LEDs, FPGA, ASICs, SoC, Bluetooth, LoRaWAN, Microcontrollers, ARM Cortex.
    • IP Networking: Routing, Switching, VPN, MQTT, CoAP, AMQP, HTTP, SSL, DTLS, HTTPS, Nginx, Mosquitto, Load Balancing
    • Automation: Test Automation, Unit Test, CPPUnit, JUnit, SOAPUI, Mocha, Regression, JMeter
    • Design for data:
      • Big Data, MongoDB, Apache Cassandra, Spark, Elastic Stack
    • ML/AI: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, AI, Neural Networks, TensorFlow
    • Linux, Unix, project management, mobile networks architecture, data center architecture, AT commands, TCP/IP, WAN/LAN, LoRa, Sigfox, OBDII, SAE, protocols, cloud architecture, J2EE, iOS, Android, raspberry pi, raspbian, mobile computing, micro chip design, data analysis, algorithm, data structure, data architecture, postgresql, XML, JSON, Nodes.JS, Agile, SCRUM, intellectual property

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    IT Solutions Architect


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

    Detailed Description

    Reporting to Business Engagement Manager – Financial Services, the position holder will develop technical solutions designs for business problems, utilizing available IT assets. Act as technical lead on IT systems projects, providing and articulating forward-looking technical proposals for implementation either to cover existing functionality gaps or to generate new innovative solutions.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Engage with various teams, ranging from business and the immediate development team who need to understand and buy in to the architecture, right through to the extended team of those people who will have an interest in the architecture from a security, database, operations, and maintenance or support point of view.
    • Translate documented business requirements into a technical solution design for implementation.
    • Leading with development teams to ensure business intent is understood and effectively carried into development phases.
    • Collaboratively oversee the development of the solution as per agreed architecture, evolving it throughout the delivery in the face of changing requirements and feedback from the team.
    • Set baseline through introduction of standards and working practices such as coding standards, design principles and tools.
    • Ensure that the architecture is being implemented consistently across the team through regular code reviews.
    • Experimenting by building prototypes, frameworks and foundations to be consumed by the technical team.
    • Responsible for making technology decisions by considering all risk factors, reviewed and evaluated with all the relevant stakeholders of interest.
    • Contribute to Architecture Review Board (ARB) on monthly basis. 


    • Degree in Science/computer science/Engineering/Business related degree from reputable education institution.
    • 3+ technical background in software development inclusive of databases, applications, Infrastructure, cloud development , 2+ years experience in solutions architecture and system design.
    • Experience of software development lifecycle is essential, in agile and waterfall methodologies.
    • Certification in Solution Architecture  and Certificate in Cloud expertise will be an added advantage.
    • A “hands-on software architect” capable of sharing software development experience with the rest of the team, which in turn helps them better understand how the architecture is viewed from a development perspective.
    • Domain experience in financial services, financial technologies will be an added advantage.
    • Strong business acumen and leadership mindset
    • Ability to drive initiatives without any formal authority in an ambiguous environment
    • Ability to mentor/coach developers and other solution architects in architecture principles
    • Proven track record in designing and implementing large scale, complex projects delivering IT/Telco customer solutions; demonstrable leadership skills and organizational experience
    • Ability to communicate and influence others.

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