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  • Posted: May 23, 2024
    Deadline: May 28, 2024
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    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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    Specialist - Enterprise IoT Customer Support

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Reporting to the Manager - Enterprise Managed  Services Support ,  the role of the Specialist - Enterprise IoT Customer Support is to operate and day to day support Internet of Things (IoT) services for Enterprise customers. The holder of the position will perform complex EBU 1st and 2nd Line technical support operations for Internet of Things (IoT) services for Enterprise customers and liaise with internal stakeholders and vendors to offer permanent solutions to recurring problems.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Lead and champion Enterprise IoT technology delivery for Enterprise customers.
    • Lead and champion IoT capacity building effort to scale.
    • Lead Digital Empowerment of Customer facing teams to improve customer SLA and significantly reduce BAU escalations to Backend IOT Infrastructure team.
    • Optimize and monitor alerts on the Enterprise IOT services/systems and follow up on resolutions.
    • Define IoT Performance management metrics to measure success criteria and lead optimization efforts.
    • Hold regular service review meetings liaising with EBU account management teams with enterprise customers as per portfolio
    • Work closely with the customer experience teams to drive NPS 
    • Co-ordinate proactive exercises on solutions offering to customers to ensure optimal performance and reduce possibilities of service outages in co-ordination with internal backend teams and support partners.
    •  Lead collaborative effort with stakeholders to create IoT center of excellence, build competence for scale.
    • Define, review and Optimize Enterprise IoT services Support processes and documentations.
    • Review and validate IoT Architecture to ensure secure, reliable and resilient IoT service delivery for enterprise customers.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Degree in Telecoms, Engineering, IT, Physics or Math or any other relevant qualification.
    • Minimum 3 years’ Experience in a busy ISP/Telco in managing large IP & Transport networks.
    • Must have Network Connectivity Certifications on professional level.i.e. CCIP, CCNP, CCVP, CCSP HCNP, HCIP, CWNP and above. and/or
    • Strong understanding of emerging digital technologies: SDWAN, IoT, Telematics, RPA. Certifications and practical hands-on experience on the same is an added advantage. 
    • Basic knowledge in Python, Java, Kubernetes. Certification on the same is an added advantage
    • CISA, CISM, CEH certifications are an added advantage
    • Strong knowledge of microwave and fiber transmission and access technologies i.e. TDM,SDH plus experience with vendors like Rad
    • Ability to manage/troubleshoot a large Service provider Transmission& IP network
    • Conversant with IPv4, IPv6 Addressing Schemes, Variable Length Subnet Masking (VLSM), VLANs, IP QOS, Triple play services.
    • Knowledge in ISP services; DNS, SMTP, POP3, RADIUS/PPPoE, Web Hosting, 
    • Knowledge of data networking and networking protocols in reference to the WAN and LAN environments.
    • General knowledge in all layers of data communications, customer applications and associated technologies.
    • Knowledge and experience with network operating systems such as Cisco IOS, IOS-XR, IOS-XE and Huawei OS 
    • 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.
    • Candidate should demonstrate deep and wide knowledge ITIL, Agile, SCRUM, DevNet frameworks and relevant certifications
    • Strong technical analysis, troubleshooting, and problem resolution skills, including research of customer issues, issue re-creation, and log file analysis and experience in offering technical support to enterprise customers
    • Strong work ethic; Capability to influence cross-functional teams and to build trust with team, clients, and internal departments; Capacity to learn quickly and adapt to changing priorities
    • Ability to understand and communicate highly complex technical issues; Commitment to quality.

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    Specialist - Enterprise ICT Customer Support

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Reporting to the Manager - Enterprise Managed Services Support the role of the Specialist - Enterprise ICT Customer Support is to operate day to day support for Managed Security, Cloud & Domain Services for Enterprise customers. The holder of the position will perform complex EBU 1st and 2nd Line ICT technical support operations for Enterprise customers and liaise with internal stakeholders and vendors to offer permanent solutions to recurring problems.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Reduce customer repeat callers due to downtimes and faults on ICT Services for Enterprise customers.
    • Lead and champion ICT Services capacity building effort to scale.
    • Lead Digital Empowerment of Customer facing teams to improve customer SLA and significantly reduce BAU escalations to Backend team.
    • Optimize and monitor alerts on the ICT Services systems and track resolutions.
    • Define ICT Services Performance management metrics to measure success criteria and lead optimization efforts.
    • Hold regular service review meetings liaising with EBU account management teams with enterprise customers as per portfolio
    • Work closely with the customer experience teams to drive NPS 
    • Co-ordinate proactive exercises on solutions offering to customers to ensure optimal performance and reduce possibilities of service outages in co-ordination with internal backend teams and support partners.
    •  Lead collaborative effort with stakeholders to create ICT center of excellence, build competence for scale.
    • Define, review and Optimize Enterprise ICT Services Support processes and documentations.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Degree in Telecoms, Engineering, IT, Physics or Math or any other relevant qualification.
    • Minimum 3 years’ Experience in a busy ISP/Telco in managing large IP & Transport networks.
    • Must have Cloud and Domain Certifications on professional level .i.e. CCIP, CCNP Cloud, Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate, HCIP-Cloud Service Solutions Architect, AWS Architect, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner and above. and/or
    • Strong understanding of emerging digital technologies: Managed Security Services (Cisco ASA/Fortinet/Cyberoam/SOPHOS), AWS, Microsoft Azure, VMware, IoT, Telematics, RPA. Certifications and practical hands-on experience on the same is an added advantage. 
    • Certifications in the use and administration of security tools e.g. Firewalls/IDS/Content Filters/Antivirus/Ethical Hacking tools 
    • CISA, CISM, CEH certifications are an added advantage
    • Certifications in virtualization technologies: VMware, HyperV, Open Stack 
    • Strong knowledge of microwave and fiber transmission and access technologies i.e. TDM,SDH plus experience with vendors like Rad
    • Ability to manage/troubleshoot a large Service provider Transmission& IP network
    • Conversant with IPv4, IPv6 Addressing Schemes, Variable Length Subnet Masking (VLSM), VLANs, IP QOS, Triple play services.
    • Knowledge in ISP services; DNS, SMTP, POP3, RADIUS/PPPoE, Web Hosting, 
    • Knowledge of data networking and networking protocols in reference to the WAN and LAN environments.
    • General knowledge in all layers of data communications, customer applications and associated technologies.
    • Knowledge and experience with network operating systems such as Cisco IOS, IOS-XR, IOS-XE and Huawei OS 
    • Strong technical analysis, troubleshooting, and problem resolution skills, including research of customer issues, issue re-creation, and log file analysis and experience in offering technical support to enterprise customers
    • Strong work ethic; Capability to influence cross-functional teams and to build trust with team, clients, and internal departments; Capacity to learn quickly and adapt to changing priorities; 
    • Ability to understand and communicate highly complex technical issues; Commitment to quality.

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