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Safaricom Principal Network Administrator Job Vacancy in Kenya

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the IT Infrastructure Department within the Information Technology Division.

In keeping with our cu
rrent business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Principal Network Administrator

Reporting to the Senior Manager IT Network Infrastructure, the job holder will be provided hands on management of the IT Network Support Team, LAN, WAN, Internal Voice Infrastructure, and Safaricom Data Center.

The job holder’s key responsibilities will be to:
  • Manage the network support and enforce network security within the IT LAN/WAN and the entire infrastructure;

  • Provide firewall administration and enforce all network policies and procedures;
  • Specification and deployment of enterprise network both on voice and non-voice;
  • Management of all active and non active network components, routers, switches, firewalls, hubs, modems, DTUs
  • Proactively manage the IT LAN/WAN network and enforce strong recovery policies to ensure that the maximum availability;
  • Manage the performance of staff in the section, define performance indicators and define goals and objectives for the staff;
The ideal candidate should possess the following skills & competencies:
  • Bachelor of Science in degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, physics;
  • CCVP, CCIP and CCNP are desired certification qualifications;
  • WAN/LAN interconnect working experience;
  • 5 years in networks: managing a network of 3000+ users;
  • Knowledge of Cisco IOS and proficiency in a wide range of networking LAN/WAN products and technologies;
  • Working Knowledge of Unix and Linux systems
  • Expertise in Internet Security
  • Attention to details and analytical thinking;
  • Good communication and project management skills;
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and posses the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the address below.

The deadline for application is 13th October 2010.

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition
Safaricom Ltd

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