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Senior Solution Architects (Packet Core) Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

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We are a leader in the international telecommunications industry and are looking to recruit dynamic, first class professionals to fill the following position in our office in Nairobi, Kenya but working towards our offices across Sub-Saharan Africa.
 

We offer an excellent working environment, good training prospects and an attractive compensation structure.

Job Description
 

Senior Solution Architect, Packet Core (incl. SASN)

Job Ref:
 00041726 

Purpose

The Solution Architect interacts with the customer to define and provide technical, competence development solutions that enhances the customer's competitive position.
 

The Solution Architect plans, designs and deliver solutions that improve the customer network in terms of capacity, functionality, end-user-services, and competence built up etc.

General information

Normally a Solution Architect participates as a member of a Core 3 team and/or participates in the delivery project.
 

The Solution Architect identifies add on sales opportunities via a close cooperation with the customer in the delivery project.
 

A Solution Architect typically interacts with customer staff, 3rd Party suppliers, MU staff and other groups within Service Delivery organization.

Working as a Solution Architect you are expected to work, cooperate and communicate in an international environment, both with colleagues internally as well as customers and suppliers to Ericsson.

To succeed within this profession it is essential to re-use and share knowledge with your peers.

A Solution Architect is expected to travel internationally and work in different cultural environments.

The technical development is rapid and you are responsible for continuously keeping your competence and skills up to date.

Requirements

This is a definition on the requirements for the job Senior Solution Architect. When the Functional Role has a certification program this is one requirement for the Career stages.

Career stage:
 Senior

Analyse complex customer requirements and propose technical and competence developments solutions in new areas and domains, within the framework of Core 3 team activities, required to enhance customer's competitive position.

Specify and design a technical and/or competence developing solution in co-operation with the customer. The solution often leads to further development and improvement of customers' organisation and processes.

Select or propose 3rd party suppliers/products for the Customer Solution. Is able to work with and manage customised solutions and products, including 3rd party products.

Provide the specified customised solutions, covering several domains and layers in the customer network. Products that are FOA are often included in the customer solution.

Drive changes in the methods, processes and guidelines within the customer organisation or internally. Also acts as a leader/mentor in day to day operations to provide insights for less experienced colleagues.

When applicable participate as a member of Core 3 team with specialist knowledge within the subject area (solutions) so that technical aspects related to are taken into account.

Drive add on sales and business opportunities during the entire process in order to contribute to increased sales volumes.

Manage teams of less experienced Solution Architect or Service Engineers in Customer Projects to ensure that they are delivered according to expectations and plans.

Follow up the delivered products and solutions on a agreed regular basis with the customer to keep informed about the life cycle evolvement of the implemented customer solution.

Qualifications

Master's degree in engineering (IT or Telecom) or the equivalent theoretical background acquired through experience and/or in any other way.

At least 7 years of relevant experience, of which approx 5 years in the area of Solution Architect
Passed certification in at least one Functional role at senior level

Job:
 Solution Architect

Primary Location:
 Kenya

Other Locations:
 NG-Lagos

Schedule:
 Full-time

Unposting Date:
 10-Nov-11

Job Type:
 Standard

Number of Openings:
 3

How to apply:

Interested candidates for roles should apply online at www.ericsson.com/careers
 and search jobs by country 'Kenya' to be considered for these exciting roles.

Closing date for submission of applications is 7th November 2011.
 

Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted


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