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Systems Engineer Job in Kenya

We are a leading provider of integrated business and technology solutions across Africa, in the Financial, Telecom, Real Estate, Service Industries and Government.

We work in partnership with global technology industry leaders and collaborative synergies with domain & technology centric eco-system partners.

We deliver business value to customers through a combination of process excellence, quality frameworks and service delivery innovation.

Due to our rapid expansion, we are seeking a results oriented, highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to fill the following vacant positions;

Systems Engineer

Ref: SST/SE/08/2013

Reporting to the Practice Lead, the incumbent will determine the technical solutions architecture according to the company’s sales strategy.

The Systems Engineer will work as a technical lead with SST sales teams and business partners.

The position will provide the following services: IT infrastructure consulting, proposal preparation support, technical presentations to customers, and the analysis and design of SST’s complex products and solutions.

Key responsibilities
  • Engage with customers to understand technical scope of requirements;
  • Ensure proper vetting of vendors for IT infrastructure solutions;
  • Ensure quality development of technical proposals as per client requirements;
  • Support in delivery of technical projects;
  • Research and develop relevant innovative technical solutions;
  • Determine and implement the technical strategy for IT infrastructure;
  • Undertake appropriate certifications for the role and company relevant to the roadmap for IT infrastructure; and
  • Support the sales team to deliver on revenue objectives.
  • Lead sales strategy discussions with sales teams and business partners.
  • Participate and lead sales teams or business partners to obtain customer contractual acceptance of final services/products proposed. Ensures final documentation (engineering diagrams, site surveys, statement of works) are completed to assist all future projects.
  • Ensures sold services are completed and operating as designed. See a solution/opportunity from creation to closure.

Skills & Competencies
  • Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering, IT and Computer Science;
  • 5+ years of presales engineering or systems engineering experience in a systems integrator/reseller company; and
  • Certification in VMware, Cisco; Symantec, Oracle and EMC Certifications will be an added advantage.
  • Strong knowledge of internetworking designs and their applications, to include complex routing techniques on LAN/WAN networks, IP Telephony/Unified Communications, Security and network diversity applications.
  • Knowledge of Cloud computing and IT managed services.
  • Vast experience in Data center server infrastructure, virtualization and automation software.
  • Knowledge of Cisco/Oracle/VMware pre-sales configuration tools will be an added advantage
  • Understand customer decision making and business processes to include, assisting sales team in developing strategies to influence decision makers.

For the above position, you require to have strong planning and organizing skills with excellent verbal and written communication.

You must also demonstrate the ability to lead teams, projects and make effective decisions.

You must also demonstrate the ability to work in a highly driven environment, be results oriented and an innovative thinker.

Should you fully meet the requirements for the job, please submit your application with a detailed CV to our Careers page on our website on or before 19th September 2013

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