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Wananchi Group

Job Title:
 Team Leader - Core Network
Department: Engineering
Location: Nairobi
Employment Type: Full-time

Reporting To: Engineering Manager
Number of Positions: 1
Job Summary: As a Team Leader for the Core Network you will be primarily responsible for planning, implementation, maintenance and improvement of Wananchi’s multiservice network infrastructure. 

You will be the main escalation point for operational issues will be responsible for the keeping the core network performance within the stipulated Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). 

You will also be required to be a mentor to less experienced staff and deal with issues escalated from other members of the team and other departments.

Job Role
  • Diagnose and resolve faults on the core network devices such as routers, switches, firewalls, bandwidth managers and cache appliances
  • Provide root-cause analysis for operational problems to ensure the cause of network faults is properly identified and the correct steps are taken to eliminate re-occurrence of the same problem.
  • Ensure the core network performance and availability is within the stipulated Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Produce network designs to meet tactical and commercial expectations
  • Ensure key network performance parameters are monitored by the NOC and propose improvements in monitoring to accurately measure the overall performance of the network
  • Liaise with third-party vendors in the resolution of network equipment faults
  • Handle second or third level escalations from the NOC or from other team members
  • Act as the technical lead for projects in the core network
  • Liaise with OSS and BSS teams to ensure optimal machine-to-machine interaction with the core network
  • Participate in the core network planning and budget process to ensure proper capacity to meet customer and commercial expectations
  • Provide technical leadership to ensure the company is using the best of class technologies to meet its objectives
  • Co-ordinate the activities of other core network engineers to ensure timely resolution of faults and delivery of projects
Required Skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Telecoms or related field
  • At least 5 years experience, two of which will be in a Service Provider environment
  • Must hold expert level Cisco or Juniper certifications (CCIE/JNCIE)-Advanced knowledge of BGP, MPLS, Multicast and IGPs both in IPv4 and IPv6 networks
  • Experience with Cisco and Juniper high-end routers
  • Advanced knowledge of optical transmission systems such as SDH, OTN, DWDM and Carrier Ethernet
  • Advanced knowledge of Bandwidth Management systems
  • Advanced knowledge of DDoS mitigation technologies
  • Advanced knowledge of Internet cache systems
  • Proficient in written and spoken English
  • Proficient in common network monitoring tools such as Cacti, Rancid, and TACACS etc.
  • Experience in leading a technical team
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to present and articulate technical issues to non-technical staff
  • Proficiency in shell scripting and Perl programing is an added advantage

Job Title: Project Manager
Department: Engineering
Location: Nairobi
Employment Type: Full-time
Reporting To: Engineering Manager
Number of Positions: 1

Job Summary: As a Project Manager you will be primarily responsible for the full life-cycle project delivery for major projects within the Engineering department. 

You will be responsible for the timely delivery of complex multi-technology projects within budget

Job Role
  • Co-ordination of all aspects of a project including procurement, delivery, installation and commissioning
  • Develop and maintain project governance framework including project policies and procedures
  • Produce timely reporting of all aspects of the project
  • Financial management of the project to ensure it is delivered within budget and that exception items are properly approved and documented
  • Manage external parties for the delivery of stipulated projects tasks
  • Manage engineers and staff from other departments to ensure internal tasks are completed in time
  • Ensure the project meets the required quality levels
  • Ensure the project delivers the envisaged cost and/or technical benefits
  • Preparing specifications, project plans and other project documents
  • Ensure adequate project team capacity
Required Skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree IT, Engineering, Telecoms or related field
  • At least 5 years experience in a Service Provider or large enterprise environment
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies principally PRINCE2 or PMP
  • Knowledge of IP Networks, Video broadcast systems, and telecommunication networks
  • Detailed oriented, analytical mindset, problem solver
  • Above average communication, reporting and presentation skills
  • Experience handling telecommunication based projects with tight delivery timescales
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team
  • Proficiency in project tools such as MS Project

How to Apply

All applications to be sent to on or before 22nd April 2015.

Wananchi Group is an equal opportunity employer and will offer competitive remuneration and benefits to the right candidate.

Note only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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