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Recruitment by Safaricom in Nairobi, Kenya

Senior Manager, Data Management

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Digital IT Department within the Technology Division.   In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.
Reporting to the HoD Digital IT, the position holder will be responsible for planning, delivering & supporting all our core analytics solutions, building the data lake in collaboration with the data science team, building ETLs, applying data science initiatives within technology.

Responsibilities

·         Responsible for all analytical tools in the organization;
·         Having a single source or truth for data consumption;
·         E2E accountability for systems support including and not limited to MTTR, SLA, individual and global incidents as well as E2E accountability for building proactive controls based on machine learning and similar techniques;
·         System accountability for analytics tools and data management solutions
·         People management.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or Engineering;
·         7+ years in leading data management teams with expertise in BI, data lakes & analytics, machine learning and other data science technologies.
How to Apply

Senior Manager – Digital Engineering
We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Digital IT Department within the Technology Division.   In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.
Reporting to the HoD Digital IT, the position holder will be responsible for driving the whole digital transformation with end to end responsibility within IT to drive all digital channels, micro-services architecture implementation, DevOps & agile delivery.

Responsibilities

·         Responsible for for digital channel architecture evolution;
·         Responsible for moving to a micro-services architecture for all digital solutions;
·         Responsible for driving the DevOps culture within IT
·         Responsible for coaching all IT members on agile and ensure all digital products are delivered using  agile methodology;
·         E2E accountability for systems support including and not limited to MTTR, SLA, individual and global incidents as well as E2E accountability for building proactive controls based on machine learning and similar techniques;
·         System accountability for all digital channels solutions inclusive of apps, portals and chat-bots
·         People management.

Qualifications

·         BS Degree in computer science or engineering;
·         7+ years in leading software teams in startups or digital native organizations;
·         Experience in using advanced technologies around DevOPs, micro-services, app and backend development as well as data science.
How to Apply

Financial Systems Delivery Manager
We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Digital IT Department within the Technology Division.   In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.
Reporting to the Senior Manager Business Engagement – FS, COPS and CC, the position holder will be in charge of delivery of business products using Business Doman and IT knowledge. Leading a team of Architects and BAs, as well as virtual delivery teams. Break down complex requirements into simple trackable tasks. Be committed to high quality and delivery on time without compromise on scope.

Responsibilities

·         Responsible for leading virtual teams across IT to deliver the BU initiatives
·         In charge of delivering of the BU products on time
·         Ensure product stability within max 24 hours
·         Solutions Design and specification
·         Team Leadership
·         Managing Capex Spend for systems relevant to them.

Requirements

·         Degree in Science/computer science/Engineering/Business related.
·         Strong business acumen and mindset
·         5+ years of software development experience in a busy IT development environment, 2 years of which must include experience in Business Analysis and Systems design.
·         3+ years’ Experience in Technical Leadership of large IT projects
·         Certification in Business Analysis
·         Certification in Agile Project Management will be an added advantage
·         Team player who is skilled at building up and managing stakeholder relationships successfully
·         Ability to persuade stakeholders and to champion effective techniques through delivery
·         Ability to drive initiatives without any formal authority in an ambiguous environment.
How to Apply

Principal Enterprise Architect
We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Digital IT department within the Technology Division. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

Description
Reporting to the Senior Manager – Business Engagement, the individual will Develop and maintain an Enterprise Architecture that enable Safaricom to achieve its mission, vision and values systematically through developing enterprise alignment, enterprise agility, and enterprise innovation/transformation by utilizing emerging technologies and best practices across enterprise business architecture, enterprise information architecture and enterprise technology architecture in a business-oriented holistic way.

Responsibilities

·         Lead in alignment of IT budgets to Business and IT Strategy.
·         Responsible for leading IT Digital transformation programs.
·         Responsible for vendor engagement to influence vendor roadmaps in alignment with business strategy and technology evolution.
·         Responsible for exploration and PoCs of new technologies and solutions (including PoCs where applicable) and getting buy-in for rollout of viable ones.
·         Responsible for procurement of technical business solutions.
·         Responsible for E2E IT enterprise architecture.
·         Define architecture principles that all solution designs should follow to ensure a coherent EA.
·         Ensure proper architecture execution towards micro-services and DevOps.
·         Attend business strategy meetings to ensure IT is aligned with business needs.
·         Interpret, use and apply information contained within IT architecture to inform a range of business improvement activities.
·         Ensure 40% of new solutions use new digital technologies to drive towards Digital IT
·         Optimize CapEx and agility by driving the ‘open source first’ initiatives.
·         Collaborate with domain managers to define their target architectures, roadmaps and transition plans for these domain architectures
·         Act as design authority and provide an assurance role, ensuring that all architecture activities and deliverables (in-house and external outsourced) are consistent with existing standards, policies and strategies.

Requirements

·         Degree in Science/computer science/Engineering/Business related.
·         Certification in TOGAF Certified Enterprise Architect  and Certification in Agile Project Management will be an added advantage
·         7+ years of broad technical background inclusive of databases, applications, Infrastructure, cloud, development , enterprise architecture, solutions architecture and system design experience
·         A methodical approach with proven experience designing and delivering complex technical roadmaps
·         Comfortable reporting at C-Suite level and presenting technical direction
·         Understanding of working with 3rd party suppliers
How to Apply

Manager Analytics Systems Support
We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Digital I.T Department within the Technology Division.   In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.
Reporting to the Senior Manager – Data Management, the position holder will shall provide leadership for support and maintenance of all data management platforms within the organization based on Hadoop and other open source technologies.

Responsibilities

·         Provide 2nd & 3rd line Technical support with a view to curb vendor reliance & consequently reduce support costs
·         Lead implementation of the Business Continuity Plan & testing for data management plans as par the BCP policy.
·         Communicating status, issues and problems in a real-time manner to business users of the data management systems
·         Act as single point of contact for all operational data management issues and problems
·         Lead in coordinating and scheduling maintenance and upgrades of all Hadoop based data management platforms.

Requirements

·         BSc Degree in computer science or engineering;
·         5 years BI or related experience;
·         Experience with using Spark, Yarn, Hive and Oozie, Informatica, Oracle BI;
·         Working knowledge of HBase, Solr, Kafka and Flume;
·         Some experience with other distributed technologies such as Cassandra, ElasticSearch and Flink.
·         Experience in managing systems that process large amounts of data in a Hadoop ecosystem;
·         Experience with performance tuning applications on Hadoop and configuring Hadoop systems to maximize performance;
·         Experience building systems to perform real-time data processing using Spark Streaming or Storm;
·         Experience working in a multi tenancy Hadoop environment.
How to Apply

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