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Safaricom Jobs: Senior IP Network Engineer

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Safaricom Business Technical department within the Technical Division.
In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:
Senior IP Network Engineer

Reporting to the Senior Manager-IP Services and Solutions the holder of the position will perform network planning, design, installation and commissioning. They will also perform acceptance testing procedures and project  management for all network services for the core, regional IP Points of Presence and backbone transmission.
Key Responsibilities
  • Design and deployments of routing and switching;
  • Provide network architectures for new technologies and integration into existing network and perform network dimensioning for backhaul implementation of IP/MPLS POP’s;
  • Activation of internet backbone gateway services and peering with international carriers and design deployment of international VPNs;
  • Design custom solutions and analyze technical goals and objectives for network core and regional expansion;

  • Provide site requirements specifications, play a lead role in performing network optimization and perform quality tests on the network;
  • Ensure that network devices are fully protected from external threats to service and play a lead role in IP systems improvement;
Minimum requirements
  • B.Sc in Computer Science, Information Systems, Electrical/Computer Engineering required;
  • 4  years  or more of direct network engineering and network support experience in a busy Service Provider environment;
  • Very strong hands-on skills with extensive experience in the troubleshooting and solving complex network related issues;
  • Excellent in  technical project management;
  • Good networking, interpersonal and presentation skills;
  • Excellent analytical 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 14th May 2010.
The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition
Safaricom Ltd Nairobi
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