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Safaricom Jobs: Senior IP Planning 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 Planning Engineer

Reporting to the Senior Manager-IP Services and Solutions the holder of the position will provide high level IP engineering involving analysis, planning and development knowledge for the improvement and expansion of network services.
Key Responsibilities
  • Provide IP network detailed designs, maintain quality and play a lead role in IP systems improvement;
  • Perform master and detailed IP Core planning and optimization of national backbone.
  • Guide the introduction of new services into the network by integrating backend systems and providing best in class services;
  • Perform bandwidth, capacity and WAN modeling for network design

  • Develop integrated, comprehensive plans for different geographic areas or designated equipment technologies to provide for orderly and cost effective augmentation or evolution of the network.
  • Analyze traffic utilization data and/or forecast data to develop hardware and/or software requirements for equipment provisioning, service restoration, network evolution or new enhanced customer services.
  • Executing all phases of project design and implementation to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget parameters.
  • Working with cross-functional teams (internal and external) to ensure the timely, successful completion of assigned projects
Minimum requirements
  • B.Sc degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent work experience;
  • 3  years or more of related experience in IP network Planning, Design and Implementation;
  • A proven background within operating  or engineering of IP core network infrastructure;
  • Excellent in  technical project management;
  • Good networking, interpersonal and presentation skills;
  • Excellent analytical and  problem solving 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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