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Core Network and Design Automation Engineer
Requisition ID: 19000183
Work Locations: Nairobi – Safaricom House
We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Core Network Planning & Design 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 Manager – Core Planning, the position holder will be responsible for automation and transformation, planning, design and implementation of Core Network Services across Core CS and PS domains.
Key Responsibilities:
·         Collaborates with other Network Engineers and Core Network Engineers in ensuring Core network support for digital services / applications.
·         Undertakes the researching, writing, and editing of documentation and technical requirements, including software designs, evaluation plans, test results, technical manuals, and formal recommendations and reports.
·         Keeps current with technological projects developments within the industry. Monitors and evaluates competitive applications and products. Reviews literature, patents, standards, open source, and current practices relevant to the solution of assigned projects.
·         Assists with the design process and assists in guidance with regards to practices, procedures, and techniques.
·         Assists in tracking and evaluating performance metrics. Ensures that software is delivered on time, to specification.
·         Works with Quality Assurance team to determine if Core Network infrastructure and applications fit specification and technical requirements. Tests and evaluates systems, subsystems, and components.
·         Acts as a technical contact and liaison for outside vendors and/or customers.
·         Presents and defends Core Network architectural, design, and technical choices to internal and external audiences.
·         Troubleshoots and resolves complex Core network issues.
·         Designs and configures Core Network System
·         Establishes and maintains Core network performance objectives.
·         Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems
·         3-5 years related experience
·         Knowledge on Core Network Systems
·         Software development & scripting, Programming in Python
·         Familiarity with Virtualization & cloud technologies
·         Possess strong analytical and troubleshooting skills; a commitment to excellence
CLICK HERE to apply online
Last Date to Apply: Jul 31, 2019

Senior Manager – Financial Systems & Processes
Requisition ID: 19000181
Work Location: Kenya
Description: Reporting to the Head of Department; Financial Operations, the individual serves as the lead in the improvement of financial & business processes to create efficiency & process control through the use of Financial Systems and other integrating systems.
This position also oversees controls on Financial Systems through Master Data management and the implementation of automated detective & preventive control mechanisms.
The overall goal is to ensure that all transactions processed through Financial Systems & integrating applications, generate accurate financial accounting entries to enable Financial Reporting teams generate both management & statutory reports accurately and efficiently.
Job Responsibilities
·         People management and development of the team
·         Facilitate the availability of all required financial statements for reporting purposes through enhancement of processes & IT systems for review by management on a timely basis.
·         Identify relevant projects required by finance & other divisions to improve performance in both IT applications and processes and prepare project plans to implement the projects.
·         Represent the finance division in gate process meetings when new products are being developed to ensure all financial system requirements relating to finance are captured.
·         Develop and implement a systematic process for capturing all finance division, technology related application problems and timely resolution of the same in liaison with the technology dept and /or solution provider
·         Organize regular and relevant training content around Financial Systems aimed at enhancing the skill of staff already using the various modules in these systems. Training content should also cover other applications in the business that interface into oracle application or are depended on to provide management or financial information.
·         Review and ensure existence of a sound disaster recovery process (DRP) for the finance systems
·         Perform quarterly control assessments on financial systems around user access, master data management & other critical financial transactions to ensure controls put in place are enforced
·         Ensure and monitor together with Financial Systems owners that access rights are properly issued out to staff members and are adhered to
·         Liaise with internal and external auditors to extract data for audit reviews on financial systems and follow up for timely resolution of issues found
·         Degree from a recognized university in a business-related field and/or information Technology
·         At least one full professional qualification in accounting namely CPA, ACCA, CIMA or an equivalent and an IT qualification as well.
·         At least 7 years accounting experience of which at least 5 years administering / implementing control around ERP applications & other financial systems.
·         In depth understanding of the international financial reporting standards and their application.
·         Experience in the use of report writing applications
·         Strong leadership skills and ability to lead people of various technical background
·         Strong analytical skills and keen attention to details within project planning & management
Note to Applicants
As part of the interview process, external candidates should prepare the following documentation which will be required as soft copies at a later stage based on your performance in the interviews/assessments.
a) An updated CV with contacts of three referees, 2 who must be professional and must have supervised you at some point, the other referee can be a colleague in the same professional field.
b) Kenyan Certificate of Good Conduct (Less than 1 year old) or a receipt of the same from the CID pending release of the hardcopy document.
c) Clearance certificate from a reputable Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
d) University Diploma/Degree Certificate/ Letter of completion from University in case you have not received your diploma/degree certificate.
e) National ID/Passport.
How to Apply
CLICK HERE if you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, kindly proceed to update your candidate profile on the recruitment portal and then Click on the apply button. Remember to attach your resume.
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) and Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
Last Date to Apply: Jul 30, 2019

Delivery Manager
Requisition ID: 19000156
Work Location: Nairobi – Safaricom Hse
We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the DIT 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 Business Engagement Manager – FS, COPS and CC, the position holder will be responsible for driving delivery of business products using Business Doman and IT knowledge as well as leading a team of Architects and Business Analysts, as well as virtual delivery teams.
The role holder will break down complex requirements into simple trackable tasks and ensure commitment to high quality and delivery on time without compromise on scope.
Key Responsibilities:
·         Ensures all projects assigned are delivered on time and meeting the quality standards;
·         Translates business and customer requirements into technology requirements;
·         Defines architecture and design of systems and solutions to meet current and future business needs;
·         Reports and interprets test results Assesses the effectiveness of tests and testing tools;
·         Drives adoption of Automated Testing tools in order to improve delivery timelines;
·         Oversees Installs, configures, integrates and optimises systems, services and solutions
·         Monitors security compliance;
·         Works effectively with suppliers and partners to influence their plans and maximise value delivery from the relationship and
·         Provide technical input to business strategy meetings in order to maximise outcome and not output.
·         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
CLICK HERE to apply online
Last Date to Apply: Jul 30, 2019

Enterprise Network Programmability Specialist 
Requisition ID: 19000174
Work Locations: Nairobi – Safaricom House
We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the TES 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 Manager – Enterprise Network Programmability, the position holder will be responsible to design and implement Intent-based networking systems and enable network administrators to automate tasks.
Key Responsibilities:
·         Lead and champion Enterprise Edge network digitization activities as part of predictive maintenances on the Enterprise Network.
·         Lead and champion next generation connectivity e.g. SDN, 5G for Enterprise, IPv6.
·         Lead and motivate the adoption of robotic process automation to eliminate repetitive linear activities to optimize deployment and maintenance processes.
·         Automate Performance management to achieve service uptime targets.
·         Automate and simplify configuration management of Enterprise Networks.
·         Automate and simplify Enterprise Network order fulfillment processes to reduce billing time.
·         Develop configuration management tools to reduce repetitive maintenance tasks including remote access management and site acceptance procedures.
·         Employ Data science analytics tools to simplify and Analyze Enterprise Edge IP network logs to resolve and report running faults before they become service affecting.
·         Lead Digital Empowerment of Customer facing teams to improve customer SLA and significantly reduce BAU escalations to Backend Infrastructure team.
·         Lead agile collaboration activities with digital NOC team and participate in End to End EBU automation project squad.
·         Optimize and monitor alerts on the Enterprise IP core and follow up on resolutions.
·         Be a custodian of network documentation and improvements of the versions.
·         Spares tracking and management in liaison with the responsible sections in the company for the IP devices in use.
·         Bsc. Computer Science, Software Engineering or relevant qualification.
·         Programmable environments such as Cisco One Platform, OpenDaylight Controller and Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC).
·         Candidates should be able to program in C, Python or similar languages in an open networking environment
·         Practical hands on experience on Redhat Ansible Chef, Puppet, Salt Stack, etc.
·         Knowledge and experience with network security and various secured VPN technologies
·         Knowledge and experience with network operating systems such as Cisco IOS, IOS-XR, IOS-XE and Huawei VRRP
·         Experience in automation via Bash/shell scripting and Perl/Python programming
CLICK HERE to apply online
Last Date to Apply: Jul 30, 2019

Manager – Home Channels Sales & Distribution Support
Requisition ID: 19000175
Work Location: Nairobi – Care Center SAF
We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Home and Content Department within the Consumer Business Division.
In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.
Brief Description: Reporting to the Senior Manager Home Channel Sales & Distribution the role holder will be responsible for ensuring the different Home sales and distribution channels are given effective and efficient trade marketing support to deliver expected results through consistent business engagement.
They will coordinate & cascade Home solutions communication to the regional teams to ensure success of all Home campaigns.
Detailed Description
·         Develop and execute, consistently, activities that deliver the channel revenue and acquisition mandate
·         Act as the liaison between the Segment team, Home field teams and Regional trade marketing teams to execute ATL campaigns to ensure the agreed picture of success is achieved.
·         Ideate on different partner engagement platforms/forums to socialize the different partners for the home agenda (Contractors, KARA )
·         Acquire collateral branding space for estate branding, reseller outlets branding, contractor engagement /branding, tools
·         Ensure we execute our product NPS initiatives through the estates, team leaders and regional Trade Marketers
·         Drive all the themed BTL home distribution partner campaigns & ensure all home channel sales properties (collateral, vans) deliver expected outcomes.
·         County council engagements in liaison with specific regional trade marketing teams
·         Drive regional estate activations and tactical activities
·         Together with Home channel Trade Development Representative, monitor and report on ground specific competitor analysis and impact
Job Requirements
·         Degree in Business Management or related field
·         Over 5 year experience in Trade / channel marketing experience
·         At least 2 years Sales and Channel management experience
·         Very strong focus on Customer insights and proven ability to combine numbers and analytics to understand, predict and influence customer behavior
·         Strong awareness of market trends, competitive impacts and market opportunities.
·         Strong ability to Influence & execution
·         Innovative and creative.
·         Strong interpersonal and people skills.
·         Strong communication skills.
·         Highly organized, conscientious and detail oriented
CLICK HERE to apply online
Last Date to Apply: Jul 26, 2019

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