Specialist, Cloud Solutions Architect, Job in Kenya

Job Title: Specialist – Cloud Solutions Architect

Hiring Organization: Safaricom
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Telecommunication
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 05/20/2024

Job Description

Reporting to the Manager – Managed Services the position holder will build a robust enterprise model and standards to support consistent, reliable deployment of enterprise Cloud assets. The Cloud Architect is also expected to be well versed in creating/maintaining/reverse engineering existing cloud assets/deployments to enable the documentation of current systems and propose optimizations and roadmaps to align with architecture principles. He/ she will work with various internal and external teams on Cloud Implementations to realize the intended business objectives and value.


Analysis of current state, including reverse engineering existing cloud assets.

Document & Manage cloud standards, virtual network mapping, data flows and conceptual flows.

Define & manage how company data will be stored, consumed, integrated, secured and managed across cloud and on-premise implementations.

Set standards for cloud deployments and assets, analyze current state and conceive desired future state.

Apply architectural and technology concepts to address scalability, security, reliability, maintainability of cloud assets.

Collaborate with internal and external partners to ensure that technology decisions align with the overall Enterprise Architecture framework/Roadmap via clear communication and negotiation skills.

Conduct proof of concepts, drive technology & product selection, support pilot implementations and support enterprise wide adoption of cloud, technology, processes & toolsets

Design and optimize cloud strategies for the cost-effective delivery of scalable and reliable systems up to 99.999% uptime SLA

Work across a wide range of stakeholders, application subject matter experts, architects, technology and business leaders to harness perspectives, influence & drive consistent cloud practices


Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Telecoms, Engineering, Physics or Math or any other relevant qualification.

Candidate should demonstrate deep and wide knowledge of VMWare, Openstack, Microsoft Azure, Containerization & Orchestration e.g Kubernetes, Serverless Architectures, Google Cloud and AWS platforms, IaaS, PaaS, xAAS, Relevant Public Cloud and Virtualization certifications huge plus

Candidate should possess excellent knowledge & skills in cloud and virtual infrastructure design, deployment, management and monitoring as well as migration strategies from on-premise implementations to cloud or Hybrid Solutions.

Candidate should have excellent knowledge and understanding of established/emerging cloud management technologies including and not limited to monitoring, profiling, identity management, reporting/analytics, cost optimization.

The cloud architect must understand the cloud technologies and their use to guide the organization and enterprise customers in understanding and adopting them

An ideal candidate should possess advanced knowledge of industry best practices in the various aspects of information, technology trends, enterprise operations knowledge and the ability to develop solutions.

Advanced knowledge of hardware, software, business applications and systems engineering are required

Intermediate knowledge and execution of SDLC is required

Intermediate knowledge of Information Security awareness is a plus

Intermediate knowledge of Cloud data and analytics tools and workflows is a plus

Good knowledge of General Project Management Methodology & Tools

Knowledge of enterprise architecture methodologies and practices a plus

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