Safaricom Principal Enterprise Services Strategy Engineer Job in Kenya

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Strategy and Planning Department within the Technology Division. 
In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:
Principal Enterprise Services Strategy Engineer

Reporting to the Senior Manager – Network Strategy and Architecture – Core, the holder of the role is primarily responsible for developing and setting the Enterprise Service Strategy geared towards delivering integrated communications to enhance the delivery of real business benefits to our corporate customers.

The job holder’s key responsibilities will be to:

Enterprise Strategy

  • Define both long term and short term Enterprise Services Strategy based on business unit requirement, technology evolution, market place dynamics & vendor specific road maps
  • Ensure strategy drives services that are delivered with good quality, across a wide coverage area, at competitive prices for customers with deep service expectations
  • Perform service evolution and business case study of new products and services, study best practices shared by VGE strategy team and form inputs for Enterprise Services strategy
  • Align Enterprise Services strategy with other technology strategies to achieve an end to end service strategy
  • Conduct technology presentations that inform on new revenue streams to business units
  • Assist in preparing both long term and short term enterprise services architectures based on technology evolution and customer demands
  • Assist in preparing basic network cost models for services by using inputs from network engineering and product & service teams in coordination with supply chain based on products/solution
  • Assist in OPEX reduction initiatives by guiding the delivery of optimized service architectures, well dimensioned hardware and  features
Project Management
  • Organize meetings with technology delivery teams, business partners and follow up on enterprise  strategy implementation
  • Organize quarterly strategy control meetings with delivery teams, business units and supply chain where needed 
Business Continuity Planning
  • Assist in forming business objectives for Business Continuity Planning on all services delivered to Enterprise customers
  • Assist in translation of BCP objectives for Enterprise services into technical requirements, implementation guidelines and budget estimates
  • Assist in scheduling, monitoring and providing feedback as to completeness of BCP test plans and on executed tests
Supplier Strategy
  • Build and maintain business relationships with  network vendors and suppliers who enable our enterprise business
  • Study and evaluate  enterprise product road maps, services, features, costing and licensing by engaging various vendors and suppliers through meetings and technology conferences
  • Assist in forming enterprise supplier strategy for customer premise equipment and related software
Reporting: Prepare Monthly and Quarterly status report of strategy performance KPIs

The ideal candidate should possess the following skills & competencies:

  • 6+ years of experience in Telecommunications or Internet/Application Service Provider in solutions design/system administration/product development
  • Excellent knowledge of IP networking, IP based services, Security systems and applications
  • Sound knowledge on product development life cycles and service catalogues
  • Excellent knowledge of Unified Communications, Managed Services, Cloud Computing and Collaboration solutions
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills and ability to work under pressure with mature and target oriented approach
  • Excellent documentation,  communications and presentation skills with sound experience in MS office (Excel, Word, Power point, Project, Visio) and other visual drawing tools
  • Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications, Engineering, Computer Science
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 Wednesday 01 August, 2012

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition
Safaricom Ltd

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