Safaricom Senior IP / MPLS Engineer Job in Kenya

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Network & Service Operations Department within the Technology Division. 
In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Senior IP / MPLS Engineer


Reporting to the IP Network Support Manager, the role holder will participate in Enterprise IP/MPLS network day to day operations and maintenance. 

The role will transcend from the core Enterprise network, through the transmission i.e. SDH, MW and TDM ending on the Wimax BTS Cisco 3400 ME Switches. The role will entail ensuring 100% uptime for the IP core network and availability of Services on day to day basis.

The job holder’s key responsibilities will be to:

  • Ensure availability for each and every IP device on the enterprise infrastructure network;
  • Day to day analysis of Syslog on the IP Core and fixing of noted service degradation;
  • Central point of co-ordination for preventive maintenances on the Ent IP&Transport network;
  • Ensure consistency of network configurations;
  • Handle escalations on the Enterprise Transport & IP infrastructure from the NOC team;
  • Participate in knowledge transfer for the NOC team;
The ideal candidate should possess the following skills & competencies:
  • Degree in either Telecoms, Engineering, Physics or Math;
  • Cisco Certifications on professional level i.e. CCIP, CCNP ,CCVP and above;
  • Knowledge of microwave and fiber transmission and access technologies i.e. TDM,SDH plus experience with vendors like Rad;
  • Ability to manage/troubleshoot a large Service provider Transmission& IP network;
  • Conversant with IPv4, IPv6 Addressing Schemes, Variable Length Subnet Masking (VLSM), VLANs, IP QOS, Triple play services;
  • Knowledge in ISP services; DNS, SMTP, POP3, RADIUS/PPPoE, Web Hosting;
  • Minimum 3 Years Experience in a busy ISP/PDNO in  managing large IP&Transport networks;
  • Knowledge of data networking and networking protocols in reference to the WAN and LAN environments;
  • General knowledge in all layers of data communications, customer applications and associated technologies.
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 Friday 03 August, 2012

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition
Safaricom Ltd

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