Safaricom Senior IP Network Engineer Job in Kenya

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Network Engineering 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 Network Engineer

Reporting to the Senior Manager – Transport and IP Engineering, the position holder will be provide network planning, design, installation, commissioning and operating a large IP Network, performing acceptance testing procedures and project management for all network services for the, IPRAN, Core, Regional IP Points of Presence (PoPs), and backbone transmission. 

These will involve routing and switching, network dimensioning, management and documentation using standard network design and implementation tools.

The job holder’s key responsibilities will be to:

  • Planning, and design of IPRAN, Enterprise and NGN to deliver capacity and quality KPIs;
  • Activation of Internet Backbone Gateway services and peering with International carriers at IP or L2 ;
  • Design/Deployment of International VPNs;
  • Design custom L2/L3 MPLS VPNs, QoS, VoIP solutions Analyze technical goals and objective for network core and regional expansion;
  • Verification and reporting of platform/features compatibility and functionality to meet IP Network design objectives;
  • Assessment reports for site facilities to accommodate new IP devices;
  • Produce site requirements specifications – physical, electrical, rack layouts and cabling;
  • Create detailed documentation for implementation of IP network equipment into regional POPs;
  • Present implementation plans, discuss implementation strategy and implementation schedule;
  • Design, review and analyze acceptance test plans to ensure proper deployment of network devices and handover to Support Teams;
  • Carrying out analytics on the network performance;
  • Bandwidth Management/Classification/Policing;
  • Design and Implementation of QoS;
  • Route Optimization;
  • Network devices are fully protected from external threats to service; DoS, DDoS, Intrusion Detection/ Prevention
  • Access Control list ;
  • Keep track of all advisories and effect IOS level upgrades as may be advised from time to time;
  • Routing Protocol Authentication;
  • Ensure Network KPIs are met and maintain accurate records of all KPIs current to the day ;
  • Rollout network is timely to meet customer demands ;
  • Ensure services delivered meet SLAs ;
  • Submit weekly KPI reports that flag the KPIs that are outside the stated limits;
  • Build topology map and detailed network diagrams;
  • Evaluate network documentation, designs and network management designs;
  • Ensure all processes and procedures are clear and well documented.
The ideal candidate should possess the following skills & competencies:
  • B.Sc in Computer Science, Information Systems, Electrical/Computer Engineering required;
  • 4+ years of direct Network Engineering and Network Support experience in a busy Service Provider environment;
  • CCIE R&S desired; CCNP/CCIP certification a must;
  • Expert knowledge of TCP/IP and the OSI model;
  • Experience with network management tools (e.g. Sniffers, Ethereal, MRTG, Cacti, Nagios);
  • Must have experience with a variety of router & switch hardware, carrier services, network services, network management, network termination equipment and associated diagnostic equipment;
  • Unix/Linux system administration background is required;
  • Strong technical skills with in depth knowledge of data networking and networking protocols (WAN and LAN);
  • Expertise in all layers of data communications, customer applications and associated technologies;
  • Strong skills and experience with IP routers and LAN switches. Extensive knowledge of IP routing and IP routing protocols (OSPF, ISIS, EIGRP, and BGP);
  • Knowledge of QoS techniques, and hands experience of implementing MPLS services;
  • Very strong hands-on skills with extensive experience in the troubleshooting and solving complex network related issues;
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 Tuesday 20th November, 2012.

The Senior Manager-Talent Acquisition
Safaricom Limited

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