Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Safaricom Limited Senior Engineer – Core Network Evolution Job in Kenya

Safaricom Limited is the leading mobile telecommunications company in Kenya. 

We are at the forefront of the industry and always seek to attract and retain talented, creative and innovative team players who are excited by the opportunity of pushing the frontiers of this evolving technology, growing our services, exciting our customers and contributing to our community. 

At Safaricom, we take pride in our talent and develop them to realize their maximum potential!
Senior Engineer – Core Network Evolution

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Strategy & 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:
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Technology Strategy - Core - the holder of the position will provide leadership in assessing and driving the evolution of circuit switched core network into IMS, Telco-over-cloud and other related architectures and ensure alignment to business strategy through technology enablement.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop, implement, monitor and control technology strategies relating to CS Core evolution as per the approved processes;
  • Provide a practical framework against which all Core CS evolution initiatives will be are aligned;
  • Liaise with technology governance to monitor and ensure proper strategy execution and investment processes adherence;
  • Drive strategic requirements’ planning and analysis to inform technology long range budgets;
  • Provide technical thought leadership and introduce innovation, network simplification and improvement to existing architectures;
  • Prepare concept papers, procedures/guidelines and migration phases for technology delivery teams;
  • Ensure alignment is achieved across technology domains in relation to introduction of new architectures;
  • Design technology roadmaps by identifying the products that will be the focus to achieving Safaricom’ s service strategy;
  • Monitor and Evaluate vendor progress towards achieving timelines specified in approved roadmaps;
  • Conduct joint quarterly progress assessment/review meetings with vendors;
  • Coordinate the development, testing and verification of recovery procedures in voice related nodes.
Role Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications/Engineering, Computer Science;
  • 5+ years of work experience in core networks of a mobile network operator or core network vendor;
  • Deep knowledge & skillset of 3GPP/ETSI/ITU-t technical specifications including new technologies such as IMS, LTE, SAE/EPC and services such as VoLTE
  • Excellent experience on software & hardware architecture and configuration of core network elements in Packet Core, CS Core, Charging and Subscriber DB with related front ends;
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills with ability to work under pressure and a target oriented approach;
  • Excellent documentation, communications and presentation skills with sound experience in MS office (Excel, Power Point, Projects, Visio);
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, please send your resume with your cell phone contact indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title and job reference to the address below by Monday 26th August 2013.

The Head of Talent and Resourcing,
Safaricom Limited

via E-mail to hr@safaricom.co.ke