Monday, June 24, 2013

Safaricom Senior Network Administrator

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 Network Administrator

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the IS 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:
Reporting to the Principal Network Administrator, the job holder will provide technical expertise and support to Safaricom in the field of local and wide area network administration and design.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage all active and non-active network components;
  • Advise on the communication requirements of installed and planned networked information systems and carry out surveys to establish network connection requirements;
  • Implement and maintain system standards and procedures on network related issues;
  • Review the network traffic, performance and quality of service provided by the network;
  • Collect routine network load statistics, model performance, and create reports as required;
  • Specify and deploy enterprise network both for voice and non-voice and wiring;
  • Liaise with other departments to deliver cross team projects and harmonized IT operations;
  • Install, configure and upgrade the internal network and data center infrastructure for effective use;
  • Monitor, administer and maintain network security;
  • Use network management tools to investigate, diagnose and resolve network problems within service level agreements;
  • Conduct proper documentation and inventory of the network hardware and software.
Role requirements
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science/Information Technology/Mathematics/physics
  • CCNP/CCIP and CCSE/CCSP are desired certification qualifications;
  • WAN/LAN interconnect working experience;
  • 5 years of experience managing a network of 3000+ users;
  • Knowledge of Cisco IOS and proficiency in a wide range of networking LAN/WAN products and technologies including but not limited MPLS, MPLS VPN etc;
  • Attention to details and analytical thinking;
  • Good communication and project management skills.
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 Wednesday 26th June 2013.

The Head of Talent and Resourcing,
Safaricom Limited

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