Senior Engineer – Transmission Configuration & Support at Safaricom Limited

On Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

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 -Transmission Configuration & Support


We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Regional Network 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 Senior Manager: Configuration & Support – the holder of the position will handle the following roles; 
  • Troubleshooting and Resolution of faults & failures in the access transmission network; 
  • Providing technical assistance to field engineers in fault resolution process; 
  • Providing long term transmission system configuration and support; 
  • Providing second line to transmission system faults escalated from first line maintenance; 
  • Follow up with the vendors of the transmission equipment for resolution of escalated faults; 
  • Perform transmission upgrades and major network configuration changes; 
  • Develop tools for automation and speed up the support processes.
Key Responsibilities:

Maintain high transmission systems and service availability to support customer services;
Ensure high quality transmission systems to support customer services and better user experience;
Provide 2nd line support for faults and failures and ensure fault resolution within SLAs;
Follow up with equipment vendors to ensure resolution of faults and failures within SLA;
Perform transmission systems upgrades and service provisioning to support network KPIs;
Ensuring all newly integrated equipment follow & adhere to the laid down acceptance criteria;
Analyze network KPIs, logs and warnings and initiate corrective measures to resolve complaints and faults.

Role Requirements

  • University degree in Electrical & Electronics engineering;
  • 3 years working experience in Telecommunications with at least 2 years of experience with a busy mobile Operator;
  • Good working practical knowledge & understanding of transmission systems (TDM, Hybrid & IP);
  • Good working knowledge of UNIX, Linux, Windows, Oracle and database systems;
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools;
  • Analytical & problem solving skills necessary when handling faults;
  • Must be able to work without supervision & meet tight deadlines/schedules;
  • Presentation skills required occasionally when initiating the use of new procedures & long-term Network fault solutions;
  • Proactive & self-motivated;
  • Good public relations, communication & interpersonal skills when coordinating with contractor /other departments & suppliers.
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 Tuesday 15th October 2013.

The Head of Talent and Resourcing,
Safaricom Limited
via E-mail to [email protected]
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