IP Planning Engineer at Telkom Kenya

On Friday, February 16th, 2018

Region: Nairobi, Kenya

Reporting to: Manager in relevant sub-function

Band: 2.2

Department: Technology Division

Role Purpose: The incumbent will be responsible for planning, designing and implementing the IP networks MPBN (Mobile Packet Backbone Network), Fixed access network, Internet gateway and Mobile Backhaul.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design IP network for new elements and services to be added
  • Create KPIs for new products/services
  • Analyze the IP network on a weekly basis against the KPI
  • Minimize network and service impact for any change and scheduling all planned works
  • Create and update handover system configuration documentation after software/hardware upgrade
  • Analyze the effect of a new/improvement change before & after implementation
  • Provide recommendation reports to Identify opportunities for improvement and optimization of existing services
  • Act as a point of escalation for operational issues
  • Stay abreast of best practise through self-development.
  • Mentor junior members of the IP networks team.
  • Execute the People Management strategy of the business through compliance with all HR policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to the cost saving targets of the function
  • Evaluate the cost impact of initiatives before executing same
  • Understand customer expectations to ensure service delivery is aligned to same

Academic / Professional Qualifications

  • Degree in Telecommunications and Information engineering, Electronic and computer engineering, Electrical and electronic engineering, Information technology, or any-related technical degree from a recognized institution.
  • CCNA-SP,CCNP-SP,JNCIA-SP,JNCIA-SEC,ITIL or any other equivalent certification
  • 3-5 years’ experience in design, implementation, operation and maintenance of telecommunications networks

Professional Knowledge

  • Understanding of the business and technological issues that impact on telecommunications & technology.
  • Thorough grounding in telecommunications network design and implementation.
  • Proficient in routing protocols OSPF,ISIS, BGP and L2 & L3 MPLS VPNs
  • Conversant with carrier Ethernet technical specifications E-line, E-LAN and E tree
  • Conversant with ITIL framework approach to IT service management
  • Developing HLD,LLD and MoP documents
  • Conversant with MEF’s third network
  • Understanding of GSM network architecture

Professional Skills:

  • Autonomy in a multicultural and multifunctional environment, ability to liaise with other entities and departments inside Telkom Kenya and outside Telkom Kenya
  • Proactive and dynamic.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Efficient and results oriented
  • Self-motivated person able to work under minimum supervision
  • Excellent Organization and communication skills
  • Proven Leadership Skills

How to Apply

This position is open to Kenyan citizens only.

If you are up to the challenge & fit the required profile, please apply highlighting how your qualifications, experience and career aspirations match the requirements for this position.

Application should be sent by latest 28th February 2018 , please provide an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) including details of your current telephone contacts and names of three referees.

Apply through [email protected] and ensure the job title is quoted on the subject field.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Telkom is an equal opportunity employer

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