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Senior Transmission Support & Maintenance Engineer

Safaricom is pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Core Network Planning & Support 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 Transmission Support & Maintenance Engineer

Reporting to the Senior Manager – Transmission Planning & Support, the job holder will be responsible for Maintenance, Optimization and project management of reliable transmission systems / networks to support interconnection of core elements and major transmission hub sites.

Key Responsibilities

  • Management of Transmission systems/network.
  • Planning and Management of Transmission equipment spares Acceptance of installed transmission equipment from Vendors Ensuring equipment space and power availability for planned systems.
  • Liaison with other department during service provisioning, site surveys and visits to ensure timely provisioning of required transport capacity.
  • Provisioning of required bandwidth/capacity for projects within core network and the regional departments.
  • Ensuring that accuracy and adherence to standards is observed throughout during equipment operations and maintenance.
  • Running of transmission/transport trials, equipment/systems parameters checks and evaluation and subsequent recommendations for approval and adoption of new equipment, systems and technologies into the network.
  • Participate in evaluating use of latest technologies to realize savings on CAPEX and NOPEX and to increase capacities.

    Minimum requirements

  • Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering or Higher National Diploma in Electronics/Telecommunications
  • 5 years experience with 3 years specialized role in a busy telecommunications environment
  • Involved in installations /commissioning, operation and maintenance of major telecomm projects especially in the transmission field.
  • Excellent communication and motivational skills in line with the management of a multi skilled team
  • Knowledge in Pathloss or any other microwave design tool
  • Computer literate
  • Analytical skills
  • Attention to details
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Trouble shooting and problem solving skills
  • Scheduling of preventive maintenance activities
  • Project tracking and reporting

    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 September.


    We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Regional Network Department within the Technical Division.

    In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

    Senior Wimax Planning Engineer

    Ref: TECHNICAL_SWPE_SEP 2011

    Reporting to the Senior Regional Planning Manager, the holder of the position will Assist in the analysis and design of WiMAX systems in 3.5/3.3/2.6/2.5 GHz using specific Atoll RF planning tools including capacity and frequency planning and proposes optimization techniques through field work.

    All these include but not limited to: Interference analysis, Coverage mapping, Link Budget calculations, Profiles Calculation for LOS, Selection of Best sites through analysis of topographical maps; and preparation of BOQ rd.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the analysis and design of WiMAX systems in 3.5GHz using specific RF planning tools;
  • Execution of RF designs for specific markets including capacity and frequency planning and proposes optimization techniques through field work;
  • Use of Atoll RF planning tools in design of WiMAX;
  • Use of RF propagation models for use in designing WiMAX networks;
  • Selection of Best sites through Analysis of topographical maps for sites selection according to coverage;
  • Analysis & Mapping; Interference analysis; Engineering Design; Coverage mapping; Link budget calculations; Profiles calculation for LOS;
  • Microwave Links RF calculations and design;
  • Design and planning of various access technologies for delivery of high capacity bandwidth e.g. WiFi, Fiber, LMDS.

    Minimum requirements

  • Bachelors of Electrical and Electronic Engineering or communications Engineering Degree;
  • WiMAX Forum Certification, IP knowledge and Cisco certification will be an added advantage;
  • Computer Proficiency (vast experience in data processing applications);
  • Min 2 yrs of RF network design experience with leading roles as a network planner;
  • Specific experience in using commercial RF network planning tools for Wireless Broadband;
  • Working knowledge of IEEE 802.X standards;
  • Basic understanding of RF propagation models and their application for Wireless Broadband.;
  • Knowledge with RF measurement equipment (spectrum analyzer, power meter, etc.);
  • Prior RF/microwave experience with a wireless service provider;
  • Basic understanding and hands-on experience with RF instrumentation and lab tools;
  • Basic RF systems engineering knowledge and analytical skills;
  • Experience in operation of cell sites: installation, verification and RF optimization.

    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 Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition Safaricom Ltd Nairobi

    Via email to: hr@safaricom.co.ke

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