Safaricom Data Centre Networks Engineer Jobs in Kenya

Safaricom Data Centre Networks Engineer Jobs in Kenya


  • We are pleased to announce the following vacancy for Engineer – Telco & IT DCN - Planning and Design in the Transport and IP Planning & Design Department within Technology Division. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

    Detailed Description

  • Reporting to the Principal Engineer –Telco DCN Planning and Design, the position holder will be responsible for Planning and deploying;

  • The Telco Data Centre Networks, The VAS, OSS and Financial Services Network, Machine to Machine networks for the Core and Access Network Elements(MSSs, MGWs and BSCs projects/solutions, Inter/Intra Telco and IT Data centre connectivity, Customer Care and Retail Shops connectivity to Centralized resources.

  • He/ She will be part of the team that Covers the technical deployment and integrity of the solution, customer satisfaction and success. Documenting of project and the designs thereof. Delivery of customer solutions, along with corresponding documentation, and provision and development of the technical design for handover to support team.


    Planning, design and optimization of the Telco and IT Data Centre Networks infrastructure to support Safaricom requirements needs for Office Automation, Retail Shops and Care Centers connectivity and the Telecommunications Elements connectivity:

  • Delivery of timely and quality Telco and IT DC Solutions as per business demands/needs.

  • Planning and Design in accordance with project schedule and with cognizance to pertinent constraints of capacity thresholds, reliability etc.

  • Delivery of future proof Telco and IT DCN Solution plans to meet current as well as long term requirements

  • Compilation of Telco and IT DCN topologies, Network Diagrams, schematics and floor layout plans

  • Planning and Overseeing resources to conduct surveys and implementation plans that ensures timely implementation as per the project timelines

  • DCN design and implementation plans that saves on CAPEX and OPEX requirements

  • Maintenance of Accurate IP address Schemes for use in expansions and new integrations

  • Compilation and validation of all internal requests and incorporation of the same into Solution/ project design

    Budgeting, Supplier Management and Quality Assurance;

  • Budget estimation to meet Business requirements Capex budget justifications

  • Review of BOQs against the designs for the DCN solutions

  • Monitoring capacity threshold to ensure proactive upgrades are done to meet growing needs

  • Reliability of planned design to achieve accurate, timely and economical delivery

  • Liaison with implementation and support teams to ensure rollout follows
    the design and meets both the business and engineering specifications

  • Definition of network KPIs , SLAs and acceptance procedures for new Services and management of service Transition to Support teams

    Database management, Documentation and process improvements;

  • Ensuring (overall ownership) of accurate, up-to date database documentation on DCN planning, design, implementation and capacity planning,

  • Keeping accurate current infrastructure database for static and dynamic capacities

  • Adhere to the existing processes in workflow management.

  • Scheduled periodical audit function of on-ground data against database

  • Process review and recommendation on process improvement

    Preparation of Telco and IT DCN projects, POC bid /RFQ documents and Evaluations;

  • Learn/research on new technologies/practices in the DCN domain.

  • Evaluate Reliability and cost effectiveness of trials introduced in the network and their ability to keep up with emerging technologies.

  • Running of trials/POCs and subsequent recommendations for approval.

  • Development of design principles to guide future deployment.

    Leadership and Resource Management;

  • Task scheduling and objective settings for self.

  • Managing Telco and IT DCN resources.

  • Making Critical planning, design and optimization decisions.

  • Managing Capex associated with projects and developing initiatives for Opex savings.


  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Computer Science. Physics, Math or any numerate discipline, six years in Data Centre Networks , LAN, WAN involving Cisco and Huawei routers switches and Fire walls,

  • In depth knowledge of routing and switching protocols.

  • Foundational to Professional Certifications in Cisco,Huawei,Juniper (eg CCNA, CCNP ) or any other vendor.

  • Higher certification (CCIE etc) and qualifications in Network programming Python, Perl, Ansible coupled with demonstrable real life application will be and added advantage

  • Diploma holders in the disciplines coupled with at least eight years’ experience and the relevant certifications will be considered as well.

  • Computer literate, Analytical skills, Attention to details.

  • Good Communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Trouble shooting and problem-solving skills.

  • Good documentation and reporting skills.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Safaricom Data Centre Networks Engineer Jobs in Kenya

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