Safaricom Principal Engineer – Backbone Transmission Planning Jobs in Kenya

Safaricom Principal Engineer – Backbone Transmission Planning Jobs in Kenya


  • We are pleased to announce the position of Principal Engineer – Backbone Transmission Planning in the Network Engineering within the Technology Division. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

    Brief Description

  • Reporting to Senior Manager- Transmission & IP Engineering, the position holder will be responsible for management of TNP Team involved in Modeling, Planning, design, optimization and project management of reliable transport systems /networks in support of timely transmission requirements.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Management of Modeling and planning of Transmission systems/network and respective capacity planning and analysis (DWDM, SDH Optics).

  • Equipment planning and subsequent Transmission hub and BSS space management.

  • Ensure Network build with 70% occupancy and 30% growth factor.

  • Project management of Transmission projects from inception of plans to Projects handover to NM and management of transmission systems/equipment suppliers.

  • Ensuring equipment space and power availability for planned systems.

  • Ensure PO process is followed through, goods landed in time and RFI/S issued to right departments.

  • Running of transmission/transport trials, equipment/system parameter checks and evaluation and subsequent recommendations for approval and adoption of new equipment, systems and technologies into the network.

  • Ensuring Due diligence in products introduction to network.

  • Liaison with Implementation department during site surveys and visits to ensure timely monthly rollout in accordance
    to timeframes set in Roll out process.

  • Approval of transmission designs and plans for required bandwidth.

  • Approval of leased bandwidth capacities or Tx facilities from third parties.

  • Ensure proper test gears to subject new equipment to full suite of compliance tests.

  • Ensure monitoring of all network elements is achieved.

  • Ensure TX team is adequately trained to perform expected duties.


  • 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 and planning of major telecom projects especially in the transmission backbone field ( Optical).

  • Knowledge in Pathloss design tool, Map info, KMZ.

  • Computer literate.

  • Analytical skills.

  • Attention to details.

  • Communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Trouble shooting and problem-solving skills.

  • Project management Skills.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Safaricom Principal Engineer – Backbone Transmission Planning Jobs in Kenya

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