Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia P.L.C Data Centre & Campus Network Engineer Jobs

Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia P.L.C Data Centre & Campus Network Engineer Jobs

About Us

  • Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia Plc is a company supporting Ethiopia’s digital transformation. As a member of the Vodacom family, we have a wealth of experience connecting over 334 million people globally and over 180 million people in Africa across our network. We look forward to partnering with Ethiopians as we build a new network in Ethiopia.

  • We are setting the groundwork in readiness for the launch of our services next year and are looking to work with purpose-led teams that put the community at the heart of service.

  • Safaricom Ethiopia is offering a wide range of careers, whether you’re looking to join our technology, commercial or corporate teams. If you would like a challenge and the promise of a digital future for the people of Ethiopia, we are looking for you.

  • We are pleased to announce the following vacancy for Data Centre & Campus network Engineer within the Technology Function in Ethiopia. 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, Data Center & Campus Network, the position holder will be responsible for deploying Cloud Networking, the Data Centre & Campus Networks, LAN, WLAN and WAN projects/solutions, Inter/Intra Telco and IT Data center connectivity, Inter Office voice and video Communications, Office Automation, Customer Care and Retail Shops connectivity to Centralized resources.

  • The role holder will also be responsible for deploying the Corporate Internet Edge and DMZ Connectivity, Firewall and Access Control, Cloud Systems and Delivery of customer solutions, along with corresponding documentation, and provision and development of the technical design for handover to support team.

    Job Responsibilities

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

  • Planning and Design of Datacenter & Campus Networks Solution to meet current as well as long term requirements

  • Compilation of Datacenter & Campus Networks topologies, Network Diagrams, schematics and floor layout plans

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

  • Planning and Implementation of Datacenter Network infrastructure security tools to enforce security policies.

    Budgeting, Supplier Management and Quality Assurance:

  • Budget estimation to meet Business requirements Capex budget justifications

  • Review of BOQs against the designs for the Datacenter and Campus Networks

  • 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

    Documentation and process:

  • Ensuring (overall ownership) of accurate, up-to date database documentation on Datacenter and Campus Networks 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 Datacenter & Campus Networks projects, POC bid /RFQ documents and Evaluations

  • Learn/research on new technologies/practices in the Datacenter and Campus Networks 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 Datacenter & Campus Networks resources

  • Making Critical planning, design and optimization decisions

    Job Requirements

  • Degree in Electrical, Electronics, Telecommunication Engineering, IT, Computer Science or a closely related degree.

  • Above 5 years’ experience in a busy IT or Telecommunications environment, involved in Strategy Modeling, Planning, Design and Optimization of Datacenter and Campus Networks.

  • In-depth understanding of Cisco Nexus NXOS Datacenter Networks Gear.

  • Router, Switches and NG firewall configuration (Cisco and Huawei).

  • Mastery of IPSec Configuration and Troubleshooting Skills.

  • Network design and implementation experience, including working knowledge of IP addressing, TCP/IP Protocols, LAN and WAN configurations.

  • Knowledge in Cisco Unified Collaboration systems for Voice and Video Communications.

  • Minimum CCNP or HCNP Network Certifications in any line (RS, Security, Wireless, Voice).

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia P.L.C Data Centre & Campus Network Engineer Jobs

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