Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia P.L.C Engineer - Core Network Planning – Voice Core Jobs

Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia P.L.C Engineer - Core Network Planning – Voice Core 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 Engineer - Core Network Planning – Voice Core (CS and IMS) within 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 Manager – Core Network Engineering, the role holder will be responsible for the planning, design, deployment, dimensioning of the Voice Core (CS and IMS) network elements to support Company business requirements.

    Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the management of all capacity planning and dimensioning of Core Switch products in the Safaricom network, namely: MSS, MGW, CSCF, A/I-SBC, TAS, ENUM and MRF

  • Responsible for the testing and integration of roaming partners for Prepaid and Postpaid GSM, GPRS, 3G,LTE (IN and OUT bound Roaming).

  • Overall responsibility for Core Voice related vendor analysis of new products, services and software.

  • Responsible for the day to day management of suppliers of the voice core systems.

  • Responsible for the management and maintenance of correct design and planning procedures and processes.

  • Responsible for the provision of capacity forecast.

  • Execute policy compliance checks on all Core Services systems and solutions.

  • Maintain very high
    systems availability in Core Voice Network domain.

  • Execute configuration changes on all Core Voice Networks elements and services as planned.

  • Implement and maintain security standards and policy compliance on the Core Voice Networks systems.

  • Timely deployment software patches and releases to all Core Voice Systems.

  • Act as a SPOC for the voice network. Engineer solutions for enterprise and consumer business units.

  • Implement roaming configurations and troubleshoot roaming issues as per requests from the wholesale team.

  • Manage interconnect traffic routing based on the best route identified by the commercial team.

  • Provide weekly reports and recommendations to management.

  • Vendor and other stakeholders management.

    Job Requirements

  • Degree in one of the following: Telecommunications.

  • Electronic Engineering.

  • Minimum 3 years of network planning and engineering experience in a wireless environment either with a carrier or a vendor/consulting firm serving this industry.

  • Strong knowledge and experience in systems integration techniques, system engineering, systems management, and KPI reporting.

  • Strong knowledge in SIP, SIGTRAN (SS7), and DIAMETER protocols.

  • Sound understanding of GSM/3G/LTE/5G architecture with respect to Core Networks.

  • Solid understanding of IP networking and related technology.

  • Knowledgeable in Network Function Virtualisation infrastructure (NFVi).

  • Entry to intermediate level – Linux/unix.

  • Experience in fault management and resolution in a telecommunications environment.

  • Experience with Nokia core systems will be an added advantage.

  • Knowledge of VAS, prepaid billing and RAN will be an added advantage.

  • Ability to work independently and must have prior knowledge on how to escalate network issues.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia P.L.C Engineer - Core Network Planning – Voice Core Jobs


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