Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia P.L.C Specialist: Transmission Network Engineering (IP Networks) Jobs in Ethiopia

Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia P.L.C Specialist: Transmission Network Engineering (IP Networks) 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 Specialist: Transmission Network Engineering (IP Networks) 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 Transmission Network Engineering, the position holder will be responsible for Planning, design, modeling, optimization and project management of reliable end to end (E2E) IP Transport networks in support of timely delivery of IP connectivity for internal and external clients / requirements.

    Job Responsibilities

  • Modeling and planning of end to end systems/network and respective capacity planning and analysis for E2E IP(MPLS) Networks (Backhaul & Core)

  • Harmonized planning of E2E IP network in relation to other transmission technologies including Microwave, Fibre / DWDM, VSAT.

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

  • Review requirements for various services / customers Mobile backhaul, Core, Enterprise customers, IT WAN, Inter Datacenter traffic etc. and ensure harmonized planning, sufficient capacity and network stability / reliability.

  • Planning for local, regional and international interconnects (voice and data / IP Transit)

  • Assessment of requirements for own network build vs. leased bandwidth from third parties.

  • Ensuring Due diligence in products introduction to network - Running of IP Network trials, equipment / system parameter checks and evaluation and subsequent recommendations for approval and adoption of new equipment, systems and technologies.

  • IP Address planning

  • Ensure monitoring of all network
    elements is achieved.

  • Maintain an updated network information database

  • Project management of IP Network projects from inception of plans to Projects handover to operations teams

  • Management of IP Networks equipment suppliers – ensure that the solutions provided meet the technical and commercial requirements and are delivered within the required timelines.

  • Liaising with teams responsible for equipment space and power availability for planned systems.

  • Validation of accuracy of BOQs based on agreed design as an input to the procurement process.

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

  • Facilitate network testing and acceptance / compliance checks – in coordination with operations teams.

  • Periodic reporting on IP(MPLS) Networks network status / performance.

  • Liaise with Technology Security team to ensure compliance with network infrastructure security policies.

    Job Requirements

  • Degree / Higher National Diploma in Computer Science or Electrical and Electronics /Telecommunications Engineering.

  • 5 years experience with 3 years specialized role in a busy telecommunications environment –Involved in Transmission and IP Network design, planning, installations /commissioning projects especially in IP/MPLS Networks planning and support.

  • Working knowledge and experience in various transmission network technologies and integration with E2E IP Networks.

  • In-depth understanding of IP network protocols – BGP, MPLS, OSPF, ISIS, Segment Routing, IPv6 etc. Professional level certifications required e.g. CCNP, HCNP). Expert level certifications will be an added advantage.

  • Knowledge of software defined networking principles and related protocols.

  • Knowledge of network scripting / programming languages e.g. Python.

  • Computer literate – Able to create management reports and use project management tools.

  • 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 Telecommunications Ethiopia P.L.C Specialist: Transmission Network Engineering (IP Networks) Jobs


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