Position:Senior Core Network Engineer

Region: Nairobi, Kenya 

Reporting to:Manager - Core Network Planning

Band: 3

Department:Technology Division


Role Purpose: 

The incumbent will be responsible for Planning, Design and engineering of Circuit and Packet Switched Core Telecommunication Networks. The resultant is a performing core network


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for design and capacity planning for  the GSM  Circuit Switched Core Network nodes including  but not limited  to MSC, HLR/HSS,MGW, STP (SPS) and PoI
  • Evaluation of new and existing hardware, planning & design for new solutions, implementation & integration of new hardware/software, project management, and optimization of the CS-Core network.
  • Translate marketing inputs into core network architecture and design for mobile circuit switched service
  • Resolve faults related to design on all equipment under CS-Core network domain.
  •  Configure data for new systems with vendors and create work instructions for existing systems.
  •  Provide recommendation reports to identify opportunities for improvement and optimization of existing CS- Core services.
  •  Manage all software and hardware configuration for the CS-Core nodes.
  •  Set relevant KPIs for the CS-core network and ensure the same are met.
  •  Build internal and external relationships with key customers and suppliers to deliver continuous quality solutions to the business.
  • Application for Work Orders for network changes/integration and ensure that they are followed by the implementation teams

    Academic/ Professional Qualifications

  • Relevant  University Degree in Telecommunication or Computer Engineering or any-related technical  degree from a recognized institution 
  •  At least 3 years’ experience in a Telcom environment dealing with Circuit Switch Core Network and signalling systems. 

  • Professional Knowledge

  • Circuit switching design
  • GSM mobile network & IP&VOIP
  • Traffic engineering
  • Proficiency in Microsoft word, Visio, excel and PowerPoint

    Professional Skills:

  • Autonomy in a multicultural and multifunctional environment, ability to liaise with other entities and departments inside Telkom Kenya and outside Telkom Kenya
  • Proactive and dynamic.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Efficient and results oriented
  • Self-motivated person able to work under minimum supervision
  • Excellent  Organization and communication skills
  • Proven Leadership Skills

    This position is open to Kenyan citizens only. If you are up to the challenge & fit the required profile, please apply highlighting how your qualifications, experience and career aspirations match the requirements for this position.

    Application should be sent by latest  23th February  2018 , please provide an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) including details of your current telephone contacts and names of three referees. Apply through recruitment@telkom.co.ke and ensure the job title is quoted on the subject field. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.