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Core Network Engineer –Planning at Telkom Kenya

Our Roots Telkom Kenya was established as a telecommunications operator under the Companies Act in April 1999. We provide integrated communications solutions in Kenya with the widest range of voice and data services as well as network facilities for residential and business customers. We are proud to play a prominent role in the information and communications technology sector, serving millions of Kenyans across the country. Our Wings Telkom Kenya’s partnership with Orange S.A (formerly France Telecom Group), saw the launch of the Orange brand in Kenya in 2008. Our new corporate identity is inspired by new investments and a fresh new approach to doing business. This is the beginning of an exciting journey, a journey we invite all Kenyans to be part of. Our new approach to serving customers means we place people at the centre by making our services straightforward, simple and more enriching. In addition to the existing Orange Shops, we continue to invest in new shops to enable us serve our customers better. In doing so, we work to bring people together to achieve their goals. We are embarking on a truly exciting journey to fulfill our potential as Kenya’s original national telecommunications operator. Come and join us.

Role Purpose: 

  • The incumbent will be in charge of all planning pertaining to the Telkom CS/PS Switch Core Network. This involves planning, architectural design and implementation of projects that touch on the CS/PS switch mobile network.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • In charge of Planning and design for all PS/CS-Core nodes and interfaces in TKL network.
  • Translate marketing inputs into core network architecture and design for GSM/WCDMA/LTE CS/PS Switched network.
  • Assist in resolution of faults related to design on all equipment under 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 Core services.
  •  Manage all software and hardware installations for the Core nodes.
  •  Set relevant KPIs for the 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
  • Research and development of new features, solutions & technologies.

Academic Background & Professional Knowledge

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Telecommunication Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics engineering, Computer Science, Information Technologies or a related technical field
  • A minimum of 1 year experience in the planning and design of GSM systems
  • CCNA or relevant certification in IP networking

Here are the skills we are looking for

  • GSM/WCDMA and LTE mobile network concepts
  • IP Routing and Switching concepts
  • Traffic Engineering concepts
  • Report Writing skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Skills in Microsoft word, Visio, excel and PowerPoint
  • Basic Data analysis skills using excel

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