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Senior Engineer –Service Design OCS&VAS Job at Telkom Kenya - Career Opportunity in Kenya
Telkom Kenya 83 Days Ago
Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job: 25 May 2020
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 12-05-2020
Job Status
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 12-05-2020
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 12-05-2065
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Job Description

Vacancy title:
Senior Engineer –Service Design OCS&VAS

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Telecommunications , Category: Science & Engineering ]


Jobs at:

Telkom Kenya

Deadline of this Job:
25 May 2020  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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.
Reporting to: Manager Service Design Platforms
Band: 3
Department: Technology Division (SP)
Role Purpose:
The incumbent will be responsible for the fulfillment of business requirements on existing and new service platforms and enablers including requirements elicitation, analysis, planning and implementation in accordance with organizational objectives. .

Key Duties and Responsibilities
• Leading subject matter expertise and architecting of charging, policy and VAS solutions
• Translating the business requirements into the technical and operational specifications
• Provide technical specifications and other requirements for sourcing of service platforms
• Manage Vendor and Supplier relationships to support development and implementation of new business products and offers
• Forecasting, planning, deployment and optimization of the platforms
• Handling and coordinating the services implementation and configuration on the service nodes, primarily focusing on business requests such as tariffs, brands, lifecycle management, etc.
• Developing & utilization of new products & service acceptance criteria.
• Research and testing of new features, solutions & technologies.
• Manage solution roadmap and ensure delivery in line with the business strategy and objectives.
• Development, documentation and implementation of service/business continuity plans, including coordinating regular BCP testing
• Managing the technical resource roadmap including bug fixing and version upgrades, end of support/life, updating the resources management documentation and maintaining the database quality
• Support forecasting to prepare CAPEX budget to meet business requirements and reduce OPEX
• Provide leadership in working closely with other teams such as Customer Experience, Revenue Assurance & IT Security to deliver on customer experience KPIs and ensure prevention and minimization of revenue leakage incidents
• Receive and resolve engineering related escalations of anomalies with vendors support as per support contracts

Professional Skills:
• Team player
• Initiative and hands on
• Ability to work without supervision
• Results oriented
• Ability to work long hours to meet deadlines
• Good interpersonal skills

Academic/ Professional Qualifications
• Bachelors Level Engineering Degree/Diploma or equivalent in Electrical and Electronics, telecommunications, IT/Computer Science or related Field
• 3-5 years’ experience in the design, implementation, operation and maintenance mobile money and messaging platform
• 3-5 years management experience and leading teams

Professional Knowledge
• Extensive knowledge of charging, policy, messaging, VAS and relevant standards and best practices in these domains.
• Experience working with mobile money, payments, banking and well informed about technologies in other domains.
• Thorough grounding in telecommunications grade hardware & software platforms, integration management, network design & implementation, operation and maintenance methods and procedures.
• Familiarity with the Agile Software Development Methodology.
• Business analysis skills and experience.
• Working knowledge and hands-on experience on database platforms
• Working knowledge and hands-on experience on applications development & Unix/Linux shell scripting.

Job Education Experience: Not Specified

Work Hours: 8


Job application procedure
Application should be sent to by providing an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) before 25th May 2020 including details of your current telephone contacts and names of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Telkom Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to tribe, religion, gender, age or disability.

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