Principal Network Engineer Job, IT Kenyan Jobs 2022, 

JOB TITLE: PRINCIPAL NETWORK ENGINEER

NATURE OF JOB: FULL TIME

INDUSTRY:ICT COMPANY

SALARY RANGE: KSHS 200,000.00- 400,000.00- Commensurate with experience

JOB LOCATION: NAIROBI

SUMMARY

The client is an ICT multinational company looking to employ an experienced Principal Network Engineer to manage the architecture, design and implementation of network and connectivity projects with a focus on managing network virtual and physical network hardware, designing and improving connectivity designs and champion secure, reliable and scalable network standards for on-premises and cloud based globally distributed networks.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) in one or more of the following areas: Networking, Network Security/Performance/reliability
  • Develop broad business and technical “ecosystem” knowledge and expertise for network architecture in order to ensure solutions meet business requirements and overall quality standards
  • Ensure network solution architecture stays on course with the overall program and long-term vision of the entire suite of technical solutions
  • Make critical decisions that define a specific direction for a system in terms of implementation, operational performance, scalability, usability and maintainability
  • Will work with the different Project Management disciplines in order to provide architectural guidance on strategic Projects
  • Lead the development of formalized network solution methodologies
  • Perform proactive evaluation and assessment of new networking technologies
  • Lead PoC activities and Teams to establish reliable confidence in new required network Technologies
  • Develop and maintain network standards and guidelines
  • Will act as a support escalation point
  • Direct cross-functional resources to identify root-cause of system and operational issues, analyze data and recommend solutions
  • Continually assess the existing environment and identify opportunities for improving solutions and services
  • Evaluate and provide recommendations of overall network requirements for performance, availability, utilization and reliability
  • Ensures that all architectural artifacts and deliverables are developed to the highest quality standards; provides architectural review and approval for major solutions

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or similar engineering field, or equivalent experience required. Master’s preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a network architecture role, preferably at a leading telecommunications company, defining long-term, highly impactful strategies that include system development and platform integration
  • Expert-level knowledge in all areas of data networking, including Security, QoS, routing, and signaling protocols; e.g., BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, MPLS (RSVP-TE), AAA, SIP, SS7
  • Expert-level knowledge of SD-WAN/SDN-WAN, particularly as it applies to CP/FP abstraction within large-scale WAN environments, and the integration of these technologies across legacy constructs; working knowledge of message bus and orchestration platforms; e.g., Kafka, Kubernetes
  • Experience working within various industry and standards bodies; e.g., IETF, IEEE, NANOG
  • Expert knowledge of defining and documenting complex technical solutions, and effectively communicating these concepts to highly varied audiences; e.g., product and software developers, sales personnel, leadership -including C-level executives
  • Track record of successfully partnering with team members to define requirements and feature sets in a multi-vendor environment
  • Ability to work proactively with minimal direction in a fast-paced technical environment
  • Ability to influence without authority (both horizontally and vertically) analytical talent and leadership to achieve the goals of the business
  • The intellectual and emotional capacity to thrive and succeed in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent social skills; ability to articulate verbally and written

How to Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, skills and experience send CV urgently to [email protected].com

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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