Safaricom Limited Subscriber Data Management Planning Engineer Job in Kenya June 2014


Safaricom Limited is the leading mobile telecommunications company in Kenya.

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Product & Service Development Department within the Technology Division.

Engineer – Subscriber Data Management Planning


In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Reporting to the Principal Engineer – Subscriber Data Management Planning, the planning engineer will work in the area of SIM management, new generation mobile authentication services and Over-The-Air (OTA) platform. 

The responsibility of the Planning Engineer shall include but is not limited to the Evaluation of new and existing hardware, Planning & design for new solutions, Implementation and integration of new hardware/software, Project management, Optimization of existing systems and Internal Process Improvement.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create KPI for new products/services, marketing proposals, product & services vendor evaluation process  – weighted evaluation for new hardware, features and services;
  • Analyze network for Common Subscriber DataBase (CSDB) on a weekly basis against the set KPIs;
  • Design network for CSDB for new elements are added;
  • Minimize network and service impact for any changes;
  • Schedule all the planned works;
  • Create and update handover system configuration documentation after software/hardware upgrade;
  • Configure data for new systems with vendor engineer;
  • Create/adopt necessary work instruction for existing systems;
  • Perform S.W.O.T Analysis of Projects;
  • Provide recommendation reports to Identify opportunities for improvement and optimization of existing services;
  • Create a tool/find out method to get statistical data from the system;
  • Analyze the effect of a new/improvement change before & after implementation;
  • Setup internal training;
  • Transfer knowledge to CSDB technicians;
  • Build internal and external relationships with key customers and suppliers to deliver continuous quality solutions to business.
Role Requirements
  • University degree or equivalent  in one of the following: Telecommunications; Electronic Engineering; IT (Computing) – Operating systems, databases, system development, LAN design and configuration, TCP/IP or equivalent from recognized institution;
  • 3 years working as an engineer in a telecommunications environment (vendor or operator);
  • Experience of legacy GSM HLR will be an added advantage;
  • Experience of new generation HLR will be an added advantage;
  • Experience of NSN NT-HLR and/or One-NDS solutions will be an added advantage;
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title and job reference to the address below. 
The deadline for application is Wednesday 2nd July 2014.

The Head of Talent and Resourcing,
Safaricom Limited

via E-mail to


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