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Safaricom IT Solutions Architect Job in Kenya



Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Dec 4, 2013

Safaricom Limited is the leading mobile telecommunications company in Kenya. 

We are at the forefront of the industry and always seek to attract and retain talented, creative and innovative team players who are excited by the opportunity of pushing the frontiers of this evolving technology, growing our services, exciting our customers and contributing to our community.
At Safaricom, we take pride in our talent and develop them to realize their maximum potential!
IT Solutions Architect

Ref: TECHOLOGY-ITSA

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Product & Services Development Department within the Technology Division.
In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Business Systems Analysis & Architecture the holder of the position will create technical solutions for business problems, utilizing available IT assets.

The role holder will act as the technical subject matter expert on IT systems, providing and articulating forward-looking technical proposals for implementation either to cover existing functionality gaps or to generate new innovative commercial products and business services.
He/She will also act as an Information Technology evangelist to business.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Translate documented business requirements into a technical solution design for implementation;
  • Collaboratively oversee the development of the solution as per agreed architecture;
  • Provide solution architecture input into all new system tenders;
  • Maintain up to date EA documentation;
  • Maintain updated IT service catalogue documentation;
  • Proactively communicate to business stakeholders on the available IT capabilities.
Role Requirements
  • Degree in Science/computer science/Engineering/Business related.
  • Solution Architecture skills ( Advanced level);
  • 5 years of software development experience in a busy IT development environment, 2 years of which must include experience in systems analysis and design;
  • Advanced skills in logical and physical data modeling, relational databases;
  • Experience in multiple programming languages and Web services;
  • Experience with both UNIX and Windows platforms are necessary;
  • Knowledge of networking-TCP/IP, DNS, load balancing;
  • Knowledge of security-encryption (SSL), certificates, firewalls, VPN, IPSec, etc;
  • Experience integrating products into legacy systems;
  • Communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Problem solving skills;
  • Decision making skills;
  • Desire to continually learn new skills
  • Experience in cloud and managed services 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 with your cell phone contact 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 by Thursday 5th December 2013.

The Head of Talent and Resourcing,
Safaricom Limited
Nairobi

via E-mail to [email protected]
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