Massive Recruitment by Safaricom


Cyber Security Assurance

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Technology Security Department within the Corporate Security 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, Technology Security – Architecture, Design & Assurance, the position holder will support the Technology Security Assurance as required by the business.
Responsibilities
·         Conduct periodic security reviews, vulnerability assessments & penetration tests across all of Safaricom’s systems/infrastructure
·         Ensure all new and existing systems/products/services comply with Safaricom’s security policies & standards and other industry best practices e.g. ISO27001, PCI, GDPR etc.
·         Provide timely and quality security assurance reports and advice to the business when required even with very tight deadlines
·         Do regular follow ups with system custodians/owners to ensure any security risks identified are addressed within the agreed timelines
·         Define technology security metrics and report periodically on security compliance across all networks/systems
·         Develop a monthly scorecard for each department based on how well they are performing in terms of Technology Security compliance
·         Research on new threats/technologies/vulnerabilities/security design principles etc.
Qualifications
·         Minimum of 5 years’ working experience in Information Systems Security – e.g. Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessments, Pre-and-Post Implementation System Reviews, etc.
·         Minimum of 5 years’ working experience in Networks and Operating Systems e.g.  Cisco, Windows (All), Unix, Linux etc.
·         Minimum of 5 years’ working experience in programming and various Web application technologies e.g. cPanel, ModSecurity, Apache, Java, PHP, ASP, CMS, Joomla, WordPress etc. will be an added advantage
·         Working knowledge of Virtualization Technologies e.g. VMware, Microsoft HyperV, etc. will be an added advantage
·         Working knowledge and experience in DevOps and Microservices technologies i.e. Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Gitlab/Github etc…
·         Working knowledge of Mobile and GSM technologies e.g. Android, IOS, 2G, 3G, LTE, USSD etc
·         Degree in Electrical Eng/Computer Science/Information Technology or other relevant technical degree
·         Advanced professional information security certifications e.g. CISSP/CISM/CISA/GIAC/CEH/CPTP/OSCP are preferred
·         Advanced Networking certifications: CCNA/CCNP/CCSP/CCIE are also preferred
·         Certifications in Microsoft Windows and Linux/Unix Operating Systems
·         Certifications in the use and administration of security tools e.g. Firewalls/IDS/Antivirus/Ethical Hacking tools
·         Certifications in Virtualization Technologies e.g. VMware, HyperV, EMC, Cisco UCS

Core Network Engineer

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Converged Service Operations 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 Manager – Data Support, Core Network Support, the position holder will ensure high availability in the core network elements.
Responsibilities
·         Schedule and document preventive maintenance.
·         Schedule and document BCP/DR plans/
·         KPI monitoring of system and service availability to ensure adherence to agreed and standard KPI thresholds.
·         Integration of new equipment, solutions and implementation of new technologies.
·         Configuration changes on existing Network elements, detail analysis and troubleshooting of incidents/faults within SLA.
Qualifications
·         University degree in Electrical & Electronics engineering or related technology.
·         5 years working experience in IT/telecommunications with at least 2years’ experience in operations and support of data networks.
·         Hands-on experience with Cisco/Huawei IP switching, routing and in-depth knowledge of routing protocols BGP, IGRP, EIGRP and OSPF.
·         Knowledge of bash shell, python or perl scripting and Linux server administration.
·         System and application monitoring tools like SNMP, NAGIOS,etc
·         Basic knowledge of GSM data communication technologies and call-flows e.g GPRS,UMTS and LTE/EPC.
·         Experience in operation of a virtualized environment is an added advantage.

Performance Manager

Department Description
We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Masoko Department within the Enterprise Business Unit 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 Vendor Operations, the position holder will be tasked with improving the overall business performance, customer satisfaction and re-purchase rates by improving the vendor performance.
Responsibilities
·         Develop processes in conjunction with the Warehousing and Logistics teams to improve the vendor On-Time Shipping & On-Time Delivery which will improve Customer Experience.
·         Ensure all vendors on Masoko are aware of the SLAs and agree to abide by them.
·         Enforce, update and refresh Masoko SLAs for vendors
·         Create clean and compelling visual reporting and graphical depictions of data that shows impact of OTS/OTD and Order Defect Rate performance for Masoko.
·         Analyze large quantities of data to Category Managers and the business at large make timely and relevant decisions in the onboarding and management of vendors.
·         Manages end-to-end Partner Performance metrics, Order Defect Rate, On-Time Shipping, Valid Tracking, and relationship success.
·         Monitoring and defining strategies to act on customer feedback; and providing strategic and operational recommendations to senior staff and cross-functional/third party partners
·         In conjunction with warehousing and content teams ensure the accuracy of the stock levels published on the website especially for consignment stock.
·         Ensure the adoption of the Vendor Portal for all vendors.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree in a relevant and quantitative field (e.g. Operations Research, Economics, Management Science, Business Analytics, Statistics, etc.).
·         6+ years of total work experience
·         Experience in establishing, measuring, and meeting service level agreements, improving the availability, performance, and quality of systems, and managing complex on-the-fly operational concerns.

Manager

Job description
We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Consumer Products and Services Department within the Consumer Business Unit Division.
Brief Description
Reporting to the HOD – Consumer Products and Services, the role holder will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for the assigned Consumer Products and Services by; defining the overall strategy, designing and developing insightful segment-led propositions and crafting the marketing strategy to drive product adoption and usage in conjunction with other stakeholders.
They will also manage the assigned products life cycle and general commercial aspects to ensure continuous product performance on profitability, NPS and brand fit.
Responsibilities
·         Develop, Manage and Deliver propositions for assigned product/portfolio.
·         Partner management for all Products and services.
·         Deliver P&L for assigned product/portfolio.
·         Develop and own the assigned Products innovation funnel and New Product Introductions Roadmap.
·         Responsible for ranking and prioritizing different requirements, approve final release plan and accept all deliverables against set acceptance criteria.
·         Drive the Digital Transformation agenda and design thinking across the consumer product teams.
·         Develop and execute strategies to capture value from existing products through effective growth stimulation and new products adoption.
·         Develop product master plans, adoption plans and revenue plans and execute to realize set targets.
·         Perform needs analysis at prospective customers and market segments as well as employ business analytics insights to identify opportunities and create winning propositions that deliver to the product portfolio objectives of revenue, retention, innovation and Net Promoter Score (NPS).
·         Manage the full products lifecycle for the assigned product/portfolio including products rationalization and performance reviews that lead to enhancements of existing products and retirement/replacement of products that are neither profitable nor delivering retention and brand equity values to the business unit.
·         Ensure transfer and sustenance of products knowledge among the relevant support teams before launch and thereafter during the product lifecycle.
·         Initiate and coordinate the launch of new products and services with the segments and marketing team and ensure successful go-to-market and market activation of products and services.
·         Ensure all products information is properly documented and in format suitable for the different stakeholders.
·         Lead the consumer products and services team in creating and sustaining a cultural environment shaped by the Safaricom way of leadership;
·         Lead and manage the team assigned, ensuring the team has clear priorities, direction and remain motivated by providing inspirational leadership through regular coaching and
·         Increase the employee engagement index for the consumer products and services team in line with agreed targets.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s Degree in a Technical or Commercial discipline from a recognized university
·         Experience of 5 years in a high result oriented organization with at least two in a commercial setting driving growth through products and innovation or product brand management.
·         Experience in use of Analytics and AB/multivariate testing and other methodologies to drive data driven decision making
·         Understanding of GSM and related Telecom Technologies and Platforms
·         Flexible with planning and work estimation, managing and empowering related team(s), able to continuously balance between the customer and commercial needs
·         Excellent problem solving skills with the ability to minimize overhead tasks with the tea and manage interdependence with other teams
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills coupled with good listening and critical reasoning skills.
·         Team player with excellent influencing skills and high level of initiative and self-drive with the ability to foster an inclusive culture

Strategic Buyer

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Masoko Department within the Enterprise Business Unit 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 Vendor Operations – Enterprise Business Unit, the position holder will be in charge of projects that contribute to long-term success, supporting business growth & profitability and allowing the platform to increase diversity of its offerings.
Responsibilities
·         Deliver against key financial and service level performance indicators: Turnover, margin, stock cover, selection
·         Negotiate product pricing, commissions and/or rebates on product sold
·         Build a process to streamline commissions of vendors
·         Build the inventory pipeline in correct product mix (assortment and depth)
·         Inventory management
·         Maintain relationships with existing suppliers whilst seeking out new ones
·         Continuously assess industry and market trends locally and internationally
·         Plan and execute joint marketing activities with suppliers and vendors
·         Work closely with Category Managers and Commercial & marketing teams to ensure strategic alignment
·         Work closely with Customer Service to resolve inventory related queries
·         Develop RTV processes for inventory held
·         Ensuring records are maintained accurately and vendor catalogues are updated regularly.
Qualifications
·         5+ years in buying, account management, financial analysis and/or marketing
·         2+ years negotiation experience
·         Strong analytical and quantitative skills; leverage data and metrics to develop assumptions and support conclusions
·         Proficiency with Excel and basic financial modeling.

Core Network Engineer

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Converged Service Operations 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 Manager – Data Support, Core Network Support, the position holder will ensure high availability in the core network elements.
Responsibilities
·         Schedule and document preventive maintenance.
·         Schedule and document BCP/DR plans/
·         KPI monitoring of system and service availability to ensure adherence to agreed and standard KPI thresholds.
·         Integration of new equipment, solutions and implementation of new technologies.
·         Configuration changes on existing Network elements, detail analysis and troubleshooting of incidents/faults within SLA.
Qualifications
·         University degree in Electrical & Electronics engineering or related technology.
·         5 years working experience in IT/telecommunications with at least 2years’ experience in operations and support of data networks.
·         Hands-on experience with Cisco/Huawei IP switching, routing and in-depth knowledge of routing protocols BGP, IGRP, EIGRP and OSPF.
·         Knowledge of bash shell, python or perl scripting and Linux server administration.
·         System and application monitoring tools like SNMP, NAGIOS,etc
·         Basic knowledge of GSM data communication technologies and call-flows e.g GPRS,UMTS and LTE/EPC.
·         Experience in operation of a virtualized environment is an added advantage.

Cyber Security Assurance

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Technology Security Department within the Corporate Security 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, Technology Security – Architecture, Design & Assurance, the position holder will support the Technology Security Assurance as required by the business.
Responsibilities
·         Conduct periodic security reviews, vulnerability assessments & penetration tests across all of Safaricom’s systems/infrastructure
·         Ensure all new and existing systems/products/services comply with Safaricom’s security policies & standards and other industry best practices e.g. ISO27001, PCI, GDPR etc.
·         Provide timely and quality security assurance reports and advice to the business when required even with very tight deadlines
·         Do regular follow ups with system custodians/owners to ensure any security risks identified are addressed within the agreed timelines
·         Define technology security metrics and report periodically on security compliance across all networks/systems
·         Develop a monthly scorecard for each department based on how well they are performing in terms of Technology Security compliance
·         Research on new threats/technologies/vulnerabilities/security design principles etc.
Qualifications
·         Minimum of 5 years’ working experience in Information Systems Security – e.g. Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessments, Pre-and-Post Implementation System Reviews, etc.
·         Minimum of 5 years’ working experience in Networks and Operating Systems e.g.  Cisco, Windows (All), Unix, Linux etc.
·         Minimum of 5 years’ working experience in programming and various Web application technologies e.g. cPanel, ModSecurity, Apache, Java, PHP, ASP, CMS, Joomla, WordPress etc. will be an added advantage
·         Working knowledge of Virtualization Technologies e.g. VMware, Microsoft HyperV, etc. will be an added advantage
·         Working knowledge and experience in DevOps and Microservices technologies i.e. Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Gitlab/Github etc…
·         Working knowledge of Mobile and GSM technologies e.g. Android, IOS, 2G, 3G, LTE, USSD etc
·         Degree in Electrical Eng/Computer Science/Information Technology or other relevant technical degree
·         Advanced professional information security certifications e.g. CISSP/CISM/CISA/GIAC/CEH/CPTP/OSCP are preferred
·         Advanced Networking certifications: CCNA/CCNP/CCSP/CCIE are also preferred
·         Certifications in Microsoft Windows and Linux/Unix Operating Systems
·         Certifications in the use and administration of security tools e.g. Firewalls/IDS/Antivirus/Ethical Hacking tools
·         Certifications in Virtualization Technologies e.g. VMware, HyperV, EMC, Cisco UCS

Systems Contractor

We are pleased to announce the following fixed term Contract opportunity in Market Development Department within the Commercial Division.   In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for persons who meets the criteria indicated below.
Reporting to the Manager – Systems Rollout, the position holder will support the business by ensuring cost effective and timely delivery of technological solutions that enable execution, optimize efficiency of Sales Operations and digital transformation.
Responsibilities
·         Carry out full business requirements discovery and engage in delivery of the given business requirements through projects to completion by working in multiple agile squads and a variety of end users to ensure achievement of technical objectives and user requirements’ satisfaction;
·         Provide technical expertise to Retail and Sales Operations in data analysis, systems support, new automation and systems change requests, while serving as liaison between IT and business users within the customer organization
·         Develop, Implement, configure and test feasible system solutions that enhance efficiency within Retail and Sales Operations, with a bias on realization of operational excellence, better customer experience and promoting delivery of right products.
·         Administer publishing of fresh content on the Retail and Sales Operations intranet, noticeboards and cascading of communication to the teams on mobile platforms.
·         Spearhead digitization of document management and customer support processes.
·         Handle information quality control for business related content.
·         Research, recommend and implement current technological trends while involving relevant stakeholders in the overall process.
·         Participate in Innovation activities to drive simplification and efficiency for better customer experience.
·         Evaluate current service and systems’ gaps and recommended opportunities for improvement.
·         Represent the business in all system testing sessions before and post deployment. Carry out tests and communicate defects with the customer in mind.
·         Represent the business in change management and systems support of rolled out systems.
·         Share periodical projects’ progress reports that detail achieved project milestones
Qualifications
·         A BSC Degree in Computer Science / Software Engineering, Informatics etc.
·         Minimum of 2 years work experience in a highly dynamic systems development and projects management environment.
·         Experienced in Database administration for SQL, Oracle and Microsoft Excel databases.
·         Minimum of 2 years in Software development / Programming experience in Web development and various scripting languages such as PHP, .Net, HTML, JSP, CS, JavaScript etc.
·         Minimum of 2 years’ experience in data analysis and reporting using data visualization tools e.g. Power BI.
·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages is mandatory. (MS Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, MS Visio).
·         It is key to have an online content management experience using Content Management Systems like SharePoint, Joomla and other CMS platforms.
·         Good analytical Skills (statistics)
·         Experience in Mobile App development will be an added advantage.
·         Two years working experience in Customer Service / Retail Sales in a Telco will be an added advantage.
·         Knowledge and Experience of Microsoft SharePoint will be an added advantage
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