Senior Solution Architect

at Safaricom Limited
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted June 10, 2019
Category Accounting & Finance
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day
Street Address Nairobi Branch


Senior Solution Architect – Solutions & Architecture - (19000133)

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Enterprise Solutions Design & Implementation 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 – Solutions & Architecture, the position holder will be responsible for translating business requirements of Enterprise customers into technical solutions and describing them through the set of architectures, design artifacts and implementation approach using the most appropriate technology to achieve the intended business outcomes.

Experience Requirements

At least 5 years work experience in design/implementation/deployment of business solutions in a Service Provider environments for Enterprise customers

Job Responsibilities

Consultative and always seeks to first understand the customer’s business, information, and application requirements
Responsible for designing, specifying and selecting of solutions, considering functionality, data, security, integration, infrastructure and performance.
Responsible for the delivery of Customer technical proposals; production of both High Level and detailed customer design to match customers’ business objectives
Provides current best practice and 3rd Party solution alternatives as part of the solutions design document
Establishes or enhances customer relationships, provide technical guidance on engagements, and identifies new opportunities within customer and prospect accounts
Responsible for identifying, establishing, and managing Proof of Concept (POC), Proof of Value and/or Benchmark engagements, in the customer environment

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in either Computer Science or Telecommunication Engineering or Electrical & Electronics Engineering or in a relevant field


Project Management and Technical Support experience an added advantage
Broad technical expertise combined with business acumen and strong consulting skills
Knowledge of future trends/changes and the ability to articulate the likely impact of these to customers
Highly effective technical planning across customer, internal and 3rd Party technical teams
Consultative Selling
Proposal Development, Service Offer Scoping, and Project Definition
Builds influential and effective relationships with technical, service/support and delivery teams
Significant experience of fixed product market, in depth understanding of complex customer solutions including UC, Contact Centre, NGN, AI, NGN, Cloud, Cyber Security, IoT, Big Data Analytics and LAN/WAN related technologies
Proven track record for delivery of large scale, complex projects delivering IT/Telco customer solutions; demonstrable leadership skills and organizational experience
Good report writing skills
Team player
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