Network Engineer – IP Network Operations (1 Position) Job Reference No. 1002302

Full Time


Network Engineer – IP Network Operations (1 Position) Job Reference No. 1002302

Main Purpose of the Job

This role, reporting directly to the Technical Lead of the Network Operations Center, offers a unique opportunity to provide indispensable technical support to our network. As a Network Engineer, you’ll contribute to the network’s vitality by spearheading the development, installation, and operation of network devices and cutting-edge technologies. Your responsibilities will span across maintenance, upgrades, capacity planning, performance testing, incident resolution, problem management, and the end-to-end oversight of client connectivity projects. Join our exceptional team and become a driving force behind the evolution of KENET’s backbone and last mile infrastructure, while also offering invaluable advisory services for campus network development.

Requirements for the Job

In this role, we’re seeking candidates who hold an electrical engineering degree from a renowned university and are registered or eligible for registration with the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK). Your minimum five (5) years of practical experience since graduation should encompass power systems, electrical contracting, solar power systems design and installation, data center power environment design and implementation, and enterprise-level IP network deployment. Being an EBK graduate member is essential. Proficiency in programming, particularly in Python or C, coupled with expertise in power system monitoring and automation, will set you apart.

Furthermore, applicants interested in this position should boast at least five (5) years of hands-on experience since graduation as a network engineer. This experience should manifest in adept usage and support of network monitoring and analysis tools, as well as a comprehensive background in designing, installing, operating, and maintaining network architectures, routing, switching, and associated technologies (including firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, etc.), and network protocols (TCP/IP, UDP, multicast).

Your credentials should include current certifications in Cisco (CCNP/CCNA), Linux, Wireless, and networking, as well as information security related fields (CEH, CHFI, CISA).

Registration as a professional engineer by the Engineering Board of Kenya and a project management certification will undoubtedly be advantageous.

Beyond your technical prowess, we expect all candidates to possess excellent oral and written communication skills, high ethical and moral standards, and a proven ability to collaborate within teams with minimal supervision.

Apply Now

If you’re excited about this opportunity and meet the criteria, submit your application through the KENET recruitment portal before the deadline on August 30, 2023. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews at KENET.

KENET: Fostering Diversity

We’re committed to fostering a diverse work environment. We encourage female candidates, as well as individuals from marginalized or semi-arid areas, to apply.

Competitive Compensation

A highly competitive remuneration package, aligned with the role’s significance, will be provided to successful candidates.

EXPERT Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

  1. Tailor Your CV: Highlight your relevant experience, skills, and certifications in a clear and concise manner on your CV.
  2. Showcase Achievements: Use your cover letter to emphasize your accomplishments and how they align with the role’s requirements.
  3. Demonstrate Communication Skills: Craft well-structured responses in your application to demonstrate your strong communication skills.
  4. Research KENET: Understand our organization’s values and initiatives, and express how your expertise can contribute to our mission.
  5. Prepare for Interviews: Anticipate technical and behavioral questions and prepare concise, confident answers.
  6. Highlight Collaboration: Emphasize instances where you’ve effectively collaborated in team environments.
  7. Stay Updated: Keep up with the latest advancements in networking and IP technologies to showcase your commitment to growth.

Remember, we’re looking for individuals who not only excel technically but also contribute positively to our team dynamics and overall objectives. Your application should reflect your expertise, passion, and alignment with KENET’s goals.

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