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Simply Intuite.

Principal Network Engineer

FullTime Kenya, Nairobi Posted 22/03/2022, 1 year ago

Industry: Computer and information technology

Role: Information technology

Salary Range: Confidential

Closing: 15/04/2022

Client: Confidential

Reports to:     Traffic & Security Team Manager

Our Client is a young, agile, and dynamic B2B service provider for many large reputable companies within the technology, betting, and gaming industries. The company has a fast-paced multinational culture and a fantastic opportunity for stepping up in your career and becoming an instrumental part of the team.


The Principal Network Engineer will manage the architecture, design and implementation of network and connectivity projects with a focus on managing network virtual and physical network hardware, designing, and improving connectivity designs and champion secure, reliable, and scalable network standards for on-premises and cloud based globally distributed networks.


  • Serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) in one or more of the following areas: Networking, Network Security/Performance/reliability
  • Develop broad business and technical “ecosystem” knowledge and expertise for network architecture in order to ensure solutions meet business requirements and overall quality standards
  • Ensure network solution architecture stays on course with the overall program and long-term vision of the entire suite of technical solutions
  • Make critical decisions that define a specific direction for a system in terms of implementation, operational performance, scalability, usability, and maintainability
  • Will work with the different Project Management disciplines in order to provide architectural guidance on strategic Projects
  • Lead the development of formalized network solution methodologies
  • Perform proactive evaluation and assessment of new networking technologies
  • Lead PoC activities and Teams to establish reliable confidence in new required network Technologies
  • Develop and maintain network standards and guidelines
  • Will act as a support escalation point
  • Direct cross-functional resources to identify root-cause of system and operational issues, analyze data and recommend solutions
  • Continually assess the existing environment and identify opportunities for improving solutions and services
  • Evaluate and provide recommendations of overall network requirements for performance, availability, utilization, and reliability
  • Ensures that all architectural artifacts and deliverables are developed to the highest quality standards; provides architectural review and approval for major solution


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a network architecture role, preferably at a leading telecommunications company, defining long-term, highly impactful strategies that include system development and platform integration
  • Expert-level knowledge in all areas of data networking, including Security, QoS, routing, and signaling protocols, e.g., BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, MPLS (RSVP-TE), AAA, SIP, SS7
  • Expert-level knowledge of SD-WAN/SDN-WAN, particularly as it applies to CP/FP abstraction within large-scale WAN environments, and the integration of these technologies across legacy constructs, working knowledge of message bus and orchestration platforms, e.g., Kafka, Kubernetes
  • Experience working within various industry and standards bodies, e.g., IETF, IEEE, NANOG
  • Expert knowledge of defining and documenting complex technical solutions, and effectively communicating these concepts to highly varied audiences, e.g., product and software developers, sales personnel, leadership -including C-level executives
  • Track record of successfully partnering with team members to define requirements and feature sets in a multi-vendor environment
  • Ability to work proactively with minimal direction in a fast-paced technical environment
  • Ability to influence without authority (both horizontally and vertically) analytical talent and leadership to achieve the goals of the business
  • The intellectual and emotional capacity to thrive and succeed in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent social skills: ability to articulate verbally and written
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or similar engineering field, or equivalent experience required. Master's preferred