Safaricom PLC

RAN Optimization Engineer – Rift Region at Safaricom Kenya

00100, Nairobi Kenya
June 17, 2024
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Job Description


  • Reporting to the Manager – Regional Optimization – Rift , the position holder will be involved in the optimization of 2G/3G/4G/5G mobile services towards delivering superior network service experience for our customers.  The role is goal-oriented with the main effort focused on delivery of our customer promise while working on;  Network NPS, CSSR, CDR, CST, MOS & DL/UL Throughput targets and managing customer complaints through investigations and DT analysis. 


  • Share commercial & technical insights at cluster level.
  • Deliver cluster level network NPS, CSSR, CDR, MOS, Dl & UL throughput targets and managing customer complaints.
  • Manage and coordinate physical optimization of 2G/3G/4G/5G infrastructure. 
  • Ensure soft Parameter testing & alignment, feature test & deployment, neighbor management and best practice documentation.
  • Analyze statistical KPI trends, DT analysis and carry out remedial actions to resolve emerging quality issues.
  • Trigger replan of 2G/3G/4G/5G technologies in accordance with the agreed capacity, quality and coverage indicators.
  • Continuous Monitoring of cluster level statistical and Benchmark drive test KPI’s and Trigger corrective optimization plans and manage implementation to completion.
  • Ensure all physical changes are updated on ATOLL database. Perform routine audit on sites. Maintain standards 4G/3G/2G parameter rules on all radio database parameters;
  • Manage Network NPS within cluster by customer complaints prioritization solution provision.
  • Identify existing or potential E2E bottlenecks in the mobile network and resolve or escalate to stakeholder for resolution.
  • Generate potential site nominals within cluster in collaboration with commercial teams.
  • Automate routine tasks.


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical or Telecommunication Engineering
  • A team player with excellent problem-solving skills, right attitude & good work ethics.
  • Candidates with Hands–on experience on GSM, WCDMA, LTE Optimization will have an added advantage.
  • Practical knowledge on use of any radio planning tool and nominal cell planning.
  • Candidates with experience on Nokia and/or Huawei equipment will have an added advantage.
  • Candidate must be willing to work in any part of the country
  • Data science and coding experience will be an added advantage.