Senior Network Engineer at SANCOM Ltd

July 10, 2024

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Role Description

  • This is a full-time on-site role for a Senior Network Engineer located in Nairobi County, Kenya. The Network Engineer balances the efforts of the Enterprise Network team to include an appropriate level of day-to-day problem- solving versus long-term projects and solutions. The ideal candidate will have expertise in network management, TCP/IP protocols, LAN/WAN configurations, network security, and network design, and possess strong problem-solving abilities.


  • Design and implement functional networks
  • Configure and install software, servers, routers, and other network devices
  • Perform network maintenance and system upgrades including service packs, patches, hotfixes, and security configurations
  • Building site to site VPN tunnels on Cisco Firewalls
  • Dual internet and dual virtual router management and configuration on Cisco devices.
  • SVI or layer 3 VLAN interfaces living in the Cisco devices.
  • Monitor network performance and troubleshoot issues
  • Ensure network security and compliance with security policies


  • Minimum certification of CCNA, CCDP or CCNP from Cisco
  • Expert level in building site to site VPN tunnels on Cisco Firewalls
  • Intermediate level Cisco routing and switching
  • Dual internet and dual virtual router management and configuration experience on Cisco services.
  • Experience with SVI or layer 3 VLAN interfaces.
  • Understanding and configuration of Port-Channels on Cisco
  • Configuration of Aggregate interfaces on Cisco
  • Strong understanding of Cisco Enterprise Networking technologies
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting abilities
  • Solid documentation and knowledge transfer skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment with partners and customers
  • Knowledge of competitive network products is a plus
  • Understanding of switches, routers, firewalls, LAN, WAN, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, ISIS, BGP, OSPF, HSRP, LACP, MPLS, dual-stack (IPv4 & IPv6) IP addressing, and IP network design.
  • Knowledge of Ethernet, fiber optics, 802.1Q VLANs, VRF (Virtual Routing and Forwarding), IPSEC (Internet Protocol Security), ACI (Application Centric Infrastructure), and VxLAN (Virtual Extensible LAN).