• Region: GP/KZN
  • Reporting to: Technical Manager/Chief Technical Officer
  • Reference: 2022/26 – GP/KZN
  • Date Advertised: 23/11/2022
  • Closing Date: 28 february 2023

Link Africa (Pty) Ltd has a vacancy for a dynamic Senior Network Engineer to join the Engineering Team within the Midrand or Durban Office.


  • Diploma / Degree in relevant IT/Computing qualifications
  • CCNP(R&S), CCIE/IP would be an advantage

Experience and Knowledge

  • Minimum ± 10 years’ experience.
  • Experience managing of Telecommunications network a growing 24/7/365 environment.
  • Experience with Quality of service, HQOS, DSCP/COS marking.
  • Experienced with NMS tools (Zabbix, LibreNMS, Cacti …etc)
  • Sound grasps of Computer Science fundamentals, including data structures, object-oriented design, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis.
  • Proficient in one or modern programming languages i.e., Python, Unix structure (Linux), Virtual basic or PHP
  • IOS and IOS-XE based routing platform (QinQ).
  • Ciena switch knowledge. (VLANs, ERPS, RSTP etc…)
  • Arista switch knowledge would be an advantage. (VPWS, Flex-encapsulation)
  • (eBGP, iBGP, OSPF and ISIS …etc)
  • IP/MPLS knowledge traffic engineering using supported protocols is essential
  • Knowledge on cloud-based service, AWS or Azure would be an advantage
  • Knowledge on TACACS and Radius build and management.
  • VOIP knowledge – implementation design and support would be an advantage.

Key Performance Areas

  • Consultants Management (Network Design, NMS Implementation, IP-Management, Telemetry)
  • Network Documentation (e.g., LLD, IP Engineering)
  • Network Processes and Procedures (e.g., Network Automation, Traffic Engineering)
  • Vendor Engagement and POC
  • Master Plan and Network Life Circle Strategy
  • Network Security
  • Keeping track of Telecommunications market trends and identify innovative technology and potential future tech opportunities.
  • Maintain relationships with current and new vendors.
  • Develop a testing framework to for novel solutions and applications to existing production networks.
  • Develop MVP’s (Minimum Viable Products) for testing in labs or selective end-users.
  • Document R&D solutions and designs with required features for production release.
  • Support development team with solutions builds.
  • Support Operational staff with handover of completed solutions products.
  • Ability to automate where possible, helping in reducing monotonous daily tasks
  • Team player and mentoring others is essential.
  • Involved in network design and implementation.


  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Networking skills
  • Leadership and team mentoring skills
  • Technical Understanding
  • Trouble shooting skills
  • Time management skills
  • Strong documentation skills


  • Ability to work accurately under pressure with tight timelines
  • Ability to interact professionally with clients
  • Very high levels of personal integrity and confidentiality
  • Self confidence
  • Reliable
  • Proactive
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • An analytical mind
  • An ability to learn new technologies quickly
  • An ability to follow processes

This vacancy is open to all Internal Candidates.  Interested candidates must email their detailed CV’s to anniea@linkafrica.co.za by no later than 28 february 2023.  Please note that only short-listed candidates will be responded to.

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