Network Operations Center Engineer

KOKO Networks

KOKO Networks

kigali, rwanda
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023
About KOKO Networks
KOKO Networks is a venture-backed climate-tech company with 1,200+ employees across East Africa & India. Our mission is to imagine and deliver technology that improves life in the world’s fastest growing cities. We offer a fast-paced and highly collaborative work environment with significant opportunities for professional growth. Our core lines of business currently include: (1) KOKO Fuel, an ultra-clean liquid bioethanol cooking fuel solution delivered via a network of smart fuel ATMs and leveraging existing downstream liquid fuels infrastructure; (2) KOKO Climate, which retails the emissions reductions that occur from switching households from deforestation-based charcoal to KOKO Fuel; and (3) KOKO Club, a tech-enabled, direct-to-consumer, instant fulfillment retail platform operated in partnership with neighborhood retailers. In 2021, KOKO was selected as the world’s leading emerging markets climate technology solution by FT/IFC.
Your Role
As NOC Engineer, you will be responsible for providing technical input, solutions, and recommendations to incidents that affect the normal operations of KOKO’s network of IoT-connected, self-service machines called KOKO Points and their associated cloud systems. You will work towards minimizing the negative impact of incidents by having rapid issue resolution and continuous improvement and evolution of our products.

What You Will Do

  • Own the information capture and resolution of network tickets, ensuring accurate information is captured at each step of the issue life-cycle in the ticketing system
  • Pro-active monitoring of the entire IoT infrastructure and applications systems and first Line resolution as per agreed Service Level Agreements with different stakeholders and follow up to confirm service availability and stability after resolution
  • Take part in network roll-out of releases which include but are not limited to creating the roll out plan, back out plans, implementation checklists, documenting and circulating post implementation reports
  • Resolution of tickets assigned and closure within the working shifts and escalation of unresolved tickets to next support Level as per the incident management procedures
  • Provision of the incident reports with ticket closure and daily shift reports within the function
  • Work closely and collaboratively with other stakeholders, including Field Maintenance and Engineering to establish best practices in maximizing the uptime of the monitored systems and provide feedback for continuous improvements of NOC processes
  • Maintain customer satisfaction through professional conduct and engagements while ensuring an effective interface with other departmental staff is maintained
  • Ensure that the function operates in accordance with respective Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures

What You Will Bring to KOKO

  • Degree in Engineering or a technical field
  • 2+ years of experience working with electronics and embedded systems
  • Basic understanding of network operations center functions of incident, change, event and knowledge management
  • Experience in private/public cloud systems, incident management principles, Lean 6 sigma, Fishbone & Five Whys methods and ticketing tools such as Freshservice
  • Excellent analytical, and problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Outstanding organizational, time management and follow-up skills
  • Competent in problem solving, team building, planning and data driven decision making.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills in English
KOKO is committed to gender and racial diversity in the workplace. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply!