Cloud & Networking Pre-Sales Engineer Internship - N/A10305
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Company Overview

A subsidiary of Econet Global, Liquid Telecom is the leading independent data, voice and IP provider in eastern, central and southern Africa. It supplies fibre optic, satellite and international carrier services to Africa's largest mobile network operators, ISPs and businesses of all sizes. It also provides payment solutions to financial institutions and retailers, as well as award winning data storage and communication solutions to businesses across Africa and beyond. Put simply, we connect people.

We started out by questioning the way things are done and being single-minded in our determination to improve them. Everything we do is driven by a simple yet powerful belief that everyone in Africa has the right to be connected. Over the last decade, this vision has helped us change the face of communications in the region.

Our future-focused approach to new product development makes our services enduringly adaptable.

We have to focus on services of the future and new revenue streams not as a side show to infrastructure but as the main show leveraging off the infrastructure which we have. Nic Rudnick

 Our flexible and dynamic business model keeps us at the forefront of telecoms innovation. And by listening to customers, we ensure that our solutions are constantly evolving to meet their needs. In June 2017, Liquid Telecom raised $700m in a bond and term-loan issue that will help Liquid Telecom refinance debt and provide a war chest for further acquisitions.

Our Beliefs

At the very core of our business is our belief that every individual on the continent has the right to be connected. We believe that the power of technology will create better and brighter lives for everyone.

We're for everyone - Being connected shouldn't just be for the privileged few. We believe it's for everyone and this was recognised at the AfricaCom Awards 2013 when we won an award for Best Cost Efficiency Solution. The sense of doing the right thing runs through every aspect of our business.

Integrity - Having integrity in everything we do has made us what we are today. We are all encouraged to play our part and take responsibility for doing things right and doing the right thing.

Only The Best Will Do - We're constantly striving to deliver the best communications technology to everyone from the smallest communities to the biggest businesses in the region.

Dont Talk Do - We listen carefully to our customers, then we deliver beyond their expectations. This can do' attitude is key to our success.

In It For The Long Run - We've invested heavily in our own network and technology. We created the largest single fibre network in the region, which stretches over 18,000km across borders to connect people locally, nationally and internationally. We're not stopping there we're continuing to invest so we can connect people all over Africa.

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Job Purpose:

Liquid Telecom SA is proud to announce the introduction of our 2020 Internship Programme and is seeking to appoint suitable candidates in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Umhlanga. The duration of the Internship Programme is 12 Months.


Our goal is to provide opportunities to nurture young professionals€™ talent and competencies while offering practical work experience, in a multinational organization, with leadership/mentorship guidance. Our internship programmes lie in the following fields:


  • Sales and Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Project Management
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Statistics, Business Analytics and Data Science
  • IT
  • Engineering

Minimum Requirements of Job

Qualifications & Requirements:

NDip or relevant bachelor€™s degree in information technology, computer science or any other relevant field of study (NQF 6 or higher)

Deep understanding of cloud computing technologies, business drivers, and emerging computing trends

Strong foundation in system administration including performing backups, upgrading and patching, performance tuning, monitoring, alerting, deployments, and disaster recovery

Understanding of infrastructure design, including public and private cloud, networking, virtualization, identity, security and storage

Must be in Johannesburg region

Must be fluent in English (read, write & speak)

Candidates must not hold any kind of criminal record

Candidates with more than 2 years€™ experience in the desired field will not be eligible for the internship programme



Microsoft Certified Azure

Cisco introductory CCNA

Introductory ethical hacking courses CCNA EHC etc

Nokia Nuage networking and design


Exposure to and Knowledge of the Following Techologies:


Azure DevOps

Apache Maven











Microsoft Project


Visual Studio

IP Networking

Fixed line networking

Mobile technologies

Radio technologies


Practical Knowledge of the Below Technologies will be Highly Advantageous:





Key Outputs:

Primary work role:

Technical document writing

Peer review and correct technical content

Research €“ Must have the ability to formulate a hypothesis and see it through to conclusion

Programing and flow designs

Design thinking & Modeling


What we offer?

  • A paid 12 months internship programme within your area of specialisation.
  • Professional development
  • Great working environment
  • Mentorship from key players in the organization


Should you not hear from us within 30 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Equity Statement:

In line with our company transformation policies, preference will be given to EE candidates.