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Senior IT Engineer

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Recruiter: Clarity
Listed on: 23rd July
Location: Manchester
Salary/Rate: Competitive Salary
Salary Notes: Competitive Salary
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Senior IT Engineer

Clarity provides global Corporate Travel Management and conference and events services to organisations in the United Kingdom and worldwide. Clarity has a turnover in excess of £500m per annum, and is a global, multi award winning, UK top 10 Travel Management Company.
Due to an exciting year of growth we are now looking for a Senior IT Engineer to join our IT team, this role will be a hybrid role split between homeworking and our Manchester office.
Reporting to our IT Infrastructure Manager, the Senior IT Engineer role is expected to take a high degree of responsibility in ensuring the reliable running and business need fulfilment of the IT systems throughout Clarity Travel through both proactive and reactive action.
We take the wellbeing of our colleagues seriously, and during the Covid-19 pandemic, Clarity continues to ensure that our clients and colleagues remain safe. With this in mind our staff continue homeworking until it is advised otherwise, where we have opened offices, we have ensured that social distancing and one-way systems are in place.
This is a varied role, as part of which you will be involved in the following;
Key Infrastructure Management

Ensure our servers and cloud based services are reliable and secure taking proactive action where necessary.
As examples this will include (but is not limited to) :

Ensuring backups are up to date and verified
O/S and applications are patched
Vulnerability scans are run and resulting actions taken as necessary
Capacity Management is undertaken
Penetration tests are checked and actions taken as necessary without undue delay
Infrastructure documentation is kept up to date
Regular reviews are held with the IT Compliance Manager and IT Infrastructure Manager
This role is expected to be a subject matter expert on all the services we offer whether hosted in-house or cloud based.

Deskside support
As part of the IT Business Support team assist with or resolve any incidents, problems or requests. Examples include (but are not limited to) :

Server failure
Backup failures
Firewall / networking issues
AD management
Microsoft 365 management
AV management and updates
Application patching and updates
Asset management
Network problem solving
Printer problem solving
iPhone set-up and problem solving
IP telephony set-up and problem solving
Assist IT Engineers with knowledge where required

As an ISO27001, BS10012, ISO22301 and Cyber Essentials Plus accredited business you must always carry out your role according to company IT policies working closely with the IT Compliance Manager.
Some examples of actions this would include :

Ensure appropriate file permissions are set
Verify AD set-up is as per company policy
Verify Microsoft 365 set-up is as per company policy
Verify AV set-up is as per company policy including memory stick blocking etc.
Assist with user education


Monitor server logs
Monitor Protective Monitoring and work with our Protective Monitoring provider to continuously improve our security


Check and be ready for disaster recovery or business continuity plans to be brought into action
Carry out critical checks that enable proactive action to prevent any significant failure

Small Projects
Undertake small projects as required. Examples of this might be (but not limited to) a branch move, network link upgrade, desk move, upgrading of printers, rollout of Mobile Device Management etc.
In return we offer a competitive salary with the opportunity to grow and develop you career plus, So if you are looking for your next challenge, please get in touch, we'd love to hear from you! 


To be successful our ideal applicant will;

Be able to learn quickly in order to become a Subject Matter Expert on all the IT services we offer
Have a diligent personality who prepares in advance for something to go wrong and has a plan to resolve
Have a demonstrable enthusiasm for IT
Have a collaborative working style
Have the ability to provide friendly internal customer service even when under pressure
Have determination to get things done within SLA
Have the ability to problem solve / gather required knowledge with minimal supervision
Have Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of Windows Server, Windows 10, Active Directory, Microsoft 365, networking
Have Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Intune and Microsoft Defender Endpoint
Have basic knowledge of SQL Server, Remote Desktop Services, IIS Server
Have an understanding of patch management, vulnerability scanning etc.
Have current or recent experience working in a similar role
Have a proven record in a fast paced commercial environment
Have an understanding of IT risks and importance of suitable mitigations