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Shift Engineer





Posted: 16/09/2023

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About The Role

Essential Roles & Responsibilities

* Providing telephone and ticket-based customer support

* Respond to alerts generated by Claranet’s monitoring systems

* Generate tickets in response to alerts where human intervention is required to restore service

* Follow documented procedures and processes in managing customer tickets

* Assess the impact and urgency of tickets and gather the appropriate information for the type of request

* Take responsibility for the resolution of all customer issues raised, ensuring that customers are updated within agreed SLA’s and that all issues are resolved as efficiently as possible

* Maintain accurate records of activities completed throughout the lifecycle of a ticket (ticket history)

* Escalate issues as appropriate and ensure customer expectations are met through responsibility and accountability

* Liaise with third party suppliers to ensure that changes are resolved within the correct time frames according to the product service level agreements

* Proactively develop documentation and knowledge base increasing the knowledge across teams and improving first point of contact resolution

* Provide support for project work as required by the Service Assurance Senior Manager

* Adhere to strict process and procedure, including Claranet’s change management processes

* Liaise directly with Engineering teams in order to further develop troubleshooting processes

* Take responsibility for all out of hours duties including stack management, PRs and planned engineering work communication

* Provide remote hands and eyes services to all Claranet Departments and its customers

* Troubleshoot and repair of hardware faults and the installation of spares or components as required

* Carry out physical checks and audits as required by the business and its customers.

About You

Behavioural competencies – organisational and behavioural fit

* Flexible and creative in solving problems

* Learn and adapt quickly to changing situations

* The ability to manage ones’ own time effectively while balancing multiple priorities

* Proven analytical and problem-solving skills

Critical competencies – technical fit

* Previous ISP, Managed Service or Telecoms experience Relevant industry qualifications

* Experience working in an ITIL environment

* Proven record of accomplishment in providing customer support

* Ability to translate technical language into user friendly information

* Holds a relevant technical qualification

* A good understanding of technologies such as:

- Firewall


- Networking


- TCP/IP routing protocols


- Broadband

- Leased Lines (Copper and Fibre)

- Telephony (Traditional and VoIP)

- Network Design

- Load Balancing

- Email (SMTP and POP mail delivery)

- Microsoft Exchange Server infrastructure

- Domain Names and DNS Management

- Anti-Virus and Web Security services

- Hosting: VMware, Windows, Linux

* Has an understanding of Public Cloud infrastructure (Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud)

About Us

About Claranet

Founded at the beginning of the dot com bubble in 1996, our CEO Charles Nasser had a light bulb moment to develop a truly customer-focused IT business. Since then, Claranet has grown from an Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the UK to being one of the leading business modernisation experts, who deliver solutions across 11+ countries.

At Claranet, we’re experienced in implementing progressive technology solutions which help our customers solve their epic business challenges. We’re committed to understanding their problems, delivering answers quickly, and making a lasting impact to their business.

We are agile, focused and experienced in business modernisation. Our approach helps customers make genuine,significant shifts in their business strategy, to deliver financial savings, boost innovation, and create a resilient business. We continually invest in our people and the latest technologies, so our customers get peace of mind knowing that they have access to the best talent and services.

In the UK we have over 500 staff working in London, Gloucester, Warrington, Bristol, and Leeds, or as homeworkers.

Working For Claranet Here at Claranet we pride ourselves on going the extra mile for and with our employees (yes, we really mean it). We offer an extensive benefits package that you can tailor to your needs, inclusive of a matching contribution pension scheme, healthcare, insurance, dental, discounted gyms and app supported benefit access.

But what we think makes us different is ‘Team Claranet,’ our dedicated internal part of the business that supports you with matters close to your heart. We proudly support local charities in each of our office locations, support employees with paid charity leave, organise key charity fundraising event per year and have a dedicated committee responsible for supporting employee’s fundraising efforts.

Claranet are one of the 10 founding members of TC4RE (Technology Community for Racial Equality.) Being a part of a group of leading UK technology organisations, we are dedicated to building a more diverse and inclusive workforce.We are also very proud members of Tech Talent Charter, a government supported, industry-led membership group created to address the UK’s tech talent shortage and diversity gap through collective action.

Our Vision

Our vision is to become the most trusted technology solutions partner; renowned for being the best and brightest,having lasting impact with our customers and delivering exceptional returns to our stakeholders.

Position Summary

The Service Assurance Team is central to the operation, overseeing complex technology solutions, trouble shooting problems and providing proactive support for services spanning the breadth of the Claranet portfolio. The team operates in shifts around the clock to identify any deviations from expected operating levels and acting to prevent or minimise the impact to Claranet’s customers. As part of the Customer Support and Service Assurance function, the team is required to maintain the organisation’s high standards for engagement whilst delivering service across a range of communication channels.

Reporting to and working closely with a Service Assurance Shift Leader, the Shift Engineer is responsible for the completion of defined tasks and processes in relation to the Service Assurance team’s objectives; primarily, the proactive management of technology-based solutions using output from monitoring systems to identify incidents, triage and maintain service, as well as acting as Claranet’s Service Desk outside of core business hours.

Role Mission

Claranet’s strategy is to build long-term, trusted relationships with its customers by delivering market-leading,integrated managed services. We are seeking an engineer with a technical and Customer service mindset to help fulfil the activities required to ensure Claranet services remain available and healthy at all times

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