Graduate IT Solutions Developer

Abingdon, GB, OX14 3YP

Information Technology

Sophos Overview – Cybersecurity Evolved

As a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, Sophos protects nearly 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by SophosLabs – a global threat intelligence and data science team – Sophos’ cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions secure endpoints (laptops, servers and mobile devices) and networks against evolving cybercriminal tactics and techniques, including automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more. The award-winning Sophos Central cloud-based platform integrates Sophos’ entire portfolio of best-of-breed products, from the Intercept X endpoint solution to the XG Firewall, into a single system called Synchronized Security. Sophos products are exclusively available through a global channel of more than 47,000 partners and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Sophos also makes its innovative commercial technologies available to consumers via Sophos Home. The company is headquartered in Oxford, U.K., and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “SOPH.”

Entry Level IT Solutions Developer

 

 

The role
 

Our IT Applications team develops the systems Sophos relies upon to operate and deliver the products and services for which we’ve become known around the world. We are constantly looking for ways to revolutionise how technology interacts with the user; and have a penchant for solving complex and challenging technical problems in a creative and innovative manner.
 

Due to our continuing growth and success we currently have a number of exciting new opportunities within our IT agile teams and are looking for bright, ambitious and creative individuals who want to develop a career in IT Security with a top security vendor.


What we are looking for

To succeed in this role, you’ll be passionate about Information Systems development, and keen to use your programming and scripting skills.  Your innovative ideas and problem solving skills will help the team develop the leading edge solutions for our customers. You will be comfortable in time to take ownership of certain projects and be keen to learn about other business functions.


What you should expect

 

You will join one of our IT Solutions teams, working on industry leading CRM and CMS platforms, or cloud integration and data management solutions.  We will provide all of the necessary support and training to enable you to succeed in contributing directly to the high-quality solutions that we release to our customers.

 

You will quickly be exposed to the full project lifecycle, contributing at all stages, and pairing with our experienced developers during the agile development phase.

 

Your career with Sophos is then what you make it – the opportunities are here for progression, with previous entry level Developers having gone on to key technical and managerial positions within the company.  You could become the architect of a new product, or manage and develop future developers towards their own career goals.

 

Oxford is close by, offering the nightlife expected of a student city, and there is a leisure centre alongside our headquarters for those with an interest in sports.  We also have occasional on-site events, recent examples include karting around the staff car park, movie nights, and our own music festival!

 

Main Responsibilities

  • Write product code along with test automation to deliver against project timescales, quality and requirements
  • Effectively contribute working solely and during pair programming to deliver tasks as required by the agile team
  • Contribute to daily stand-ups, kick-offs, collaborative estimation and retrospective meetings
  • Participate in the design of solutions in line with asset technical strategy, quality and functionality requirements
  • Actively contribute to release planning and drive for high-value and high-quality solutions which meet business needs
  • Participate in security reviews of new developments to ensure that released products comply with Sophos’ security requirements and industry best practice
  • Work closely with other business functions
  • Other duties and responsibilities as directed


Experience and Skills

Essential:

 

  • Experience of developing code in either Java or C++
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly and apply them to the role
  • Natural problem solver who enjoys being challenged
  • Able to work autonomously whilst working collaboratively within the wider team environment
  • BSc in Computing or other numerate discipline, or equivalent experience


Desirable:

 

  • Scripting using JavaScript
  • Experience of working within Agile development methodologies
  • Knowledge of cloud services platforms
  • Experience with automated testing


Benefits

The remuneration package includes:

 

  • Annual holiday entitlement of 25 days, increasing with length of service
  • Performance-based Variable Pay Plan, with on-target earnings of 5% of base salary
  • Group personal pension scheme, up to 5% contribution
  • Private medical insurance
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Death in service policy (life assurance)
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal accident cover


Working conditions at Sophos are very good and include:

 

  • Subsidised staff restaurant
  • Free beverages, fruit and pastries
  • Sports centre adjacent to headquarters building, with discounted gym membership

 

Equal Opportunities

 

Sophos is committed to equality opportunity in all areas of its work. All qualified applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.

 

If you choose to explore this opportunity, and subsequently share your CV or other personal details with Sophos, these details will be held by Sophos for 12 months in accordance with our data protection policy which can be found here and used by our recruitment team to contact you regarding this or other relevant opportunities at Sophos.  If you would like Sophos to delete or update your details at any time, please reply to this or other emails from Sophos clearly stating your request, or follow the steps set out in the data protection policy describing your individual rights.  If you have any questions about Sophos’ data protection practices please contact dataprotection@sophos.com

At Sophos, we want every organization to be protected by innovative, next-generation IT security, even those who don't have a huge IT staff. We protect organizations of all sizes, all around the world by making enterprise-grade security that is simple to deploy, manage, and use. It is our passion, and something we are truly proud of.


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