Product Implementation Security Engineer

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.”

Job Purpose

 

As a security company, Sophos takes its own security very importantly and has an internal IT Security team which focuses on protecting Sophos’ own systems and infrastructure.

 

Sophos runs its own security on Sophos. This role is for a Sophos product specialist working within the security team to help us develop a best-practice implementation of our own products. The role will involve working closely with engineering and product management to deploy & configure the latest versions of Sophos products, often before they are available to customers and provide functional and usability feedback to improve product acceptance in the market 

 

Main Duties 

 

As part of this role you will need to:

 

  • Lead:
    • Enhancing Sophos’ security defences with Sophos products.
    • Implementing new versions of Sophos software in the Sophos production environment.
    • Tracking identified product bugs and feature requests.
    • Product capability & performance reviews with the product management & engineering teams.
    • Effective product feedback to simplify and improve product deployment; if it’s not simple it needs improving.
    • Provide product feedback on effectiveness and usability within a real world IT process driven environment.
    • Integration of Sophos Product API’s with Security team tooling.
    • Conduct periodic Sophos product policy reviews to ensure best practice is being met.
    • Identify gaps in product feature use and implement as appropriate.

 

 Contribute towards:

    • A best-practice security architecture utilising Sophos products.
    • The development of KBs and whitepapers to help customers deploy Sophos products according to best-practice.
    • Configuration, monitoring & deployment tools with the ultimate goal of integrating back into the product.
    • Sophos product implementation guidance & advice to colleagues across both IT and the wider business.
    • Promotion of global knowledge and awareness of the best use of Sophos products across the company.
    • Contribute to feature requests to improve effectiveness and ease of use of Sophos products and their integration. 

 

  

Skills and Experience

 

 Essential:

 

  • Experience implementing endpoint security products.
  • System administration experience (Windows/Mac/Linux clients).
  • Cross-platform knowledge of Enterprise IT infrastructure (Networking, Operating Systems, Databases, Web, etc). 
  • Experience of deploying software across an enterprise environment. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving company environment.

  

Desirable: 

 

  • Knowledge of Sophos products.
  • Experience with Microsoft SCCM.
  • Experience with SIEM products and other security monitoring tools.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of computer security threats and trends. 
  • Scripting ability (Powershell/Bash/Python/Go).

 

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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