IT Manager - Compute and Storage

Abingdon, GB, OX14 3YP

Information Technology

Sophos Overview – Cybersecurity Evolved  

Sophos evolves to meet every new challenge, protecting more than 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by SophosLabs, our cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions are able to adapt and evolve to secure endpoints and networks against never-before-seen cybercriminal tactics and techniques. Managed through our award-winning, cloud-based platform, Sophos Central, our best-of-breed products work together through our unique Synchronized Security system to share threat intelligence and respond to evolving threats. The Sophos suite of products secures networks and endpoints against automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more. 


Job Purpose 

IT at Sophos delivers world-class IT applications, infrastructure, and services, enabling the delivery of the company vision and strategy. This department is led by a leadership team with extensive experience leading IT functions in the security industry, and our technical contributors are widely held as industry experts in their domain.  We consistently encourage innovation and agility to foster best in class solutions. As a member of this team, we are committed to investing in your professional development to ensure you have opportunities to advance in your career.   


We are looking for a hands-on manager to join our IT Enterprise Engineering team, leading the Virtualization, Storage and Backup and End User Compute workstreams.   


This role is part of our IT Enterprise Engineering team which provides technical leadership for our IT server infrastructure.  As a Manager of this team, you will be responsible for managing a number of global direct reports and helping support them to manage and maintain all aspects of our IT server infrastructure whilst providing strategic direction to projects aimed at transforming our IT organization. 


Main Duties 

  • Internal Product owner for IT Storage and Backup, Virtualization and End User Compute 
  • Working with subject matter experts define and execute on a technical strategy 
  • Working with key stakeholders across Sophos to align our strategy their requirements 
  • Line management of a team split between the UK, USA, and India 
  • Project and program Management 
  • Ownership of the availability and security of Infrastructure 
  • Vendor and contract management



Skills & Experience 

  • Stakeholder management, including C level executives 
  • Strong understanding of one or more of the following workstreams 
  • End User Compute – Windows 10, Azure AD, Intune, SCCM 
  • Virtualization – VMWare, HCI, AWS 
  • Backup – Commvault 
  • Storage – NetApp, CIFS 
  • Previous experience delivering transformational projects in one of the core technology workstreams 
  • Managing a geographically and technically diverse team of engineers 
  • Coaching and mentoring engineers, in both soft and technical skills 
  • Demand management using agile methodologies 


Job Code: 3445


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. 

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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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