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Junior Software Engineer

Abingdon, GB, OX14 3YP

Engineering

Sophos is a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, protecting more than 500,000 organizations and millions of consumers in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by threat intelligence, AI and machine learning from SophosLabs and SophosAI, Sophos delivers a broad portfolio of advanced products and services to secure users, networks and endpoints against ransomware, malware, exploits, phishing and the wide range of other cyberattacks. Sophos provides a single integrated cloud-based management console, Sophos Central – the centerpiece of an adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem that features a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity vendors. Sophos sells its products and services through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos has major hubs around the globe. More information is available at www.sophos.com

Job Purpose

We are looking for an outstanding software engineer to join our growing cloud development team and help us deliver high quality software for computer security. We follow an Agile methodology with frequent, iterative releases to our live AWS environment. 

The team develops cloud management for Sophos’ endpoint security products, all implemented in our Sophos Central platform.  We are primarily focused on the delivery of new features, with an exciting roadmap of customer visible projects ahead of us.

In this role you will have the opportunity to work with the latest cloud technologies, working across the full software stack and contribute to the front-end UI, microservices, infrastructure, data storage and test automation.

 

Main Duties

 

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of new features across the full software stack, leveraging modern design patterns.
  • Support the team’s high-quality standards by ensuring code has appropriate test automation coverage.
  • Participate in peer code reviews and ensure design and code adhere to Sophos standards.
  • Participate in security reviews of features to ensure that products comply with Sophos’ security requirements and industry best practice.
  • Work with UX, PM, QA and other developers in project planning, to achieve high-value and high-quality solutions which meet business needs.
  • Contribute to daily stand-ups, kick-offs, collaborative estimation and retrospective meetings.

 

 

Skills & Experience

Essential:

  • Degree in Computer Science or other numerate disciplines, or equivalent experience.
  • Some experience in full-stack software development, ideally using Java and JavaScript/TypeScript.
  • Ability to put together well-thought-through designs for software components.
  • Ability to write high-quality code.
  • Good communicator, ‘can-do attitude and a team player.
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly and apply them to the role.

 

Desirable:

  • Demonstrable expertise in building cloud-scale software solutions on the AWS platform.
  • Use of Angular for building single-page web applications.
  • Experience with microservices and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Experience with NoSQL databases, ideally MongoDB, Dynamo or Elasticsearch.
  • Experience with SQL databases such as PostgreSQL.
  • Experience with Docker.

 

 

What’s Great About Sophos?

  • Our people are what makes Sophos special – we demonstrate shared vision, talent, innovation, and creativity, all of which are accompanied by a great sense of fun and team spirit.
  • Employee-led diversity and inclusion groups that build community within Sophos and provide internal education and advocacy (eg. Sophos Women in Tech group to improve gender parity, encourage gender-balanced leadership, and support career progression at Sophos)
  • Sophos Environment Network and employee challenges to contribute to sustainability and reduce our environmental footprint
  • Annual commitment to charity and fundraising across our global sites and volunteer days for employees to give back to local communities
  • Global trivia competitions to keep our minds sharp
  • Global Mental Health days off work for all Sophos to help employees relax and recharge
  • Monthly employee wellbeing webinars and training to support employee health and wellbeing
  • Employee rewards and thanks, such as our free annual subscription to Calm

 

Our Commitment To You

We’re proud of the diverse and inclusive environment we have at Sophos, and we’re committed to ensuring equality of opportunity.   We believe that diversity, combined with excellence, builds a better Sophos, so we encourage applicants that can contribute to the diversity of our team.  All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, sex, gender reassignment, marital status, race, religion or belief, colour, age, military veteran status, disability, pregnancy, maternity or sexual orientation.  We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know.

 

Data Protection

If you choose to explore an 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 Privacy Policy 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 follow the steps set out in the Privacy Policy describing your individual rights. If you have any questions about Sophos' data protection practices, please contact dataprotection@sophos.com.

 

Job Code: 6040

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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