Software Development Engineer In Test

Abingdon, GB, OX14 3YP


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


Sophos is seeking an outstanding Software Test Automation Engineer to join our development team and play a major role improving the quality and the resilience of our future products and services.


You’ll join our development team of highly motivated engineers working on the continued development of our cloud-based management console, Sophos Central, to provide future integrations for our cutting-edge endpoint security and server protection products, while enjoying the welcoming and friendly atmosphere within the team.


You will be an integral part of the team, promoting test automation and collaborating with software engineers and QA across the software development lifecycle


you will provide guidelines to the team regarding the coverage, the scenarios to test and the appropriate type of automated tests to suit the different scenarios: unit tests, integration tests, contract tests, UI only tests, end to end tests, etc.

You will also be responsible for implementing new tests written in a variety of languages and frameworks as well as for monitoring and maintaining existing tests.

Main Duties

  • Analyse and understand requirements to decide on the test automation strategy.
  • Partner effectively with developers to split testing efforts.
  • Implement new tests written in a variety of languages and frameworks: Java, Groovy, JavaScript/Typescrypt, Protractor, Jasmine.
  • Daily monitor test results.
  • Troubleshooting and maintaining failing tests.
  • Updating and organizing our automated test suites.
  • Running regression tests before deploying microservices into Production.
  • Working closely with developers and other automation testers to continually improve the quality of our test frameworks.






Skills & Experience


  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Good knowledge of Java
  • Experience with at least one of the following languages: JavaScript, Groovy, Python, Bash
  • Exposure to at least one software test automation framework (Selenium, Cucumber, Protractor, Jasmine)
  • Exposure to CI tools (Jenkins, Git, Sonar)
  • Experience of writing automation tests for RESTful APIs and front end UIs
  • Good knowledge of test automation practices
  • Experience with BDD and TDD and agile development methodologies
  • Soft skills: Good communicator, ‘can do’ attitude and a team player



  • Experience with SQL and NonSQL databases
  • Exposure to microservices and CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience with Jira

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.