QA Engineer

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

This role provides the opportunity to work as a QA Engineer, within an open and collaborative Agile environment as part of a team that develops cloud management for Sophos’ endpoint security products, all implemented in our Sophos Central platform.  In this role you will be responsible for developing automated tests for new features developed within the team. You will also need to work with Developers and QA Leads to help define test coverage, as well as writing and running manual test cases.

We follow an Agile methodology with high quality as the key release criteria. This role will help guide testing, best practices and enforce quality within the team, and will deliver and drive project-based test approaches and plans.


Main Duties

  • Define Test scenarios and Test cases to ensure quality of the teams deliverables
  • Writing automated functional tests to prove acceptance criteria have been met
  • Perform analysis of product and business risks to ensure the test coverage is appropriate
  • Define test coverage for new features and agree acceptance criteria with developers
  • Help to clarify, breakdown and estimate features and user stories;
  • Execute tests and validate that features have met acceptance criteria
  • Contribute to daily stand-ups, kick-offs, collaborative estimation and retrospective meetings
  • Other duties and responsibilities as directed


Skills and Experience

To succeed in this role you’ll be passionate about quality, and keen to use your skills to help the team be successful. You’ll feel at home within an Agile team with its open communications, commitment to quality and focus on getting things “done, done”.



Experience of defining test coverage for enterprise applications;

Experience of building automated functional tests;

Experience using C#, Python or another scripting language;

Experience of testing software on Microsoft Windows platforms;

Effective communication with different types of audience;

Ability to learn new skills quickly and apply them to the role;

Analytical with an eye for detail, a natural problem solver with a continuous improvement ethos;

Self-organizing and driving to deliver quality in line with project objectives;

Interpersonal communication style and enjoys working with others;

BSc in Computing or other numerate discipline, or equivalent experience;



Experience of working in an Agile development environment;

ISTQB Foundation Level;


(Job Code 3464)  



Equal Opportunities & Privacy

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.

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.