Salesforce Technical Architect

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.

The Opportunity


Our IT team develop the systems Sophos relies upon to operate and deliver the products and services for which we’ve become known around the world.  They are passionate and clued up on new technologies and products; always looking for ways to revolutionise how technology interacts with the user; and have a penchant for solving complex and challenging technical problems in a creative manner. 

We are looking for an accomplished Technical Architect to strengthen our vibrant, agile team, working with Product Operations and technical delivery teams to design and deliver robust, scalable solutions.


Duties and Responsibilities


Responsible for requirement checking, design, development & test governance, implementation and support of technology solutions that meet the scope and quality of customer expectations and business requirements while complying with IT development standards and architectural framework.


Key Responsibilities


  • Responsible for design of project level architecture in accordance with Enterprise Architecture principles
  • Organizing and capturing technical requirements and design including authoring technical design documentation and operational run book
  • Collaborate with BSA and analyze business requirements and develop solutions that are achievable, acceptable and consistent with the Enterprise Architecture principles
  • Participate in build design sessions collaborating with BSA and Business Stakeholders
  • Govern the project development, testing, implementation and support of technology solutions, making sure it follows the design and project plans
  • Participate in technical design sessions, reviewing and questioning other TAs and EAs designs across the Enterprise Architecture.
  • Ensure that designs and development approaches can easily be extended and scaled without the need to re-build from the ground up and without inheriting significant technical debt
  • Lead technical teams in planning, estimating and delivering work, in accordance with agreed methodologies
  • Write technical specifications for enhancement requests at Epic & Feature level and large bugs
  • Provide after-hours support for S1 severity bugs
  • Support compliance controls and company policies within IT
  • Provide advanced troubleshooting support for your supported systems, including leveraging technical tools to analyze issues


Skills and Experience




  • Proven track record within an Agile Development organization, familiar with development methods
  • Experienced in technical specification, design, and development of sophisticated business applications
  • Experienced in Salesforce.com technical architecture standards, constraints and best practices
  • Salesforce.com development languages and tools such as Apex, VisualForce, Lightning, and the Force.com platform
  • Proven ability to lead, influence and mentor globally dispersed teams




  • Awareness of/exposure to operational business processes, especially Order to Cash
  • Broad understanding of technical topics including integration, security, performance optimization, master data management, and mobile strategy and applications
  • Salesforce.com technical certifications


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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