Security Engineer

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


We’re looking for a Sophos product specialist to work in the security team to help us develop a best-practice implementation of our own products. The role will involve working closely with engineering and product management to deploy & configure the latest versions of Sophos products, often before they are available to customers.


It’s a great opportunity to help secure a world-leading security company. As you’d expect you’ll be joining an organisation that takes security seriously. You’ll get the opportunity to work with some world-leading experts from across the company in a fast-paced & exciting environment where security is a priority. You design and build our solutions for our security operations centre, to automate and facilitate, building the next generation of threat hunting tooling.


We’ll need you to help us keep our on-premise and cloud infrastructure secure. This will involve working with leading commercial and open source tools as-well as establishing and maintaining strong links to industry experts and world-class specialist consultants.


You’ll need to be highly motivated, have an innovative mind-set and be able to clearly articulate complex technical security issues.


Main Duties 


As part of this role you will:

  • Lead:
    • Enhancing Sophos’ security defences with Sophos products.
    • Tracking identified product bugs and feature requests.
    • Product capability & performance reviews with the product management & engineering teams.
    • Provide product feedback on effectiveness and usability.


  • Contribute towards:
    • The continual-improvement of our threat hunting capabilities & SIEM tooling.
    • Investigation & root cause analysis of security events & incidents within our security operation centre.
    • Training and knowledge transfer to peers, the Security Operations Centre and the wider IT team.
    • Opensource tools and papers.
    • Staff education and awareness.
  • Have and maintain (via conferences, etc) a great knowledge of infosec industry trends and developments and advise on changes to the threat landscape.
  • Present and write about issues the team has experienced/innovated in community forums and industry events.



Special Conditions


  • Occasionally required to be available out-of-hours.
  • Some global travel may be required


Organisational Responsibility


  • Works closely with the Security Operations Centre, MTR Team, SophosLabs experts, Product Security Engineers and IT.
  • Reports to the Direct of Security Operations, based in Abingdon






  • Educated to bachelor degree level or relevant experience.




  • Security-related professional certification (Crest CRIA/CCNIA/CCMRE/CCHIA, SANS GIAC, GCIH, GPEN, GCFA, Splunk)


Skills and Experience




  • Scripting experience – Python/Javascript/Go/Bash

  • Cross-platform knowledge of Enterprise IT infrastructure (Networking, Operating Systems, Databases, etc).

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Experience with cloud security architectures – particularly AWS and the related tooling

  • Knowledge of Operating system internals across Linux & Windows.




  • Experience with SIEM solutions - Splunk, Kibana, Logstash, Elastic or similar.
  • Understanding of TCP-IP and Packet Capture
  • Experience working in a global environment.
  • Contributions to open-source security projects and/or publications.


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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