Senior Business Analyst

Abingdon, GB, OX14 3YP

Information Technology

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

This role offers the opportunity to work in an exciting, open and collaborative environment as part of the IT Application Services team. The successful candidate will be working as part of the “Enterprise Data and Analytics” team to engage with different stakeholders to deliver in-depth business requirements, data analysis and actionable insights across all platforms to support Sophos Teams (i.e product, finance, marketing and sales).

The role holder is required to have strong knowledge of enterprise data warehouse, Data analytics and Business intelligence reporting.


Main Duties

  • Serve as primary liaison between the user community and the Technical team, ensuring that business processes and requirements are clear, measurable and articulated in a manner that allows the technical team to propose, estimate and construct appropriate solutions.
  • Build strong relationships with internal business peers and develop/maintain an understanding of the business process areas that require automated solutions.
  • Lead requirements gathering activities, including facilitating workshops, focus groups, interviews, conference room pilots, etc.
  • Ensure any changes requested fit within the e2e and impact assessments are completed, documented, and communicated. 
  • Collaborate with Technical architects to ensure that technical standards are met, and requirements meet the definition of ready before being implemented.
  • Manage projects following the Sophos project management methodology including preparation of Project Charter, coordination of project tasks, and preparation of project status reports.
  • Model current and future state business processes and ask questions needed to fully understand business objectives and elicit/refine complex business requirements necessary to achieve them. Ensure requirements and solutions proposed map clearly to objectives established.
  • Represent functional area and IT on cross-functional enhancements and projects, including the coordination and resolution of issues, where required.
  • Facilitate User Acceptance Testing sessions working with the business to agree test scope and ensure approvals by agreed timelines.
  • Advise representatives from the business and IT on the impact of new functionality and opportunities for business improvement.
  • Assist team in prioritization of bug fixes and enhancement requests as part of run-rate activities supporting business operations.


Skills & Experience


  • Strong experience in business intelligence applications including databases, data warehouses and reporting tools.
  • A demonstrable understanding of Master Data, Reference Data, Data Quality and Data Governance and the ability to apply understanding to requirements definition
  • Able to demonstrate and understanding of the importance and role of Data Modelling and ability to represent data using standard modelling techniques
  • Knowledge of industry-standard methodologies, tools and processes for business and process analysis.
  • The ability to weigh critical, well-informed trade-offs and have the data points to defend those decisions.
  • Strong collaboration skills to interface successfully with a broad variety of stakeholders across multiple time zones and functional domains.
  • Interpretation of data: use a variety of data sources to tell the story in simple terms, identifying patterns/trends to unlock opportunities to deliver cost opportunities and maximise the sustainability impact.
  • Experience with BI skills for the analysis and development of interactive dashboards and reports
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and high attention to detail.
  • Ability to adapt communication style to technical and non-technical audiences, both verbally and in writing.



  • Experience with SQL queries & ETL (such as Informatica or Matillion)
  • Experience with data lake and data warehouse technologies such as Snowflake
  • Experience with PowerBI and/or Tableau

Experience designing and managing end-to-end business reporting, from data sourcing and mapping, through to the production and delivery of reports



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, color, 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 opportunites 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.

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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