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Senior Java Software Engineer

Date: 08-Sep-2021

Location: Abingdon, GB, OX14 3YP

Company: Sophos Ltd

Sophos Overview – Cybersecurity Evolved

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 is headquartered in Oxford, U.K. More information is available at www.sophos.com.

 

Senior Java Software Engineer

 

Job Purpose

We are looking for an experienced software engineer to join our growing cloud development team and help us deliver high quality software for computer security. We follow an Agile methodology with frequent, iterative releases to our live AWS environment. 

The team develops cloud management for Sophos’ endpoint security products, all implemented in our Sophos Central platform.  We have an exciting roadmap of new features to develop and continuously release to our Cloud based customers.

In this role you will have the opportunity to work with the latest cloud technologies, working across the full software stack and contributing to infrastructure, data storage, microservices, front end UI and test automation.

 

Main Duties

 

  • Drive the design and implementation of new features across the full software stack, leveraging modern design patterns
  • Drive high quality standards through appropriate test automation coverage
  • Perform code reviews and ensure design and coding adhere to Sophos standards
  • Participate in security reviews of features to ensure that products comply with Sophos’ security requirements and industry best practice, including analysing product security concerns and presenting security documentation
  • Work with UX, PM, QA and other developers in project planning, to achieve high-value and high-quality solutions which meet business needs
  • Contribute to daily stand-ups, kick-offs, collaborative estimation and retrospective meetings
  • Mentor more junior members of the team through pair programming and code reviews

 

 

Skills & Experience

Essential:

  • Degree in Computer Science or other numerate discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in full stack software development using Java and JavaScript/TypeScript.
  • Ability to put together well thought-through designs for software components.
  • Ability to write high quality code.
  • Experience with agile development methodologies.
  • Technical problem solving and strong debugging skills.
  • Good communicator, ‘can do’ attitude and a team player.
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly and apply them to the role.

 

Desirable:

  • Demonstrable expertise in building cloud scale software solutions on the AWS platform.
  • Use of Angular for building single page web applications.
  • Experience with microservices and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Experience with NoSQL databases, ideally MongoDB, Dynamo or Elasticsearch.
  • Experience with SQL databases such as PostgreSQL.
  • Experience with Docker.

 

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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