Senior Manager Software Development

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

We seek a top performing technical leader with the passion, experience and gravitas to motivate and lead a team of talented engineers developing Sophos’ next-generation Cloud Platform for the Endpoint Security Group. The ideal candidate will be a high energy, team oriented, customer driven problem solver with prior experience in delivering highly scalable and easy to use products for small businesses and enterprises.


Main Duties

  • Lead, motivate and grow the engineering team
  • Recruit, hire and retain top technical talent
  • Accelerate the pace of product development by executing on the Central Platform for the Endpoint Security Group’s roadmap
  • Constantly improve our engineering processes, team practices and predictability
  • Build strong relationships with peers and executives across the Products organization
  • Create and refine a fun and effective engineering culture
  • Work with the global teams based in the Abingdon, Boston and Vancouver offices


Skills & Experience

  • Experience leading brilliant technologists and engineering teams
  • Track record of successfully delivering cloud-based products in a fast-paced agile environment
  • Deep understanding of SaaS/PaaS cloud architecture, ideally using AWS
  • Passion for building and automating quality into the software development lifecycle
  • Ability to drive decision-making processes to consensus and execute projects to completion
  • A strong interest in building services and infrastructure in a cloud environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Either prior experience, or a passion to learn the world of internet security and the Sophos product set


(Job Code 4314)

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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