Senior Software Engineer - Sophos Cloud Fasttrack

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

The team develops cloud management for Sophos’ endpoint security products, focusing on rapid customer issue investigation and deployment of fixes and enhancements.  We work closely with Sophos’ support group and relevant product managers to ensure we maintain the high quality functionality our customers have come to expect.

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 and the front end UI.


Main Duties

  • Investigate customer raised issues working with the senior support representative
  • Propose, implement and release your product fixes and enhancements
  • Liaise closely with key stakeholders to provide detailed and thorough communication to the customer
  • Write product code along with test automation to deliver against project timescales, quality and requirements.
  • Actively contribute to release planning and drive for high-value and high-quality solutions which meet business needs.
  • Participate in the design of products in line with asset technical strategy, quality and functionality requirements.
  • Coach and mentor more less experienced team members through pair programming and code reviews.
  • Contribute to daily stand-ups, kick-offs, collaborative estimation and retrospective meetings.
  • Participate in security reviews of new developments to ensure that released products comply with Sophos’ security requirements and industry best practice.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as directed.


Skills & Experience


  • Experience in full stack software development using Java and JavaScript.
  • Designing software systems and components.
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly and apply them to the role.
  • Technical problem solving.
  • Effective communicator with different types of audience.
  • BSc in Computing or other numerate discipline, or equivalent experience.



  • Previous technical lead or project lead experience
  • Demonstrable expertise in building cloud scale software solutions on the AWS platform.
  • Use of AngularJS for building single page web applications.
  • Designing performance solutions with No-SQL databases, specifically mongoDB and DynamoDB.

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.

If you choose to explore this 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 data protection policy which can be found here and used by our recruitment team to contact you regarding this or other relevant opportunities at Sophos.  If you would like Sophos to delete or update your details at any time, please reply to this or other emails from Sophos clearly stating your request, or follow the steps set out in the data protection 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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