Senior Software Engineer -C++ for Linux

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 Linux team, working on new features for our next-generation Linux security product. In this role you will have the opportunity to influence the technical strategy and design of the product, in addition to writing high quality product and test automation code. You will work in an agile team that is responsible for both maintaining existing products and developing brand new ones.


Main Duties

  • Participate in the design of products in line with asset technical strategy, quality and functionality requirements
  • Actively contribute to release planning and drive for high-value and high-quality solutions which meet business needs
  • Write product code along with test automation to deliver against project timescales, quality and 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


  • Experienced in developing C++ code for Linux
  • 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.


  • Coaching and mentoring in an agile team
  • Experience with automated regression testing
  • Working knowledge of Python or other scripting language


(Job Code 3421)


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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.

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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