Senior Python Developer- Cybersecurity

Abingdon, GB, OX14 3YP

Technology Office

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">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

As a member of the Cybersecurity Team, the Senior Software Engineer will work closely with security engineers, penetration testers and product management to help co-ordinate and develop a suite of tools and services, designed to enable Sophos to better consume and integrate with Cybersecurity team services.


We seek a top-performing technical individual with the passion, experience and gravitas to effectively lead and contribute to this critical development function. The ideal candidate will have not only the experience to contribute but also the ability to help the Cybersecurity team mature their wider capability development efforts.


This a great opportunity to help secure a world-leading cybersecurity company. As you’d expect you’ll be joining an organization that takes security seriously. You will get the opportunity to work with some world-leading experts from across the company in a fast-paced and exciting environment where security is a priority. 


Main Duties


  • Plan, design and develop a suite of new services and tools, instrumental in furthering the security posture of Sophos
  • Develop and communicate the supporting documentation to enable colleagues to consume the services you build
  • Work closely with various parts of the business to capture requirements, develop user stories and map out Jira projects
  • Design and build the environments to host the services you and the cybersecurity team develop
  • Deliver training and knowledge sharing sessions to other capability development teams in the Cybersecurity team


Skills & Experience


  • A strong background in developing applications, services and libraries in Python
  • Comprehensive experience in building RESTful APIs
  • The ability to not only contribute but to lead small projects and teams in Jira
  • An understanding of how to build tools, frameworks and services that will be consumed by other development teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, and able to constructively discuss and convey differing ideas, approaches, and perspectives, particularly in written communications
  • An eye for detail and the ability to run scrum/agile projects in Jira and co-ordinate task delivery


(Job Code 3623)

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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