Python Developer

Abingdon, GB, OX14 3YP

Sophos Labs

Sophos Overview – Cybersecurity Evolved

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.

Python Developer


We are seeking a skilled Python developer to join the Sophos Labs Systems Development team working on the development and maintenance of our internal systems which are designed to detect and process malware, viruses, rootkits, spyware and other computer threats like phishing, spam and scams


Working in an agile development environment you will collaborate with cross geographic and cross functional teams to deliver complex projects that will enable us to better protect our customers from a variety of threats.




  • Development and maintenance of complex back-end systems with the objective of developing high quality code in accordance with a functional specification.
  • Work with Senior Engineers to develop product sub-systems.
  • Conduct application research, design, analysis, testing, process improvement, and troubleshooting.
  • Write, review unit tests and functional test plans.
  • Write and review source code and technical documentation.
  • Identify options for improving development quality and presents proposals for these improvements.
  • Carrying out additional tasks as given by Development Manager.


Skills and Experience




  • Proven experience within Python development.
  • Comprehensive experience in Windows and Linux platforms.
  • Experience in designing & developing reliable, maintainable, quality code. 
  • Experience of working in an Agile environment.
  • Good knowledge of Cloud Computing, especially AWS.
  • Exceptional communication and problem-solving skills.




  • University/college degree in computer science.
  • Development experience in in other technologies such as Perl, Java or C++.
  • Experience in working with relational databases and SQL.
  • Knowledge of scripting languages (Unix Shell).
  • Security software development experience.
  • Experience of Docker, Kubernetes and related technologies.
  • Knowledge of different network protocols (HTTP/HTTPS, DNS, TCP/IP).

Equal Opportunities & Privacy

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 Privacy Policy 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 follow the steps set out in the Privacy 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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