Software Engineer - C++ in Windows

Abingdon, GB, OX14 3YP


Sophos makes IT security simple with next-generation solutions that protect networks, servers, and devices, wherever they are. Today, more than 100 million users in 150 countries and a global network of channel partners trust Sophos to deliver simple solutions to complex security challenges. Focused on innovation and backed by a global network of Sophos Labs threat intelligence centers and industry-leading support, Sophos delivers solutions that are simple to deploy, maintain, and manage, enabling organizations to focus on performance and growth. Sophos — Security made simple.

Our Engineering team develop the next generation of Sophos products and technologies for which we’ve become known around the world. We are passionate and clued up on new technologies and products; always looking for ways to revolutionise how security technology interacts with the user; and have a penchant for solving complex and challenging technical problems in a creative manner.
This role provides the opportunity to work in an open and collaborative Agile environment as part of our Windows Endpoint team, developing our flagship Cloud managed Windows Endpoint. You will have the opportunity to work on cutting edge projects at the forefront of the industry including Next Generation Anti-Virus Security, Analytics, and Remediation functionality.


Main Duties


  • 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 
  • 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.


Experience and Skills
To succeed in this role you’ll be passionate about software development, and keen to use your programming and scripting skills to help the team be successful. You’ll feel at home within an Agile team with its open communications, commitment to quality and focus on getting things “done, done”.




  • Experience of developing code in C++;
  • Working knowledge of Python or other scripting language; 
  • Experience of developing for Microsoft Windows platforms;
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly and apply them to the role;
  • Analytical with an eye for detail, a natural problem solver with a continuous improvement ethos; 
  • Able to work autonomously and deliver in line with project roadmaps whilst working collaboratively within the wider team environment; 
  • Interpersonal communication style and enjoys working with others;
  • BSc in Computing or other numerate discipline, or equivalent experience;




  • Experience of developing code in Modern C++
  • Experience with LUA scripting language;
  • Experience of working within Agile development methodologies; 
  • Experience of continuous integration, build and test;
  • Designing software systems and components;
  • Experience of Security reviews, Secure coding and meeting Security requirements;

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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