Software Engineer

Abingdon, United Kingdom Offic, Abingdon, United Kingdom Office, 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 outstanding software engineer to join our growing cloud development team and help us deliver high-quality software for computer security. We follow an Agile methodology with frequent, iterative releases to our live AWS environment. 

The team develops cloud management for Sophos’ endpoint security products, all implemented in our Sophos Central platform.  We are primarily focused on the delivery of new features, with an exciting roadmap of customer visible projects ahead of us.

In this role you will have the opportunity to work with the latest cloud technologies, working across the full software stack and contribute to the front-end UI, microservices, infrastructure, data storage and test automation.


Main Duties


  • Contribute to the design and implementation of new features across the full software stack, leveraging modern design patterns.
  • Support the team’s high-quality standards by ensuring code has appropriate test automation coverage.
  • Participate in peer code reviews and ensure design and code adhere to Sophos standards.
  • Participate in security reviews of features to ensure that products comply with Sophos’ security requirements and industry best practices.
  • Work with UX, PM, QA and other developers in project planning, to achieve high-value and high-quality solutions which meet business needs.
  • Contribute to daily stand-ups, kick-offs, collaborative estimation and retrospective meetings.



Skills & Experience


  • Degree in Computer Science or other numerate disciplines, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in full-stack software development, ideally using Java and JavaScript/TypeScript.
  • Ability to put together well-thought-through designs for software components.
  • Ability to write high-quality code.
  • Experience with agile development methodologies.
  • Technical problem solving and strong debugging skills.
  • Good communicator, can-do attitude and a team player.
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly and apply them to the role.



  • Demonstrable expertise in building cloud-scale software solutions on the AWS platform.
  • Use of Angular for building single-page web applications.
  • Experience with microservices and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Experience with NoSQL databases, ideally MongoDB, Dynamo or Elasticsearch.
  • Experience with SQL databases such as PostgreSQL.
  • Experience with Docker.




Equal Opportunities

Sophos is committed to equal 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.

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Job Code: 4884 

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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