Software Test Automation Engineer

Abingdon, GB, OX14 3YP


Sophos is a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, protecting more than 500,000 organizations and millions of consumers in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by threat intelligence, AI and machine learning from SophosLabs and SophosAI, Sophos delivers a broad portfolio of advanced products and services to secure users, networks and endpoints against ransomware, malware, exploits, phishing and the wide range of other cyberattacks. Sophos provides a single integrated cloud-based management console, Sophos Central – the centrepiece of an adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem that features a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity vendors. Sophos sells its products and services through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos has major hubs around the globe. More information is available at www.sophos.com

Job Purpose


Sophos is seeking an outstanding Software Engineer that specializes in test automation to join our development team and play a major role in improving the quality and the resilience of our future products and services.


You’ll join our development team of highly motivated engineers working on the continued development of our cloud-based management console, Sophos Central, to provide future integrations for our cutting-edge endpoint security and server protection products, while enjoying the welcoming and friendly atmosphere within the team.


You will be an integral part of the team, promoting test automation and collaborating with other software engineers and QA across the software development lifecycle


you will provide guidelines to the team regarding the coverage, the scenarios to test and the appropriate type of automated tests to suit the different scenarios: unit tests, integration tests, contract tests, UI only tests, end to end tests, etc.

You will also be responsible for implementing new tests written in a variety of languages and frameworks as well as for monitoring and maintaining existing tests.


Main Duties

  • Analyse and understand requirements to decide on the test automation strategy.

  • Partner effectively with developers to split testing efforts.

  • Implement new tests written in a variety of languages and frameworks: Java, Groovy, JavaScript/Typescript, Protractor, Jasmine.

  • Daily monitor test results.

  • Troubleshooting and maintaining failing tests.

  • Updating and organizing our automated test suites.

  • Running regression tests before deploying microservices into Production.

  • Working closely with developers and other automation testers to continually improve the quality of our test frameworks.




Skills & Experience



  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent

  • Good knowledge of Java

  • Experience with at least one of the following languages: JavaScript, Groovy, Python, Bash

  • Exposure to at least one software test automation framework (Selenium, Cucumber, Protractor, Jasmine)

  • Exposure to CI tools (Jenkins, Git, Sonar)

  • Experience in writing automation tests for RESTful APIs and front end UIs

  • Good knowledge of test automation practices

  • Experience with BDD and TDD and agile development methodologies

  • Soft skills: Good communicator, ‘can-do attitude and a team player



  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases

  • Exposure to microservices and CI/CD pipelines

  • Experience with Jira


What’s Great About Sophos?

  • Our people are what makes Sophos special – we demonstrate shared vision, talent, innovation, and creativity, all of which are accompanied by a great sense of fun and team spirit.
  • Employee-led diversity and inclusion groups that build community within Sophos and provide internal education and advocacy (eg. Sophos Women in Tech group to improve gender parity, encourage gender-balanced leadership, and support career progression at Sophos)
  • Sophos Environment Network and employee challenges to contribute to sustainability and reduce our environmental footprint
  • Annual commitment to charity and fundraising across our global sites and volunteer days for employees to give back to local communities
  • Global trivia competitions to keep our minds sharp
  • Global Mental Health days off work for all Sophos to help employees relax and recharge
  • Monthly employee wellbeing webinars and training to support employee health and wellbeing
  • Employee rewards and thanks, such as our free annual subscription to Masterclass and Calm


Our Commitment To You

We’re proud of the diverse and inclusive environment we have at Sophos, and we’re committed to ensuring equality of opportunity.   We believe that diversity, combined with excellence, builds a better Sophos, so we encourage applicants that can contribute to the diversity of our team.  All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, sex, gender reassignment, marital status, race, religion or belief, color, age, military veteran status, disability, pregnancy, maternity or sexual orientation.  We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know.


Data Protection

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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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