Senior Software Engineer

Ahmedabad, GJ, IN, 380006

Sophos Labs

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 Sophos Labs Systems Development team you will work on the development and maintenance of our internal systems which are designed to detect and process malware-viruses, rootkits and spyware- and other computer threats like phishing, spam and scams.


Main Duties

  • Development and maintenance of some parts of a complex back-end system with the objective of developing high quality code in accordance with a functional specification.
  • Work with Senior Engineers to develop product sub-system, and/or 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
  • Identifies options for improving development quality and presents proposals for these
  • improvements.
  • Carrying out additional tasks as given by Development Manager.
  • Ability to create processes using Python / Perl on Linux.


Skills & Experience



  • University/college degree in computer science
  • Comprehensive experience in Windows and Linux platforms
  • Development Experience in Perl
  • High-level experience in working with relational databases and SQL
  • Experience with (or willingness to learn) scripting languages (Unix Shell)
  • Experience in designing & developing reliable, maintainable, quality code
  • Knowledge of different network protocols (HTTP/HTTPS, DNS, TCP/IP)
  • Experience of working in Agile (Scrum, Kanban) environment
  • Good communication and problem solving skills
  • Team player
  • Written and verbal English knowledge



  • Experience in back-end engineering and distributed databases, systems that process large
  • amount of data
  • Programming messaging systems (AMQP)
  • Proficiency in regular expressions
  • Programming of application-layer network protocols (HTTP(S), FTP(S), SSH, DNS, REST API)
  • Developing with virtualized environments (KVM, Virtual Box)
  • Experience with software deployment tools (e.g. Docker)
  • good knowledge of Cloud Computing, especially AWS
  • Experience with big data technologies: Apache Hadoop, Datameer, Hbase
  • Web UI development experience (PHP, Java script, Mason)
  • Security software development experience
  • Version Control Systems (Stash, github, Perforce)



Equal Opportunities

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.

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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.