Senior Software Engineer

Ahmedabad, GJ, IN, 380006


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.


Job Purpose

As a member of the Sophos Labs Systems Development team you will own the development and maintenance of our big data systems.  Our Big Data systems are designed to process huge amounts of data to help us protect customers against todays Cyber threats. The team owns the end to end design development and maintenance of these next generation back-end system most of which of run in AWS. The systems process huge amounts of data into our lake, warehouse and  infrastructure The team has the objective of developing high quality code in accordance with requirements from research and data science teams.


Main Duties


  • Design and implement ETL procedures for intake of data from both internal and outside sources; as well as ensure data is verified and quality is checked
  • Design and implement data aggregation algorithms and processes.
  • Provide technical direction for product sub-system, and/or application research, design, analysis, testing, process improvement, and troubleshooting. 
  • Write, review and approve 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 complex processes using Perl and Python on Linux
  • Develop CICD pipelines and Dev Ops best practices


Skills & Experience



  • University/college degree in computer science
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in software engineering
  • Excellent skills with at least any one of Python, Perl, Java or C++
  • Experience in working with relational databases and SQL
  • Experience with (or willingness to learn) scripting languages (Unix Shell or Python)
  • Experience in designing & developing reliable, maintainable, quality code
  • Experience of working in Agile (Scrum, Kanban) environment
  • Good communication and problem solving skills
  • Excellent Team player & Mentor
  • Excellent Written and verbal English knowledge
  • Experience



  • Experience with software deployment tools (e.g. Docker)
  • Good knowledge of Cloud Computing, especially AWS
  • Experience with big data technologies: Apache Hadoop, Datameer
  • Web UI development experience (PHP, Java script, Mason)
  • Security software development experience
  • Version Control Systems
  • Leading technical activities & discussions (scoping, design, architecture, trouble shooting, quality & security) within the agile team
  • Contribute to inter-team technical and development process interaction, discussion and collaboration
  • Become labs system wide expert in specific technical languages, frameworks, systems.
  • Strong mentorship, technical leader within team and occasionally across other labs systems teams
  • Mentor / coach other team members in multiple areas
  • Able to lead the design in specific areas and contribute to overall system architecture
  • Expert knowledge in specific languages, frameworks and big data systems
  • Trouble shooting skills to methodically isolate, diagnose and isolate difficult problems involving big data architected systems
  • Able to regularly perform scrum mastering and backlog grooming sessions
  • Agree, set and meet implementation independent acceptance criteria for team wide features \ epics.


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.

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