Software Engineer 3

Ahmedabad, India Office
Technology Office
Job Requisition Number:  INLAB130

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 centerpiece 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

Role Summary

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


What You Will Do

  • 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 Perl on Linux.


What You Will Bring

  • University/college degree in computer science
  • Comprehensive experience in Windows and Linux platforms
  • Development Experience in Perl with willingness to learn Python
  • 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
  • Web UI development experience (PHP, Java script, Mason)
  • Security software development experience
  • Version Control Systems (SVN, Perforce)



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 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

If you choose to explore an opportunity, ansd subsequently share your CV or other personal details with Sophos, these detaild will be held by Sophos for 12 months in accordance with our Privacy Policy and used by our recruitment team to contact you regarding this or other relevant opportunites at Sophos. If you would like Sophos to delete or update your details at any time, please follow the steps set out in the Privacy Policy describing your individual rights. If you have any questions about Sophos' data protection practices, please contact dataprotection@sophos.com.

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.