Labs Manager

Bangalore, KA, IN, 560103


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

The Lab Manager and DevOps Engineer will build, manage and be responsible for the hardware and software for development and quality assurance in the Sophos labs. This individual will apply his/her skills in systems administration and network administration to support the testing needs of the engineering teams and the broader organization. Along with technical skills, the position requires someone who can maintain careful documentation and keep the extensive lab inventory current in a DevOps fashion based on Infrastructure as Code principles.


Main Duties

  • Build and maintain the lab infrastructure to support testing of security product effectiveness, performance, and usability
    • Install servers and there hardware into the lab
    • Install all necessary software (typically Linux distributions) in a reproducible manner. Develop and extend over time a configuration management setup to automate installation and configuration process.
    • Configure lab network, also developing and extending the automation of network configuration.
    • Procure and maintain lab inventory and licenses
    • Ensure that the lab meets both availability (e.g., remote access) and security (e.g., isolation of testing) requirements
    • Support the engineering teams in performing product deployment and testing.
    • Support day to day operations and maintenance.
  • Maintain IT components as needed. Configure and maintain networking and site infrastructure (switches, routers, security components, VPNs etc.) as required.
  • Diagnose and fix hardware or software problems as necessary in supported systems.
  • Software development, git/stash


Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Computer/Electrical Engineering, MS preferred. 
  • Willingness to learn and apply new concepts and technologies at a technical level.
  • Hands-on experience installing and configuring a wide variety of servers, operating systems, security appliances, and applications
  • Thorough understanding of networking concepts and ability to configure them, such as switches, VLANs, IP routing (IPv4 and IPv6), and firewall rules
  • Experience with virtualized environments such as Vmware, vSphere. Proxmox is a plus
  • Working knowledge of a scripting language (preferably Python) and a configuration management tool (preferably Ansible), especially as it applies to systems administration and testing.
  • Experience working in QA or a similar testing environment highly desirable
  • Proficiency in configuration management tools (Ansible, …)
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code principles.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Excellent organization and time management abilities.
  • Onsite availability is a must.


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, color, 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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