Manager, Software Development

Bangalore, KA, IN, 560001


Sophos Overview – Cybersecurity Evolved

As a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, Sophos protects nearly 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by SophosLabs – a global threat intelligence and data science team – Sophos’ cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions secure endpoints (laptops, servers and mobile devices) and networks against evolving cybercriminal tactics and techniques, including automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more. The award-winning Sophos Central cloud-based platform integrates Sophos’ entire portfolio of best-of-breed products, from the Intercept X endpoint solution to the XG Firewall, into a single system called Synchronized Security. Sophos products are exclusively available through a global channel of more than 47,000 partners and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Sophos also makes its innovative commercial technologies available to consumers via Sophos Home. The company is headquartered in Oxford, U.K., and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “SOPH.”

Job Purpose

Development manager works closely with the feature development team and with the Product Management team to define and execute Sophos vision. In addition, this role involves networking with other product development leaders across Sophos.


The Development Manager will have the following qualities:

  • A great understanding of technologies and a proven track record of leading full stack teams in developing cloud applications and features. A full stack team at Sophos is responsible for development, quality engineering and build and deployment infrastructure for features they develop.
  • Technically conversant – should have technical acumen to oversee and vet plan and designs in collaboration with tech lead, review code and involve in hands-on development when needed.
  • Helping the teams deliver highly successful features to market.
  • A strong interest in customer problems and how to solve them.
  • Understand the common standards/processes/tools and the ability to leverage them where possible.
  • Ability to develop shared vision across key stakeholders through developing relationships and clear timely communication.
  • Effective at reaching out in real-time to overcome roadblocks.
  • Excellent in verbal and written communication and able to convey dissenting opinions in a constructive manner, particularly written communications.
  • Focus on “what” is being done and equally “how”.
  • Will have a passion to learn world of internet security and the Sophos product set.


Main Duties:

  • Lead high functional Agile team to higher levels of performance and implement effective and efficient project management processes.
  • Provide overall mentorship to a team of 3-5 technical contributors, as well as network effectively with other Sophos product teams across multiple geographies. 
  • Drive design decisions and review code in collaboration with tech lead, be involved in hands-on development.
  • Participate in strategic planning sessions with product management, engineering management, architects, operations and development team leads.
  • Be a change agent for improving processes both local to the team and more broadly across the organization.

Skills and Experience

We seek a top performing hands-on leader with the passion, experience and gravitas to effectively lead. The ideal candidate will be a high energy, team oriented, customer driven problem solver with prior experience in delivering highly scalable and easy to use applications for small businesses and enterprises.

  • Manage a team of strong leadership skills and a proven track record of building high performing teams.
  • Deep knowledge of  JAVA, JUnit, Spring, Java Web Services, Json, Java Spring Framework and modern JS Frameworks, Groovy
  • Experience using and creating RESTful
  • Experience with front end technologies such as React and Angular a plus.
  • Proven competence in hiring and managing high quality individual contributors. Components of managing include attracting top caliber people.
  • Management style that is aligned with the philosophy and evolving culture of the company – a style that encourages team involvement in decision making, accountability, and pragmatism. 
  • Experience building web-based applications that employ highly interactive JavaScript pages that are fundamentally easy to use, highly reliable and scalable.
  • Experience with high-volume consumer or small business-oriented solutions.
  • Experience with Agile Software Development methodologies.
  • In-depth knowledge of Java web-based applications.
  • Experience integrating with partners via APIs.
  • 12+ years of experience in development organizations, with at least 1-2 years as a Team lead in a small to medium-sized technology company.
  • Exceptionally strong written and verbal communications skills, as well as good interpersonal and organization skills.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent


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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