Principal Software Engineer 1

Bangalore, India Office, Bangalore, India Office, IN, 560103


Sophos Overview – Cybersecurity Evolved

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 is headquartered in Oxford, U.K. More information is available at www.sophos.com.

Job Purpose

As part of a product development team for Sophos NGFW (Next Generation Firewall) product line, you will perform software development activities in technology area of MS Azure platform/services, Scability, high availability, Linux Operating System, Golang, Linux user space networking applications,  throughout the full development life cycle with focus on products or systems, including architecting, designing, coding, documenting, debugging, and testing of software to create the next generation of network security products. The most suitable candidate would be one having a combination of working experience in design, implementation and deployment of IAAS enterprise networking software applications on Azure platform at scale.


Main Duties

  • Architecting/designing, implementation and deployment of IAAS enterprise applications at scale.
  • Design to ensure auto scaling & high availability of enterprise applications.
  • Lead the team on all technical aspects.
  • Work on prototyping new cloud solutions as well as build the production ready complete cloud solutions.
  • Investigate, resolve technical issues.
  • Own and drive to resolution any escalations on product.
  • Running test automation scripts to verify issues and fixes.


Skills & Experience


  • Expertise on MS Azure Cloud infrastructure and services (waagent, fabric controller, load balancer, services to enable high availability & scalability etc).
  • Design applications to run at scale and high availability.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Networking domain skills
  • Working knowledge of as many of the following tools:
    • Languages: Golang or C, Java
    • Scripting: Python
    • DevOps and build: Jenkins, Git, Gradle
    • Containers: Docker, Docker swarm, kubernetes cluster
    • OS: Linux/Unix
  • Proven experience in installing, configuring, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Experience on microservices development.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Demonstrate passion, desire and dedication to ongoing learning.
  • Proactive, flexible attitude to work with a willingness to constantly review and improve skills and processes.
  • Strong plus for having an understanding of micro-service architectures, cloud platforms, large scale cloud applications, frameworks and features.
  • Bachelors of Science in Computer Software, Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of work experience in relative domain and discipline


  • Experience on design, implementation and deployment of enterprise applications on AWS platforms at scale.


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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