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Principal Software Engineer

Date: 23-Nov-2021

Location: Bangalore, KA, IN, 560103

Company: Sophos Ltd

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 Central Platform development team, the Principal Software Engineer works closely with software engineers, architects, product management and others to design and build the Sophos Central platform vision.  This role involves working with engineering and product management leaders across Sophos Central.

 

What you will do:

 

  • Provide technical leadership for microservice design and promote best practices for the Sophos Central platform.
  • Provide mentorship in framework design to engineers in the Bangalore office and other sites and collaborate effectively with other Sophos product development teams across multiple geographies.
  • Design and implement frameworks and features that are instrumental in building the next generation Sophos Central platform.
  • Participate in planning and design sessions with engineering management, architects, operations, and development team leads.
  • Partner with operations to ensure solutions are able to be supported in the field.

 

What you will bring:

 

We seek a top-performing technical leader with the passion, experience, and gravitas to effectively lead and contribute to this critical technology function. The ideal candidate will be a high energy, team oriented, customer driven problem solver with prior experience in designing and implementing highly scalable platforms or applications for small businesses and enterprises.

 

  • 10+ years of experience in Java/Spring Framework with In-depth knowledge of Java web-based applications.
  • Strong technical leadership skills and a proven track record of working in high performing teams.
  • Hands on experience designing and implementing cloud-based platforms.
  • Experience creating scalable systems and services, including demonstrated understanding of best practices for API design and overall platform design considerations such as auth, messaging, logging, monitoring and testability.
  • Experience with high-volume consumer or small business solutions is a plus.
  • Experience with Agile Software Development methodologies is a plus.
  • In-depth knowledge of Java web-based applications.
  • Strong Linux or Unix systems experience.
  • Experience troubleshooting large scale cloud-based applications.
  • Exceptionally strong written and verbal communications skills, as well as good interpersonal and organization skills.
  • Experience in developing eCommerce solutions is a plus
  • Solid understanding of cloud-based platforms and microservice architecture.
  • Proven track record of architecting, building, deploying and testing large scale distributed systems handling millions of requests per minute.
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills and demonstrated ability to investigate and solve complex problems, including solving critical production issues in complex systems and investigating and determining root causes.
  • Technical acumen to lead the creation of both system-level and service-level designs in collaboration with other technical experts.
  • Capability and desire to own both the design and implementation of software components and services to solve deep technical problems.
  • Understanding of how to build tools, frameworks and services that will be consumed by other development teams.
  • Penchant for automating everything, and in particular, experience tackling the challenges associated with building frameworks for, automating deployments to and monitoring and maintaining the health of cloud platforms.
  • Understanding of common standards / processes / tools and the ability to leverage them where possible.
  • Excellent in verbal and written communication, and able to constructively discuss and convey differing ideas, approaches and perspectives, particularly in written communications.
  • Eagerness to learn the world of Internet security and the Sophos product suite.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Computer Science or equivalent

 

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, and subsequently share your CV or other personal details with Sophos, these details 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.