Senior Software Engineer 1

Bangalore, KA, IN, 560103


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.

Main Duties


  • Should be strong in programming mainly in C. Knowing C++, Java, Python is an added advantage.
  • Good understanding of the Linux kernel stack. Should be able to understand, modify and fix the bugs in the Kernel area.
  • Should have worked in one of the VPN technologies – Ipsec, SSL, L2TP etc.
  • Should have a good understanding of Agile ways of working.
  • Should have a good understanding of automation/scripting either in Python, Perl etc.


Skills & Experience:



  • Developed commercial software through all stages of a SDLC
  • Unit, system and integration testing of own code and that of others
  • Designed and developed complete software products or systems 
  • Conducted peer review of code, designs, specifications and unit tests.
  • Made recommendations to solve system-wide software issues and driven implementation
  • Written technical and functional specifications.
  • Working experience on different application protocols like SSL, IKEv2, etc
  • Technical training or coaching of colleagues
  • Built relationships with colleagues across all departments (technical and non-technical)



Made improvements to standards and procedures across Engineering and the wider organisation 

Knowledgeable in at least one scripting language

Agile software development methodologies experience


Skill & Abilities 


Design and write high quality code and unit tests in line with requirements 

Strong in C/C++, Linux OS, Routing & Networking

TCP/IP stack understanding

Good written and verbal communication skills in English

Ability to self-study & learn existing products & technologies 



Agile software development methodologies 

Good at programming, Linux kernel development

In depth understanding of the TCP/IP stack


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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