Senior Software Engineer

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.

Job Purpose


As a security company, Sophos takes its own security very importantly and has an internal IT Security team which focuses on protecting Sophos’ own systems and infrastructure – both on-prem and cloud. This a great opportunity to help secure a world-leading security company. As you’d expect you’ll be joining an organisation that takes security seriously. You will get the opportunity to work with some world-leading experts from across the company in a fast-paced & exciting environment where security is a priority. As an added bonus, through our dogfooding programme, you can also contribute to improving our products.

You’ll need to be highly motivated, have an innovative mind-set and able to clearly articulate complex technical security issues to senior management.


Main Duties

  • Performing all aspects of testing including writing test planning documentation, executing testing tasks, analyze test results and documenting defects
  • Development of test plans and test strategies, and experience designing based on high-level requirements or use cases
  • Development of test automation tools and frameworks for integration into CI/CD pipelines
  • Report defects for test failures and drive them to closure
  • Active participation in design and architecture discussions
  • Troubleshoot problems in application and system functionality and performance
  • Research, evaluate and implement new testing tools and products
  • Perform manual and ad-hoc testing of applications
  • Document and describe tests and results


Skills & Experience



  • Strong knowledge of working experience in test automation development using Python, Go, Shell, Perl, and/or Java
  • Experience working with CI/CD tools such as GitLab, Jenkins, Bamboo and building test automation into CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience in remote API testing of RESTful, OpenAPI and/or gRPC APIs
  • Good knowledge firewalls and networking
  • Strong knowledge of container testing, understanding, practice and security
  • Familiarity with Docker image building and Dockerfiles
  • Knowledge of container orchestration frameworks (e.g. Kubernetes)
  • 12 factor app development understanding and ability to validate
  • Motivated self-starter with a high capacity for rapid learning and meticulous attention to details




  • Cloud native technology stacks like Fluentd, Statsd, OPA, Etcd, Consul, pub/sub, autoscaling etc.
  • Experience with the technology stack which includes C, linux, webservices and technologies, Python, AngularJS
  • Experience with software/cyber security, firewall and security development is a big plus
  • Experience with hardware appliance and software (virtual image) strongly desirable
  • Knowledge/experience working with AWS and/or Azure is strongly desirable
  • Experience working in an Agile Development environment


Behaviors and attributes:

  • Strong leadership, Judgement and Decision making skills
  • Works well under pressure or deadlines
  • Drives innovation for quality improvements
  • Strong technical communication skills



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.

If you choose to explore this 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 data protection policy which can be found here and used by our recruitment team to contact you regarding this or other relevant opportunities at Sophos.  If you would like Sophos to delete or update your details at any time, please reply to this or other emails from Sophos clearly stating your request, or follow the steps set out in the data protection policy describing your individual rights.  If you have any questions about Sophos’ data protection practices, please contact dataprotection@sophos.com.

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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