Senior Software Engineer 2

Bangalore, KA, IN, 560103


Sophos Overview – Cybersecurity Evolved

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 part of a product development team, you will perform software development activities throughout the full development life cycle with focus on products or systems, including coding, documenting, debugging, and testing of software to create the next generation of network security products 


Main Duties


  • Design products or systems in line with asset technical strategy, specified project timescales, quality and functionality requirements as agreed with the Lead Developer.
  • Define and support appropriate Unit, System and Integration testing on own code and others across the product or system, fixing errors and entering defects into the defect tracking system, highlighting potential implications on other products or systems.
  • Conduct and participate in peer reviews of code, designs and specifications as requested by Development Lead or Manager, ensuring adherence to standards, making suggestions to increase quality to the author, and modifying own work in line with feedback received.
  • Make modifications to code in line with change requests assigned by manager so that the defect is resolved, and the specification is met.
  • Write code as agreed with Development Lead or Manager to deliver against asset technical strategy, specified project timescales, quality, and functionality requirements
  • Identify gaps in coverage in software design, specifications, user guides, and other documentation and provide recommendations for improvements to the author.
  • Provide clear updates on progress against objectives in line with agreed process.
  • Identify barriers to the successful delivery of projects/functionality, escalate to manager and own objectives to overcome these, as assigned by manager. 
  • Suggest improvements to standards and procedures across Engineering and the wider organization and take ownership for the implementation of elements assigned by Manager.
  • Identify tasks that need to be achieved to deliver the functional requirements/specification, and provide accurate estimates of time required for own and others tasks so that the Development Lead can make informed decisions on project plans and commitments.
  • prioritize multiple activities and schedule own time to deliver against agreed objectives. 
  • Review requirements specifications for coverage, identify areas that require further clarification, and suggest alternative approaches to Product Management, in line with business needs.
  • Identify problems and exceptions that need to be addressed, propose solutions or workarounds to Manager and take ownership for the implementation of the agreed solution.
  • Exchange information on products and systems with Lead Developer and representatives across all departments to identify issues and gain commitment for the delivery of solutions.
  • Coach and train engineers from other departments on technologies, processes and products to enable them to contribute more effectively.
  • Propose, promote, and drive the adoption of new design and development approaches to improve overall quality, reliability and speed of implementation across projects or own team.
  • Write software specifications based on product requirements, in line with agreed process.
  • Continuously review own code and that of others across the system, identify opportunities to re-factor for increased clarity and make recommendations to the Technical Lead or Manager.
  • Identify suitable alternative mechanisms for defect resolution taking into account asset technical strategy and business needs, and raise to Development Lead or Asset Manager
  • Provide recommendations and suggestions to Test Leads regarding testing approach for the product or system.
  • Travel to other sites/customers to participate in meetings or give presentations.
  • Conduct presentations to cross-functional groups on products and technologies



Skills & Experience


  • 7 to 12 years of total work experience with 1 to 2 years of technical lead role
  • 5+ years of work experience in C programming, Linux system programming, Linux kernel programming
  • 5+ years of domain experience in Networking, Network security, cryptography, TCP/IP stack, Application protocols like DHCP, DNS, LDAP, HTTP, HTTPS, TLS, Virtual platforms like VM, AWS, Azure
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Software, Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent experience
  • Knowledgeable in at least one scripting language (Preferred)
  • Be a multiplier- hire 10X engineering talent
  • Create a strong engineering-driven culture that promotes diversity, innovation, and creative problem solving


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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