Senior 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 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. 


What you will do:


    • 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 other 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.


What you will bring:


  • 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 system.
  • Conducted peer review of code, designs, specifications, and unit tests.
  • Made recommendations to solve system-wide software issues and driven implementation.
  • Made recommendations to solve system-wide software issues and driven implementation.
  • Design and write code and unit tests in line with requirements 
  • Numerate.
  • Fluent with functional and imperative languages.
  • Strong in C, Linux OS, Routing & Networking.
  • TCP/IP stack understanding.
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Software, Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent experience.



  • Made improvements to standards and procedures across Engineering and the wider organization.
  • Knowledgeable in at least one scripting language.
  • Agile software development methodologies experience.
  • Master of Science in Computer software, Computer Science or related discipline.


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.