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 Software engineer you will be working on our control plane. It’s a great opportunity to help build from scratch our next generation control plane which will be included in our Firewall and other products. You will have the opportunity to work on cutting edge technology and interact closely with other engineering teams both locally and across Sophos. This role will leverage a variety of skills including Linux system knowledge, networking, performance optimization, data modelling and containers/orchestration in the cloud. This position will be based in Bangalore. 


Main Duties 

  • Work with stakeholders to understand control plane features/requirements, and deliver high quality engineering work which conforms to best practices  
  • Contribute to the development of the new control plane architecture  
  • Participate in backlog estimation & project planning activities  
  • Collaborate with QE teams to ensure product is well-tested and meets high quality standards  
  • Help identify and drive improvements in the team’s software development practices 

Skills & Experience


  • 2+ years experience working on commercial/production software 
  • BS/MS/PhD in information technology, computer science or a related engineering discipline, or equivalent experience 
  • Experience with the current technology stack which includes C, Linux, webservices, Python, AngularJS 
  • Experience with container development, deployment and security 
  • Knowledge of container orchestration such as Kubernetes (preferred) or Nomad 
  • API development knowledge of Kubernetes 
  • Experience with data plane development or control plane development 
  • Networking domain knowledge: TCP/UDP, Routing and Switching protocols 
  • Working knowledge of Linux netfilter, network stack, connection tracking, Firewalling and NATing 
  • Strong secure coding knowledge and practice 
  • Experience working in an Agile Development environment 


  • Experience developing sound, secure remote API such as RESTful, OpenAPI and/or gRPC APIs 
  • Working knowledge of 12 factor app development  
  • Cloud native technology stacks like Fluentd, Statsd, OPA, Etcd, Consul, pub/sub, autoscaling etc. 
  • Experience with Golang  
  • Knowledge of Linux kernel networking and DPDK 
  • Experience in high availability and clustering in network appliances 
  • 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 with CI/CD tools such as GitLab, Jenkins, Bamboo and building test automation into CI/CD pipelines 


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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