Software Engineer 3

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 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. 


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 
    • Design and write code and unit tests in line with requirements.
    • Fluent with functional and imperative languages Strong in C, Linux OS, Routing & Networking.
    • TCP/IP stack understanding.
    • 3 to 6 years of total work experience.
    • 3+ years of work experience in C/C++ programming, Linux system programming, Linux kernel programming.
    • 3+ 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


    • Master of Science in Computer software, Computer Science or related discipline.
    • Knowledgeable in at least one scripting language.
    • Fluency in more than one relevant programming language.
    • Technical training or coaching to colleagues.
    • Made improvements to standards and procedures across Engineering and the wider organization. Agile software development methodologies experience.


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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