Senior Software Engineer - Python

Budapest, HU, 1117

Technology Office

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 is headquartered in Oxford, U.K. More information is available at www.sophos.com.


The role 

We are looking for a Software Engineer working on high reliability systems with big data set in the cloud. This is a great opportunity for a software developer who is openly passionate about systems development and would like to get insight into the operations of progressive computer security systems.  

Our team is responsible for the E2E development of an ‘Analysis Platform’ which acts as an orchestrator of backend services providing static and dynamic analysis. Development is running on Linux using Python language and AWS technologies. On top of the huge need on new features scalability, high performance, high availability and - of course - security are constant requirements of our product so we have high focus on code quality as well as on continuous improvement of our ways of working. 

You’ll feel at home within our Agile team with its open communications, commitment to quality where continuous improvement of your knowledge is not only a great opportunity but it is also required. 

This role is located in Budapest XI district and might require some travel to our other offices. 

Main duties: 

  • Write or refactor high-quality code and tests, pairing with other engineers 

  • Agile planning with product stakeholders (clarify requirements, break down into sensible epics/stories, estimate user stories) 

  • Take part in QA activities (unit, component and automated functional tests, help in manual tests if needed) 

  • Communicating effectively, removing impediments to the team’s progress, asking for and offering help when needed 


Essential skills: 

  • University/college degree in computer science 

  • Experience in Python 

  • Proven track record of designing & developing reliable, maintainable, high quality code that’s well unit-tested 

  • Ability to work with the relevant stakeholders to extract and understand product requirements 

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills  

  • Team player  

  • Fluent English 


Desirable skills: 

  • Experience in AWS 

  • Network protocols (HTTP/HTTPS) 

  • Comprehensive experience on Linux platform and Unix Shell scripting 

  • Security software development 

  • Working in Agile environment  

  • Proficient in using development tools (source control, static analysis, profilers, coverage analysis etc.) 



What Sophos Offers:

  • Collaboration - We do not expect you to solve all the problems yourself. You will join a team that is diverse, full of junior, senior, principal research scientists, and engineers, all working together to solving hard problems. You will have the opportunity to write blogs, attend internal journal clubs, publish and present at industry and academic conferences, and collaborate with team members experienced in the field and academia.
  • Friendly group culture - Everyone on the team contributes to the overall group's decision-making, plays a role in the architecture of systems, and is encouraged to manage their responsibilities. We actively work on building a cohesive overall AI team that encourages close direct collaboration between engineers and researchers, as well as have a very flat managerial structure with a direct line of communication to all managers and team members.
  • Work-life balance - We are a distributed remote team and understand the need for balancing personal life with work. You can choose between working from our office, working directly from home, or both.



Equal Opportunities & Privacy

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 Privacy Policy 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 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.

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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