Data Engineer

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.



Are you interested in joining a team responsible for researching and developing cybersecurity products that are actively used to protect millions of customers every single day? Are you interested in developing high-performance tooling to support big data and machine-learning projects that daily processes TBs of new intelligence data?  

The Sophos Artificial Intelligence (AI) group is looking for a Software Engineer, Data to join our team. This position focuses on developing and supporting AWS cloud-based big data tooling and analytics that is used to research, deploy, and monitor our machine-learning technology.  

Sophos AI reports directly to the CTO and is responsible for developing and maintaining all the major machine-learning cybersecurity technology currently deployed by Sophos. Our work has been profiled in major academic, industry conferences, and publications. As a member of our fast-growing team, you will become a vital team member responsible for running some of the most critical and high-profile systems at Sophos, with ample room to grow. 



What We are Looking For 

  • 2-3 years experience in Computer Science with a solid understanding of data structures, algorithms, and their computational complexities. 

  • Experience designing and building robust distributed systems. 

  • Strong understanding of large scale analytical relational engines (SQL) and NoSQL databases. Knowledge of AWS Redshift or Snowflake is a plus. 

  • Experience in developing pipelines using big data technologies (Spark, Hive, Flink, Airflow etc.) 

  • Experience working with cloud technologies. Knowledge of AWS technologies is a plus. 

  • Proficiency with Python and complex SQL. 

  • Knowledge of machine learning concepts and working in machine learning teams are a plus. 

  • Experience or knowledge in cybersecurity is a plus. 

  • Experience with agile methodologies and tools like git and Jira. 

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. 

  • Have a strong opinion on how to get things better, and you are not afraid to share it 

  • Excited about working independently and learning new technologies and frameworks.  

  • Fluency in English 



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 to balancing personal life with work. You can choose between working from any of our offices, 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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