Senior Software Engineer

Budapest, HU, 1117


Sophos Overview – Cybersecurity Evolved

As a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, Sophos protects nearly 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by SophosLabs – a global threat intelligence and data science team – Sophos’ cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions secure endpoints (laptops, servers and mobile devices) and networks against evolving cybercriminal tactics and techniques, including automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more. The award-winning Sophos Central cloud-based platform integrates Sophos’ entire portfolio of best-of-breed products, from the Intercept X endpoint solution to the XG Firewall, into a single system called Synchronized Security. Sophos products are exclusively available through a global channel of more than 47,000 partners and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Sophos also makes its innovative commercial technologies available to consumers via Sophos Home. The company is headquartered in Oxford, U.K., and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “SOPH.”

Join our ever growing R&D center in Budapest, where we offer career opportunities in one of the most exciting sectors of IT, and where you will have the chance to deal with complex, challenging tasks and work with inspiring, talented people in an excellent environment.


Senior Software Engineer in cloud


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 a ‘Lookup Platform’ which provides security information on large amount of threat objects with different types. Development is running on Linux using C++11 language and AWS technologies. Design and implementation of the architecture means to deal with questions of hybrid database structures, different caching techniques, optimization for high capacity and quick response time. The system must be highly available, rock solid and safe, 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
  • Design and implement high-performance algorithms
  • Agile planning with product stakeholders (clarify requirements, break down into sensible epics/stories, estimate user stories)
  • Collaborate with QA engineers to test the product (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:


  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in C++11
  • 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:


  • Cloud technologies (AWS)
  • Experience in Boost library
  • Experience on Linux platform and Unix Shell scriptingNetwork protocols (HTTP/HTTPS, DNS, TCP/IP)
  • Security software development
  • Python knowledge
  • Experience in Agile software development Proficient in using development tools (source control, static analysis, profilers, make, coverage analysis etc.)



Why choose Sophos?

Because at Sophos you can:


  • Work in a people-focused, open and lively atmosphere
  • Have free coffee, tea, fruit and cookies every day
  • Take part in exciting social events (if you want to)
  • Share your opinion and improvement ideas, and they will be listened to
  • Work in an excellent environment where we even have a chill out room
  • Join a highly engaged team of talented people
  • Deal with leading edge technologies
  • Continuously develop yourself and build a real career
  • Be secure as you are part of a dynamically growing, successful international company with a stable background
  • Use our global network of professionals to exchange ideas and get involved into international projects


Location: Hungary, Budapest XI.

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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