Senior Systems Software Engineer - SophosLabs

Budapest, HU, 1117

Sophos Labs

Sophos Overview – Cybersecurity Evolved

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.



Is this role for you?

Ask yourself these questions:

Are you a talented Senior Software Engineer seeking a new challenge?

Is massaging the same few KLOC sub-component month after month getting tedious?

Frustrated with spending hours configuring the shared hardware environment for your embedded software, constant fight with broken cables and slots?

Stuck on the same project and in a company with mediocre growth?


If any of that sound familiar this position may just be what you are looking for - if you are ready for the challenge.


The ‘Brief’

At Sophos, we protect businesses worldwide against complex threats, viruses and spam.

We build high quality security products in a fast-paced, nimble environment and we've been doing it for more than 30 years. The company has an extremely strong position due to its successful product portfolio and rapidly growing share in the most vibrant technology sector today - Cyber Security.  SophosLabs is the unit within Sophos that delivers data to Sophos products. BIG Data. BIG analytics. About cyber threats.


Besides threat analysts, Sophos Labs has some of the industries finest threat researchers that know the nature of malware inside out. We supply full stack web based big data tools to make their research job more effective, as well as implement backend services that perform real-time processing decisions on stream threat objects (executable samples, URIs, emails, IP) before they reach our customers. Literally millions of processing transactions an hour. A constant race against cyber criminals and time, which in our opinion makes Cyber Security the most exciting areas of IT business.


Why are we hiring?

Sophos and Sophos Labs are expanding fast. We are now looking for  a Senior Software Engineers to develop systems further, and to migrate them over to the cloud infrastructure - all done as seamlessly as possible. The current technology stack includes various flavors of Linux, Perl, Python, Go, (Mason, JQuery, JavaScript, Angular) MySQL, Elastic/ELK, Dynamo DB, AWS Aurora, AWS Neptune, Docker, Kubernetes, Rancher, further AWS technologies. We need engineers with the attitude, agility and ability to use these diverse tools in what we do.


The skills and assets we are looking for :

You bring valuable asset to the team if you:

  • Software engineering experience. We believe that real engineering skills are language independent.
  • Basic experience with scripting languages and databases. You use the right tool for the right problem, i.e. you are not trying to solve e.g. a text parsing exercise on Linux with ANSI-C. You are not afraid to put together a complex SQL statement either.
  • If perhaps you have an active AWS account or a cloud based pet project already, meaning that you have some experience with basic AWS services that would be great.
  • Have no qualms in reading legacy code and get your hands dirty with it if needed. Even if it’s in a language you are not comfortable with.
  • Can learn fast. Really fast.
  • Have some experience with Kanban and Scrum.
  • We work with engineers and research from UK, AU, IN and CA daily, so a fluent English is a must
  • Any previous Cyber Security experience is a nice to have – but interest is a must.
  • Have good problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Able to work in small groups but also independently if needed
  • Have a strong opinion on how to get things better, and you are not afraid to share it



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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