Software Engineer 1

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.”



We are looking for a Software Engineer to fit in our Agile team, whose main function will be developing and maintaining network security products running on a Linux platform. 


Main Duties: 


  • Design and write code in line with specified project timescales, quality and functional requirements. 

  • Conduct Unit tests on own code and participate in System and Integration testing of other code. 

  • Participate in peer reviews of code and designs as requested, making suggestions to increase quality. 

  • Participate in implementing test automation working together with QA engineers. 

  • Provide estimates of time required for allocated tasks and clear updates on progress. 

  • Schedule own time to deliver against priorities assigned, in line with agreed project timescales. 

  • Escalate any problems that need to be addressed in a timely manner, with suggested solutions or workarounds. 

  • Build and maintain effective relationships with team members to develop production code. 

  • Exchange information with other engineers in the team to identify issues and recommend solutions. 

  • Suggest improvements to departmental standards and procedures. 


Essential skills: 


  • University/college degree in computer science 

  • At least 2 years of experience in using C language on Linux/Unix 

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Linux/Unix platforms 

  • Knowledge of HTTP/HTTPS protocols 

  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills 

  • Experience with unit testing systems 

  • Team player 

  • Fluent English 


Desirable skills: 


  • Experience with Apache web server 

  • Experience with (or willingness to learn) Perl or Python 

  • Knowledge of SSL/TLS protocols and encryption systems  

  • Security software development experience 

  • Experience of working in Agile (Scrum, Kanban) environment 




  • Professional advancement and training potential 

  • Modern development methodologies and cutting-edge technologies 

  • Excellent work environment with a young and agile team 

  • Language courses 

  • Secure background provided by a stable international company 

  • Competitive salary 


Place of work: Budapest XI. 

Working hours: 40 per week 

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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