Software Engineer - Python

Budapest, HU, 1117

Technology Office

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.


Job purpose:

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.)

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.


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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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