Senior Mac Developer

Burlington, MA, US, 01803


Sophos Overview – Cybersecurity Evolved


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.


Job Purpose:

The Sophos Home team is searching for experienced software developers with a successful track record for writing great software to join our growing team. As a member of the team you’ll be involved in all aspects of our agile development process in an open, collaborative environment. We are passionate about making secure, high-quality Mac software and looking for people with a similar point of view.

You’ll be contributing to a premiere security product used by hundreds of thousands of users, at the cutting edge of detection and proactive prevention against malicious threats targeting the Mac platform.

Main Duties

  • Software development activities include design, coding, debugging, unit testing, and validation for various components and agents on the Mac platform. You will be working with Product Managers to design and refine the product feature set. Depending on experience and skill, there may be opportunities to shape the technical strategy and product requirements.
  • You will be working as part of a fast-growing team of software development professionals, using the latest tools, technologies, and industry best practices.

Skills & Experience:


  • 4+ years experience developing commercial software
  • 2+ years experience with Mac or iOS development using Objective-C, Cocoa & Swift
  • Experience in building large-scale, complex software in a team environment, including working and collaborating with remote team members
  • Devotion to producing high quality, high performance code
  • Outstanding software design, coding, and troubleshooting skills
  • Able to prioritize, focus, and drive tasks to completion
  • Sense of humor and a willingness to have fun


  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Experience using Test Driven Development practices
  • Experience using Perl, Python or Ruby
  • Experience in the development of security or virus protection software
  • Experience with automated build systems
  • Experience with macOS System Extensions
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Software (or equivalent)


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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