Senior Manager, Software Development

Burlington, MA, US, 01803


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 seek a top performing technical leader with the passion, experience and gravitas to motivate and lead multiple agile teams of talented SDEs and SDETs developing Sophos’ next-generation Cloud Platform. The ideal candidate will be a high energy, team oriented, customer driven problem solver with prior experience in delivering highly scalable and easy to use products for small businesses and enterprises.


Main duties

  • Lead multiple Agile teams to high levels of performance and implement effective and efficient project management processes.
  • Provide overall mentorship to a team of 6-12 technical contributors in Burlington and offshore 3rd Party developers, as well as network effectively with other Sophos product teams across multiple geographies.
  • Drive decision-making processes to consensus and execute projects to completion
  • Participate in strategic planning and design sessions with product management, engineering management, architects, operations and development team leads.
  • Partner effectively with operations to ensure solutions are instrumented to be supported in the field.
  • Will drive teams to deliver a highly performant platform for building micro-services on Sophos Central.
  • Be a change agent for improving processes both local to the team and more broadly across the organization.


Skills & Experience

  • A solid understanding of software development and a proven track record of leading full stack teams developing cloud applications, frameworks and features.
  • Strong technical skills – should have technical acumen to vet plan and designs in collaboration with tech leads and architects. Should be sufficiently hands-on to step in when required to do code reviews and contribute code.
  • Passion for building and automating quality into the software development lifecycle
  • A strong interest in challenges associated with building frameworks and automating deployments in the cloud.
  • Understand common standards/processes/tools and the ability to leverage them where possible.
  • Ability to develop shared vision across key stakeholders through developing relationships and clear timely communication.
  • Effective at reaching out in real-time to overcome roadblocks.
  • Excellent in verbal and written communication and able to convey dissenting opinions in a constructive manner, particularly written communications.
  • Focus on “what” is being done and equally “how.”
  • Will have a passion to learn world of internet security and the Sophos product set.
  • Strong technical accomplishments solving hard software engineering problems
  • Strong leadership skills and a proven track record of building high performing teams.
  • Proven competence in hiring and managing high quality individual contributors. Components of managing include attracting top caliber people.
  • Management style that is aligned with the philosophy and evolving culture of the company – a style that encourages team involvement in decision making, accountability, and pragmatism.
  • Experience creating scalable application frameworks and micro-services.
  • Experience with Agile Software Development methodologies.
  • In-depth knowledge of Java and Javascript web-based applications
  • Experience delivering customer facing features that require full-stack development
  • Experience delivering applications in a public cloud
  • Experience using build and deployment tools like Jenkins, Kubernetes etc
  • 8+ years of experience in development organizations, with at least 3-5 years as a Development Manager in a small to medium-sized technology company.
  • Exceptionally strong written and verbal communications skills, as well as good interpersonal and organization skills.


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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