Senior Manager, Software Development

Burlington, MA, US, 01803



At Sophos our mission is to protect our customers from cybersecurity threats. The CPG cloud platform group is responsible for developing many of the common cloud services that Sophos products build upon. The Software Development Manager for this group will work closely with the development leadership and product management teams to define and execute Sophos’ cloud platform vision.


We are seeking a top performing technical leader with the passion, experience and ability to lead multiple agile teams of talented engineers.  In this role, the right candidate will have the opportunity to lead a world-class team while having a direct impact on the success of the most critical products at Sophos. 



  • Lead multiple Agile teams (10 to 15 people) working on the Sophos Cloud Platform in Burlington, MA.
  • Responsible for all aspects of development and operational success of the services that you own.
  • Drive excellence in service delivery through implementation of effective practices & processes.
  • Participate in strategic planning with product mgmt., engineering mgmt., architects, & operations
  • Lead execution ensuring accountability to PM, on-time delivery, and production reliability.
  • Partner with other Sophos product teams to develop solutions for our customers.
  • Partner with operations to maintain service level targets and respond to production issues.
  • Inspire and motivate to attract and retain high performing talent
  • Cultivate a culture that values bold pursuit of goals, excellence in engineering, team success, and continuous improvement



  • 10+ years experience in software development; 5+ years as a manager.
  • Proven track record of building and retaining high performing teams
  • Experience developing and operating highly scalable cloud applications or services.
  • Mastery in Agile Software Development methodologies.
  • Applied knowledge in the following technical domains :
  • Public cloud platforms (preferably AWS)
  • Distributed cloud system architectures & patterns
  • Object-oriented development languages (preferably Java). Ability to read code and review PRs
  • DevOps/SRE practices (CI/CD, infra as code, production monitoring)
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to make data driven decisions.
  • Resourcefulness
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Exceptionally strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering

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.

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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