Software Development Engineer in Test

Burlington, MA, US, 01803



Sophos Central is seeking a talented, experienced Software Development Engineer in Test to work on our Data Platforms team. The Team currently designs, implements, and maintains several services and infrastructure that provides machine learning, messaging, data transformation and data storage to other distributed teams in Sophos. We currently are designing the next evolution of our architecture and  we’ll be looking forward to welcoming another fantastic member onto our team to help us get to the next level of scale!


Main Duties

  • Design, implement, maintain proprietary Test Automation framework, infrastructure, and code base
  • Provide mentorship and consultation to distributed Quality Engineering team
  • Supplement Test Automation capabilities to teams
  • Using industry standard Test Automation tools to create a framework for automated testing
  • Identifying and implementing process improvements for Test Automation efficiency
  • Participate in all phases of the SDLC from design to delivery on Test Automation team projects
  • Conduct technical presentations on Test Automation/Quality Engineering specific topics
  • Research and Develop Test Automation tools to provide innovative solutions to Test Automation problems


Essential Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of Java, ability to write/code Test Automation using Java and Java based product SDK. 
  • Expert knowledge of Test Automation industry standard tooling and best practices
  • Very strong Quality Engineering skills in data validation, test execution, test planning, test case design, and test result reporting
  • Experience executing or writing Test Automation that performs actions such as: HTTP Requests/Responses, query of remote databases, access and execute commands on external systems/platforms (AWS).
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Very strong troubleshooting skills
  • Good understanding of Linux or Unix Systems fundamentals
  • Good understanding of Networking fundamentals
  • Exposure to Cloud computing (AWS experience a plus)
  • Experience in Agile Scrum SDLC environment
  • Knowledge of Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment SDLC patterns
  • Strong multi-tasking skills and technical leadership skills



  • Bachelor’s degree in a software engineering related discipline. 
  • 5+ years of experience in a Test Automation role.
  • 2+ years of experience in a Quality Engineering role.

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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