Software Engineer - Data

Burlington, MA, US, 01803


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 has major hubs around the globe. More information is available at www.sophos.com

Role Summary


Software Engineers possess the ability to function as an individual contributor as part of a larger development team. Frequently will have direct responsibility for product features or key technology choices and implementation. Collaborates as part of a team for the development of complex systems; including requirements analysis, concept development and design, implementation, and testing, demonstrating flexibility of role as required. 


 Main Duties 


  • Drive design and implementation leveraging modern design patterns 
  • Ability to partner effectively with UX, PM, DevOps, QE and other developers to design and implement meeting the spirit of requirements 
  • Pride in authorship of code 
  • Experience in Data modeling, data structures, and schema management 
  • Technically curious to keep present on advances in technology 
  • Experience with segregation of model, presentation, and business logic. 
  • TDD experience and strong desire to build in test from the start. 
  • Write code (Test or Product) to deliver against project timescales, quality and requirements in various languages including Java or other selected languages for Sophos Cloud products. 
  • Conduct Unit, System and Integration testing and fixing errors, with guidance if required. 
  • Work with best of breed Cloud technologies (NoSQL, high throughput event processing, cloud-scale data analytics, etc) 
  • Design small software components (Functionality, defect fixes or automation) that form part of a larger solution, in line with team objectives 
  • Define Test scenarios and Test cases to ensure quality of the team’s deliverables 
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to junior developers in daily Scrum meetings. 


Experience and Skills 


  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent 
  • 3+ years of JAVA, JUNIT, Spring, Json. 
  • Experience using and creating RESTful APIs. 
  • Experience/Familiar with containers such as Docker. 
  • Experience/Familiar with microservices architecture 
  • Experience with cloud hosted computing services such as AWS or Google 
  • Experience/Familar with the following technologies (recommended); 

                 MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis, or CouchDB 


  • Experience/knowledge with CI/CD (Jenkins, Terraform preferred) 
  • Experience with Agile Software Development methodologies 
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Understands how products and technologies interface with each other and fit with the strategy and business needs 
  • Evaluation of technical and functional specifications and their cohesion 
  • Technical problem solving 
  • Effective communication with different types of audience 

What’s Great About Sophos?

  • Our people are what makes Sophos special – we demonstrate shared vision, talent, innovation, and creativity, all of which are accompanied by a great sense of fun and team spirit.
  • Employee-led diversity and inclusion groups that build community within Sophos and provide internal education and advocacy (eg. Sophos Women in Tech group to improve gender parity, encourage gender-balanced leadership, and support career progression at Sophos)
  • Sophos Environment Network and employee challenges to contribute to sustainability and reduce our environmental footprint
  • Annual commitment to charity and fundraising across our global sites and volunteer days for employees to give back to local communities
  • Global trivia competitions to keep our minds sharp
  • Global Mental Health days off work for all Sophos to help employees relax and recharge
  • Monthly employee wellbeing webinars and training to support employee health and wellbeing
  • Employee rewards and thanks, such as our free annual subscription to Calm


Our Commitment To You

We’re proud of the diverse and inclusive environment we have at Sophos, and we’re committed to ensuring equality of opportunity.   We believe that diversity, combined with excellence, builds a better Sophos, so we encourage applicants that can contribute to the diversity of our team.  All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, sex, gender reassignment, marital status, race, religion or belief, color, age, military veteran status, disability, pregnancy, maternity or sexual orientation.  We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know.


Data Protection

If you choose to explore an opportunity, and subsequently share your CV or other personal details with Sophos, these details will be held by Sophos for 12 months in accordance with our Privacy Policy and used by our recruitment team to contact you regarding this or other relevant opportunites at Sophos. If you would like Sophos to delete or update your details at any time, please follow the steps set out in the Privacy Policy describing your individual rights. If you have any questions about Sophos' data protection practices, please contact dataprotection@sophos.com.

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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