Manager, Software Development

Gurugram, HR, IN, 122008


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 willingness to motivate and lead an agile team of talented SDEs and SDETs developing Sophos’ cloud security and compliance products as part of Sophos Public Cloud Group. The Development Manager works closely with Senior team leadership and Product Management team to define and execute the Sophos Optix vision. In addition, this role involves networking with other development teams across Sophos.


Main Duties

  • Lead, motivate and grow the Sophos Optix product engineering team
  • Recruit, hire and retain top technical talent
  • A great understanding of technologies and a proven track record of leading full stack teams in developing cloud applications and features.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and effective decision making to the team
  • A strong interest in customer problems and how to solve them.
  • Understand the common standards/processes/tools and the ability to leverage them where possible.
  • Constantly improve our engineering processes, team practices and predictability and effective at reaching out in real-time to overcome roadblocks.
  • Lead a high functional Agile team to higher levels of performance and implement effective and efficient project management processes.



Skills & Experience


  • Leading agile teams with a proven track record of building high performing teams.
  • Deep knowledge of JAVA, Spring, Java Web Services and RESTful Services
  • Past record of working with cloud providers such as Amazon, Google, MS Azure for engineering deployments
  • Able to provide effective feedback on both technical and operational aspects
  • Proven competence in hiring and managing high quality individual contributors. Components of managing include attracting top caliber people.
  • Eagerness to dig into technical questions and understand and examine from all aspects
  • Understanding of basic security concepts and related secure design principals will be an added advantage
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 10+ years of experience in development organizations, with at least 2-3 years as a Team lead or Manager in a small to medium-sized technology company.



  • Exceptionally strong written and verbal communications skills, as well as good interpersonal and organization skills.
  • Experience in tracking and reporting teams’ progress to senior management over purposeful metrics.



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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