Principal Software Engineer

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:

Cloud Optix delivers the continuous analysis and visibility organizations need to detect, respond, and prevent security and compliance gaps while finding ways to optimize cloud spend. The Sophos Cloud Security Posture Management tool provides a single view of security posture across AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Kubernetes and infrastructure-as-code environments.

 It also provides an opportunity to any software engineer who wants to tackle truly challenging problems in building high scale distributed system and build cloud security platform.

As a member of the Sophos Public Cloud development team, the Principal Software Engineer works closely with software engineers, architects, product management and others to design and scalable services and architecture and quickly bring public cloud security and compliance new features to market.  As part of an agile scrum team, you will design & develop platform features and promote best practices for the continuously evolving Cloud security platform.  You will work with other Sophos product development teams to understand and build features that leverage their feature set to enhance the security posture and provide a unified approach to cloud platforms. The principal engineer will also be the product owner for a number of components of this team and will be responsible to track, report and monitor the sprint commitments for this team.


Main Duties:

  • Solid understanding of cloud-based platforms and microservice architecture.
  • Proven track record of architecting, building, deploying and testing large scale distributed systems handling millions of requests per minute.
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills and demonstrated ability to investigate and solve complex problems, including solving critical production issues in complex systems and investigating and determining root causes.
  • Technical acumen to lead the creation of both system-level and service-level designs in collaboration with other technical experts.
  • Capability and desire to own both the design and implementation of software components and services to solve deep technical problems.
  • Understanding of how to build tools, frameworks and services that will be consumed by other development teams.
  • Penchant for automating everything, and in particular, experience tackling the challenges associated with building frameworks for, automating deployments to and monitoring and maintaining the health of cloud platforms.
  • Understanding of common standards / processes / tools and the ability to leverage them where possible.
  • Excellent in verbal and written communication, and able to constructively discuss and convey differing ideas, approaches and perspectives, particularly in written communications.
  • Eagerness to learn the world of Internet security and the Sophos product suite.
  • Provide technical leadership for distributed product architecture and design and promote best practices for the Sophos Cloud Optix Product
  • Provide mentorship in framework design to engineers in the team across sites and collaborate effectively with other Sophos product development teams across multiple geographies.
  • Design and implement frameworks and feature that are instrumental in building the next generation Sophos Cloud Optix feature set.
  • Participate in planning and design sessions with engineering management, architects, operations and development team leads.
  • Partner with operations to ensure solutions can be supported in the field.


Skills & Experience



  • Extensive experience developing and supporting Java based web applications & services, and experience with Spring and/or SpringBoot
  • Hands on experience on Elastic Search and Postgres DB
  • Experience using terraform to deploy infrastructure in support of your applications.
  • Experience deploying and supporting production applications in a public cloud, preferably AWS.
  • Expert level understanding of distributed cloud architectures & patterns including availability, security, and telemetry.
  • Strong working knowledge of Docker and the container ecosystem
  • Excellent operational knowledge of Linux operating systems
  • Exceptionally strong written and verbal communications skills, as well as good interpersonal, organization, and teamwork skills.
  • 10+ years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Computer Science or equivalent



  • Strong knowledge in at least one scripting language, preferably Python
  • Knowledge of AWS services including EC2, IAM, CloudWatch, SQS, SNS, S3 is preferable.
  • Kubernetes and container orchestration experience
  • Experience with CI/CD tools and methodologies, specifically Jenkins
  • Experience in developing and deploying for AWS, Azure and/or GCP cloud platform


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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