Senior Application Security Engineer

Gurugram, India Office
Job Requisition Number:  INENG501

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

As a member of Sophos Public Cloud development team, the Senior Application Security Engineer works closely with software engineers, architects, product management and others help integrate tools into their build/development environments to ensure consistent application of security controls across the product portfolio. This person should be familiar with Secure Development practices and have experience helping product teams adopt these activities.

We seek a top-performing technical leader with the passion, experience, and gravitas to effectively lead and contribute to this critical technology function. The ideal candidate will be a high energy, team oriented, customer driven problem solver with prior experience building secure software for enterprises.

This a great opportunity to contribute to security within a world-leading cybersecurity company. You will get the opportunity to work with some world-leading experts from across the company in a fast-paced and exciting environment where security is a priority. .


What you will do:

  • Design and implement frameworks and features that are instrumental in web application software’s and systems
  • Guide engineering team in the adoption of Secure Development & testing activities. (Training, Threat Modeling, Static/dynamic analysis)
  • Participate in planning and architecture sessions with engineering/product management, architects, operations, and development team leads
  • Help teams integrate fuzzing into their lower environments
  • Help product teams move to a DevSecOps way of performing application security.  
  • Provide engineering designs for new software solutions to help mitigate security vulnerabilities
  • Perform security functional testing as needed and validate pen-test findings


What you will bring:


  • 6 to 8 years of total work experience and 3+ years of relevant experience with DevSecOps.
  • Understanding of how vulnerabilities happen, and how to fix them at an architectural level
  • Solid understanding of common vulnerabilities (OWASP top 10, SANS top 25) and Implementation experience to fix them
  • Working experience in Application security tools (SAST, DAST & IAST Tools) - Ex. blackduck, sqreen, sqlmap, Sonarqube, Veracode, Contrastsecurity findbugs etc.
  • Solid understanding of Software development principles and Threat Modeling. Strong understanding of build environments and Source code management systems
  • Conducting security reviews for new components added to system and updates to existing DFDs for threat modelling
  • Maintaining a system of auditing and Access control of team members for various resources (Infra or otherwise) and application-based Users
  • Introducing and enforcing checks using tools/reviews on code, to improve shift-left security
  • Handling pen tests and bug bounty requests
  • Adequate knowledge of web related technologies (Web applications, Web Services and 
  • Service Oriented Architectures) and of network/web related protocols
  • Software development experience in one of the following core languages Java, JavaScript, or Python
  • Experience in Cloud Platform and Technologies (AWS/Azure/GCP)
  • 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.
  • Understanding of how to build tools, frameworks and services that will be consumed by
  • development/testing teams
  • Penchant for automating everything and experience in tackling the challenges
  • associated with building frameworks for, automating deployments to and monitoring and
  • maintaining the health of cloud platforms
  • 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



  • Strong Linux/Unix systems experience
  • Experience working with CI/CD pipeline tools like Jenkins, Terraform, VSTS etc.  
  • Experience with Agile Software Development methodologies 
  • Contributions to open-source security projects and/or publications
  • Security-related professional certification (CISSP/ CCSP, OSCP, CISA, etc.) 


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 opportunities 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.

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