Team Lead, Application Development

Makati City, National Capital Region (NCR), PH, 1225

Information Technology

Sophos makes IT security simple with next-generation solutions that protect networks, servers, and devices, wherever they are. Today, more than 100 million users in 150 countries and a global network of channel partners trust Sophos to deliver simple solutions to complex security challenges. Focused on innovation and backed by a global network of Sophos Labs threat intelligence centers and industry-leading support, Sophos delivers solutions that are simple to deploy, maintain, and manage, enabling organizations to focus on performance and growth. Sophos — Security made simple.

Job Purpose

Engineering Team Leads demonstrate the ability to coordinate a high-performance collaborative team of Software and QA Engineers, under the guidance of a Development Manager, ensuring that the approach and delivery of all aspects of the team’s work aligns with departmental policies.
Collaborate hands-on as part of the team for the development and/or testing of complex systems; including requirements analysis; security best practices; concept development and design; implementation; testing; and demonstrating flexibility of role as required. 
Ensure that the quality of all deliveries made by the team meets the defined criteria, and engage with groups across the business to enable their team to effectively deliver products and updates that meet customer requirements and expectations.


Duties & Responsibilities

•    Manage a small number of engineers within a Development Manager’s team, mentoring and coaching them to a high performance, competency and commitment, and supporting their career progression
•    Provide critical and constructive assessments of staff performance to enable the Development Manager to objectively and consistently review team remuneration and advancement
•    Actively drive to deliver high-value and high-quality solutions, under guidance from the Development Manager, within a matrix-management structure
•    Actively contribute to release planning
•    Coach effective pairing across all team activities
•    Hands-on involvement in coding/testing through pairing
•    Ensure quality of releases through Test-Driven Development and test coverage reviews
•    Influence engineers to ensure they are demonstrating best practice and championing the company values
•    Incrementally drive and improve system design throughout the project
•    Seek feedback from key stakeholders throughout the project (Product Managers, IT, Support etc…)
•    Proactively monitor, and drive to improve, the stability and security of code produced through Continuous Integration; a focus on test automation and security best-practice
•    Contribute to and deliver against the wider team priority list, owned by the Development Manager
•    Lead Root Cause Analysis investigations. Identify trends and areas of weakness, and drive corrective actions
•    Promote an atmosphere of innovation and result focus
•    Other duties and responsibilities as directed


Skill & Abilities
•    Coaching on Agile Practices  

•    Motivation of Team & Individuals
•    Technical problem solving    

•    Meeting deadlines and commitments
•    Effective communication with different types of audience   

•    Manage and resolve conflicts
•    Software Development    

•    Prioritisation of tasks and deliverables
•    Security Best-Practices    

•    Effective Delegation
•    Risks Assessment and Mitigation    

•    Performance Management

•    BSc – Computing or other numerate    

•    MSc – Computing or other numerate


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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