Team Lead, IT Applications

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

Information Technology

Sophos Overview – Cybersecurity Evolved


As a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, Sophos protects nearly 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by SophosLabs – a global threat intelligence and data science team – Sophos’ cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions secure endpoints (laptops, servers and mobile devices) and networks against evolving cybercriminal tactics and techniques, including automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more. The award-winning Sophos Central cloud-based platform integrates Sophos’ entire portfolio of best-of-breed products, from the Intercept X endpoint solution to the XG Firewall, into a single system called Synchronized Security. Sophos products are exclusively available through a global channel of more than 47,000 partners and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Sophos also makes its innovative commercial technologies available to consumers via Sophos Home. The company is headquartered in Oxford, U.K., and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “SOPH.”

Job Purpose
You will coordinate a high-performance collaborative team of Developers, 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.
You will also 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.


Main Duties
•    Manage a small number of developers 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 knowledge sharing across all team activities
•    Hands-on involvement in coding/testing
•    Ensure quality of releases through Test-Driven Development and test coverage reviews
•    Influence the team to ensure they are demonstrating best practice and championing the company values
•    Incrementally drive and improve system design throughout the project and BAU deliverables
•    Seek feedback from key stakeholders throughout the project (Business sponsors, IT Application team, 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


Skills / Qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar
•    4+ years of solid lead experience in a Development team
•    2+ years’ experience in development C#.Net / Java
•    Coaching experience on agile practices
•    Excellent technical problem solving skills
•    Effective communication with different types of audience
•    Knowledge in Security Best-Practices
•    Effective motivation of Team& Individuals
•    Performance Management
•    Ability to manage and resolve conflicts
•    Effective Delegation
•    Excellent written and verbal English communication skills

Advantageous skills:
•    Experience working with Salesforce
•    Risks Assessment and Mitigation exposure
•    Continuous integration / Continuous Delivery


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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