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C++ Developer

Vancouver, CA, V6C 1W6

Engineering

C++ Developer for Windows
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

Your new team is searching for energetic and talented software developers with interest in network security software using modern C++ for Windows. Whether you have only some experience, or years of it, we want your help extending Sophos’ industry-leading protection to detect, prevent, and mitigate even more exploits. This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in a global software development team that is passionate about making very secure, high quality, very performant software.

 

Main Duties

  • Software development activities include design, coding, debugging, and unit testing for various components on supported Windows platforms. This is an advanced team and your role requires end-to-end ownership of sophisticated development tasks.
  • You will be working with Product Managers, Development Managers, and security specialists to design and implement the product feature set. We will listen to your recommendations and suggestions as you actively collaborate with QA engineers regarding integration, security, and performance testing.

 

Skills & Experience

Essential:

  • Experience developing commercial software using C++
  • Experience in building complex software in a team environment
  • Devotion to producing high quality, highly performant systems
  • Able to prioritize, focus and drive tasks to completion
  • Sense of humor and a willingness to have fun
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer software engineering, or equivalent/similar

 

Desirable:

  • Experience with scripting languages: Python, PowerShell, etc.
  • Working knowledge of networking technologies e.g. TCP/IP, IPSec, IPv6, etc.
  • Experience with network inspection software e.g. tcpdump, WireShark, etc.
  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Experience developing web filtering or anti-malware software

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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