Principal Software Development Engineer in Test

Vancouver, CA, V6C 1W6


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 Principal SW Engineer in Test, you would be providing technical leadership towards the High Quality Releases for Sophos Email Security Product line. The role would require you to work with other Software Engineers, Product Management and Senior Management to ensure focused, Measured, Monitored - Automation driven Software releases.


What You Will Do

  • Designing, Developing, Maintaining and updating the Test Automation Framework as per need of the project feature development work.
  • Development of Test Strategies, Test plans and execute the same.
  • Provide Technical leadership to other quality engineers to achieve consistent, Monitored and measurable software quality goals.
  • Participation in Design and architecture discussions
  • Ability to learn and understand complex systems and technical issues
  • Capability to troubleshoot and debug the external and internal issues.
  • Work effectively and efficiently in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
  • Excellent Review skills for work of the peers in wider quality engineering organization


What You Will Bring


  • 13 + years of technical experience with at least 5 years as Senior and/or Principal Engineer
  • Bachelor’s or Higher Degree in Software Engineering or equivalent.
  • Strong Automation experience using Java
  • Exposure to API testing using REST/SOAP
  • Experience in Testing of Microservices
  • Hands-on experience in Automation Framework Development.
  • Experience in Test Planning & writing Test Strategies
  • Excellent troubleshooting and analytical skills.
  • Knowledge / Experience with Cloud based platforms and technologies
  • Hands-on testing experience with CI/CD deployments and test integrations in Pipelines
  • Experience with Agile/ Scrum SDLC setup.
  • Understanding of build process and automation.



  • Understanding of Microsoft technologies like O365, Exchange server-mail delivery.
  • Experience working on Jenkins
  • Linux / Unix experience
  • Experience / Understanding of Perf Tests
  • Experience with other scripting like python, Shell scripting, groovy etc.
  • Experience with Test Coverage Tools and test Strategizing using the same
  • Linux / Unix experience
  • Experience / Understanding of Perf Tests
  • Experience with other scripting like python, Shell scripting, groovy etc.
  • Experience with Test Coverage Tools and test Strategizing using the same
  • Familiarity with end-to-end email delivery (IP addresses, DNS, SMTP, authentication, Spam, Quarantine etc.)
  • Working in Software security domain and products would be a strong plus.



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 Masterclass and 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.


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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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