QA Engineer

Vancouver, CA, V6C 1W6


Job Purpose

Your new team is searching for an energetic and talented software quality assurance engineer with interest in network security software for the Windows platform. 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

  • You will be working closely with Product Managers, developers, and other QA engineers to define test cases (both for automated and manual execution), verify new product features during story development, and create regression test cases where needed.
  • Our engineering workflows put emphasis on “building in” quality and you will be involved with all phases of development, from design to implementation to delivery.
  • You will recommend test priorities, assess quality risks, report on test progress and raise issues as required.
  • Depending on experience, skill and desire, you will be able to shape and influence your role and duties within the team.

Skills & Experience


  • 3+ years experience working with commercial software
  • 3+ years experience designing and executing test cases based on high-level requirements or use cases
  • Ability to learn and understand complex systems and technical issues
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Devotion to producing high quality, high performance systems
  • Able to prioritize, focus and drive tasks to completion
  • Sense of humor and a willingness to have fun


  • Working knowledge of networking technologies e.g. TCP/IP, IPSec, IPv6, etc.
  • Experience with network inspection software e.g. tcpdump, WireShark, etc.
  • Experience using Python and PowerShell (we build lots of tools with these)
  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Experience developing web filtering or anti-malware software


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.