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Senior QA Engineer (macOS)

Vancouver, CA, V6C 1W6

Engineering

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

Want to work with amazing people on amazing software that protects millions of users worldwide?

 

Your new team is searching for an energetic and talented quality assurance engineer interested in security software on macOS.  Whether you’re new to the Mac platform or have years of experience, 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.

 

Your team operates in an open, collaborative environment and has a healthy ‘continuous improvement’ culture that every one of us contributes to, so you can expect to be involved in all aspects of our agile development process.

 

What You Will Do 

You will be working as part of a team of experienced software development professionals, using the latest tools, technologies, and industry best practices. The team has a healthy ‘continuous improvement’ mindset, and you are expected to be part of that culture.

 

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.

 

What You Will Bring

Essential:

  • 3+ years experience working with commercial software development
  • 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

Desired:

  • Experience with macOS or with Unix/Linux command line
  • Working knowledge of networking technologies
  • Experience with network inspection software e.g. tcpdump, WireShark, etc.
  • Experience using scripting languages and tools eg. Python, Bash
  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Experience with multi-threaded or multi-process systems

 

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 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.

 

Data Protection

If you choose to explore an opportunity, ansd subsequently share your CV or other personal details with Sophos, these detaild will be held by Sophos for 12 months in accordance with our Privacy Policy and used by our recruitment team to contact you regarding this or other relevant opportunites at Sophos. If you would like Sophos to delete or update your details at any time, please follow the steps set out in the Privacy Policy describing your individual rights. If you have any questions about Sophos' data protection practices, please contact dataprotection@sophos.com.

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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