Senior QA Engineer

Vancouver, CA, V6C 1W6


Sophos Overview – Cybersecurity Evolved


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 is headquartered in Oxford, U.K. More information is available at www.sophos.com.


Job Purpose:


As a QA Engineer in the Network Security Group, you will be involved in all aspects of the software development process from concept & design to delivery. The team works in an Agile development environment, and you will be involved in all aspects of the software development process. You will interact with Product Managers and Development Managers to define testing requirements/strategies for the product, and ensure the team delivers a quality product to our customers.


This role provides a great opportunity to immerse yourself in a fully Agile development team that delivers a quality product to real customers around the world. The team has a healthy ‘continuous improvement’ mentality, so there will also be opportunities to try out new technologies and processes.


This position is based at our Canadian office in Vancouver, British Columbia.


Main Duties


  • Work closely with the Product Manager and developers to develop test ideas from high level requirements
  • Refine test ideas into test plans & test cases for product features
  • Execute test plans to ensure high quality software is being delivered to customers
  • Report on test progress, recommend test priorities, assess quality risks and raise issues as required
  • Help troubleshoot issues by providing detailed reproduction steps and documentation
  • Implement and maintain automated test cases, tooling, and test framework
  • Diagnose and resolve automated test case failures



Skills & Experience:



  • 5+ years experience working with commercial software
  • Working knowledge of common networking protocols (e.g. HTTP/HTTPS, TCP/IP, DNS)
  • Experience working with virtual or cloud-based platforms (e.g. VMWare, HyperV, AWS, Azure)
  • Ability to learn and understand complex systems and technical issues
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to prioritize, focus and drive tasks to completion
  • Devotion to producing high quality, high performance systems
  • Sense of humour and a willingness to have fun



  • 2+ years experiencing working with Linux-based software
  • Experience working with networking or security software
  • Experience with Test Automation
  • Experience with: Jenkins, GIT, Bash, Perl, Test Rail, Azure, AWS
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment
  • Bachelor's degree in computer software (or equivalent)


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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