Senior Software Developer (macOS)

Canada West Remote
Job Requisition Number:  CAENG67

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 energetic and talented software developers interested in building security software on macOS.  Whether you’re new to the Mac platform or have years of experience, we want your expertise extending Sophos’ industry-leading protection to beat even more of the bad guys. 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 each of us contributes to, so you can expect to be involved in all aspects of our agile development process.


These positions are based in our Canadian office in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We will consider fully remote work within Canada for the right candidate.


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What You Will Do

Software development activities include design, coding, debugging and unit testing for various components and agents on the Mac platform.


You will be working with Product Managers and Development Managers to design and refine the product feature set. You will also provide recommendations and suggestions to QA engineers regarding integration and performance testing. Depending on experience and skill, there may be opportunities for advanced development tasks.


What You Will Bring


  • 4+ years experience developing commercial software using object-oriented programming languages
  • Experience in building complex software in a team environment
  • Devotion to producing high quality, high performance systems
  • Ability to prioritize, focus and drive tasks to completion
  • Ability to work to a schedule
  • Eagerness to learn and challenge yourself
  • Sense of humor and a willingness to have fun
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Software (or equivalent)


  • Experience with macOS or iOS development using Objective-C/Swift
  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Experience with TCP network software development
  • Experience using scripting languages and tools eg. Python, Bash
  • Experience using Development and CI tools eg. Jenkins, JIRA, Git
  • Experience with Unix/Linux command line


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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