Senior Software Engineer

Vancouver, CA, V6C 1W6


Sophos makes IT security simple with next-generation solutions that protect networks, servers, and devices, wherever they are. Today, more than 100 million users in 150 countries and a global network of channel partners trust Sophos to deliver simple solutions to complex security challenges. Focused on innovation and backed by a global network of Sophos Labs threat intelligence centers and industry-leading support, Sophos delivers solutions that are simple to deploy, maintain, and manage, enabling organizations to focus on performance and growth. Sophos — Security made simple.

Job Purpose

Your new team is searching for energetic and talented software developers with interest in network security software using modern C++ for Windows. Whether you have only some experience, or years of it, 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

  • Software development activities include design, coding, debugging, and unit testing for various components on supported Windows platforms. This is an advanced team and your role requires end-to-end ownership of sophisticated development tasks.
  • You will be working with Product Managers, Development Managers, and security specialists to design and implement the product feature set. We will listen to your recommendations and suggestions as you actively collaborate with QA engineers regarding integration, security, and performance testing.


Skills & Experience


  • Experience developing commercial software using C++
  • Experience in building complex software in a team environment
  • Devotion to producing high quality, highly performant systems
  • Able to prioritize, focus and drive tasks to completion
  • Sense of humor and a willingness to have fun
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer software engineering, or equivalent/similar


  • Experience with scripting languages: Python, PowerShell, etc.
  • Working knowledge of networking technologies e.g. TCP/IP, IPSec, IPv6, etc.
  • Experience with network inspection software e.g. tcpdump, WireShark, etc.
  • 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.

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