Senior Software Engineer - Back End

Vancouver, CA, V6C 1W6

Technology Office

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


This position offers an amazing opportunity to hone and expand your existing skill set. Because our platform works with a wide variety of automation tools, you will almost certainly be learning something new. We are working on exciting and challenging problems in a rapidly emerging market, and need your help building the best DevSecOps automation platform available. 


What You Will Do

  • Design and implement enhacements and new additions to our orchestration engine
  • Design and implement a plugin-based module system for executinv a wide variety of open IT automation tools, ranging from scripts in various programming languages to cloud orchestration templates to security automation tools
  • Work with public cloud services including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and google Cloud Platform for use with our platform execution environment
  • Design, implement, and refine NoSQL database models for the application
  • Design and implement service – orientated back end web servers and daemons to perform business logic and data processing functions
  • Product architecture diagrams and specifications in collaboration with a team
  • Work with the business team and other lead engineers to translate business requirements into technical requirements


What You Will Bring

  • 5+ years experience in software engineering, particularly in web application development
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or similar technical discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Proficiency in computer science fundamentals, including data structures, algorithms, operating systems, and distributed systems
  • Experience with web technologies including HTTP and TCP/IP network stacks
  • Knowledge of Linux-based operation system fundamentals
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work closely with a small team, as well as with clients
  • Proficiency in multiple general purpose programming languages, such as Python, Go, Roby, JavaScript, Rust, Java, C/C++, etc.


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 Masterclass and 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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