Mac Developer

Vancouver, CA, V6C 1W6


Sophos Overview – Cybersecurity Evolved

Sophos evolves to meet every new challenge, protecting more than 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by SophosLabs, our cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions are able to adapt and evolve to secure endpoints and networks against never-before-seen cybercriminal tactics and techniques. Managed through our award-winning, cloud-based platform, Sophos Central, our best-of-breed products work together through our unique Synchronized Security system to share threat intelligence and respond to evolving threats. The Sophos suite of products secures networks and endpoints against automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more.


Software Developer (macOS)

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.


Main Duties

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.


Essential Experience and Skills

  • 2+ 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


Desirable Experience and Skills

  • 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
  • Bachelors 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.

If you choose to explore this opportunity, and subsequently share your CV or other personal details with Sophos, these details 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 opportunities 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.