Software Engineer- mac OS

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

Sophos Home for Mac is a premiere cybersecurity product used by over a million users around the world, at the cutting edge of detection and proactive prevention against threats targeting the Mac platform these days. You’ll be involved in all aspects of our agile development process in an open, collaborative environment. We are passionate about making very secure, high quality software for the latest Mac platforms, and are looking for people with a similar point of view. We value innovation, creativity and hard work while providing team members with plenty of room to grow and fostering an environment for great careers.

Try the Sophos Home product for Mac (or Windows) yourself:


Main Responsibilities

  • Write product code along with test automation to deliver against project timelines, quality and requirements
  • Actively contribute to release planning, and drive for high-value and high-quality solutions which meet business needs
  • Participate in the design of products in line with technical strategy, quality and functionality requirements
  • Effectively contribute during pair programming to deliver tasks as required by the agile team
  • Contribute to daily stand-ups, kick-offs, collaborative estimation and retrospective meetings;
  • Participate in security reviews to ensure that released products comply with Sophos’ security requirements and industry best practice;
  • Other duties and responsibilities as directed.


Skills and Experience


  • Experience in developing software for macOS in Objective C or Swift.
  • Experience in building complex software in an agile team environment, including working and collaborating with remote team members.
  • Able to work autonomously and deliver in line with project roadmaps whilst working collaboratively within the wider team environment;
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly and apply them to the role;
  • Analytical with an eye for detail with a continuous improvement ethos;
  • Devotion to producing high quality, high performance systems with a great user experience
  • Sense of humor and a willingness to have fun



  • Designing software systems and components;
  • Experience in Security reviews, Secure coding and meeting Security requirements;
  • Experience of continuous integration, build and test;
  • Working knowledge of Python or other scripting language;
  • Some experience in web development, particularly using Angular or AngularJS.
  • Mentoring and Coaching others

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, color, 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.