Software Engineer - Remote work is negotiable

  • Sophos
  • Abingdon, UK
  • 15/10/2021
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Job Description

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
RoleWe are looking for a Software Engineer to join our expanding Core Products team in Abingdon. In this role you will be part of an agile team, developing new features for our cross-platform anti-malware components including the anti-virus engine and next generation file scanner. These components are central to our flagship products including Sophos InterceptX for endpoints, Sophos Firewall and Sophos Home. This team is highly collaborative and supportive and you will find that you are very quickly contributing to shipping code. In this role you will be using predominantly C and modern C++. You will also use Python for internal development such as test automation.
Applications are welcome at both senior and junior levels.Main Duties

  • Participate in the design of products in line with technical strategy, quality and functional requirements.
  • Actively contribute to release planning and drive for high-value and high-quality solutions which meet business needs.
  • Write product code along with test automation to deliver against project timescales, quality and requirements.
  • Contribute to daily stand-ups, kick-offs, collaborative estimation and retrospective meetings.
  • Participate in security reviews of new developments to ensure that released products comply with security requirements and industry best practice.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as directed.

Experience and SkillsEssential:

  • Development of secure, high performance code in C and C++.
  • Working in an agile team, helping it to continuously improve.
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly and apply them to the role.
  • Technical problem solving.
  • Effective communication with different types of audience.
  • BSc in Computing or other numerate discipline, or equivalent experience.


  • Experience of developing cross platform code for Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac OS X platforms.
  • Building complex, high performance software.
  • Development of security related products.
  • Experience in writing highly secure code.
  • Confidence in presenting to a group

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 YouWe’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.
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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