Senior Software Engineer (Ruby OR Python Web Development)

At Sophos
  • Full Time
  • Employee
  • Full Remote

Posted on June 19th

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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

Role Summary
As a member of the Cybersecurity Team, the developer will work closely with security engineers, penetration testers and product management to lead the development of new applications and tools, designed to enable Sophos to better consume and integrate with Cybersecurity team services.
We are seeking an individual with a passion for software engineering and a keen interest to explore and leverage new technologies.
This a great opportunity to help secure a world-leading cybersecurity company. As you’d expect you’ll be joining an organization that takes security seriously. You will get the opportunity to work with some world-leading experts from across the company in a fast-paced and exciting environment where security is a priority. 

What You Will Do
  • Develop backend for our Security Operations Product team to use for threat/detection/case workflow.
  • Develop backend for product used by Security Operations customers.
  • Ability to partner effectively with PM and other developers to design and implement meeting the spirit of requirements.
  • Write code (product and test) to deliver against project timeline, quality and requirements.
  • Define test scenarios and test cases to ensure quality of the team's deliverables.
  • Design software components (functionality, defect fixes, tests) that form part of a larger solution, in line with team objectives.

What You Will Bring
  • 5+ years of experience with Ruby or Python developing web microservices (Rails, Sinatra)
  • Good understanding of Ruby syntax
  • A solid understanding of object oriented programming and design
  • Familiarity with MVC, mocking, ORM, and RESTful concepts
  • Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL Databases
  • Experience with Git and Kanban or Agile development methodologies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent attention to user experience
  • Extra Credit-Familiarity with DevOps tools and cloud infrastructure management

What's Great About Sophos?
·   Our people – we innovate and create, all of which are accompanied by a great sense of fun and team spirit
·   Employee-led diversity and inclusion networks that build community and provide education and advocacy
·   Annual charity and fundraising initiatives and volunteer days for employees to support local communities
·   Global employee sustainability initiatives to reduce our environmental footprint
·   Global fitness and trivia competitions to keep our bodies and minds sharp
·   Global wellbeing days for employees to relax and recharge
·   Monthly wellbeing webinars and training to support employee health and wellbeing

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, 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

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