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Software Engineer- Microservices | Go Programmer



Software Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2023
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 Senior software engineer you will be working on our control plane. I, and be involved in the design and implementation of core components. It’s a great opportunity to help build from scratch our next generation control plane which will be included in our Firewall and other products. You will have the opportunity to work on cutting edge technology and interact closely with other engineering teams both locally and across Sophos. This role will leverage a variety of skills including Linux system knowledge, networking, performance optimization, data modelling and containers/orchestration in the cloud. This position will be based in Bangalore.

What you will do

  • Work with stakeholders to understand control plane features/requirements, and deliver high quality engineering work which conforms to best practices
  • Contribute to the design & implementation of the new control plane architecture
  • Participate in backlog estimation & project planning activities
  • Collaborate with QE teams to ensure product is well-tested and meets high quality standards
  • Drive improvements in the team’s software development practices by driving quality into the SDLC as early as possible
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to other junior developers on the team
  • Help drive innovation and architecture of the new control plane framework

What you will bring

  • 3-5 years developing commercial/production software.
  • BS/MS/PhD in information technology, computer science or a related engineering discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Experience designing and developing microservices.
  • Experience with the current technology stack which includes Go, Linux
  • Experience developing sound, secure remote API such as RESTful, OpenAPI and/or gRPC APIs.
  • Experience with C programming and network security is a must
  • Experience with container development, deployment and security
  • Knowledge of container orchestration such as Kubernetes
  • API development knowledge of Kubernetes
  • 12 factor app development practitioner
  • Experience with data plane development or control plane development
  • Networking domain knowledge: TCP/UDP, Routing and Switching protocols.
  • Strong secure coding knowledge and practice
  • Experience working in an Agile Development environment.
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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.
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