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Senior Software Engineer-DevOps (Build & Release)



Software Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
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
This position will be leading/managing a DevOps team that is supporting an engineering organization with 200+ engineers. The team is key in delivering security product updates which protects 100,000+ customers around the world. Not only is the team responsible for maintaining the existing DevOps infrastructure, as a leader the candidate will also define the roadmap for the team, and creating plans to execute them. In the future, this position will grow to include additional responsibilities, providing room for advancement.

What you will do

  • Maintain and enhance existing build framework which uses Git, Jenkins, GNU make & Bazel.
  • Linux/Unix Systems Administration.
  • Identify & integrate open-source or 3rd party build and developer tools with existing systems to enable engineering teams to work more efficiently.
  • Contribute to the design & development of resilient CI/CD pipelines for NSG products.
  • Respond to events and troubleshoot/resolve operational issues.

What you will bring

  • Essential skills
  • 10+ Strong Build & Release experience using Git, Jenkins, Makefiles, Bazel.
  • Experience in scripting using shell, Python, Ruby, or Go.
  • Strong experience designing, troubleshooting, or working on CI/CD pipelines.
  • Proficient in Release Engineering methods on Git using GitFlow or customized GitFlow, and related tools.
  • Gitflow best practices (branching strategies).
  • Experience working with tools like Jenkins, Bamboo, Ansible, SonarQube, Artifactory.
  • Strong in virtualization concepts ‚ Hands on in Docker, Kubernetes.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Desired skills
  • Any past Development experience in C/C++
  • Expertise designing, implementing, and operating scalable cloud systems in AWS or VMWare.
  • Expertise designing and implementing monitoring strategies for complex systems.
  • Security domain/security testing knowledge a big plus.
  • Team Leader experience, judgement, and decision-making skills.
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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