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SRE DevOps Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, September 15, 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 an SRE-DevOps Engineer you will use your development and operational experience of cloud-native applications & infrastructure, skills in AWS, python development, and systems administration. Your extensive skills and experience will be put to good use in continually modernizing, scaling, and hardening an infrastructure that keeps pace with a fast-moving industry.

What you will do

  • Create cloud infrastructure resources in AWS & Kubernetes via automation using IaC such as Terraform, Helm, Github & Github Actions.
  • Create & deploy monitoring via automation using Monitoring as Code (MaC) such as Terraform & Grafana.
  • Develop and maintain CI/CD pipelines.
  • Build and run enterprise quality DevOps tooling for Engineering teams including ArgoCD, BackStageIO and Grafana.
  • Work with engineering functions to develop and deliver innovative solutions to problems found in production.
  • Works with your colleagues and other engineering teams to identify areas of opportunity and propose improvements to internal and/or production infrastructure.
  • Use your Cloud Services, DevOps/SRE experience to prevent incidents from ever happening
  • Build highly effective observability and monitoring solutions that alert on symptoms rather than on outages. Deliver strong metrics, alerting and tracing.
  • Identify operational processes suitable for automation and drive the implementation of solutions.
  • Carry personal responsibility for high quality changes to a live production infrastructure.
  • Create estimates and work plans then deliver according to those plans in an agile manner.
  • Be part of an on-call rotation; Occasionally participate during, or outside of, working hours in incident resolution as a subject matter expert.
  • Occasionally carry out changes outside of normal working hours.

What you will bring

  • Minimum 4 years experience of building secure, cloud-native applications using AWS managed services.
  • Ability to design, implement and operate automated production class, reliable deployment pipelines.
  • Development experience of creating complex AWS services using Terraform and automation.
  • Development experience of creating Kubernetes resources using Helm.
  • Python development, including serverless environments.
  • Linux systems administration.
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering modern DevOps practices for the full development lifecycle.
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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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