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Manager, Software Development (Central Core Platform team)

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15 days ago
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About Us

Sophos is a worldwide leader and innovator of advanced cybersecurity solutions, including Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and incident response services and a broad portfolio of endpoint, network, email, and cloud security technologies that help organizations defeat cyberattacks. As one of the largest pure-play cybersecurity providers, Sophos defends more than 500,000 organizations and more than 100 million users globally from active adversaries, ransomware, phishing, malware, and more. Sophos’ services and products connect through its cloud-based Sophos Central management console and are powered by Sophos X-Ops, the company’s cross-domain threat intelligence unit. Sophos X-Ops intelligence optimizes the entire Sophos Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem, which includes a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity and information technology vendors. Sophos provides cybersecurity-as-a-service to organizations needing fully managed, turnkey security solutions. Customers can also manage their cybersecurity directly with Sophos’ security operations platform or use a hybrid approach by supplementing their in-house teams with Sophos’ services, including threat hunting and remediation. Sophos sells through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, U.K. More information is available at

Role Summary

The Development manager works closely with the Director of Sophos Central Featuresdevelopment and with the Central ProductManagementteam to define and execute the Sophos central vision. In addition, this role involves networking with other product development leaders across Sophos.

We seek a top performing leader with the passion, experience and gravitas to effectively lead this critical business function. The ideal candidate will be a high energy, team oriented, customer driven problem solver with prior experience in delivering highly scalable and easy to use applications for small businesses and enterprises.

What you will do

  • Lead an Agile team to high levels of performance and implement effective and efficient project management processes.
  • Provide overall mentorship to a team of 6-9 technical contributors in Bangalore, as well as network effectively with other Sophos product teams across multiple geographies.
  • Drive decision-making processes to consensus and ensure that steps are taken to actual implementation of product roadmap.
  • Participate in strategic planning and design sessions with product management, engineering management, architects, operations and development team leads.
  • Partner effectively with operations to ensure solutions are instrumented to be supported in the field.
  • Be a change agent for improving processes both local to the team and more broadly across the organization.
  • What you will bring

  • 12 to 16 years of total experience with 3+ years of people management experience.
  • Strong leadership skills and a proven track record of building high performing teams.
  • Proven competence in hiring and managing high quality individual contributors. Components of managing include attracting top caliber people.
  • Management style that is aligned with the philosophy and evolving culture of the company – a style that encourages team involvement in decision making, accountability, and pragmatism.
  • Experience building web-based applications that employ highly interactive JavaScript pages that are fundamentally easy to use, highly reliable and scalable.
  • Experience with high-volume consumer or small business oriented solutions.
  • Experience with Agile Software Development methodologies.
  • In-depth knowledge of Java web-based applications.
  • Experience integrating with partners via APIs.
  • Exceptionally strong written and verbal communications skills, as well as good interpersonal and organization skills.
  • Additional Information



    Ready to Join Us?

    At Sophos, we believe in the power of diverse perspectives to fuel innovation. Research shows that candidates sometimes hesitate to apply if they don't check every box in a job description. We challenge that notion. Your unique experiences and skills might be exactly what we need to enhance our team. Don't let a checklist hold you back –we encourage you to apply.

    What's Great About Sophos?

    · Sophos operates a remote-first working model, making remote work the primary option for most employees. However, some roles may necessitate a hybrid approach. Please refer to the location details in our job postings for further information.

    · 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 who 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 [email protected].

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