Software Engineer (macOS)

Vancouver, Canada / Canada
Product Development – Software Engineering /
Permanent /
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
Interested in collaborating with exceptional individuals on cutting-edge software that safeguards millions of users worldwide?
The Mac Agent team is actively seeking dynamic and skilled software developers keen on crafting security solutions for macOS. Whether you're a newcomer to the macOS platform or boast years of expertise, we value your skills in fortifying Sophos' industry-leading protection against cyber threats. This presents an exciting opportunity to join a global software development team deeply committed to producing highly secure, top-notch, and efficient software.
Operated within an open and collaborative environment, our team fosters a culture of continuous improvement that each member actively contributes to. As such, you can anticipate involvement in all facets of our agile development process.

What You Will Do

    • Engage in software development tasks encompassing design, coding, debugging, and testing across various components and agents tailored for the macOS platform.
    • Collaborate closely with a team of software engineers and Development Managers to conceptualize and enhance the product feature set.
    • Offer recommendations and insights to QA engineers regarding integration testing processes.
    • Take ownership of designing and developing core features specifically for the macOS platform within the software engineering team.
    • Depending on your experience and proficiency, you may have the chance to tackle advanced development tasks.

What You Will Bring

    • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in software development.
    • A bachelor’s degree in computer science (or an equivalent field).
    • Experience with patterns and best practices with C/C++ or Swift or Objective-C
    • Knowledge of scripting languages and tools like Python and Bash.
    • Experience utilizing Development and CI tools such as Xcode, Jenkins, Git, and JIRA.
    • Familiarity with Osquery internals, including table schema, query execution engine, and extension development.
    • Knowledge in writing SQL queries to retrieve data from relational databases.
    • Proven experience in collaborating within a team environment to build sophisticated software solutions.
    • A proactive attitude towards learning and a constant drive to challenge yourself.
    • Strong ability to prioritize tasks, maintain focus, and see them through to completion.
    • Effective communication skills, with the capability to articulate and refine identified issues.
    • A sense of humor and a willingness to enjoy the work environment.
In Canada, the base salary for this role ranges from $80,000 to $134,000. In addition to base salary, we offer additional compensation including bonus eligibility and a comprehensive benefits package.  A candidate’s specific pay within this range will depend on a variety of factors, including job-related skills, training, location, experience, relevant education, certifications, and other business and organizational needs. 


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
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