Graduate Solutions Developer

  • Sophos,
  • Abingdon
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

Sophos is a next-generation IT security vendor that has stayed at the forefront of the industry by understanding the threat landscape, changing business needs and customer challenges. Our IT Applications team develops the systems Sophos relies upon to operate and deliver the products and services for which we’ve become known around the world. We are constantly looking for ways to revolutionise how technology interacts with the user; and have a penchant for solving complex and challenging technical problems in a creative and innovative manner.

Sophos prides itself in developing top talent and providing an environment where you can learn and develop your skills and career.

Due to our continuing growth and success we currently have a number of exciting new opportunities within our IT agile teams and are looking for bright, ambitious and creative graduates who want to kick-start a career in IT Security with a top security vendor.

What we are looking for

To succeed in this role, you’ll be passionate about Information Systems development, and keen to use your programming and scripting skills, your innovative ideas and problem solving talent to help the team develop the leading edge solutions for your customers, open to face new challenges and work with new technologies. You’ll feel at home within an Agile team with its open communications, pair programming, commitment to quality and focus on getting things done.

What you should expect

You will be working in the fastest growing industry sector in the world for one of the fastest growing security vendors in the world, and learning from the best in the business!

You will join one of our IT Solutions teams, working on industry leading CRM and CMS platforms, or cloud integration and data management solutions. We will provide all of the necessary support to enable you to succeed in contributing directly to the high-quality solutions that we release to our customers.

You will quickly be exposed to the full project lifecycle, contributing at all stages, and pairing with our experienced developers during the agile development phase.

Your career with Sophos is then what you make it – the opportunities are here for progression, with previous graduates having gone on to key technical and managerial positions within the company. You could become the architect of a new product, or manage and develop future graduates towards their own career goals.

We usually take on a number of graduates each year and, along with our annual intake of interns, find that there is an active social scene amongst them. Oxford is close by, offering the nightlife expected of a student city, and there is a leisure centre alongside our headquarters for those with an interest in sports. We also have occasional on-site events, recent examples include karting around the staff car park, movie nights, and our own music festival!

Main Duties
- Write product code along with test automation to deliver against project timescales, quality and requirements
- Effectively contribute working solely and during pair programming to deliver tasks as required by the agile team
- Contribute to daily stand-ups, kick-offs, collaborative estimation and retrospective meetings
- Participate in the design of solutions in line with asset technical strategy, quality and functionality requirements
- Actively contribute to release planning and drive for high-value and high-quality solutions which meet business needs
- Participate in security reviews of new developments to ensure that released products comply with Sophos’ security requirements and industry best practice
- Other duties and responsibilities as directed
- Experience and Skills


- Experience of developing code in any language
- Ability to learn new skills quickly and apply them to the role
- Natural problem solver who enjoys being challenged
- Able to work autonomously whilst working collaboratively within the wider team environment
- Interpersonal communication style, a natural relationship builder who uses these skills to deliver
- BSc in Computing or other numerate discipline, or equivalent experience


- Development using C# or Java
- Scripting using JavaScript
- Experience of working within Agile development methodologies
- Knowledge of cloud services platforms
- Experience with automated testing

The remuneration package includes:

Annual holiday entitlement of 25 days
Group personal pension scheme
Private medical insurance
Critical illness insurance
Death in service policy (life assurance)
Permanent health insurance
Travel insurance
Personal accident cover
Working conditions at Sophos are very good and include:

Subsidised staff restaurant
Free beverages, fruit and pastries

If you are a recruiter or placement agency, please do not submit resumes to any person or email address at Sophos prior to having a signed agreement from Human Resources. Sophos is not liable for and will not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency. Furthermore, any resumes sent to us without an agreement in place will be considered your company's gift to Sophos and may be forwarded to our recruiters for their attention. Thank you.
Dice Id : DI6692
Position Id : Graduate Solutions Developer
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