Senior SDET (IPSec - Network Security)

Senior SDET (IPSec – Network Security)

Job title: Senior SDET (IPSec – Network Security)

Company: Sophos

Job description: 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 a QA, you will be responsible for quality of Network security content helping to protect millions of users worldwide from Network security threats and exploits. This role requires an ability to apply processes and procedures, as well as problem solving and critical thinking skills, to perform complex testing and automation activities to validate the content. The ideal candidate is passionate about computer network security and obsessed about quality with an attention to detail.

What you will do

  • Design, develop and maintain test plans, scripts for functional and release testing
  • Develop and maintain automation tests for content releases
  • Build test beds as needed
  • Design and develop test platform for various IPS/UTM products
  • Maintain aligned communication with the team which includes quality, effectiveness, 3rd party test issues etc.,
  • Ability to enforce people following documented operational processes
  • Perform regular internal audits and fire drills to identify the gaps in processes
  • Develop and maintain testing processes and documentation
  • Participate in and, where necessary, lead incident response and after-action reporting activities
  • Implement and continuously improve Operational, releases and quality processes
  • Identify testing/automation requirements and present them to management
  • Establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence

What you will bring

  • Over 6 years of experience in IPS Signature Development/Test (preferably on Snort or equivalent engine)
  • Good understanding of various network and end-point security providing technologies such as conventional Firewalls, NGFWs, IDS/IPS, AV/UTM, Proxy Servers etc.
  • Knowledge and experience in Snort IPS rules
  • Knowledge and experience with test methodologies used in software development
  • Knowledge and experience with networking and troubleshooting skills
  • Knowledge and experience with UNIX/Linux systems
  • Knowledge and experience with Web technologies (HTTP, SSL)
  • Proven understanding of common data structures and have good algorithmic skills
  • Knowledge and experience with automation development using one or more languages (Python / Perl / Java / C/ C++/ Go / Ruby / JavaScript etc.)
  • Knowledge of automation tools, infrastructure and framework and working experience on automating tests using various industry standard tools & markups (Robot, Junit, Jenkins, Selenium, Robot Framework, xPath, Yaml, JSON, REST)
  • Bachelor/Master Degree in Engineering, Computer Science/Electronics OR Bachelor/Master of Computer Application
  • Essential Soft skills:
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Interpersonal and communication skills, focused on building rapport and listening
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize workload along with project assignments
  • Flexibility to work with teams in different time zones
  • Critical thinking – Ability to analyse situations and make informed decisions – think critically and devise solutions
  • Team work – Ability to collaborate with team members, accept feedback from others
  • Positive attitude – Bring positivity to team members
  • Sense of urgency to business requirements.



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.

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

Expected salary:

Location: India

Job date: Sun, 28 May 2023 06:18:45 GMT

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