What's the best optimal configuration to run Sophos Endpoint Agent for Developers?

I'm apart of the infra team in my comp and we've having troubles trying to pin point and exclude certain features on Sophos that may be the cause of their VM or Laptop slowing down and using a lot of CPU or RAM resources while they are running scripts or commands on Visual Studio, especially running a command like NPM to extract packages from the web. Has anyone came across any solution for this or a specific configuration for developers?