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Proofpoint Staff Software Engineer (Remote U.S.) in New York City, New York

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

Proofpoint’s Security Products Group is looking for a seasoned engineer to work on designing, building and deploying large-scale threat detection services. We use the sandboxing technique to detonate malware and to collect forensics about the latest threats from the most sophisticated threat actors. It is a core component of Proofpoint’s security platform and is leveraged across our product portfolio to protect our customers from threats coming in through e-mail, social media and SaaS applications.

We are looking for an engineer with technical expertise in multiple domains, internalized critical thinking skills, passion for coding and engineering best practices.

We are a fast-paced, high-energy team where you will be given the opportunity to make significant impact. The team has a solid engineering culture that values the craftsmanship of writing great code, enjoys learning, and solving big problems. Engineers on the team, work up and down the software stack to tackle challenges of scaling, reliability, security and usability for our users.

Your day-to-day

  • Be member of a high-performing team of engineers responsible for building criticalthreat detection andanalysisservices

  • Take end-to-end responsibility to develop resilient and scalable components/features and get them integrated into the service

  • Optimize and scale our detection platform

  • Write custom code or integrate open source technologies as needed to find solutions to problems

  • Help define processes and build tools as needed to scale the solution and the team

  • Contribute innovative ideas for the service to stay ahead of threat actors

  • Collaborate with teammates andcolleaguesin partner teams

What you bring to the team

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer scienceor Information Systems

  • 5+yearsof experience developing scalable and efficientPythoncode

  • Advanced networking knowledge from layer 7 to 3 protocols

  • 5+yearsofexperience in setting up and maintaining Linux servers (CentOS)

  • Many “been there, done that” stories related to shipping and maintaining major software products for customers

  • A breadth of technical skills and know how to use the right tool for the job

  • Strong motivation and ability to learn new technologies and domains

  • A positive can-do attitude and bring a passion for excellence to the workplace

  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills

  • Knowledge of cybersecurity, malware analysis, threat detection and/or sandboxing technology a bonus


If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

At Proofpoint, we have a passion for protecting people, data, and brands from today’s advanced threats and compliance risks. We hire the best people in the business to:

  • Build and enhance our proven security platform

  • Blend innovation and speed in a constantly evolving cloud architecture

  • Analyze new threats and offer deep insight through data-driven intel

  • Collaborate with customers to help solve their toughest security challenges

We are singularly devoted to helping our customers protect what matters most. That’s why we’re a leader in next-generation cybersecurity—and why more than half of the Fortune 100 trust us as a security partner.

Proofpoint is an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.