Senior Software Engineer



Senior Software Engineer


Sunnyvale, CA


Company Overview

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


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.

The Role

The deliverability team develops the tools to deploy software into our cloud environment. We work closely with other engineering teams as well as operations teams to ensure that we deliver

out-of-the box

support for deployment, metrics collection, and monitoring features.

This role will support our on-premise customers using the appliance platform, as well


our hosted platform.

Your day-to-day

Defining and maintaining the interface between the application and the appliance platform, including host and network configuration, new installs, and updates.

Working with release engineering to ensure that the appliance builds are automated and reproducible.

Working with manufacturing and product management to define requirements for future appliance generations.

Continuous improvement of our software security mechanism.

Defining and developing the next generation of appliance deployments, using containers and cloud services.

What you bring to the team

Bachelors CS/Computer Engineering/related field.

Deep understanding of the Linux environment, and how all the pieces of a Linux distribution fit together.  This is not a kernel programming position, but the candidate should have some exposure to kernel internals.

Strong software development experience: you are comfortable with more than one high-level language, including one of the following: Perl, Python, Ruby.

Knowledge of Bash scripting.

Knowledge of networking concepts and application protocols, especially TCP/IP, HTTP, and SMTP.

Experience with performance analysis and monitoring.

Understanding of server hardware components, such as RAID, remote console.

Understanding of server architecture, including multithreading & concurrency issues.

Experience with virtualization & container technologies: one or more of the following: Docker, Kubernetes, KVM, AWS, Azure.

Why Proofpoint

As a customer focused and driven-to-win organization with

leading edge

products, there are many exciting reasons to join the Proofpoint team. We believe in hiring the best the brightest and cultivating a culture of collaboration and appreciation. As we continue to grow and expand globally, we understand that hiring the right people and treating them well is key to our success! We are a multi-national company with locations in 10 countries, with each location contributing to Proofpoint’s amazing culture!




Proofpoint is  an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Proofpoint does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Services Agreement, Proofpoint will not consider or agree to payment of any recruiter or agency fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Proofpoint explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

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In order to expedite the pre-boarding employment process with Proofpoint, we must collect information from you that is deemed “personal” and is protected by worldwide data privacy laws. Proofpoint is committed to full compliance with all laws and has taken the necessary steps to ensure that we meet the obligations required by country-specific data protection laws, as well as the EU Directive on Personal Data Protection. We also required the same from our Staffing partner Oracle, who assists us with the management of our internal database. By logging into our system and entering the requested data, you are authorizing Proofpoint to collect, process, and house your personal data to our internal database.  This database will be accessible by Proofpoint employees and select employees of Oracle who have been given access rights based on a relevant and legal business need to know.  Your information will not be shared with or visible by any third party outside of Proofpoint and Oracle. All individuals with access to personal data have been educated on data privacy laws and the use of personal data, and have signed Data Privacy Confidential Non-Disclosures.   

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