Life at Proofpoint?



Life at Proofpoint


Software Engineer

Location: Sunnyvale, CA


EXPERIENCE:        Seven (7) years of experience as a Software Engineer, Software Developer, Engineer or equivalent.  


DESCRIPTION:       Develop enhancements to company’s products including web services, application functionality, data management framework and tools. Work closely with product managers, customers, QA, Release, UI and Cross-Product Engineering Teams. Write and review high quality code, complete with solid unit tests, in a collaborative and team oriented environment. Help to estimate size, scope and complexity for future and ongoing projects. Analyze the results of various email reputation systems to determine system health. Develop tools for automating new and existing integration tests. Maintain and extend the company’s data pipeline infrastructure. Watch for emerging trends in spam techniques and develop systems to combat them. Contribute to the company’s open source application development platform. Work with HTTP, real time, highly concurrent systems, JSON and RESTful web services. Utilize skills with object oriented programming, as well as knowledge of algorithms, data structures, performance optimization techniques.

EDUCATION:          Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering or an equivalent field. 


Seven (7) years experience* with:

  • C/C++ programming;
  • Real-time, multi-process, multi-threaded systems;
  • Large, scalable, distributed system;
  • Low-level Linux operating system;
  • Development/debugging of networking protocols and efficient application specific protocols on top of TCP/IP and UDP/IP.

*Experience concurrent with the above-referred-to industry experience.

CONTACT:  Stacey Burge


Proofpoint, Inc. helps the largest and most successful companies in the world protect and govern their most sensitive data. Founded in 2002 by the former CTO of Netscape and headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Proofpoint was funded by top Silicon Valley investors, including Benchmark Capital and Mohr Davidow Ventures before going public in 2012.

Please note that Proofpoint does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Services Agreement, Proofpoint will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter 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.

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

Are you a returning applicant?

Previous Applicants:

If you do not remember your password click here.

Back to Search Results

New Search

Powered By Taleo

What Our Employees are Saying

What Our Employees are Saying

“Proofpoint is one big family. There is no political hierarchy that limits people and their interactions with others in the company. Meaning, no matter your level within the company, everyone's door is always open. This of course stems from the overall willingness of the employees to help each other and go the extra mile to make the company successful."

Marlise, Finance

"It was definitely a two-step process. Proofpoint caught my eye right off the bat because I have been working in this space since 1997 and saw the business model and thought ‘ They are doing it right’. After interviewing with the team, I was able to get a sense of the people. We truly have the brightest people around, all with their heads pointed in the right direction. Without this forward thinking, Proofpoint would not be able to be as successful as it is."

Erica, Engineering

"Working on the marketing team is extremely rewarding at Proofpoint. We are developing marketing programs that are innovative and delivering great results. Also working with this experienced and talented group everyday has developed my skills and made me a better marketer."

Lisa, Marketing

"The people that I work with are by far the number one reason I stay at Proofpoint. Other than that, there is an amazing opportunity to grow, in regards to both the company as well as professionally. The other thing that keeps me here goes back to the people aspect, our management is amazing. Very supportive and helpful with my professional development."

Yvonne, Sales

“During the interview process, I was struck by the really great engineering talent here, and the exciting technology being worked on. Proofpoint is in a great position to create some truly world-class security technology and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”

Bryan, Engineering