Senior Back End Software Engineer

Proofpoint Inc Sunnyvale , CA 94085

Posted 2 months ago

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 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 cybersecurityand why more than half of the Fortune 100 trust us as a security partner.

The Role

As a Senior back-end software engineer on the Digital Risk and Compliance team, you will be focused on the back-end systems that power our industry leading products focused on Social, Mobile and Web security and compliance. These highly sophisticated systems are responsible for protecting the social channels of some of the largest brands in the world, as well as monitoring the mobile and web presences of many of those same brands.

You will be responsible for designing and developing new features as well as fixing bugs within our back-end infrastructure. You will also be influencing the technical direction of our products you grow into our team and become a core contributor.

Your day-to-day

  • Developing new features as we add to our industry-leading solutions.

  • Investigating issues and developing fixes where appropriate.

  • Working within the engineering team as a whole to understand our system and help build for scale.

  • Learning new APIs and integrating new data sources into our product suite

What you bring to the team

When it comes to hiring, we value attitude and aptitude over number of years of experience with any specific tool or technology. We assume you know how to code; we're much more interested in how you design and deliver. Having said that, we are generally looking for the following skills and experience

  • At least 5 years of demonstrated experience delivering code into production cloud applications in a team environment

  • Production experience with at least one interpreted language like Ruby, Perl, PHP or Python

  • Solid understanding of the architecture of database-backed web applications, including web process architectures, threading, ORMs

  • An innate desire to work on difficult problems and learn new systems

  • Basic understanding of system administration in a Linux, Apache, MySQL environment

  • Solid understanding of MySQL and relational databases

  • Exposure to the basics of Enterprise-class product development: comfort with process and tools including bug tracking, IDE's, compilers, debuggers, profilers, version control systems, code coverage tools, automated testing tools, usability

  • Intrinsic motivation: you fix things because they are broken and need fixing

  • AWS or similar cloud infrastructure experience

  • Experience with NoSQL databases, especially Cassandra

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!


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