Senior Cybersecurity Data Engineer (High-Volume Email & SMS Abuse)

Proofpoint Inc San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 7 months ago

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.

The Role

Proofpoint is seeking a Senior Cybersecurity Data Engineer to work on our Cloudmark line of high-volume messaging anti-abuse solutions. We are on a mission to delight our customers and partners by helping them achieve their business goals.

We are a creative and data-driven team, focused on continuous learning about our customers' needs and behaviors. We care deeply about customer experience, and cherish the insights we uncover through experimentation, analysis and prototyping.

This role is on-site in our San Francisco, SoMa district, office ideally situated for Muni Metro and Caltrain. We provide in-office bicycle parking.

Your day-to-day

As a Senior Cybersecurity Data Engineer, you be part of a team to design and build email detection solutions in a fast, collaborative process. You will iterate quickly, operate on evidence and evolve as you learn. You are biased towards action, pragmatism, and results.

  • Participate in a creative, enthusiastic, and geographically-distributed team responsible for identifying and responding to spam attacks launched against some of the World's largest ISPs, web hosting providers, and mobile network operators.

  • Perform deep analysis of spam message headers & structure to identify novel spam features, and design rules to detect those features.

  • Work closely with Engineering, Support and Technical Services teams to supply customers with a multipronged strategy to defend against malicious messages.

  • Collaborate in the design of software to respond to new attacks, with a focus on automation to ensure that new threats are stopped quickly.

  • Perform in-depth analysis of tactics used to circumvent detection to create fast, effective techniques against high volume attacks.

  • Participate in defining the landscape, prevalence, and evolution of messaging abuse, by documenting emerging threats and trends, and by contributing to future product requirements.

  • Create reports and perform in-depth data analysis using Splunk, Google BigQuery, SQL and other tools.

  • Develop tools to aid and streamline analysis activities.

What you bring to the team

  • Natural curiosity and ability to work with minimal guidance, while collaborating across multiple, geographically distributed departments.

  • Can-do attitude with a focus on problem solving, product quality, and a strong desire to get the job done.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (in English), including the ability to convey highly technical information in an accessible manner, both in written reports and live presentations.

  • Knowledge of statistical analysis and data mining systems.

  • Familiarity with SQL and SIEM (Splunk, Kibana).

  • Familiarity with regular expressions and shell scripting.

  • Familiarity programming in Python, Golang, Perl, or other languages.

  • Experience with Linux environments and command-line tools.

  • Familiarity with internet protocols (SMTP, DNS, TCP/IP) mobile protocols a plus
    5+ years of industry experience, along with Undergraduate or graduate degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or Data Science, or equivalent experience


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

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Senior Cybersecurity Data Engineer (High-Volume Email & SMS Abuse)

Proofpoint Inc