At Proofpoint, we're a team of superheroes protecting people, data, and brands from today's advanced threats and compliance risks. We scout 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
It is our sole mission to help our allies 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.
Become a Superhero-In-Training
Join Proofpoint's Threat Research & Engineering group for a summer internship! We analyze data on a massive scale in solutions that detect and stop cyber attacks against our customers. We are a fast-paced, high-energy group that is constantly seeking innovative ways to prevent the latest cyber threats quickly and automatically. This is an environment where you will be given the opportunity to make a real impact. The team has a highly collaborative culture that enjoys learning and solving big problems. We are looking for individuals that are as passionate as we are about building great software. Engineers on the team work up and down the software stack to tackle challenging issues of scale, reliability, security and usability for our customers.
Spend your summer with Proofpoint and you'll have a chance to:
Have a hand in the design and implementation of product features that will ship to customers
Write efficient and maintainable code
Be a great teammate and enjoy our fun-loving positive culture
Your Current Super-Skills
Solid coding & debugging skills in an object-oriented language
Strong experience in C++
Experienced with one or more scripting language, prefer Python
Knowledge of big data processing and data analytics techniques a plus
Experience with web application development a plus
Have great communication skills and love to learn new things
Your Superhero Profile
You have the ability and interest in working full time (40 hours/week) onsite in our Sunnyvale, CA office. You are currently pursuing a Master's degree, and are successfully maintaining an above average GPA, preferably 3.0 or higher. This summer internship is scheduled to run for 11 weeks from June August 2019.
Launch your #LifeAtPFPT
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. Our summer interns are highly valued, and we strive to ensure all interns are provided with a meaningful work experience, as well as projects that are relevant to our interns' interests. 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!