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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.

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