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Proofpoint Staff Software Engineer (Golang/Remote - anywhere in the US) in New York City, New York

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

The Cloudmark division delivers the market-leading messaging security platform for Tier 1 service providers. Our solutions analyze over twenty billion emails a day, keeping scams and malware out of inboxes while protecting end-user privacy. Filtering traffic at this volume empowers us to collect and analyze mountains of data on connecting IPs, URLs, and data fingerprints.

Now part of the Proofpoint family, we’re setting our sights on the next generation of the solution that made Cloudmark the name the biggest service providers trust.

We’re looking for an experienced Staff Software Developer to play a key role evolving the Cloudmark backend systems into the linchpin of this next-gen solution.

If you're:

  • Passionate about stopping Internet malefactors

  • A resourceful and creative problem solver

  • Motivated to learn new technologies and immediately apply them to your work

This job is ideal for you.

Your day-to-day

  • Design and implement services to analyze and distribute data on backend systems

  • Architect high-throughput, low-latency designs for scalability, efficiency, and reliability

  • Collaborate with frontline and operations engineers to respond to emerging threats

  • Develop strategies to address long-term message abuse trends

  • Partner closely with cross-functional teams on efficacy, technical strategy and product roadmap

  • Create new solutions using Golang

What you bring to the team

  • 10+ or more years of professional software development experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related technical field or equivalent technical experience.

  • Understanding and experience with data structures and algorithms, as well as their run-time complexities

  • Demonstrated ability to optimize throughput, latency, and memory use

  • Strong coding skills, preferably in Golang, as well as Python

  • Performant with Linux command-line toolset (grep, sed, awk, bash, etc.) and regular expressions

  • Strong command of common Internet protocols including SMTP, DNS, LDAP, HTTP, etc.

  • Experience with AWS or GCP desired

  • Experience with Perl a plus

  • Experience with relational databases (MySQL preferred), distributed document stores (Elastic, Couchbase) and/or columnar databases such as Google BigQuery a plus

  • Experience in telephony or messaging abuse a plus

#LI-EC1 #LI-Remote

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

If you are a Colorado Resident:

Proofpoint carefully considers a wide range of compensation factors, including your background and experience. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary.

The hiring range for this position is typically:

153,750.00 - 205,000.00 USD

Actual offer will be based on the individual candidate. Bonus, commission, and/or equity may be eligible for this position.

Additional benefits for this position can be found at

This statement is being provided in accordance with the Colorado Pay and Benefit Disclosure requirements of sb19-968.

At Proofpoint, our people – and the diversity of their lived experiences and backgrounds, thinking and perspectives, and work skills and experiences – are the driving force behind much of our success.

We hire the most innovative talent in the world to help defend our customers’ sensitive data and intellectual property from threat actors and malicious or careless employees.

Cyberattacks on critical infrastructure could threaten access to energy, water, transportation, health care, banking accounts and financial information, and other essential goods and services which is why our employees work every day to deliver world-class cyber resilience to approximately 8,000 enterprise customers around the world.

We embrace and foster the diversity of our team members, customers, stakeholders and consumers. Everyone is valued and appreciated for their unique backgrounds, experiences, thoughts and talents, all of which contributes to the growth and sustainability of our business.

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 cybersecurity—and why more than half of the Fortune 100 trust us as a security partner.

Proofpoint is an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Proofpoint is an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.