Proofpoint Senior Software Engineer in Broomfield, Colorado

Senior Software Engineer

Location:Broomfield, CO


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

The Role

Proofpoint continues to set the pace on innovation surrounding Internet-based messaging and have created some of the world’s best software security systems. We understand the market dynamics and are always working on improving and extending capabilities. We are looking for an Engineer to take on the challenge of continuing this tradition in the cloud. You will help the infrastructure team build the next level of service delivery platform that will be used by all Proofpoint cloud products.

Your day-to-day

Help the team define and deploy the new service delivery platform. This is a journey that we have just embarked on there are lots of technologies out there and lots of challenges, you would be asked to evaluate, prototype, automate, etc. to make the service deployment smooth. Your will work with architects and other teams to define and refine the process and the tooling.

What you bring to the team

As an Infrastructure engineer you have the proven technical background and enjoys working with high performance teams. You have an eagerness to learn and pick new technologies as required. You understand the benefits that CI/CD brings to a micro service-based architecture and can empathize with the challenges of engineers not having one. You believe in the model of self service and automation. You thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment comfortable with changes in direction.

  • Excellent communications skills - written and verbal.

  • An attitude to do the right thing

  • Knowledge of modern CI/CD technologies, container and lifecycle technologies like Kubernetes, helm, spinnaker, etc.

  • Your experience automating using API (REST or otherwise).​

  • Knowledge of virtualization technologies​

  • Contribution to open source is a plus, so is your Go programming background​

  • Linux Expertise

  • BS in Engineering, CS or equivalent experience.

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!


Proofpoint is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Proofpoint does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Services Agreement, Proofpoint will not consider or agree to payment of any recruiter or agency 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.