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Proofpoint Senior Information Security Engineer in Alexandria, Virginia

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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

We are seeking a Senior Information Security Engineer experienced with different programming languages and an in-depth understanding of software security to join our Development Systems team in our Pittsburgh office located in the Strip District.

Our team is responsible for supporting the various PSAT products while working with each development team to understand their architecture, make security recommendations, and be able to facilitate security approvals to ensure that architectural changes follow security Best Practices. This hands-on position will require the candidate to be able to work with the development teams as necessary to assist with the implementation of security recommendations, from architect discussions to pair programming as necessary.

The ideal candidate should have a thirst for technology with extensive development experience and a proven knowledge of addressing security concerns in software design and development. As a Senior Software Security Engineer, you will be expected to drive the security process. This includes educating the development teams on the process, continued meetings with teams to stay abreast of their technical direction, ensuring compliance with our Application Security teams, and working closely with the Application Security teams to share their overall recommendations with the PSAT development teams. The ideal candidate will take charge of this initiative and bring their own successes to the teams to ensure all teams follow these Best Practices.

Your day to day

  • Work with the technical leads on each project to fully understand the existing and proposed architecture.

  • Work with the Application Security team to keep the PSAT teams plugged into the corporate security vision.

  • Work with DevOps to review deployment configurations

  • Help architect / develop coding solutions to assist in teams meeting the security requirements

What you bring to the team

  • 7+ years of development experience with Java, Ruby, C#, or Python

  • 7+ years working with distributed software

  • 7+ years designing and/or architecting SAAS solutions

  • 5+ years of software security lead experience

  • Security operations background that supports your understanding of security-specific tool needs (e.g. detection, forensics, log normalization, privilege separation, etc.)

  • BA/BS in Computer Science/Engineering or a related technical field

  • Solid understanding of CI/CD and working with tools like Jenkins or similar

  • Experience writing both component integration tests as well as end-to-end acceptance tests

  • Solid understanding of Restful web service architecture

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to manage deadlines and work effectively under pressure

Preferred Skills

  • Security certifications (OWASP Top Ten certification / IT-Security Expert / Information Systems Security Architect / Cloud Security Professional / etc)

  • AWS experience

  • Database experience

  • Experience with Git or other similar version control tools

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!

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

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.

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