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Proofpoint System Programmer II in Alexandria, Virginia

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The System Programmer will be responsible for assisting with all Data Loss Prevention policy governance tasks required for Proofpoint's clients. Additionally, SPAs will assist CSMs with building monthly and ad hoc reports and support client calls.

Ensure all tasks performed adhere to the firm’s ISO 27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS). This includes participation in annual information and network security training and acceptance of spot checks on an ad hoc basis to guarantee that Proofpoint is constantly improving upon the organization’s ISMS. Each member of our team must understand the importance of the ISMS and the subsequent handling of client data.


  • The Systems Programmer will be responsible for assisting with all Data Loss Prevention policy governance. They will be required to follow the necessary ticketing workflows with the Client Service Managers.

  • The Systems Programmer will be responsible for assisting the Client Service Managers with completing monthly and ad hoc reports.

  • The Systems Programmer will be responsible for managing and providing feedback on the policy recommendations submitted to them by the Loss Response Analysts. They will also be responsible for ensuring these recommendations get presented to the Client Service Managers so that the information can be briefed to the appropriate client and the work can be tracked via the approved ticketing workflows.


  • 2-3 years’ experience in information security, digital forensics, intelligence, risk management, or similar field

  • 1-2 years’ as high performing Data Investigator

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Security, Information Technology, Criminal Justice, or other applicable degree

  • Demonstrated understanding of products and business environments aligned to supported clients

  • Expertise in managing Proofpoint ticketing system and supported workflows for all QMS SLA requirements

  • Understanding of and proficiency in planning and managing multiple tasks

  • Proven and exceptional talent with MS Office

  • Considered Subject Matter Expert (SME) against supported product

  • Ability to analyze data sets and uncover unique attributes and trends

  • Demonstrated organizational and scheduling skills

  • Rigorous attention to detail

  • Passion to find innovative and creative solutions to complex problems

  • Ability to work effectively with team members and with clients

  • Self-motivated, with ability to manage and follow up on multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Consultative skills and strong judgment

  • Ability to communicate complex ideas and solutions to a variety of audiences

  • Strong time management skills


  • Experience with various Data Loss Prevention systems

  • Experience working with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems

  • Analyzing data and deriving business intelligence

  • Performing computer or cyber forensics and investigations

  • Security+, ITIL, ISO 20/27k, CFE, and related certifications

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.