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Proofpoint Project Manager in Belfast, United Kingdom

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Company Overview

At Proofpoint, people are at the heart of our award-winning lineup of cybersecurity solutions, and the people who work here are the key to our success, and to that of our customers. We’re customer-focused, collaborative and committed to excellence. Through a culture of diversity, honesty and initiative, we deliver meaningful innovation that helps manage today’s biggest threats. With opportunities in all functions, we offer many exciting reasons to join our team.

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Project Manager to assume a key role in an energetic, results-oriented Product Engineering team. This is an ideal role for an early in career Project Manager.

We are a cloud company, so delivering product releases frequently is our thing. You do not need to understand the deep technical knowledge of how everything is built, but you are required to be sufficiently technically literate to identify possible dependencies, reach out to dependent teams and communicate clearly. We constantly balance New Feature Development, bespoke customer requirements and Support & Operational escalations.

The successful candidate will work closely with local Engineers, Architects, Operations in Belfast, global Product Management staff, and staff based in our Silicon Valley headquarters, as part of a world-class team driving rapid growth through regular, ambitious feature releases that meet and exceed the expectations of our customers. You will help run our entire SDLC, from requirements analysis and design all the way to release and support in production.

Your day-to-day

  • Attend team standups to record and report on issues relating to process, projects, status, and resource staffing

  • Schedule, attend and in many cases run, a range of recurring release delivery and project milestone meetings, preparing documentation and recording actions

  • You will share responsibility for maintaining the artifacts for Project Management and tracking that provide ongoing visibility of project progress to senior stakeholders in Product Management and Engineering

  • Leverage the capabilities of JIRA, Confluence and other tools to ensure that all projects are tracked and scheduled in line with commitments

  • Monitor change control, assess impact and assist with contingency planning

  • Collect key project lifecycle metrics to help predict the outcomes of strategic plans, monitor and control projects and continually evolve process based on data driven decisions

  • Assist with scheduling retrospectives and report on successful and unsuccessful action items

  • Work with Product Management and Engineering team leads to ensure that security issues are correctly prioritised and compliant

  • Contribute to the continual improvement of Engineering processes

What you bring to the team

  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail with unwavering ability to follow through

  • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities

  • Ability to work as an independent self-starter and as part of a team

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Nice To Have

  • Atlassian toolset experience (Jira, Confluence).

  • Microsoft Excel & Power BI experience.

  • Experience using Project Management software (e.g., Microsoft Project / Smartsheets).

  • Exposure to the email security and/or cybersecurity space

  • Software Delivery Life Cycle experience

Why Proofpoint

We are wholly devoted to helping our customers protect their greatest assets and biggest security risk: their people. That’s why we’re a pioneer in next-generation cybersecurity and why more than half of the Fortune 100 trust us as a security partner. We welcome candidates from all walks of life. Apply today and explore your future #LifeAtPFPT.


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