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Proofpoint Threat Strategy Manager in Melbourne, Australia

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Corporate Overview

In today’s cyber threat landscape, protection starts with people. At Proofpoint, that simple truth fuels our passion for protecting users, the data they create, and the systems they rely on from a uniquely people-centric perspective.

And we are just as passionate about finding the right people to help us in that mission. When you join Proofpoint, you are helping to:

  • Build and enhance our proven security platform

  • Blend innovation and speed in a constantly evolving cloud environment

  • Analyze new threats and offer deep insight through data-driven intel

  • Collaborate with customers to help solve their toughest security challenges

We are devoted to helping our customers protect their greatest assets and biggest security risk: their people. That is why we are a leader in next-generation cybersecurity—and why more than half of the Fortune 100 trust us as a security partner.

The Role

The role of the Threat Strategy Manager is to work with your customers so that they realize the full value of the products and services they have purchased from Proofpoint, ultimately maximizing renewals and add-on transactions. This is a technical role in a fast-paced environment that demands interaction with enterprises at senior levels, as well as with technical staff within the traditional IT and Security organization. Independently provide ongoing and proactive technical leadership and support to Proofpoint’s strategic customers with little direction.

Your day-to-day

  • Manage and monitor support interactions, serving as an internal advocate for strategic customers, responding to customer escalations, and proactively escalating when needed

  • Meet regularly with clients to review support interactions, system status, key issues, emerging threats and how to combat them using Proofpoint products and services

  • Develop deep understanding of customer’s business and operational needs

  • Maintain deep practical technical knowledge of Proofpoint’s integration within the customer's environment, including network, security, systems administration, and messaging management

  • Develop and oversee a comprehensive strategy to meet complex customer requirements utilizing Proofpoint’s solutions

  • Provide proactive recommendations that protect our customer’s information assets, leveraging the Proofpoint product suite

  • Identify and prioritize short term and long-term goals

  • Plan and lead process improvement initiatives tailored to improve customer satisfaction with the services and interaction with the Proofpoint Team

  • Plan, document, and identify risks and challenges for production changes that span multiple services or technologies

  • Monitors levels customer satisfaction and escalates customer concerns as necessary

  • Responsible for scheduling own time and for quality completion of multiple tasks within a varying environment of changing constraints

  • Uses independent judgment within broad parameters

  • Designs and implements solutions to complex problems with minimum supervision

  • Provide technical guidance to customer teams and respond to enquiries regarding product features and functionality

What you bring to the team

  • 3+ years of industry experience in a client/professional service, sales engineer, senior support engineer, IT operations management, or senior engineer role with exposure to multiple technology areas

  • Managed security or consultancy experience is required

  • Knowledge of data communication concepts and technologies, specifically email and networking

  • Develop innovative ways to leverage existing data and correlate customer data with other sets available at Proofpoint

  • Working knowledge of Windows, Active Directory, and Microsoft Exchange

  • A history of successfully motivating and inspiring coworkers your team and ensure they work efficiently and effectively

  • Ability to effectively work in a team environment as well as independently

  • Must be proactive and have outstanding verbal and written communication skills

  • The successful candidate will have relevant experience with Proofpoint products and understand threat protection

  • A deep understanding and up-to-date handle on the evolving threat landscape, giving briefings to customers, prosects and internal groups to spread threat intelligence landscape awareness

  • Proactive, self-starter driven by setting and achieving goals

  • Background in security, especially around threat actor tactics, techniques, and procedures

Why Proofpoint

Protecting people is at the heart of our award-winning lineup of cybersecurity solutions, and the people who work here are the key to our success. We are a customer-focused and driven-to-win organization with leading-edge products—and many exciting reasons to join our team. We believe in hiring the best, the brightest and cultivating a culture of collaboration and appreciation.

We are a diverse, multinational company with opportunities in all functions, and leaders that welcome candidates from all walks of life. Apply today and explore your future #LifeAtPFPT.

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

Proofpoint has been honored with six Best Places to Work Awards in 2024 by workplace culture leader Comparably, including Best Company Career Growth, Best Company Outlook, Best Global Culture, Best Engineering Teams, Best Sales Teams, and Best HR Teams.

To view additional awards, please visit www.proofpoint.com/us/news#awards

Proofpoint thrives on the invaluable contributions of our diverse workforce, which encompasses a kaleidoscope of lived experiences, thoughts, perspectives, and professional expertise. We attribute much of our success to our people, who are at the core of our organization and embody our people-centric ethos.

We hire the most innovative minds globally to safeguard our customers’ sensitive data and intellectual property. Our talented workforce develops and leverages our advanced technology, combining their expertise to provide comprehensive protection against threat actors and mitigate the risks posed by both malicious and negligent employees.

Cyberattacks have the potential to disrupt access to vital resources such as energy, water, transportation, healthcare, and financial services. At Proofpoint, our dedicated team works tirelessly to ensure world-class cyber resilience, protecting approximately 8,000 enterprise customers worldwide.

We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. We work every day to ensure that our employees feel that they are in a community that celebrates their unique identity, cultivates their sense of belonging, and invests in their professional growth. We have 9 employee-led employee inclusion groups which help support both employees and our organization by providing opportunities to network, discuss career and cultural development and uplift the corporate culture to create a more inclusive workplace.

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.

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