Proofpoint Senior DevOps Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Senior DevOps Software Engineer

Location:Pittsburgh, PA


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 looking for a talented and passionate DevOps Software Engineer who is interested in joining our Engineering team. In this role, you’ll be tasked with driving relentless improvements and innovation to our core infrastructure platforms that Service Reliability Engineer’s (SREs) and Engineering teams depend on to run Proofpoint’s products and services. You will help build the fundamental tooling and automation that lets SREs manage tens of thousands of production systems with a small, nimble team. Defining and building the technology required for the business to operate efficiently, we create automation that make it easy to build robust solutions to deploy and manage services running in production. We do all this by working with fun, sharp, supportive people who make it fun to come to work every day.

Your day-to-day

  • Design and maintain highly available and robust infrastructure services that increases productivity of SRE and Engineering teams

  • Interact with other SRE teams to understand requirements and drive solutions. Evaluate build versus buy decisions

  • Maintain quality of code, up-to-date documentation, and a high degree of ownership

  • Evangelize and drive software engineering practices within the team

  • Work in a dynamic environment and respond to interrupts in a timely manner

  • Provide escalation support for infrastructure platforms running in production

  • Provide mentoring to others within the team and the larger Operations organization

What you bring to the team

  • Expensive experience creating solutions for large scale Unix deployments

  • Proven experience and knowledge of Linux internals and core system services

  • Solid understanding of networking and communication protocols

  • Extensive development experience with Golang (preferable) or NodeJS

  • Experience with Python or other scripting languages

  • Experience designing, developing and maintaining self-contained micro-services GraphQL (preferable) or REST

  • Good overall understanding of and substantial hands-on experience with AWS or other public cloud platforms

  • Expert knowledge of CI/CD process. Must have used Jenkins (or similar for pipeline automation of packaging, building and deploying code

  • Hands on experience with container and virtualization technologies like Docker

  • Well versed in configuration management solutions like Puppet, Chef or similar

  • Understanding of the basics of databases, both relational and NoSQL

  • Experience with Scrum/Agile development methodology

  • Excellent communication skills - written and verbal

  • BS in Computer Science or relevant work 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.