Proofpoint Mobile Security Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, California

Mobile Security Senior Product Manager

Location:San Francisco, CA


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

Proofpoint is seeking a talented Senior Product Manager with strong intrinsic motivation to build high performance products and services that will be used to protect SMS, MMS, and RCS messaging infrastructure at the world’s largest mobile network operators. Proofpoint’s product management team is the key interface between our internal teams and with the marketing, abuse, security, and business teams of our customers. The prime role of the PM is helping to evangelize Proofpoint’s proven security solutions and methods, and to drive requirements gathering to drive continuous improvements to our solutions. Effective candidates must enjoy staying abreast of emerging security threats & changes in the mobile messaging technology landscape.

As a Senior Product Manager within Proofpoint, you are the ultimate owner of the messaging security solution portfolio and the person responsible for driving future development, field education, market positioning, and customer adoption of your security-focused product line. This role is based in San Francisco, CA (office located in the SoMa district, two blocks from Caltrain and next to a Muni stop).

Your day-to-day

  • In-depth knowledge of mobile messaging communications protocol and/or mobile messaging security domain expertise (SMS, MM1/3/4, RCS, SS7, SMPP, SIP).

  • Proven leadership history of defining, delivering, and launching new security solutions.

  • Experience coordinating with field teams, partners, and customers to validate solution direction and functionality.

  • Ability to conduct thorough competitive analyses and research emerging security threats.

  • Strong oral and written skills; experience answering RFx solicitations and creating field-facing documentation.

  • History of working closely with field pre-sales and engineering teams to deliver coherent solutions that provide strong customer benefits and can easily be integrated into existing infrastructure.

What you bring to the team

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 5+ years product management experience, technical product management, or technical account management

  • University degree in computer science or engineering or equivalent experience

  • Experience with mobile messaging infrastructure and interconnectivity technology, including a plus

  • Past participation in mobile industry organizations including the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), Open Handset Alliance (OHA), Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) or Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

  • Knowledge of Google Android and Apple iOS mobile OS development SDKs

  • Familiarity with process implementation and improvement

  • Strong customer and event presentation skills

  • Knowledge/experience in Golang, C, Perl, or Python programming is a plus

  • User level Linux skills is a plus

  • Valid U.S. passport and ability to travel to U.S. & worldwide destinations (up to 30%)

If you seek a rewarding role in the security industry, tackling evolving challenges at the largest scale possible, please contact us!

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.