Proofpoint Software Engineer Summer Intern - Undergrad in San Francisco, California

Software Engineer Summer Intern - Undergrad

Location:San Francisco, CA


Company Overview

At Proofpoint, we’re a team of superheroes protecting people, data, and brands from today’s advanced threats and compliance risks. We scout 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

It is our sole mission to help our allies 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.

Become a Superhero-In-Training

Clever cybercriminals continue to find ways to deliver spam, malware, and phishing attacks to people’s inboxes. To stay a step ahead of them requires constant innovation, adaption, and vigilance. Proofpoint’s Cloudmark products protect users and messaging infrastructure of over 120 tier-one service providers worldwide; that’s 1 in 8 inboxes on Earth.

You’ll work with the Cloudmark Engineering team to evolve the backend of our carrier-grade message filtering systems. Depending on the skills and passion you bring, this will include one or more of these:

  • Optimizing filtering algorithms and daemon implementation

  • Crafting tactical responses to new attacks

  • Improving our Machine Learning systems

  • Help evolve our Continuous Delivery environment

Your Current Super-Skills

  • Passion for foiling internet malefactors

  • Strong coding ability, preferably in Golang, Perl, or C

  • Adept at working in the Linux programming environment

  • Exposure to Relational or NoSQL databases: MySQL, Google BigQuery, Couchbase, Elastic

  • Working toward a degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field

Your Superhero Profile

You have the ability and interest in workingfull time(40 hours/week)onsitein our San Francisco office. You are currently pursuing anundergraduate degree(2019 new college grads also eligible), and are successfully maintaining an above average GPA, preferably 3.0 or higher. This summer internship is scheduled to run for 11 weeks from June – August 2019.

Launch your #LifeAtPFPT

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. Our summer interns are highly valued, and we strive to ensure all interns are provided with a meaningful work experience, as well as projects that are relevant to our interns’ interests. 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.