Proofpoint Junior DevOps Tools Engineer in Sunnyvale, California

Junior DevOps Tools Engineer

Location:Sunnyvale, 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

We are looking for a talented and passionate DevOps Software Engineer who is interested in joining our Platform Engineering team. In this role, you’ll be tasked with making improvements to our core infrastructure platforms that Service Reliability Engineer’s (SREs) and Engineering teams depend on to run Proofpoint’s products and services.

Your day-to-day

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

  • Interact with other SRE teams to understand requirements and drive solutions.

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

What you bring to the team

  • 1+ years of experience creating solutions for large scale Unix deployments.

  • Knowledge of Linux internals and core system services. Solid understanding of networking and communication protocols.

  • Development experience with Golang (preferable) or NodeJS.

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

  • Good overall understanding of AWS or other public cloud platforms.

  • 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.