Proofpoint Software Engineer – New College Grad in Sunnyvale, California

Software Engineer – New College Grad

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

Proofpoint is looking for excellent software engineers to join the Threat Research & Engineering group. We analyze data on a massive scale in solutions that detect and stop cyber attacks against our customers. We are a fast-paced, high-energy group that is constantly seeking innovative ways to prevent the latest cyber threats quickly and automatically. This is an environment where you will be given the opportunity to make a real impact. The team has a highly collaborative culture that enjoys learning and solving big problems. We are looking for individuals that are as passionate as we are about building great software. Engineers on the team work up and down the software stack to tackle challenging issues of scale, reliability, security and usability for our customers.

Your day-to-day

  • Take end-to-end ownership of design and implementation of product features that will ship to customers

  • Write efficient and maintainable code

  • Be a great teammate and enjoy our fun-loving positive culture

What you bring to the team

  • Strong coding & debugging skills in an object-oriented language (Java, Python, C++, Ruby, C#, Obj-C)

  • Great communication skills and a love to learn new things

  • Some experience with web application development a plus (bonus for both frontend & backend)

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.