Proofpoint Sr. Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, California

Sr. Engineering Manager

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 a seasoned engineering leader on the Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) team to work on designing,building and deploying a large-scale cloud-based web portals and APIs where our customers go to understand the advanced threats that are attacking them. Our portal provides rich insights about the threats that are targeting their industry and the specific individuals within their enterprise. You will be challenged with rapid customer growth, dealing with large scale data volumes that requires true “big data” technologies and solutions.

You will be working with a team that is high energy, highly collaborative, and passionate about building world-class products. We take great pride in our focus on high quality, continuous integration and high operability, and we’re always looking for new ways to increase our rate of delivery. If you have a similar passion and are looking to push your career to the next level, you are looking at the right place.

Our ideal candidate is someone who comes with:

  • An understanding that teamwork and customer satisfaction are paramount to their success

  • A positive, can-do attitude that isn’t afraid of failure

  • Creative problem-solving skills as foundational building blocks of their approach

  • Someone who is not afraid of challenging the status quo

Your day-to-day

  • You have a solid understanding of software architecture and stay abreast with cutting edge technologies.

  • High accountability and a track record of delivering products with quality.

  • Deep customer focus: Always start the with customer first

  • Understand lean software development practices and embrace data informed decisions

  • A true multiplier of the team who always puts the team first

  • You are a talent magnet who recruits and develops the best in the industry

  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity and move the ball forward when there is imperfect or little information.

  • Humility to accept and learn from mistakes.

  • Work with other groups to build products and services that enables cross team functionalities.

What you bring to the team

  • BS or MS in computer science, electrical engineering or similar field

  • Have spent at least 8 or more years in the trenches of the software industry, delivering quality software products.

  • Have a deep sense of building great teams and culture

  • Experience in designing, building and deploying large-scale applications

  • Strong coding skills in java and/or similar programming languages

  • Strong experience in building highly operable microservices

  • Collaboration with product, program management and other groups within and across the organization

  • High-energy, motivated, detailed-oriented and have the ability to rally a team

  • Experience in dealing with big data pipelines, analytics and visualization is a huge plus.

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.