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Belfast, Northern Ireland


Manager, Software Engineering

  • It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!


    We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.


    Company Overview

    At Proofpoint, people are at the heart of our award-winning lineup of cybersecurity solutions, and the people who work here are the key to our success, and to that of our customers. We’re customer-focused, collaborative and committed to excellence. Through a culture of diversity, honesty and initiative, we deliver meaningful innovation that helps manage today’s biggest threats. With opportunities in all functions, we offer many exciting reasons to join our team.

    The Role

    We are seeking a highly motivated Software Engineering Manager to manage a newly formed team working on the platform services and hosting environments for our Proofpoint Flagship Security product.  This is an opportunity to grow a new team where you will plan and manage successful releases by working closely with our Product Management and internal/external stakeholders to identify requirements and priorities. 

    You will be an active member of the engineering leadership team contributing to strategy, evaluating and reporting performance and trends, recommending improvements, building team ethos, and collaborating positively to develop and retain talent across the entire team.

    Your day-to-day

    • Lead and mentor a team of Software Engineers to deliver product features

    • Inspire and motivate team members to achieve maximum productivity and creativity

    • Establish and drive product release plans that satisfy requirements and priorities

    • Provide ongoing communication of the release plan to the product team

    • Assess the cost, benefits and risks of each development project, factoring in required architecture/engineering effort to build common components

    • Apply agile principles for the timely incremental deliveries 

    • Monitor team productivity, dynamics and overall performance

    • Anticipate, identify and resolve technical issues

    • Support team members in their pursuit of career development paths and opportunities

    • Champion the team’s accomplishments with upper management and adjacent teams

    • Provide both high level and low-level technical guidance on tasks as appropriate


    What you bring to the team

    • Proven experience of building and managing high performance software development teams

    • Previous application design/architecture experience

    • Hands on development experience in Java Object Oriented technologies

    • Experience of developing full-stack web applications

    • Additional experience with AWS, Kafka and JavaScript frameworks would beneficial

    Why Proofpoint 

    We are wholly devoted to helping our customers protect their greatest assets and biggest security risk: their people. That’s why we’re a pioneer in next-generation cybersecurity and why more than half of the Fortune 100 trust us as a security partner. We welcome candidates from all walks of life. Apply today and explore your future #LifeAtPFPT.





    If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

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