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Belfast, Northern Ireland


Software Engineer

  • 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


    The successful candidate will join an energetic, results-oriented Engineering team, making a highly visible contribution to the end-to-end delivery of a multi-million dollar product offering.  They will work closely with local Engineers in Belfast and global Product Management, as part of an Agile team driving rapid growth through high-quality, on-time feature releases that meet and exceed the expectations of our customers.

    Your day-to-day

    We offer flexibility with remote working and office time ensuring a suitable work-life balance for our teams and individual needs.

    • Assume the role of a key Software Engineer on a team working on the leading Email Security product suite on the market

    • Play a vital role in the delivery of ambitious new features and products from Engineering through to Production

    • Collaborate with Engineering and Product Management resources to analyse and refine requirements


    What you bring to the team

    • Proven software development experience

    • Expertise in at least one of the following technologies and a desire to learn other technologies:

      • REST, Java, ReactJS, PHP, Perl, AWS, SQL, MIME, SMTP, Puppet, Terraform

    • Experience working in a product-focused development environment

    • Experience in working collaboratively with Product Management, QA and Operations teams

    • A track record for delivering high performance, scalable software

    • A desire to play a major role in the delivery of complex, high value projects

    • Extensive Linux experience

    • Excellent communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills


    • Previous Technical Lead for mentoring other engineers or experience of running solo projects would be beneficial

    • Exposure to SaaS-based product delivery

    • Experience working as part of an agile software development team

    • A keen interest in the cybersecurity domain

    • In depth knowledge of email technology, including MTAs (e.g. Postfix), MX records and SMTP

    • Experience of parsing and/or manipulating MIME messages in any language


    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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