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Belfast, Northern Ireland


Jr Service Reliability 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.

    Corporate Overview

    Proofpoint is a leading cybersecurity company protecting organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: vulnerabilities in people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies around the world stop targeted threats, safeguard their data, and make their users more resilient against cyber attacks. Leading organizations of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 1000, rely on Proofpoint for people-centric security and compliance solutions mitigating their most critical risks across email, the cloud, social media, and the web.

    We are singularly devoted to helping our customers protect their greatest assets and biggest security risk: their people. That’s why we’re a leader in next-generation cybersecurity.

    The Role

    The Role

    As a Junior Service Reliability Engineer at Proofpoint you will be an integral part of the Operations team.  You will develop an understanding of the various services and applications that come together to deliver Proofpoint’s next generation security products.  You will work with cross functional teams in provisioning, maintaining, and scaling our production services and server farms across multiple, world-wide data centers in support of the business in delivering a world class service for our customers.

    We are looking for passion, curiosity, attention to details, taking pride in one's work, taking ownership, and having ideas/opinions. If you’re the enthusiastic team player who cares about infrastructure, remains calm in crisis, collaborates cross functionally, is interested in technology, always looking to help, and is interested in writing code for automation we want to talk to you.

    Your day-to-day 

    • Execute tasks across multiple simultaneous projects
    • Undertake continual training and learning for new work items
    • Understand and help manage an international 24x7, multi-site production infrastructure powering the Proofpoint services, including deployment, maintenance, troubleshooting, performance tuning, and security
    • Contribute to monitoring, alerting, capacity planning and reporting in the production environment
    • Execute Production code releases for existing services and build new services as required
    • Work across multiple teams and feedback on tasks, work and planning
    • Participate in an on-call rotation and be willing to jump on escalated issues as needed
    • Engage in helping plan and prioritize tasks using agile methods 

    What you bring to the team

    • Understanding of operational procedures and appreciation of requirements for running live systems
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Experience with monitoring and alerting systems
    • Self-drive and ability to work independently and within and across teams
    • Demonstrable adaptability and flexibility in learning about new systems and technologies
    • Pragmatic and engaging approach to problem solving and finding solutions
    • Interest and familiarity in setting up and running Linux or windows systems
    • Familiarity with scripting
    • Demonstrable experience working in a high volume, large deployment, multi-datacenter environment
    • Interest in and experience of application development using Perl, Python, or Ruby (or other applicable development language)
    • Understanding of and experience with industry-standard foundation technologies such as TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS, SMTP, and LDAP
    • Familiarization with virtualization – KVM, VMware vSphere, ESX, ESXi, and vCenter
    • Familiarization and understanding of public cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services
    • Basic understanding of industry-standard operational practices such as change management, incident management, and working in colocation data centers
    • Some experience with configuration management such as Puppet or Chef desirable
    • Appreciation of load-balancing technologies – F5, Netscaler or similar
    • Familiarity of networking including tools, flows and topologies and how these work at a high level 

    Why Proofpoint

    Protecting people is at the heart of our award-winning lineup of cybersecurity solutions, and the people who work here are the key to our success.  We’re a customer-focused and a driven-to-win organization with leading-edge products. We are an inclusive, diverse, multinational company that believes in culture fit, but more importantly ‘culture-add’, and we strongly encourage people from all walks of life to apply. 

    We believe in hiring the best and the brightest to help cultivate our culture of collaboration and appreciation. Apply today and explore your future at Proofpoint! #LifeAtPFPT

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

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