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Proofpoint Software Engineer in Topeka, Kansas

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.

The Role

Proofpoint is looking for an excellent Software Engineer to join the In-Line (Real Time) development team. We’re developing cutting-edge security solutions protecting employees and companies from advanced attacks including cloud, malware, information theft and wifi attacks. Our growing and enthusiastic team is continually innovating in the quickly changing security environment. If you want to work in a startup-like environment within a fast moving high-growth security company, then Proofpoint may be right for you.

We are looking for a Software Engineer who possesses a passion for pushing technologies to the limits and will work with our team of talented engineers to design and build the next generation of our products.

Your day-to-day

  • Take end-to-end ownership of key areas of the architecture and delivery, working with your team and other teams in the company as necessary.

  • Participate and lead design reviews and help the team arrive at practical and effective design solutions.

  • Write great production-ready code on schedule and participate in code reviews.

  • Drive important technical decisions and help understand and mitigate risks as needed.

  • Enable the architecture to deliver high quality products in a continuous integration and delivery environment.

  • Work with other groups to enable better use of products and services build by our team.

  • Play well with others! Be a great teammate and help us maintain our positive culture.

  • Be ready to adapt and pitch in on other projects as needed.

What you bring to the team

  • Superb skills and deep knowledge in Computer Science, Coding, Design and Architecture.

  • Track record in full product life cycle, from design to production, building 24x7 systems, preferably SaaS (or web).

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

  • Proven Experience with building scalable, reliable and resilient distributed systems.

  • Expertise with Java or Scala and running JVM based systems in production environments.

  • Experience working on the networking level, especially proxies – a big advantage .

  • Experience working in an agile software development team using Scrum methodologies and Jira Software.

  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and inter-personal skills.

  • Be motivated, detail-oriented, have the ability to thrive in a team environment.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.

  • Able to execute team activities to keep existing processes and infrastructure running smoothly.


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

If you are a Colorado Resident:

Proofpoint carefully considers a wide range of compensation factors, including your background and experience. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary.

The hiring range for this position is typically:

103,670.00 - 148,100.00 USD

Actual offer will be based on the individual candidate. Bonus, commission, and/or equity may be eligible for this position.

Additional benefits for this position can be found at https://pfptbenefits.com.

This statement is being provided in accordance with the Colorado Pay and Benefit Disclosure requirements of sb19-968.

Proofpoint is an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.