Software Engineers (Associate to Principal Level)

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 2 days ago

Reference 1404489

 Job Description

We are seeking talented software engineers with a range of technology backgrounds who like to solve problems to join our established Belfast engineering team and experience the exciting growth at Proofpoint!

We are seeking talented software engineers with a range of technology backgrounds who like to solve problems to join our established Belfast engineering team and experience the exciting growth at Proofpoint!  Applications from Associate to Principal/Staff level engineers welcome, and expect to be supported and challenged to realise your true potential.  Based in the centre of Belfast city, we have an expanding, fresh new office, onsite parking and an open, professional and innovative team.

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

Are you passionate about creating applications that solve real problems?  Are you curious, analytical and motivated by new challenges and willing to prove it?  Do you want to deliver enterprise wide solutions that promote flexibility, scalability and high performance that deliver to millions of users?  Do you want to learn and apply new skills on an ongoing basis? If so, we would like to hear from you!

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about existing and new technologies, someone who is a great communicator and is excited about working in a professional, friendly, energetic, results-oriented engineering team, making a highly visible contribution to the delivery of a multi-million dollar product offering.  You will work closely with local engineers in our Belfast office, our global product management team, and staff based in our Silicon Valley headquarters, 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

  • Act as key member of a team working on the leading email security product suite on the market
  • Collaborate with product managers, UX designers, quality engineers, operations engineers and other engineers in an agile environment to deliver high quality performant code on schedule
  • Play well with others!  Be a great teammate and help us maintain our positive culture
  • Share knowledge with the team both formally and informally.
  • Be ready to adapt and contribute across the wider org as needed
  • Develop against a complex platform, based on a wide range of technologies
  • Take ownership of high value product features and technical initiatives
  • Contribute to, and promote, the delivery of high quality, testable software, from requirements analysis through to acceptance testing
  • Respond effectively and accurately to the needs of stakeholders, including product management, support, operations and QA
  • Provide mentoring and thought leadership to other team members

What you bring to the team

  • Expertise in, or a strong desire to learn, a wide range of technologies, including:
    • React.js, Java, JavaScript, REST/JSON APIs, Linux, C#, Perl, PHP, C/C++, AWS, Puppet, Kubernetes, Docker, Jenkins, Selenium, Git
  • A keen interest in automation and repeatability
  • Familiarity with agile development
  • Strong communications skills – ability to document and verbally communicate ideas
  • Strong debugging and troubleshooting skills
  • Know how to Get Stuff Done with technical people in other groups in the company
  • Problem solving mentality


  • Good exposure to Linux
  • Knowledge of email technology, MTAs (e.g. Postfix), and server architecture
  • Exposure to SaaS-based product delivery

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!