Sr. Engineering Manager


Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Posted 4 weeks ago

Job Description

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, 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**

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

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

Proofpoint is looking for an excellent Senior Engineering Manager to join the Messaging and Streaming Platform team.

We are a tight knit team, focused on growing the product and our own skillsets in this ever-changing landscape of high-volume real-time data processing which impacts all our products. If you want to work in a startup-like environment within a fast moving, publicly traded, high-growth security company, then Proofpoint may be right for you.

We are looking for a Senior Engineering Manager who possesses a passion for using cutting edge techniques, to continuously improve the product and team, and developing/designing solutions to solve some of the difficult problems working with large and diverse datasets.

**Your day-to-day**

+ As the senior leader of the Messaging and Streaming Platform team, you will be working closely with highly talented cross functional teams

+ You will be responsible for overseeing various engineering projects, processes, planning, hiring.

+ Serve as an engineering leader who owns end-to-end technical solutions.

+ Lead design and architecture for new features and improvements to the existing solution in production.

+ Lead architecture reviews, identify risks and advocate for simplicity of design.

+ Mentor junior engineers in the team, recommend suitable technologies, advocate for engineering best practices

+ You will work with various stakeholders across the company to build a solid platform for Proofpoint.

+ Ensure that customer and production issues are resolved quickly.

+ Maintain a high standard for engineering practices within the team.

**What you bring to the team**

+ BS degree or above in Computer Science

+ 10+ years of experience in large scale software development with 5+ years of managing engineering teams

+ Strong leadership skills with a proven ability to motivate teams

+ Ability to attract talent and hire great software engineers, build collaborative teams

+ Experience growing people and engineering teams and possess a can-do attitude with an entrepreneurial mindset

+ Collaborate well with product, program and other cross functional teams.

+ Knowledge of large-scale distributed systems and client-server architectures.

+ Recent experience with one or more messaging and stream processing technologies (Kafka, Spark, Storm, Flink, etc.)

+ Machine learning experience is a plus.

+ Previous hands-on experience writing - clean, elegant code in one or more languages.

+ Thorough knowledge of multi-threading, concurrency.

+ Strong problem-solving skills with entrepreneurial attitude.

+ Have built systems at scale in the past and is very comfortable dealing with millions and billions of requests.

+ In-depth understanding of running production service with 24/7 support, monitoring.

+ Excellent communication skills

**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!


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

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