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Proofpoint Staff Software Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

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.


We are expanding our engineering team and looking for a Staff Software Engineer to join our Boston office! Our engineering team is dynamic, fluid, and collaborative. Our engineers steer and define the future growth and success of ObserveIT. We look for team-players who enjoy solving complex technical challenges and have an appetite to work with and adopt new and innovative technologies. Boston too far of a commute? Don’t worry, we offer work from home flexibility so if you are an experienced engineer ready to build, scale, and deliver our brand new SaaS solution, this may be a great next step in your career!


Design and implement components of our big data processing and analytics platform using modern technologies to handle billions of data points a day.

Develop RESTful APIs in a micro-service architecture.

Bring fresh and creative ideas to large-scale system design, distributed computing, information retrieval and more.


Knowledge/strong experience with some of the following: NodeJS, Python, Java, Golang, C/C++ and an ability to pick up new technologies quickly.

Strong knowledge of NoSQL and SQL database technologies such as: Postgres, Cassandra, MongoDB, Couchbase, Redis, DynamoDB.

Cloud computing experience (AWS, GCP, Azure, or similar).

Experience designing and implementing distributed algorithms.

A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent.






Always willing to learn


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

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.

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.