Proofpoint - Sunnyvale, CA

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Proofpoint is looking for a world class architect to help drive the creation of cloud-based big data platforms capable of dealing with the volume and security of the most sensitive data belonging to the world's largest companies. In this key role, you will work closely with Product Management and fellow Architects to help translate company direction into scalable platforms that can be leveraged by internal and external development teams. You will also serve as a technical leader and mentor to your fellow Engineering members and promote best practices such as agile development processes, code reviews, and security and performance auditing. In addition, you'll be expected to roll up your sleeves and sling production code as well.

Our ideal candidate will have demonstrated thought leadership and hands-on expertise in implementing massively scalable platforms using Java with a focus on big data technologies. They would also have contributed significantly to open source initiatives, presented on the same at appropriate conferences, and be seen as an industry expert in their field. They also will have demonstrated they value project impact over project completion, personal ownership over participation, and measurement over opinion.

So, if you're a visionary/inventor type with the confidence that you have the talent and motivation to help us solve the data security problems of the worlds most targeted companies - think AWS for data security, we'd love to hear from you.

Above all else, you'll have a constant desire to make things better, learn more and push harder, while ensuring those around you are happy and growing with you.

Responsibilities include:
  • Establish a clear technical and architectural vision, build support across cross-functional teams, and then drive high-impact initiatives to completion.
  • Demonstrate a strong passion for continuous learning and a driving intellectual curiosity by bringing fresh perspectives on leading industry standards, best practices, etc. and emerging trends, directions, etc.
  • Promote the benefits of experimentation and the application of cutting-edge technology and advanced software paradigms by providing beneficial recommendations on new and emerging technologies, prototypes, patent proposals, and process improvements
  • Strike a healthy balance between the aggressive pursuit of new opportunities created by evolving technologies and more pragmatic, proven approaches to success
  • Research available technologies and help us make informed build vs. buy decisions

  • 8+ years experience in large scale cloud-based platform development
  • Strong experience working with highly-distributed systems, scalability, high-performance computing with a proven ability to speak authoritatively about architectural, design, and implementation details
  • An irrepressible excitement about security, the cloud, big data, and the possibilities it affords for new forms of services and applications
  • Working knowledge of the entire stack of a modern Cloud technologies, from Hadoop to Cassandra, from Mogile/FS to Delegated Auth, from Hive to MySQL, and everything in between a strong plus
  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent field of study

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