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Proofpoint Staff DevOps 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’re growing! We are looking for a staff engineer to join our engineering team in Boston to help build our AWS-based infrastructure in order to scale and deploy our new SaaS solution. Our engineers steer and influence the future success and growth of our company. We are nimble, dynamic, and move fast. We look for team-players that take a creative, analytical approach and to solving complex technical challenges. If this sounds like you, keep reading!

Role Overview

Build, implement and improve architecture and performance of large-scale distributed systems.

Write tools and scripts to automate maintenance and monitoring tasks and implement efficient, and robust features to build scalable infrastructure.

Design/build backend services/systems to ensure stability and high-performance and build CI/CD pipelines.

Work hand in hand with engineers to develop tools to automate tasks, resolve bottlenecks, and improve scalability/reliability to keep up with our growth.


A strong foundation in computer science, software engineering, etc. with an ability to pick up new programming languages quickly.

Extensive experience developing infrastructure as code Automation using tools such as Terraform.

3+ years of experience building a microservice infrastructure using at least one (or more) of the following: NodeJS, Python, Go, Perl.

In-depth knowledge of cloud infrastructure solutions (security, storage, networking, containers, databases).

Experience building and scaling large distributed systems and cloud computing with one (or more) of the following: AWS(preferred), Azure, GCP.

A bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or similar.


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.