Security Architect/Researcher (Persistent Threat / Malware Analysis)

Proofpoint - Sunnyvale, CA

Posted 679 days ago
  • Experience
    Not Applicable
  • Job function
    Information Technology, Research
  • Employment type
  • Industry
    Computer & Network Security, Computer Software
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Security Architect/Researcher (Persistent Threat / Malware Analysis)

Note: For the right candidate, this role can be based remotely (anywhere in North America).

In this vital role at the leading edge of innovation in our market, you will determine requirements and then architect, design, and implement cloud-based information security systems capable of detecting and preventing Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) and other sophisticated threat campaigns. And your designs will be tested in some of the most demanding environments in the world. Naturally, our ideal candidate will be a thought leader in security and will have published research, contributed to open source initiatives, and/or patented designs for successful / popular security products.

So, if you're a visionary/inventor type with the confidence that you have the talent and motivation to help us come up with the next big thing in a B+ market segment, we'd love to hear from you.

  • 8+ years experience in security research / product development (open-source contributions and/or published research will count as well)
  • Strong experience working with the following security technologies: access control and identity management solutions, IDS/IPS, digital certificates, forensic analysis, encryption and authentication techniques with a proven ability to speak authoritatively about these kinds of security principles
  • An irrepressible excitement about security, the cloud, 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
  • Additional training in Information Security-specific disciplines a plus
  • CISA, CISM, CISSP, CCNA/P, or SSCP certification a plus

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.

If you would like to learn more about this role, please feel free to contact John Delaney ( / 801-748-4618).

Proofpoint, Inc. helps the largest and most successful companies in the world protect and govern their most sensitive data. Founded in 2002 by the former CTO of Netscape and headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Proofpoint is funded by top Silicon Valley investors, including Benchmark Capital and Mohr Davidow Ventures.

Please note that Proofpoint does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Services Agreement, Proofpoint will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Proofpoint explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

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