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Proofpoint Staff Software Engineer in Topeka, Kansas

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.

Job Description

Proofpoint is looking for a Staff Software Engineer. Our engineering team is dynamic, fluid, and collaborative. We look for team-players who enjoy solving complex technical challenges and have an appetite to work with and adopt new and innovative technologies.


  • 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.


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