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Director, Engineering -Spam Detection

Sunnyvale, CA, USA | Proofpoint

  • Industry:
    Information Technologies
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Engineering
  • Experience:
    12-15 years
Job Description:
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We are looking for a fearless leader to lead our flagship spam detection program to help make internet a safer place for everyone. You get to work with some of the largest threat intelligence data in the cyber security and craft peta byte scale solutions to help protect some of the most targeted people especially in fortune 1000 companies. One of the things that makes the problem space so challenging is that dynamic nature of the threat landscape. We need to outsmart threat actors and be two steps ahead of the game. And you get to do all of this with some of the sharpest minds in cyber security on the planet. Does this sound fun & exciting to you? 


Your day-to-day


Technical chops: You have a solid understanding of software architecture and stay abreast with cutting edge technologies.  

You understand the engineering complexity between designing high availability systems of 99.99 and 99.999%  

High accountability and a track record of delivering game changing products with quality.  

Deep customer focus: Always start the with customer and work backwards  

Understand lean software development practices and embrace data informed decisions 

A true multiplier of the team who always puts the team first  

You are a talent magnet who recruits and develops the best in the industry 

A transformational leader who challenges the status quo and builds for the future.  

Comfortable dealing with ambiguity and move the ball forward when there is imperfect or little information.  

High EQ and low ego. Humility to accept and learn from mistakes. 

What you bring to the team


BS or MS in computer science, electrical engineering or similar field

Have spent 12 or more years in the trenches of the software industry, delivering quality software products.

Have a deep sense of building great teams and culture  

Have a good understanding of soup to nuts of software delivery and have a good understanding of DevOps and SRE principles. 

Collaboration with product, security, data science and program management 

Great communication skills, ability to set effective context and have people buy into the vision 


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