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Proofpoint Staff Big Data Engineer in Maryland City, Maryland

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

We are expanding our engineering team and looking for a Staff Big Data Engineer to join our Boston office! Our engineering team is dynamic, fluid, and collaborative. Our engineers steer and define the future growth and success of ObserveIT. We look for team-players who enjoy solving complex technical challenges and have an appetite to work with and adopt new and innovative technologies. Boston too far of a commute? Don’t worry, we offer work from home flexibility so if you are an experienced engineer ready to build, scale, and deliver our brand new SaaS solution, this may be a great next step in your career!


Design and implement a scalable and cost-effective analytics cloud environment.

Implement advanced analytics using modern technologies to handle billions of data points a day.

Collaborate with cross functional teams to improve and optimize data models, algorithms and cost.

Write integration tests to validate data processing and pipeline changes.


Developed data processing/transformation frameworks and tools leveraging Open-Source technologies like Java, Python, Scala, R.

Worked with cloud native technologies such as S3, EKS, EMR, Lambda, Kinesis, Redshift, RDS, CloudWatch, AWS SDK.

Strong knowledge of scalable data processing and analytics tools: Spark, Hive, Parquet/ORC/Avro, Hadoop, Snowflake, ElasticSearch or similar.

Understanding of NoSQL and SQL databases.

Experience implementing supervised and unsupervised algorithms and packages like tensorflow.

Cloud computing experience with one of: AWS, GCP, Azure.

Experience designing and implementing distributed algorithms.

A bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent.






Always willing to learn


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.