28 Feb, 2019

DevOps Tools Engineer Summer Intern - Undergrad

  • Proofpoint
  • Belfast, UK
Internship Developer Operations

Job Description


Company Overview

At Proofpoint, we’re a team of superheroes protecting people, data, and brands from today’s advanced threats and compliance risks. We scout 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
It is our sole mission to help our allies 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.

Become a Superhero-In-Training

We are looking for a talented and passionate DevOps engineer intern to join our Operations Platform engineering team. In this role, you’ll be tasked with driving relentless improvements and innovation to contribute in the processes, performance and scalability of our applications and systems. Working in collaboration with other members of the Operations and product development teams, you as part of the infrastructure engineering team will help build the fundamental tooling and automation that lets our SREs manage tens of thousands of production systems. We do all this by working with fun, sharp, supportive people who make it fun to come to work every day.

Additional highlights of this role include:

  • Developing code for components under the supervision of a senior engineer
  • Creating tools that make it easy to build robust continuous deployment solutions
  • Adhering to existing software best practices around like code reviews, unit tests etc.
  • Participating in scrum meetings

Your Current Super-Skills

Good programming skills – an understanding of what makes clear, maintainable and extensible code
Must be able to work with an existing codebase and make improvements
Strong in one or more programming language: GoLang, Node, Python, Java
Working knowledge and experience in UNIX/LINUX environments
Strong written and oral communication skills
Good organizational skills, ability to work with a senior engineer to prioritize day-to-day tasks
BS in Computer Science or relevant work experience

Your Superhero Profile

You have the ability and interest in working full time (40 hours/week) in our Belfast, NI office and are currently on track to achieve 2:1 degree classification upon graduation (2019 new college grads also eligible). This summer internship is scheduled to run for 11 weeks from June – August 2019.

Launch your #LifeAtPFPT

As a customer focused and driven-to-win organization with leading edge products, there are many exciting reasons to join the Proofpoint team. We believe in hiring the best the brightest and cultivating a culture of collaboration and appreciation. Our summer interns are highly valued, and we strive to ensure all interns are provided with a meaningful work experience, as well as projects that are relevant to our interns’ interests. As we continue to grow and expand globally, we understand that hiring the right people and treating them well is key to our success! We are a multi-national company with locations in 10 countries, with each location contributing to Proofpoint’s amazing culture!