Proofpoint Engineer


  • Manage existing Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection/Email Protection platforms including: Email Fraud Defense, Threat Response Auto-Pull, Targeted Attack Protection, Threat Response, Emerging Threats Intelligence, Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Encryption.
  • Implement new instances of the Proofpoint on Demand platform and configure for best- practices.
  • Manage inbound and outbound security rules for email (filtering, whitelists, spam, etc).
  • Configure threat intelligence data feeds to provide identification of additional phishing/malware instances.
  • Perform security event triage and initial incident response to detected threats.
  • Assist other groups by providing email security log and troubleshooting information to resolve production issues.
  • Regularly review and recommend changes to policies or controls as needed to enhance security.
  • Identifies potential gaps and offers solutions to include internal team needs, product improvements and client security posture.
  • Communicate and enforce Information Security policies.
  • Coordinates with other team members and management to investigate, document, and report incidents.
  • Regularly create and maintain high quality documentation for changes and procedures.
  • Collaborate with our Threat Analysis Unit to provide in depth reports of confirmed security incidents and produce technical threat advisory broadcasts about new and emerging threats.



  • Three or more years of experience as primary manager of Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection and Proofpoint Email protection platforms.
  • Strong email engineering skills; clear understanding of Message Transfer Agent configurations.
  • Solid sense of self-motivation; ability to identify problems and develop solutions.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to grow inside the platform and organization.



  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, related discipline or equivalent experience, or over 5 years’ experience
  • 3-5 years of professional work experience in the cybersecurity industry
  • Strong analytical skills to define risk, identify potential threats, and develop and document action/mitigation plan
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to mentor/train staff and bring awareness to current and emerging threats
  • Ability to work efficiently and self-motivate with little to no supervision
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills with an ability to present technical risks and issues to technical and non-technical audiences internal and external to the organization
  • Certifications a plus
  • Regulatory experience is a plus (GDPR, ISO27K, SSAE16, HIPPA, PCI, FISMA, etc.)



  • Company-paid health, dental and vision insurance plan option for the employee.
  • Up to a 4% 401k company match that vests immediately, it’s yours to keep.
  • Generous paid time off and 10 holidays per year.
  • Paid time off to vote and volunteer.
  • Paid time off on your birthday because it’s your special day.
  • Up to $100 per month for your internet and cell phone service.
  • Team building events.
  • Showing 5ironCyber’s commitment to win together, all employees received a 10% Bonus in 2023.



  • All candidates will be required to take an extensive background screen, credit screen, and drug screen prior to employment.
  • This is an on-site position based in Franklin, TN or Raleigh, NC.