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Data Scientist - New College Grad

Location: Sunnyvale, CA


Company Overview

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.

The Role

Would you like to apply cutting edge data science techniques to help protect the world against cyber threats? At Proofpoint, we work with unique data sets and craft peta byte scale solutions to help protect some of the most targeted people especially in fortune 500 companies. One of the things that makes our problem space so challenging is that dynamic nature of the threat landscape. We need to outsmart the threat actors and be two steps ahead of the game. This is where static rule based systems can’t keep up with the sheer number of threat features we deal with and we need smarter machine learning solutions to help tackle the problem. As a member of our team, you will be part of the design and development of new game changing solutions that would have a real impact on the next generation security solutions at Proofpoint.

What You Bring to the Team

  • Good understanding of machine learning algorithms, tools and platforms
  • Experience in at least one of these Toolkits: numpy, scipy, scikit-learn, tensorflow, pytorch, keras, genism, vowpal wabbit, etc.
  • Understanding of programming fundamentals
  • Python proficiency
  • Self-starter and intellectual curiosity
  • Great communication skills, ability to explain predictive analytics to non-technical audience
  • Proficiency in data exploration techniques and tools

Why Proofpoint

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. 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!


Proofpoint is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Proofpoint does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Services Agreement, Proofpoint will not consider or agree to payment of any recruiter or agency fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Proofpoint explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

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In order to expedite the pre-boarding employment process with Proofpoint, we must collect information from you that is deemed “personal” and is protected by worldwide data privacy laws. Proofpoint is committed to full compliance with all laws and has taken the necessary steps to ensure that we meet the obligations required by country-specific data protection laws, as well as the EU Directive on Personal Data Protection. We also required the same from our Staffing partner Oracle, who assists us with the management of our internal database. By logging into our system and entering the requested data, you are authorizing Proofpoint to collect, process, and house your personal data to our internal database.  This database will be accessible by Proofpoint employees and select employees of Oracle who have been given access rights based on a relevant and legal business need to know.  Your information will not be shared with or visible by any third party outside of Proofpoint and Oracle. All individuals with access to personal data have been educated on data privacy laws and the use of personal data, and have signed Data Privacy Confidential Non-Disclosures.   

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