Proofpoint Software Development Summer Intern - Undergrad in Belfast, Ireland

Software Development Summer Intern - Undergrad

Location:Belfast, NI


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 design, build and support the Proofpoint Essentials platform – our Cloud Email Security platform aimed at the Small to Medium Enterprise Market. We utilize Proofpoint’s industry leading security tools and offer them as an easily configurable and manageable Cloud Solution. Our team stretches from Product Management, to Project Management, Software Design and Implementation, DevOps, QA, and Support, giving us the opportunity to deliver a high quality experience for our customers.

We are seeking a motivated Software Development Intern who can help us deliver high quality software against an ambitious product roadmap. This role is suitable for a dynamic, hardworking individual who loves writing code, and is keen to enhance and expand their skills while making a visible contribution to a commercially focused Engineering team.

The successful candidate will work closely with local Engineers, global Product Management, as well as staff based in our Silicon Valley headquarters and help us drive rapid growth through feature-rich monthly releases that meet and exceed the expectations of our customers.

Your Current Super-Skills

  • Desire to deliver within a hard working team

  • A strong interest in software development, demonstrated by working on personal or commercial projects above and beyond standard degree coursework

  • Significant exposure to Linux

  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills

Your Superhero Profile

You have the ability and interest in workingfull time(40 hours/week)in our Belfast, NI officeand 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!


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.