Proofpoint Backend Tech Lead in Herzliya, Israel

Backend Tech Lead

Location:Herzliya, Israel


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

Design and develop a robust, scalable and sophisticated Cloud Apps Security Platform, which detects suspicious activity in real-time, analyzes infer and act upon unsecured user actions. Use and teach the best methodologies for high quality designing, coding and testing. Be part of a team facing engineering challenges of desining a large scale stream processing architecture in a dynamic environment.

Your day-to-day

  • Leadingascrumteam,use and teach the best engineering methodologies, high quality development, coding and designing skills

  • Take full accountability for technical projects from specification and planning, through execution & coding with multiple engineers, to testing and deployment into production

  • Design, develop and deploy the backend of a large scale highly distributed stream processing system, using open source technologies in a cloud based environment (AWS)

  • Stay hands-on; code in Scala and work (mainly) with Kafka, Couchbase and Elasticsearch

  • Working closely with QA, automation and DevOps proffesionals to test, monitor and support a critical production system used by clients around the world

  • Teach, mentor and interview new engineers to a growing site of a top-notch technology company

  • Collaboratewithpartnerteamsthatareresponsibleforusingthedatayoursystemwillproduce

What you bring to the team

  • Superb skills and deep knowledge in Computer Science and Engineering

  • Experienceleading a technical team (HO)

  • At least 5-7 years in hands-on software development

  • Track record in full product life cycle, from design to production, building 24x7 systems, preferably SaaS (or web)

  • Proven experience with building scalable, reliable and resilient distributed backend systems

  • Experience in working with big data / non-relational databases (ElasticSearch, Couchbase, Casandra etc.)

  • An academic degree in relevant technical field

  • Superb communication skills (both oral and written) in Hebrew and English

  • Good knowledge in Scala, Kafka, ElasticSearch and Couchbase – an advantage

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.