Software Development Placement Year Intern - Undergrad

Proofpoint Belfast Internship
Salary Competitive
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, to Software Design and Implementation, to DevOps, to QA, to Support giving us the opportunity to deliver a high-quality experience for our customers.

We are seeking a motivated Software Engineering Intern who can help us deliver high quality software against an ambitious product roadmap. This role is suitable for a dynamic, hardworking individual who enjoys 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, and 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.


What you bring to the team

  • Experience in one of the following, PHP, Python, Java, JavaScript

  • Excellent University grades, on course for a 2:1 (60%+ average)

  • Comfortable working in a team environment

  • Good communication skills

  • Strong problem-solving skills


Candidate 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. This internship is scheduled to begin immediately and end on approximately August 28, 2020.


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 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!

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Maternity / paternity leave
Maternity / paternity leave

Kids are the future, go spend time with them.

Pension plan
Pension plan

We take care of you, even when you are old and wrinkly.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Working at

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 - Analyse new threats and offer deep insight through data-driven intel - Collaborate with customers to help solve their toughest security challenges

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