Digital Risk Security Analyst Placement Year - Undergrad

Proofpoint Belfast Student
Salary Competitive
It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing! We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

Become a Superhero-In-Training


The Digital Risk division of Proofpoint is working in a new and exciting space that is evolving very rapidly. We are developing solutions and services that protect companies outside of their controlled infrastructure. This team is developing solutions for Social Media, Web, Dark Web, and other external vectors. This space has many challenges and we are looking for the most talented and passionate team members to come join us. You will be doing the following:

  • Working on Risk assessments

  • Creating automation of various tasks

  • Analyzing detection information and prioritizing it

  • Working on taking down malicious infrastructure

  • Tuning detections with the tools and process we provide


Your Current Super-Skills

  • Security Analysis mindset

  • Python development

  • Web services development


Your Superhero 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 (2020 new college grads also eligible). This summer internship is scheduled to begin immediately and run through approximately August 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!



If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

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
Proofpoint

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

Read more about Proofpoint

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