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Software Development Placement Year Intern - Undergrad in United Kingdom

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.

Job description

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!

Extra information

Education Level
United Kingdom
Type of Contract
Type of Job
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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