Threat Researcher for Proofpoint

The Job —  Threat Researcher for ProofpointFast Internet

Location —  Telecommute available.

Job Responsibilities —  From the company job posting:

  • Analyze malware and threat data from internal and external sources, both self-directed and in response to customer inquiries.
  • Analyze threat campaigns, author customer-specific threat reports, and publish research results around specific verticals or geographic locations.
  • Maintain a list of current events, threats, and other information that our customers should be aware of.
  • Report and disseminate information to our most important customers on threats that may affect them, such as emerging malware, security developments and insightful summaries of current events.
  • Collaborate on research projects with the threat research team..
  • Leverage our threat database of millions of malware samples and produce data and reports that protect our customers.
  • Work effectively as part of a remote team using chat, video chat and conference calls


  • A well-rounded understanding of the malware and information security threat landscape. You should love this field and have a passion for learning.
  • The ability to make a hypothesis based on your threat research, prove it using our data, and communicate that information to our customers.
  • Present complex technical topics to senior managers, our customers and internally.
  • Creative ideas around threat research and using big data to manifest them
  • Ability to comfortably communicate directly with customers and the security community.
  • Experience with Python, MongoDB, or other scripting languages.
  • Demonstrable understanding of internet threat landscape
  • 3-5 years experience with malware analysis
  • Motivation to dig through internal and open source data to find threat information and use it to provide value to customers
  • Deep curiosity and a drive to understand malware and how it works

Schedule —  Full time, flexible

Employee or Contract — Employee

Compensation — Not advertised.  Click here for Glassdoor reviews on Proofpoint.

Benefits — None advertised.

More Information — Review and apply with Proofpoint here.