Associate Network Engineer

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Associate Network Engineer

Location:Belfast, NI


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

Proofpoint is seeking a knowledgeable Network Engineer to join and help drive the Network Operations team. This position is full-time and is based in Belfast, NI. The Network Engineer is responsible for day to day operations of the Proofpoint production data center networks, working with Juniper, Cisco, and F5 systems, dealing with LAN & WAN, Firewalls, and ISP connectivity.

Your day-to-day

+ Install, configure, and maintain network hardware in a multi-vendor Juniper, Cisco, and F5 environment

+ Remotely manage network connectivity in high-density multi-datacenter environment

+ Monitor network utilization, capacity, and performance quality

+ Detect, diagnose, and resolve network problems using methods that minimally impact production/customer environment availability

+ Create and maintain network topology diagrams

+ Participate in infrastructure capacity and expansion activities

+ Support operations and product development teams in identifying and resolving complex functional challenges, helping to identify or rule out network issues

+ Participate / contribute in projects

+ Maintain network security controls and compliance on all network hardware

+ 24×7 response to critical issues on a fast-growing, high volume network infrastructure

What you bring to the team

+ BSc Degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience

+ Proven experience of deploying LAN and WAN solutions and hardware

+ Working knowledge of L2-L4 technologies – VLANs, Spanning Tree, Etherchannel, IP routing, BGP, OSPF, VRRP

+ Experience and understanding of physical layer technologies – Twister Pair, TwinAx/DAC, MMF/SMF Fiber cabling, SFP/SFP+/XFP/QSFP

+ Additional experience with:

+ Network operating environments IOS, JunOS

+ Security operating environments Juniper SRX, Palo Alto, and Cisco ASA

+ Network security – firewalls/ACLs, VPN services

+ Network monitoring tools and protocols: Solarwinds, netflow and SNMP

+ Linux/Unix operating systems, networking tools, remote diagnostics, and network configurations

+ Working experience supporting large scale networks

+ Dedication to exceeding quality standards and providing services of the highest caliber

+ Ability to work independently with little or no supervision while maintaining a high level of efficiency

+ Experience working in a geo-located team

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.