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Proofpoint Data Architect Part-Time Intern in Austin, Texas

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.

The Role

The Data Architect Intern will be responsible for the creation and implementation of an internal threat intelligence data repository that will gather and group data from all elements of the leading people-centric cybersecurity platform. Ingested data will be used to support Proofpoint’s threat intelligence service in order to provide customers with unique data-driven threat intelligence analysis and deliverables which will help in guiding them on a path to a stronger security posture.

Your day-to-day

As a Data Architect Intern, you will combine technical data skills, problem solving, and strong communication proficiencies to support our threat intelligence service team in architecting an intelligence data repository to be used to provide unique insights to customers. The Data Architect Intern will have a chance to work directly with data solution specialists and cyber intelligence specialists to gain hands-on experience in data architecture that drives intelligence analysis. Interns will receive accelerated professional development, the ability to lead a high visibility project, and exposure to data architecture solutions from a leading cybersecurity organization.

Job Requirements

  • Educational background and interest in data and solutions architecture.

  • Interest and desire to work in the cybersecurity field.

  • Highly organized and the ability to lead through influence and coordination, as well as facilitate communication with various internal stakeholders.

  • Proficiency in various data architecture and data warehousing products.

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies, systems, and subjects quickly

  • Outstanding documentation skills.

  • Understanding of data flow diagrams and database schema.

  • Previous experience building relational and unstructured data stores.

  • Understanding of network and email security.

  • Working knowledge of AWS tools and architecture.

  • Passion for working with and organizing data.

  • Self-motivated problem solver with a customer mindset and desire to help people.

  • Ability to work independently on assigned tasks and accept direction on given assignments.

  • Ability to understand complex data structures and model normalized, curated datasets abstracted from these structures.

  • Working knowledge of SQL and programmatic interaction with various AWS architectures, including Redshift.

  • Working knowledge of Python

  • Experience with Tableau is a plus but not required.

  • Academic or professional/internship experience working in a professional setting is a plus.

  • Proofpoint product knowledge is a plus, but not required.

  • US citizenship required

Candidate Profile

You have the ability and interest in working part time (a maximum of 30 hours/week) in our Sunnyvale, CA office or remotely. You are currently pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree in data architecture, data solutions, or data science and maintaining an above average GPA. This internship is scheduled to start immediately and run through August 2023.

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

At Proofpoint, our people – and the diversity of their lived experiences and backgrounds, thinking and perspectives, and work skills and experiences – are the driving force behind much of our success.

We hire the most innovative talent in the world to help defend our customers’ sensitive data and intellectual property from threat actors and malicious or careless employees.

Cyberattacks on critical infrastructure could threaten access to energy, water, transportation, health care, banking accounts and financial information, and other essential goods and services which is why our employees work every day to deliver world-class cyber resilience to approximately 8,000 enterprise customers around the world.

We embrace and foster the diversity of our team members, customers, stakeholders and consumers. Everyone is valued and appreciated for their unique backgrounds, experiences, thoughts and talents, all of which contributes to the growth and sustainability of our business.

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.

Proofpoint is an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Proofpoint is an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.