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Proofpoint Senior Threat Researcher - EMEA in Dusseldorf, Germany

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

As a Proofpoint Field Threat Researcher serving the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) market, you will leverage Proofpoint threat data to serve our most important customers in these regions. Field-facing Threat Research delivers research to our sales engineers that enables Proofpoint to become a trusted advisor to our customers. This role requires answering research requests as they come in and proactively threat hunting through customer data to find actionable threat information.

The successful candidate will have prior experience in at least two of the following areas, including but not limited to threat intelligence, security operations, malware analysis. This role develops trusted partnerships by providing expert guidance in clear, concise, and actionable deliverables. This candidate is responsible for delivering internal and customer-facing threat landscape briefings, threat insight blogs, and support customer inquiries or requests for information.

Your day-to-day

  • Research actors, campaigns, malware, and techniques via TAP, AWS Athena, and Splunk

  • Collaborate with threat researchers and malware researchers to collect, analyze, and deliver intelligence

  • Develop trends by vertical to communicate divergent and convergent threats to customers.

  • Identify low-spread threats that are unique to customers and articulate people-centric risks with data.

  • Master our detection technology stack from the email to Cloud technology to enable proper actions.

  • Deliver threat landscape briefings to customers, user groups, and internal groups.

  • Own and communicate a single, weekly, top priority threat to sales engineering and technical account managers highlighted in the weekly threat report and communicated in a weekly company-wide update.

What you bring to the team

  • You have at least 7 years of experience in incident response, threat intelligence, malware analysis

  • You are comfortable in open source tools, tracking open source threats, and research communities.

  • You get praise for being both technical and having strong analytic skills and excellent communication

  • You understand email-borne and Cloud-based threats from fraud, e-crime, and nation state actors

  • You have no fear of enabling sales and marketing to evangelize intelligence and enable customers

  • You have skill in AWS Athena, MongoDB, Jupyter notebooks and languages such as SQL and Python

  • You have experience in or are open to a remote, cross-team culture focused on threat research

  • You love presenting to customers and delivering technical content in an accessible risk-aware approach

Nice to have

  • Data science skills

  • Malware analysis skills

  • Splunk skills


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

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.