Proofpoint Sr. SDET Role Automation Infrastructure Team in Indianapolis, Indiana

Sr. SDET Role Automation Infrastructure Team

Location:Indianapolis, IN


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’s Threat products business unit is looking for excellent Sr. Software Development Engineers in Test, to develop test infrastructure, interact with cross functional teams and automate tests. They would be experienced engineers with fluency in coding, will be part of the sprint planning process, identify how the automation infrastructure could be enhanced and build new test scripts in an agile product development environment with a goal to make frequent releases

As a senior engineer, they would be responsible to improve over-all quality of the product and increase confidence in releases. Can run with a project - research, deliver quick proof-of-concept demos, and reaching out to people in other groups in the company and deliver projects with high quality.

Ideal candidates will take initiative to make things better, have technical experience in testing cloud services using REST APIs, data bases, building release pipelines, creative problem-solving skills, a love for coding and a healthy dose of self-motivation.

The team has a highly collaborative culture that values the craftsmanship of writing scalable, maintainable software. Everybody on the team is passionate about their work and we’re looking for similarly motivated “get stuff done” kind of people to join us.

Your day-to-day

  • Take ownership of the quality at the product and at the feature level.

  • Be part of the scrum team and represent the quality concerns, provide status updates.

  • Proactively identify the areas for the automation infrastructure to improve, and how it needs to change to support new features.

  • Participate and provide code review feedback.

  • Develop test cases and automation to back it up. Initiate conversations with development engineers to build features with hooks to help testing.

  • Collaborate with product managers, UX designers, Developers and Ops team on the team in an Agile environment to deliver high quality features on schedule.

  • Share knowledge with team and mentor junior members of the team.

  • Be ready to adapt and contribute across the wider org as needed.

  • Play well with others! Be a great teammate and help us maintain our positive culture

What you bring to the team

  • Have spent 4 or more years in the trenches, building test infrastructure for large-scale SaaS applications.

  • Be fluent in a major language suited for Rest API and UI automation such as Ruby, Java, Python

  • Experience in UI test automation with Selenium is a plus.

  • Good understanding of SQL, HTTP

  • Professional experience with AWS, ESXi, DNS, Jenkins, Git, Stash highly desired.

  • Knowledge on Linux Systems

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

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.