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Proofpoint Director of Threat Intelligence (Remote - Anywhere in the US) in Des Moines, Iowa

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.

As a Proofpoint Director of Threat Intelligence, you will lead a team of threat researchers and intelligence analysts tasked with leveraging Proofpoint threat data to serve our most important customers. This team of dynamic and creative threat researchers is focused on contextualizing threat information from our TAP product to produce valuable intelligence ready for our customers.  Using a variety of research techniques, threat intelligence, and data sources, they produce valuable information to help protect and inform Proofpoint customers. 

The successful candidate will direct the team of threat researchers and managers responsible for this work. The successful candidate will have prior experience in leading a team of individual contributors and managers who create threat intelligence deliverables. The director of this team understands a wide variety of areas including threat detection, malware research, data analysis, and host or network forensics.

This role will not only be a people manager but ensure excellent quality of the campaigns and threat actors we track for threat landscape briefings. This role requires prior people management experience, and experience managing people leaders. This leader will be responsible for the hiring, training and professional development of talented threat analysts. This manager will lead the team to tackle the demands of the changing threat landscape. This team covers both crimeware threats and APT.

*Your day-to-day *

  • Working with threat researchers, malware analysts, data scientists, support personnel, sales and other outside teams to deliver uncompromising service in timely threat intelligence.

  • Analyzing data to create intelligence documents for our customers

  • Reviewing accuracy of deliverables created by threat intelligence teams

  • Provide project management for projects and initiatives as it pertains to delivery of internal and external customer requests

  • Ensuring Proofpoint solutions are clearly understood and effectively communicated with the ability to effectively position value to external customers.

  • Use of excellent analytical skills to work in a diverse team environment, exchanging ideas and data with developers, support, product managers, and customers

  • A deep understanding and up-to-date handle on the evolving threat landscape, giving briefings to customers, prospects, and internal groups to spread threat intelligence landscape awareness

What you bring to the team

  • 4+ Years of people management

  • 3+ Leading a cyber security team focused on technical collection

  • Experience in managing an intelligence team focused on technical collection

  • Ability to find and hire the best technical talent

  • Background in security, especially around threat actors and malware families

  • Knowledge of the overall threat landscape

  • A passion for surfacing threats, understanding them and communicating them to internal teams and senior leadership

  • Experience growing technical talent and developing professional growth strategies for highly technical personnel

  • Skills with reporting and metrics tracking

  • Familiarity with big data and scripting technologies 

  • Focus on how threat intelligence lends value to our customers and products

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences

  • Bias for action and willingness to take risks

  • Experience making things happen in a fast-paced dynamic environment

Nice to have

  • Past presentations at industry conferences and events

  • Experience working with customers and understanding product problems

  • Experience talking to CISOs, security operations, and IT security roles on security risks and threat intelligence

  • Experience working with enterprise account teams and solution engineers

  • Experience at an enterprise information security vendor

  • Experience with PR processes and working with public spokespeople

  • Prior media training

  • Python, lucene, regex, network packet capture skills

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

If you are a Colorado Resident:

Proofpoint carefully considers a wide range of compensation factors, including your background and experience. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary.

The hiring range for this position is typically:

181,280.00 - 226,600.00 USD

Actual offer will be based on the individual candidate. Bonus, commission, and/or equity may be eligible for this position.

Additional benefits for this position can be found at https://pfptbenefits.com.

This statement is being provided in accordance with the Colorado Pay and Benefit Disclosure requirements of sb19-968.

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.

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