Proofpoint Server Engineer


Atlanta, Georgia

15 days ago

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Job Description

Proofpoint Server Engineer
6 Months
Atlanta, GA 30303 (Hybrid – 1 day onsite per week)
Job Summary:
  • We are seeking a highly experienced Senior Server Engineer with specialized expertise in maintaining Microsoft Exchange environment and Proofpoint solutions.
  • The ideal candidate will have a robust background in server management, cybersecurity, and email protection systems.
  • This role will involve managing and optimizing our server infrastructure while leveraging Proofpoint technologies to enhance our email security posture.
Key Responsibilities:
Server Management:
  • Design, implement, and maintain server infrastructure to ensure high availability, performance, and scalability.
  • Conduct routine system monitoring, maintenance, and backup operations to ensure optimal server performance.
  • Manage and maintain Microsoft Exchange servers, ensuring email system integrity, security, and availability
Proofpoint Administration:
  • Administer and manage Proofpoint solutions, including Email Protection, Targeted Attack Protection, and other related modules.
  • Configure, monitor, and troubleshoot Proofpoint systems to ensure optimal performance and security.
  • Plan and execute upgrades, patches, and other maintenance activities for Proofpoint systems.
Email Security:
  • Implement and manage email security policies and protocols to protect against phishing, malware, and other email-borne threats.
  • Analyze email security incidents, perform root cause analysis, and implement corrective measures.
Security Administration:
  • Collaborate with the cybersecurity team to ensure robust security measures and compliance with industry standards.
  • Technical Support and Troubleshooting:
  • Provide advanced technical support for server and Proofpoint-related issues.
  • Mentor and guide junior engineers and IT support staff.
Documentation and Reporting:
  • Create and maintain comprehensive documentation of server and Proofpoint configurations, procedures, and processes.
  • Generate regular reports on system performance, security incidents, and maintenance activities.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or a related field; or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in server engineering or a similar role.
  • At least 3 years of hands-on experience with Proofpoint administration and management.
Technical Skills:
  • Proficiency in Windows Server operating systems and Active Directory.
  • Strong understanding of network protocols and services (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP).
  • Experience with email systems and security protocols (SMTP, DMARC, DKIM, SPF).
  • Knowledge of scripting languages (PowerShell, Python) for automation.
  • Familiarity with other email security solutions and cybersecurity frameworks.
  • Relevant certifications such as Proofpoint Certified Security Professional, MCSE, CISSP, M365, Azure Solutions Architect or similar are highly desirable.
Key Competencies:
  • Problem-Solving Skills:
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting abilities to diagnose and resolve complex technical issues.
Communication Skills:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
Project Management:
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment and mentor junior team members.

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $70.00/hr.