Data Analyst (SPAM Analysis/Filters) Proofpoint
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED We are looking for a highly intelligent, driven person to join a dynamic group of people who are passionate about saving the world from the growing threat of messaging abuse. And we?re competing against a very active, creative, and motivated adversary who was credited as sending over 40 trillion Spam messages last year alone! If you?re interested in helping us to achieve our goal and rid the world of spam, we?d definitely like to speak with you. We offer a challenging environment that fosters creativity and rewards excellence.
Member of a creative, enthusiastic, and geographically-distributed team (in a 24/7/365 ?follow the sun? model) that is responsible for identifying, parameterizing, and responding quickly to spam attacks levied against some of the world?s largest organizations
Analyze misclassified messages (spam and legitimate) and make updates to spam definitions to correct their classifications.
Perform deep analyses of spam message headers & structures to identify novel spam features, and design regular-expression (regex) based rules to detect those features
Ad-hoc development of tools as necessary to aid/streamline analysis activities
Provide responses and explanations to customers with questions about the spam classifier
Handle advanced cases escalated by junior spam analysts
Help us define the landscape, prevalence, and evolution of messaging abuse, threats, and attacks by participating in future requirements definition discussions of our products
Familiarity with Unix environments and comfort with a range of Unix command line tools for manipulating and extracting content from text files
Good experience with Perl, especially advanced regular expressions and Unix command line invocations
General familiarity with how mail delivery works including SMTP
Good grasp of algorithmic concepts in computer science (e.g., sorting, data structures, etc.)
Willingness to play an important technical role that does NOT primarily involve development
General curiosity about the headers and structure of email messages
Demonstrated analytical and creative problem solving abilities
Willingness to interact with customers (web and occasionally phone-based support) to help resolve their issues
Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to convey highly technical information in an accessible manner
Ability to work independently yet fully integrate with worldwide, remote teams
Can-do attitude with a focus on problem solving, product quality, and a strong desire to get the job done
BSCS or equivalent degree/experience
If you would like to learn more about this role, please feel free to contact John Delaney (firstname.lastname@example.org / 801-748-4618 / Time Zone: GMT -7).
Proofpoint, Inc. helps the largest and most successful companies in the world protect and govern their most sensitive data. Founded in 2002 by the former CTO of Netscape and headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Proofpoint was funded by top Silicon Valley investors, including Benchmark Capital and Mohr Davidow Ventures before going public earlier this year.
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