Chief Security Officer
The Democratic Party, Washington, DC (Remote)
Change that Matters
- Security and IT architecture. Developing the security vision and nudging systems and processes in that direction.
- Define and promote the security and IT roadmap for the organization and integrate with the DNC’s overall technology and program roadmap
- Run security operations, including monitoring and alerting of system health, improving security controls. In this role, you’ll partner heavily with teams including Operations, Legal, HR, and Engineering to measure and improve our security posture.
- Governance and compliance. Ensuring our security and IT programs meets or exceeds industry best practices and has appropriate executive support.
- Incident response planning and execution, including pre-incident functions like log aggregation and monitoring.
- Program management of security projects across the organization including engineering, Legal, HR, Operations, and IT.
- Application and infrastructure security alignment. In our production environment, implement security controls and measure progress against objectives, including data flows with key partners.
- Law enforcement. Partnering with the General Counsel, the CSO will maintain a strong relationship with the FBI, DHS, and other law enforcement agencies.
- Leadership and responsibility for the IT and security teams. This includes recruiting new team members and building out career paths for staff.
- While the above points are largely internal functions, this is also a public facing role. You will work with outside groups like state parties, other committees, and other parts of the Democratic ecosystem. You will also work with our Communications team to tell our story in the media.
- The CSO will be recognized as a subject matter expert in the area of information security. The ideal candidate will have:
- Experience working on security incidents, including working with executive leadership, outside counsel, incident response firms, and ecosystem partners.
- Experience helping teams and organizations refactor their workflows and the tools they use to align with a “secure by default” strategy.
- Experience developing and maintaining a comprehensive information security program using an established framework.
- Experience identifying and managing technical, security, and process debt.
- Hands on experience with enterprise and production systems and technologies.
- Examples include Okta, G Suite, AWS, and GCP.
- An ability to work well with a range of people from extremely technical team members, to non-technical business leaders.
- A track record of assessing threats, vulnerabilities, and risks from a business as well as a technical perspective and the ability to develop and champion affordable, efficient and timely security architectures and solutions that support the organization.
- Some of these characteristics would also be valuable to the right candidate:
- A background in securing tech organizations at multiple levels of scale, from small ephemeral startups to large, well-resourced organizations.
- Experience communicating information security concepts to a broad range of technical and non-technical audiences.
- Demonstrated success in establishing executive relationships and influencing executive decision making of business and technology leaders.
- An active security clearance or ability to acquire one.
- Experience working with law enforcement and government entities.
About The Democratic Party
OUR PARTY Since 1848, the Democratic National Committee has been the home of the Democratic Party, the oldest continuing party in the United States. Today we are millions of supporters strong, fighting for progress and helping elect Democrats across the country to state government, Congress, and the White House. There are several core beliefs that tie our party together: Democrats believe that we're greater together than we are on our own—that this country succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules. Our party is focused on building an economy that lifts up all Americans, not just those at the top. That's why Democrats are working to make progress on issues like job creation, equal pay, education, health care, and clean energy.
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