Democratic National Committee

Security Incident Response Engineer




The Democratic National Committee’s Tech team is hiring an incident response engineer to lead our IR initiatives. We are looking for an experienced security engineer to help us identify the biggest IR opportunities and to work with our security and IT teams to build solutions that address those opportunities.

Who we are

The Tech team is a small, diverse team that develops and supports the technology used by candidates and organizers in all 50 states and all 3,413 counties across the United States to analyze data, organize campaigns, raise money, and get out the vote on election day.

But there’s more to do. So we’re hiring product managers, engineers, researchers, designers, security experts, IT professionals, and data scientists who can use user-centered design and rapid iteration to develop a rich technology ecosystem for progressives—building tools ourselves as well as partnering with other companies and organizations.

Do you want to…

  • Secure the future of our country? Right now a lot is at stake in our country and our team has a huge opportunity to make a real difference.
  • Work with amazing people? We’re building a diverse, distributed team, hiring the best people we can wherever they are—alumni from past Presidential campaigns working out of DC and New York, experienced product developers from the SF Bay Area, and more.
  • Never stop learning? There are people who know about politics and people who know about technology and a few who have figured out some things about how to combine the two, but we are blazing a lot of new trails and you should be comfortable exploring and learning from everyone you can.

You will…

  • Lead efforts around log aggregation and analysis, incident detection, response, and recovery
  • Deploy and maintain security systems in production
  • Automate routine tasks through coding
  • Evolve our incident response plans and protocols
  • Provide actionable metrics to keep the work on track

We are looking for a hands-on incident response engineer who can evolve our IR processes and technologies in light of today’s threat landscape. You’ll take our existing systems and processes and mature them in close partnership with other security engineers, system administrators, executives, and legal team members. You’ll develop ways to test our response capabilities through use of various tools, as well as through projects with red teams. You’ll use your previous experience with Linux, desktop OSs, Splunk, IOT, and coding on a routine basis. Other useful skills include threat modeling, risk management, threat hunting, and security frameworks like NIST CSF.

We don’t require previous experience in politics. If you are coming from industry, however, be aware that some things are different in the world of politics: while we’ve done some budget hacking so we can be competitive when it comes to salaries we know we can’t beat Google or Facebook. On the other hand, you might legit help save the world.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC), is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The DNC is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or disability, or any other legally protected basis. The DNC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the hiring process and on the job, as required by applicable law. The DNC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.