IT Systems Administrator

The Democratic National Committee s Tech team is hiring an IT Systems Administrator to manage our systems of all flavors! We're looking for someone who can ensure that the Democratic National Committee runs smoothly from a technical perspective, and make sure our systems are ready to fight to win elections in every zip code. If you have a passion to change the world, you ll find a remarkably rewarding job, and people that you couldn't be happier to work with.
Who we are
The Tech team is a small, diverse team that provides 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

    • Act as a technical lead for IT infrastructure projects
      , ensuring software and hardware installations follow industry and institutional best practices. Oversee the maintenance, and support of a diverse on-prem and cloud-based server infrastructure.
    • Manage security infrastructure
      , maintain and support such infrastructure to ensure it is free from vulnerabilities.
    • Monitor and report on infrastructure uptime and performance.
      Develop alerts on uptime, performance, and security and respond to such alerts as quickly as possible.
    • Contribute to our DevOps team
      , assisting to automate deployment practices, and ensure security best practices are maintained throughout an agile development process.
We're hard at work retooling our systems to take advantage of modern tools and techniques. We're looking for someone with a deep understanding of a number of key skills. Examples in your skill set might include networking, Linux, AWS, Splunk, and maybe even zero-trust networking. This is a senior role and we re definitely looking for someone with IT experience but 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.

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