The CTO will be responsible for modernizing and security the party’s digital infrastructure.
The Democratic National Committee is hiring a chief technology officer responsible for both using technology to aid fundraising and political campaigns and ensuring party information remains secure.
The role will oversee numerous information security staff, including a chief information security officer, according to a job posting.
The hire comes after a Russian government-linked breach of DNC emails in 2016 helped undermine Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
DNC Chair Tom Perez campaigned for the post, in part, by advocating for ramping up the committee’s internal cybersecurity staff.
Two former top DNC tech officials advocated a major investment in the party’s digital security in a December Medium post.
The new CTO will “set the vision for the Democratic Party’s technology tools, data, and analytics infrastructure, structure technical collaboration architecture [and] modernize the DNC’s technology infrastructure, products, services and developer programs,” according to the job posting, which was first reported by Politico.
The committee is also hiring a financial technology manager.