Open Source Analyst

SAIC - Arlington, VA4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $68,000 - $98,000 a year
SAIC is currently seeking an Arabic speaking Open Source Analysts who provides analysis services for a Government agency. These positions will identify and analyze information within the open source environment related to terrorism, political violence, threats, and suspicious activities.

Provide research, triaging, and interpretation of open source data pertinent to assessments of threats, suspicious and hostile activities and significant events.

Conduct intelligence analysis in order to produce reports, responses, artifacts, recommendations, findings, and products to priority intelligence requirements as directed.

Provide the ability to translate narrative using colloquial slang words and phrases.

Provide regional expertise to include the ability to translate with correct cultural and ethnic context.

Utilize numerous datasets, specialized tools and advanced techniques to identify potential threats.

Develop and maintain SOPs to ensure the highest quality of data evaluation – to include maintenance to living databases.

Support required trainings, tools evaluation, daily briefs and policy developments

Build and maintain relationships and collaborative networks to share information, best practices, and lessons learned.

Other related duties as assigned


Education and Experience:
A Bachelor’s degree and 4+ years of experience or 7+ years of experience with no degree.

Experience includes conducting open source and academic research, all-source intelligence and targeting. No substitution of education or training may be made for the required experience.

Required Skills:
Minimum of four years’ experience in open source concepts, methods, and practices.
Machine language translation methods and advanced search techniques, information databases, data visualization, and related tools to conduct complex open and all-source source investigative operations.
US Citizenship
CONUS and OCONUS travel up to 10%.
Secret clearance
Foreign language research methodologies using internationally-focused Web sites to conduct complex open and all-source source operations.

Experience with qualitative and quantitative techniques, Internet-based research, including Boolean logic, search engine and database resources, and Internet sources, such as social media, social networking tools, data exploitation, and commercial- and industry-based database.

Desired Skills:
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to prepare and present open source trends, promote information sharing with other organizations, provide advice and guidance, present and defend recommendations, and participate in meetings.

Previous experience with the Department of State is a plus.


SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability