Sr Farsi And Arabic Linguist - Social Media/Cultural Advisor

Engility Corporation Arlington , VA 22201

Posted 4 weeks ago

SAIC is looking for a Farsi (primary) and Arabic Senior Linguist and Cultural Expert, working with a diverse team of analysts, linguists, cultural experts, and operations officers, focused on creating and recognizing targeting opportunities and strategies in the cyber-realm. Works in a team of various government, subcontractor, and SAIC personnel.

  • Responsible for Farsi/Arabic languages and cultural expertise, operating in a virtual environment; primarily using mix of Farsi/Arabic/English in-language reading and writing skills

  • Navigates social media, open source and relevant forums/websites in Farsi/Arabic language

  • Utilizes language, cultural, and historical knowledge to combat international events within relevant functional area

  • Applies in-depth knowledge of desktop applications and internet-based research skills with the ability to effectively use internet search tools, and advanced research methods

  • Identifies and Reports Potential Targets and Trends

  • Assists intelligence and analysis operations

  • Produces incident, threat, and information reports


  • Active Top Secret Clearance with ability of obtain SCI (PR within 6 years)

  • Ability pass a CI polygraph

  • Bachelor's Degree in International Studies, or a related field (in-field experience may be substituted for education requirements)

  • Minimum DLPT 3/3/2/2 or Equivalent (ILS, ILR, ALTA) in Farsi

  • Minimum DLPT 2/2/2/2 or Equivalent (ILS, ILR, ALTA) in Arabic

  • At least 3-5 years of experience within the US military or US intelligence community

  • Working knowledge of popular, legacy, and new social media, forums, messaging services, blog sites, and mobile applications

  • Knowledgeable of idioms, colloquialisms, slang, and have a sophisticated understanding of the cultural, social, and political environment in which the language is used

  • Preparing Information Reports with excellent writing and briefing skills (in English)

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products

  • Willing to work outside normal business hours (this position is not shift work)

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