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Open Source Researcher, Targeter

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Job ID: 2308625
Location: RESTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 28, 2023
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Intel Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for Open Source Targeters (OSINT) to utilize research best practices, apply critical thinking and analytic skills while conducting open-source searches (dark web and general web) to seek out content to inform analysis and support operations.  Candidates must be able to apply an in depth understanding of the customer’s vision and mission, craft effective queries, organize and communicate information clearly, and explore for new insights and sources of information to build a comprehensive understanding and landscape of defined areas of interest.  The successful candidate will be able to create and maintain appropriate accounts to enable research.  Additionally, the candidate will apply knowledge of scripting/programming languages well suited for collection of information to meet research objectives.  




  • Must have an active/current TS/SCI with Full Scope Polygraph.

  • Bachelor’s degree and Intel Community experience in open-source research or targeting within customer domain.

  • Expert in conducting open-source internet research, and creating and managing open-source accounts, using appropriate best practices and familiarity with analytic and operational practices.

  • Experience and technical understanding utilizing social media sites, messaging apps, and other forms of online platforms.

  • Proven out-of-the-box thinking to develop innovative open-source targeting, collection, and exploitation methodologies.

  • Proven ability to effectively communicate findings and assessments in oral and written communication.

  • Must have experience working knowledge of customer systems and tools.

  • Experience with understanding and researching for data, commercial business analytic tools, highly preferred.


  • Experience with Tor/Dark Web collection and exploitation. 


Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 24,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.9 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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