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Sr Farsi and Arabic Linguist - Social Media/Cultural Advisor

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Job ID: 203854
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jul 13, 2020
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Intel Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


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 to obtain SCI (PR within 6 years)

  • Ability pass a 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)











SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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