Open Source Intelligence Analyst

The Challenge: 

Do you find yourself constantly looking for more and better information? Do you want a job where you can use your knowledge and research skills to improve national security? Never has the role of an all-source analyst been so meaningful. More connected devices, larger storage capacity, and faster connections have resulted in an explosion of available information. The problem facing the intelligence community (IC) is no longer how to get more data – it’s understanding how to turn the data they have into answers. That’s where you come in. With critical thinking and flexibility, you quickly seek out the accurate data sources, sift through the raw data, and turn it into valuable intelligence. If you have strong analytical skills and a problem-solving mindset, we have an opportunity to use those skills to support our warfighters and protect our national security. 

As an all-source analyst on our team, you’ll explore new data sources, create effective queries, and combine information from disparate sources to help your client understand their mission environment. You’ll validate the information and apply client tradecraft as you build assessments for targeters, warfighters, and senior policymakers. This is a chance to grow your expertise, develop new skills in open source analysis, and share your methodologies with other analysts. We focus on growing as a team to deliver the best support to our customers, so you’ll have resources for mentoring and learning new skills and tools. Join us as we provide the right information at the right time to support the critical needs of our warfighters, nation’s leaders, and policymakers. 

Empower change with us. 

You Have: 

-3+ years of experience with international relations, international security, or national policy research and writing 

-2+ years of experience with conducting open-source research, academic research, all-source intelligence, or targeting 

-Knowledge of 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 

-Ability to show fluency in a MENA region language

-Ability to produce deliverables with high-quality writing in a short time frame using Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel 

-Active TS/SCI clearance; willingness to take a polygraph exam

-BA or BS degree or 6+ years of experience in a professional work environment with the IC or military

Nice If You Have: 

-Experience with researching in a foreign language using internationally-focused Web sites 

-Experience with advanced search techniques, information databases, data visualization, and related tools, including Tableau or Adobe Suite 

-TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph

-BA or BS degree in International Affairs, Political Science, Foreign Area Studies, National Security Studies, or Linguistics preferred; MA or MS degree in International Affairs, Political Science, Foreign Area Studies, National Security Studies, Linguistics, Business, Library Science, or a related research field a plus 

Clearance: 

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance is required.

Build Your Career: 

At Booz Allen, we know the power of analytics and intelligence. When you join Booz Allen, we’ll help you develop the career you want. 

  • Challenging projects – Whether training analysts on military equipment through VR technology, developing a simulation capability to allow teams to rehearse missions together; or integrating RFID tags into mobile devices to enable data access within a geo parameter, you’ll get to solve some of the world’s toughest problems. 
  • Meaningful work – Use your skills to empower change. Your work will keep citizens and warfighters safe and well both at home and abroad 
  • State-of-the-art technology – Broaden your intelligence capabilities with digital forensics, telematics, precision navigation, secure mobile operations, and advanced analytics 
  • New skills – In-house experts and partnerships with tech leaders, like Nvidia and Splunk, mean you can get practical experience with advanced GPU technologies, Cybersecurity, and data science 
  • Room to grow – You’ll be inspired to grow your career while making your ideas a reality thanks to new opportunities across the US and abroad, encouraging mentors, and collaborative colleagues. 

We’re an EOE that empowers our people—no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristic—to fearlessly drive change.

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