Junior Chinese Linguist Analyst

Job Locations US-MD-Silver Spring
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Cyber Security
Peraton Labs


The Junior Chinese Linguist Analyst with Peraton Labs will conduct the full lifecycle of advanced Chinese language exploitation, from the curation and collection of Chinese language sources to the dissemination of high-quality analytic production in the furtherance of customer missions. The Junior Chinese Linguist Analyst will be expected to:

  • Perform collection of publicly available Chinese languge source documents, either using in-depth subject matter expertise in conjunction with cutting-edge software tools.
  • Collaborate with technical staff to ingest, process, and structure collected data in preparation for analytic exploitation.
  • Exploit collected data to produce high-quality analytical deliverables.
  • Present analytical findings to industry subject matter experts and executive audiences.

We are hiring multiple junior Chinese linguist analysts in this role. Individual job responsibilities will be tailored to each candidate’s background and experience.



Skills and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-4 years of experience performing analysis using Chinese language skills
  • Advanced Chinese reading skills. Current proficiency can be validated either by standardized testing scores (ILR 2+ for reading) and/or by relevant work experience, writing samples, or references
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Chinese language aid software (e.g., Wenlin, Pleco)
  • Ability to work individually

Minimum Clearance Required: Active Secret Clearance (Top Secret or higher preferred) 


US Citizenship: Required


Why choose us?

  • Variety: You will work on multiple programs. You and your manager will have discussions to ensure your assignments are on track with your growth goals and interest areas.
  • Flexibility: You will have the opportunity for a flexible work schedule. Subject to program requirements, you can set your hours while fulfilling 80 hours every two weeks.  Additionally, while classified work requires onsite work, most staff can schedule about 20% of their time as work from home.
  • Value: You will support interesting and challenging projects that are not repetitive or monotonous, but rather have novelty and innovation; and great people to learn from and work with – collegial, smart, inspiring.

Who we’re looking for: 

  • China Subject Matter Experts: We are looking for staff with a strong interest (and ideally a track record) in China research w/ strong linguistic and analytic skills.
  • Generalists:You’ll typically focus your work on the domain(s) of your specialty or preference, but a strong multi-domain awareness and ability is required.  You should have a curiosity to learn new technology.  
  • Tangible: Your work will not be academic, but support government customers with real missions that are critically important to the national interest.


Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Target Salary Range

$86,000 - $138,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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