Senior Linguist Technical Research Scientist

Job Locations US-MD-Silver Spring
Requisition ID
Position Category
Cyber Security
Top Secret
Strategic Innovation Group


Role and responsibility for this position:

Peraton Labs delivers world-class cybersecurity, natural language processing, and machine learning research and engineering to government agencies, telecom carriers, utilities and commercial enterprises.  Drawing on its Bell Labs heritage, Peraton Labs excels at creating innovative technologies and services to solve challenging and complex problems. 


We are looking for candidates that have a dual background in software engineering and Chinese language studies with research experience for full-time positions.  Candidates will work as part of a team to research, conceive, and develop solutions by applying innovative approaches to solving problems.


The Linguist Technical Research Scientist will be expected to:


  • Work under the direction of project managers and senior scientists to design, develop and test software modules related to emerging cyber, data mining, or big data analytics topics.
  • Design, test, and execute web scrapers to collect publicly available information (PAI)
  • Collaborate with teams to ingest, process, and structure collected PAI data, ensuring that any Chinese character encoded data is normalized and searchable
  • Explore, enrich and analyze Chinese data and/or source documents using commercial, academic, open source and custom software tools
  • Develop technical reports, briefings, analytical findings, and other finished project deliverables.
  • Participate in progress briefings and technical exchange meetings; present analytical findings to industry subject matter experts.


We are hiring multiple personnel in this role. Individual job responsibilities will be tailored to each candidate’s background and experience drawing from the overall the scope listed above. Individual job responsibilities will be tailored to each candidate’s background and experience drawing from the overall the scope listed above.


Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Master's Degree and 8 years of relevant experience
  • Ph.D. and 5 years of relevant experience


Skills and Experience You Should Possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Ability to solve problems designing and implementing complex systems independently, as well as lead specific technical development efforts.
  • Intermediate Chinese language reading ability (3+ years of XP)
  • Demonstrated software development ability in Python
  • Experience with source control tools such as “git”
  • Experience in one or more of the following: advanced software programs, natural language processing (NLP), machine learning (ML), querying, automated processes, integration, and evaluation of datasets, software or malware reverse engineering.
  • Experience working with Chinese character encoded data
  • US Citizen with ability to qualify for a US security clearance.


Minimum Clearance Required:

  • Top Secret

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

$146,000 - $234,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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