Chinese Linguist

Job Locations US-AL-Huntsville
Requisition ID
Position Category
Data Analytics / Intelligence
Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
Space & Intelligence


Peraton offers enhanced benefits to employees working on this critical National Security program, which include heavily subsidized employee benefits coverage for you and your dependents, 25 days of PTO accrued annually up to a generous PTO cap and eligible to participate in an attractive bonus plan.


Chinese Linguist

  •  Performs Chinese language translation and interpretation activities.
  • Reviews, translates, and analyzes foreign language source material of both a technical and nontechnical nature.
  • Translates advanced level recorded materials including audio and videotaped programs and technical discussions.
  • Writes reports, including opinion as to the credibility of the source, for use by unit commander and for dissemination to lower, adjacent, and higher headquarters.
  • Conducts bi-directional consecutive interpretation of target language to English and English to target language using phraseology selected to preserve the original intent, meaning, and emphasis.  
  • Develops and implements translation methodology and quality control procedures and standards.
  • Responsible for development and review of finished work.
  • Plans work and tracks status of projects.
  • Translate and interpret services to facilitate the conversion of Technical, Open Source and Intelligence materials from Chinese to English. Due to the high level of technical subject matters and requirement for precision within the translation of material and interpretation of recorded or live voice interactions. 


TS/SCI CI Poly Required


Minimum 9 years’ experience with w/o BS/BA; 5 years with BS/BA; Minimum of 3 years with MS/MA; Minimum of 1 years with PhD. 

  • Ability to read, write, translate, and speak Chinese required.
  • 2+ year Intel and/or military translating experience required.

Peraton Overview

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that 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, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.

Target Salary Range

$112,000 - $179,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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