Urdu Linguist

Job Locations US-FL-Tampa
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 months ago(4/20/2022 9:47 AM)
Location : Location
Potential for Remote
Clearance Requirement
Job Requires Relocation
Job Requires Relocation


SOSi is seeking an Urdu Linguist to support a social media program in Tampa, FL. The candidate will conduct social media research leveraging his/her cultural, linguistic, and experience to collect information outside the United States in a cyber environment. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, working both independently and as an important member of the team.


  • Serves as a natively fluent Urdu specialist supporting a social media program in Tampa, FL.
  • Develops and maintains expertise with designated regional issues and draws upon publicly available online information resources.
  • Reads, analyzes, and drafts communications regarding regional and ideological discussions in specified foreign language media environments.
  • Examines current media statements or postings to support trend analysis and identifies key communicators.
  • Demonstrates reading and writing expertise in the assigned language and incorporates custom social media solutions to comprehend online environments and communicate trends effectively.
  • Supports operations planning.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of online social media and different technologies, and documents activities, notes, informative papers, or whitepapers written in English.


  • Active in scope Secret Clearance.
  • Must be a native Urdu speaker.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related business or technical discipline.
  • Requires 5+ years of related experience, including supervisory experience OR 9+ years of related experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Possess Urdu language proficiency equivalent to ILR 3 in listening/speaking/reading.
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in other Microsoft Office applications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • OSINT experience.
  • Military or Department of Defense experience.

Working Conditions

  • Fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Must be comfortable working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Some evening, weekend, or shift work could be required.
  • Some travel may be required.
  • Ability to work nonstandard hours and in on-call status for periods of time may be required. 

SOSi is an equal employment opportunity employer and affirmative action employer. All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


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