Research Analyst (China)

Job Locations US-VA-Vienna
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(10/17/2023 9:27 AM)
Location : Location
Potential for Remote
Clearance Requirement
Top Secret
Job Requires Relocation
Job Requires Relocation


Exovera’s Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis (CIRA) is seeking a motivated Chinese Linguist-Analyst to provide language-enabled research, analytic services and forward-thinking insight on complex issues related to China. 


CIRA provides research, analysis, and operational capabilities to government, defense, and private-sector clients. Our team consists of Chinese-, Russian-, and Iran-focused linguist-analysts who work closely with a cadre of software engineers to produce cutting-edge insights, data exploitation, and tool development.


  • Work individually and as part of a team to conduct Chinese-language open source research and analysis using online sources, academic publications, gray literature, and in-house proprietary databases;
  • Identify and collect data for analysis and to create finished reports;
  • Write finished analytic reports for and engage with senior clients ranging from short briefs to monograph-length studies;
  • Establish subject matter expertise in areas of analytic responsibility, including identifying key items for research and analysis and potential new data sources;
  • Work with in-house software developers to identify and assist collection and processing of Chinese language documents and structured data 


  • Active in-scope Secret clearance
  • Demonstrated expertise in the military strategy, doctrine, and capabilities; science and technology development; and/or political system of the People’s Republic of China;
  • Advanced Chinese language skills equivalent to or above ILR 2+ level for reading and listening;
  • Superior verbal and written English communication skills;
  • Strong demonstrated ability to work individually or as part of a team;
  • Bachelor's degree in area studies, intelligence studies, political science, security studies, international relations, data science, computer science, or related field; and
  • Proficiency in MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active in-scope Top Secret clearance
  • Master's degree or PhD in relevant field
  • Minimum 2-4 years of relevant professional work experience;
  • Experience in Open-Source intelligence analysis with the U.S. government or as a U.S. government contractor;
  • Experience translating and summarizing general and technical material;
  • Experience building, processing, and analyzing large datasets;
  • Programming skills, such as experience in Python, Java, C, Go, Ruby, Swift, MongoDB, ArangoDB, PostgresSQL, Analyst Notebook, Palantir, or other programming languages and databases

Working Conditions

  • Travel: Dunn Loring Station (orange line); free parking garage available on-site
  • Hybrid work schedule: in-person and remote
  • Flexible hours, non-shift work


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


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