Chinese Mandarin Senior Linguist - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC is looking for a Chinese (Mandarin) Senior Linguist and cultural expert to work with a diverse team of linguists, intelligence analysts and collection specialists focusing on space and counterspace issues.  The position requires interaction with a wide variety of Government and contractor personnel in a diverse, evolving, high-profile environment with limited supervision.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Demonstrates advanced research methods in social media, open source and classified forums in Chinese language

- Leverages linguistic, cultural and historical knowledge to assess Chinese intentions and capabilities in the area of interest 

- Provides direct support to intelligence operations and analysis efforts

- Produces oral and written incident, threat and information reports 


- Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience

- Active TS/SCI w/poly 

- Minimum DLPT 3/3 or equivalent (ILS, ILR, ALTA) in Chinese (Mandarin)

- At least 3-5 years of US military and/or Intelligence Community experience

- Knowledge of military terminology, structure and operations (space-related experience is a discriminator)  

- Excellent English-language writing and briefing skills

- Ability to execute multiple tasks on multiple projects simultaneously


Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.