Technical Targeting Analyst - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC, a leading provider of Technical Targeting Analysts (TTA) for the Intelligence Community, is seeking creative and dedicated professionals to fulfill their career goals and objectives while delivering mission excellence on programs of national importance. Join our team today as we Bring on Tomorrow!

TTAs are essential to support our USG customer on some very important national security missions. TTAs are self-motivated researchers who leverage all-source information to build a body of knowledge on particular entities of interest. They also have excellent oral and written communication skills to convey complex findings in a succinct manner to intelligence consumers.  TTAs go a step further and demonstrate requisite technical background and skills (for example: data science, data exploitation, or programming languages) to recommend and implement technical solutions for Targeting projects. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leverage technical knowledge and data manipulation skills to suggest innovative ways to collect, manipulate, and understand data in support of intelligence operations
  • Responsible for a specific regional or topical portfolio and will interface daily with internal and external stakeholders to drive the mission forward 
  • Utilize a variety of tools, databases, techniques, and sources of information to build out a picture of particular entities of interest
  • Support the intelligence cycle and ensure operational activities are carried out in accordance with applicable guidance
  • Interface with internal and external CONUS/OCONUS personnel and stakeholders to prioritize efforts and identify entities of interest
  • Draft formal & informal correspondence (to include but not limited to cables & memos)
  • Brief senior IC leaders on the assigned portfolio
  • Respond to tasking’s under short and unexpected deadlines


Required Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI w/Poly
  • A Bachelor's Degree and 9 years or more experience; Master and 7 years or more of experience; PhD or JD and 4 years or more of experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with the IC or USG agencies performing work similar in scope
  • Relevant experience with Sponsor culture and operational environment
  • Strong research skills and the ability to apply resulting findings in an operational context
  • An understanding of operational targeting in creating and advancing clandestine operations
  • Experience using targeting and enterprise data analytic tools for technical analysis and targeting  
  • Familiarity with and ability to work collaboratively across mission centers and organizational functional boundaries
  • Occasional domestic or overseas travel may be available or required for this position
  • Sponsor relevant cable writing and tools/ database experience
  • At least 7 years of tradecraft related experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous foreign overseas field experience, PCS tour or DY experience of comparable duration, providing support to intelligence collection operations
  • Certification in Sponsor basic tradecraft courses
  • CONUS or OCONUS overseas tours and TDY experience.


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