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The MITRE Corporation Open-Source Intelligence Analyst in Bedford, Massachusetts

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The Center for Securing the Homeland (CSH) Data Analytics Department is seeking an experienced open-source intelligence analyst who will join a team of data scientists and engineers supporting MITRE’s sponsors. The explosion of data and complexity of problems facing DHS requires an innovative approach which MITRE is leading through the application of new technology and techniques. You will work on real world problems related to cybersecurity, infrastructure protection, immigration, disaster response, maritime awareness, and many others.

A successful candidate will display these abilities and attributes:

  • Lead tasks and projects, contribute to a team or work independently

  • Incorporate feedback and strive for a continuous growth mindset

  • Respect a diversity of opinion but also be willing to stand your ground when needed

  • Assess the audience and tailor feedback with the receiver’s point of view in mind

  • Display technical leadership and be willing to assist leadership with shaping work and developing staff technical goals

  • Mentor junior staff

    Basic Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 6 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 3 years’ experience; or equivalent combination of related education and work experience.

  • Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience in the preparation of comprehensive written reports, presentations, and charts based on research, collection, and analysis of data

  • Demonstrated experience in performing complex analytical investigations

  • Knowledge of open-source information sources and excellent internet research skills

  • Ability to find patterns in data and clearly articulate the entire analysis (e.g., methodology, results, assumptions, constraints) using various suites of tools

  • Possess fundamental understanding of analytical equipment and tools to include open-source intelligence (OSINT) platforms

    Preferred Qualifications :

  • Prior experience using existing open-source analytic methodologies to apply specialized tools and capabilities in support of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) mission space.

  • Prior experience working with sponsors, vendors, and partner contractors to gain understanding of sponsor business challenges and evaluate possible technical solutions

  • Prior experience working in a customer facing environment

  • Prior experience working on government projects

  • Prior experience in leading teams

  • Formal training in intelligence analysis

  • Hands on experience using link analysis and other analytical techniques to visualize relationships

  • Advanced and proven ability to:

  • Assess the gaps between current capabilities and target business/sponsor needs

  • Analyze and align business and technology strategies

  • Identify, analyze, and recommend high-impact alternative solutions and prototypes

    This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):


This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):

DHS SCI/Fitness

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