Technical Targeting Analyst - TS/SCI Clearance

Job Title
Technical Targeting Analyst - TS/SCI Clearance
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Herndon,  VA
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Technical Targeting Analyst
TS/SCI Clearance
Herndon, VA

@Orchard LLC has been retained by a top space technology company in their search for a Technical Targeting Analyst to join their team in Herndon, Virginia.  By working with this team, you will have the opportunity to closely support mission partners, and your work will have a direct impact on mission imperatives.  In this role, you'll work closely with other software developers as well as infrastructure and cybersecurity teams leveraging open-source tools to create and maintain a diverse range of applications.

About the Team:  
  • We are a multi-faceted software development and systems administration team working to build and maintain software applications backed by a self-managed cloud infrastructure with a true big-data footprint (over 12 petabytes)
  • Our diverse background of experience in mission support and software development serves as a catalyst to solve unique and challenging intelligence problems in support of special operations analysts and their on-going activities.
  • Prototyping and frequent, iterative feedback are core to our delivery approach, anchored by a need to work quickly in support of our missions.  

Primary Responsibilities of the Technical Targeting Analyst:
  • Helping to guide and shape data engineering efforts, analytical tradecraft improvements with applications, and helping identify any gaps they might have within their data corpus and analytical capabilities.

Minimum Requirements:  
  • Must have a current/active TS/SCI and be willing and able to obtain a CI polygraph.
  • At least 5 years of experience as an analyst, targeter, technical targeter, or similar.
  • Experience creating new and innovative analytical workflows and methodologies.
  • Some experience using Python
  • Must be able to work on-site in Herndon, VA.

Preferred Qualifications:  
  • Comfortable briefing senior level leaders
  • Comfortable leading small teams
  • Experience in a customer facing role
  • Experience working with targeting tools and databases
  • Familiarity with Gitlab
  • In-depth knowledge of technical data types based on previous research and work with data sets of interest. Data types of interest include Technical Telemetry Data; Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR); Computer Network Cyber data; Other forms of telecommunication protocol data types, including cellular, wi-fi, and ethernet.
  • Experience working with other intel analysts and/or special operations customers.
  • Ability to lead the development of analytical tools, to include: gathering requirements and distilling into project plans; developing project plans and requirements; leading a small team of developers to build web-facing tools for users.

If this opportunity sounds like a good fit, or if you would simply like more information, please apply so that we can paint the full picture.

Established in 2010, @Orchard LLC, also known as, Talent Orchard has an exceptional reputation, providing staffing solutions to time-sensitive, talent scarcity issues to deliver better talent management ROI.  Our specialty lies in the critical area of program talent acquisition and resource management, not in one narrow skillset, but across many areas of technical and functional delivery. To learn more about our other exciting opportunities, visit our Jobs Page at

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