Social Media Analyst (72)

  • Mission Essential
  • 02/26/2018

Job Description

KEY ROLE: Provide cutting-edge open source big data exploitation and social media analysis to US Africa Command (USAFRICOM) all-source intelligence teams. Conduct social media analysis across a wide range of geographies and topics, including regional political and military affairs, and transnational threats and issues. Analyze media activities to identify key communicators, relationships and trends. Prepare and disseminate summary reports. Contribute to integrated all-source analytic production. Assist in management of web-based applications and tools. Maintain up-to-date knowledge on the latest applications, practices, programs and trends evolving in the social media and networking realm.Interface regularly with senior management and executive leadership. Work in a fastpaced, challenging environment and provide mentorship for less experienced employees JOB REQUIREMENTS: Preferred Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Electronical Engineering or other engineering or technical discipline. • Must have knowledge of one or more programming/ scripting languages: HTML, Ruby, Python and/or Java. Prior web application development, knowledge of databases and data management Must have knowledge of hardware, networks, and server administration. • Demonstrated skill with Producing Technical Reports, Social Network Analysis, and/or Geospatial analysis Strong understanding of logical/physical IP core infrastructure, communication devices and how they connect to networks, and the traffic movements in a network. • Demonstrated experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Knowledge of intelligence oversight and OSINT legal and policy directives and limitations. • Knowledge of the deep and dark web, social media and social networking sites, and OSINT research and operational Security best practices. • Knowledge and experience with application of metadata. • Strong analytic, research and writing skills High degree of knowledge of Social Media Platforms, blogs, IRC, message boards Proficient with investigative tools, such as Who is, Ping, Traceroute, etc. • Knowledge of IPv4, IPv6, DNS records, E-mails Headers, P2P Knowledge of web scraping and proven ability to automate gathering of data from the web Basic Qualifications: MID-LEVEL • 1-2 years of social media analysis, social media marketing, or computer data science experience • 4-6 years of intelligence analysis experience or equivalent professional or academic social science experience Regional and/or language expertise in Africa • BA or BS in relevant field SENIOR-LEVEL • 8+ years of intelligence analysis experience, or, specialized experience in the areas of social science/ social media & 10+ year’s academic experience. Credentialed subject matter expert or recognized specialist in relevant field JBMissionEssential ICJBMeta