Senior Russian Language Analyst

Date: Mar 3, 2024

Location: Fort Meade, MD, Maryland, United States

Company: HII's Mission Technologies division

Requisition Number: 14769 

Required Travel: 0 - 10%

Employment Type: Full Time/Salaried/Exempt

Hours Per Week: 40 

Security Clearance: TS/SCI with Poly  

Level of Experience: Senior 


Come join our Cyber and Intelligence team! Our cyber professionals are defining the future of cybersecurity, providing the most effective prevention, detection, and responses to the broad spectrum and constant evolution of threat actors. Our experts provide actionable, timely intelligence that protects our nation from adversaries’ intent on disrupting our freedoms and harming our nation. Together, we are an integral part of an important mission -- we go to work every day with the knowledge and pride that our accomplishments make a difference.


HII-Mission Technologies Division is currently seeking a Senior Russian Cryptologic Language Analyst to perform tasks required to process language materials/data at the customer site in Fort Meade, Maryland! *CI *MV *TE

What you will do

The candidate shall demonstrate the following cryptologic language processing skills:


  • Scanning, sorting/categorizing foreign language written and verbal materials to recover essential elements of information
  • Completing lists, translations, and transcriptions, of complex and sophisticated written and/or spoken materials from required language to English, and English to the required language
  • Performing quality control on language processing activities
  • Compiling and updating operational work aids and databases
  • Drafting intelligence reports

What we are looking for

  • 9 years relevant experience with Bachelors in related field; 7 years relevant experience with Masters in related field; 4 years relevant experience with PhD or Juris Doctorate in related field; or High School Diploma or equivalent and 13 years relevant experience
  • Performance at Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) skill level 3 in audio translation or text translation from required language into idiomatic, standard American English; skill level shall be documented within 2 years prior to resume submission
  • 1 year of experience in Quality Control at ILR level 3 in target language
  • Clearance: Must possess and maintain a TS/SCI with Poly

Bonus points for...

  • 10-15 years of experience or 4-8 years translation experience as a target language native speaker (used dialect for at least 15 years in a region where commonly used or 10 years of formal education in language) 
  • 10 years in crypto language processing, related language, and/or crypto experience
    • Related Language Experience: (In target language) oral translations, non-crypto audio/graphic translations, doc exploitation, formal teaching
    • Crypto Experience: target development, network analysis, drafting intel reports, speaker/language identification
  • 6 of 10 years in crypto language processing plus QC’ing and mentoring
  • 6 of 10 years has to be in the required language (if candidate has worked with multiple languages)
    • 4 of 6 years performing crypto language processing must be in target language
    • 3 of 6 years simply translating, transcribing, and gisting must be in target language
    • 1 of 6 years in target language has to be within 6 yrs of resume submission
  • No more than 3 of 10 yrs reporting as primary duty
  • ILR skill level 3 in both audio and graphic

Physical Requirements

May require working in an office, industrial, shipboard, or laboratory environment. Capable of climbing ladders and tolerating confined spaces and extreme temperature variances.

This opportunity resides with Cyber & Electronic Warfare, a business group within HII’s Mission Technologies division. HII works within our nation’s intelligence and cyber operations communities to defend our interests in cyberspace. Our deep expertise in network architecture, software and hardware development, cybersecurity and the electromagnetic environment uniquely enables us to support sensitive missions for federal agency partners.


HII is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission-driven solutions that support and enable a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong. For more information, please visit:


HII is committed to cultivating an inclusive company culture to promote collaboration and enhance creativity by hiring a diverse work force. HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.