Radiant Solutions

  • Senior SCA Analyst Portuguese Language

    Job Location US-FL-Homestead
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    # of Openings
  • Responsibilities

    Radiant Solutions is actively searching for qualified candidates for a Senior SCA Analyst Portuguese Language who will:

    • Provide socio-cultural overview for SOCSOUTH specified Areas of Interest (AOI) and provide detailed analysis of populations and their relationships with VEOs, TCOs and local Governments. Provide socio-cultural advice and expertise to deployed forces and staff. Provide atmospheric information outlining important historical events, leaders, group dynamics, attitudes, cultural norms and values. Highlight major components of human society: economic, demographic, legal/regulatory, political/institutional, social/cultural, religious/ideological, and relevant geographic variables to the operational commander.
    • Research, analyze, and prepare analytical products encompassing the cultural, social, religious, and ideological beliefs of leaders and groups, as well as assess the attitudes, cultural norms, and values of local populations in support of tactical and operational needs for mission planning and execution.
    • Respond to Requests for Information (RFIs) through a variety of products such as Intelligence Studies, Desk Notes, PowerPoint briefings with associated textual analyses and graphical representation of areas of interest; at various classification levels.
    • Respond to assigned RFIs by researching, analyzing, and producing finished intelligence including, but not limited to, Intelligence Studies, Desk Notes, PowerPoint briefings (with associated textual analyses and graphical representation of areas of interest), at required classification levels
    • Upload all supporting data, including geospatial files, spreadsheets, link analyses, social networking analyses, nodal analyses, and cited materials to the SOF Geospatial Enterprise (SGE) or User Defined Operational Picture (UDOP) upon completion.
    • Conduct tactical, operational, and strategic analysis to identify moderate populations capable and willing to counter extremist ideology
    • Analyze the socio-cultural factors making local populations vulnerable to extremists and their radical messaging  as well as to threat entities involved in illicit activity
    • Analyze the socio-cultural factors which favor extremists and other threat actors/entities.
    • Identify exploitable operational opportunities within the socio-cultural fabric of an AOI tailored for use within an asymmetric environment
    • Identify and conduct analysis to illuminate behavior patterns of populations vulnerable to extremist ideology, to include attitudes and sentiment, impact of adversary propaganda, and identification of strengths and weaknesses among groups and individuals within localized social networks
    • Respond to socio-cultural taskings and fuse socio-cultural analysis with other intelligence/disciplines into comprehensive, finished intelligence products; provide atmospheric information outlining leaders, group dynamics, attitudes, cultural norms and values.
    • Synthesize detailed atmospherics information (e.g. cultural/social leaders, group dynamics, assessments of the attitudes, cultural norms, values of the local populace, etc...) to provide intelligence assessments in support of operational planning based on specific requirements.
    • HQ Socio-Cultural analysts will provide products in accordance with Defense Intelligence Analysis Production (DIAP) 360G (socio-cultural).
    • Contextualize the SCA variables in the Course of Actions (COA) recommended to the decision-maker
    • Acquire and extract SCA and geographic information from relevant current open source data and archival material
    • Attend conferences, workshops, and meetings in support of the Command’s objectives.
    • Travel with the SOCSOUTH Commander and/or designated staff in support of SOCSOUTH missions and engagements to countries in the AOR to provide real-time cultural intelligence (norms, customs, and values), assist with cross-cultural idiosyncrasies, and facilitate interactions and engagement with senior partner nation officials and representatives for extended periods of time and be on call 24/7 during those missions.
    • Upon request, brief SOCOM/TSOC leadership, staff, visitors, and SOF on socio-cultural matters respective to the AOR/AOI.
    • Additionally, utilize foreign language skills, AOR expertise, and cultural knowledge in support of Command objectives.



    • 10 years’ SCA experience
    • 8 years of intelligence experience working in the SOUTHCOM AOR
    • Graduate-level degree (MA/MS) in a social science discipline  or 5+ years on a SOCOM or TSOC SCA team. -
    • 8 years’ experience with social/cultural studies (e.g. anthropology, sociology, political science, etc.) or development economics.
    • 8 years’ IC or DOD intelligence experience with analysis, reporting and briefing in DOD settings.
    • Current Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility
    • DPLT score of 2 in Portuguese is required in the following areas:  reading, listening, and speaking. An ILR 2/2/2 score is acceptable for each category as an equivalent
    • Must have valid US Passport



    Join our company whose purpose is to help national security and commercial organizations understand and navigate our changing planet. Radiant Solutions provides multi-source data collection, enrichment, and analytic capabilities that reveal unique geospatial information and insights where and when it matters most.


    We are a new organization but no company has such strong roots in geospatial with our level of scale and a strong commercial mindset. Our heritage companies, MDA Information Systems, RadiantBlue, DigitalGlobe Intelligence Solutions, and HumanGeo are well known for delivering innovative capabilities across the entire geospatial intelligence value chain. Our combined team of over 1,000 aerospace engineers, geospatial analysts, weather and ocean experts, software developers, data scientists, and DevOps engineers apply disruptive technology and our unique intellectual property to both national security and commercial problems.


    We offer an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, and short/long-term disability insurance, vacation and sick leave, 401(k) retirement plan, flexible spending account, and tuition assistance.  Radiant Solutions values diversity in the work place and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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