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Shadyrespite - COMEXT Signals Analyst - Intermediate

COMEXT Signals Analyst - Intermediate


Clearance: TS/SCI Clearance with Polygraph

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Job Description:

Zavda was founded in 2006 and is a SDB certified, Service Disabled Veteran owned, and Woman owned small business that offers leading IT management, Intel, and Cyber opportunities in both the private and public sector.  Zavda is looking for a COMEXT Signals Analyst.


  • Radio Frequency (RF) spectrum analysis theory, including differentiation, spectrum characteristics, and RF agility.
  • Satellite systems to include satellite communication (SATCOMM) equipment, satellite operations, and basic satellite communications principles.
  • Principles of communications networks, to include high-frequency (HF) networks, satellite communications (SATCOM’s), line-of-sight networks, GSM and other cellular networks, and wireless networks.
  • Ability to evaluate RF COMEXT datasets and verify processor fidelity.
  • Provide feedback on intelligence collected to improve the quality, quantity, duration, and appropriateness of collection activities.
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and applications of communication theory to include signal processing, decision theory, estimation theory, modulation-demodulation, multiplexing, forward error-correction, and randomizer.
  • Collection capabilities, limitations, and conflicts for all platforms and sources; knowledge of data flow to ensure collection volume and quality.
  • Data processing using mapping tools, algorithms, intelligence reports, and display tools.
  • Principles of communication devices, technology, characteristics, components, functions, capabilities, and operations, to include high-powered cordless phones (HPCP’s), digital and analog push-to-talk (PTT), cellular phones, satellite phones, and VSATSs.
  • Intermediate digital signals processing related to digitizing analog signals, deinterleaving, digitization, signal-to-noise ratio, filtering, and Doppler corrections.
  • Ability to participate in target research to query, retrieve, analyze, and integrate large amounts of information and signal data; recognize relationships between traffic and tasking; identify potential collection opportunities and enhancements.
  • Identify standard and non-standard formats and protocols in RF COMEXT data (e.g., packetized data, proprietary data, or data masking.

    Education / Experience:
  • The CSA Level 1 (Intermediate) shall hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline.
  • Possess at least 5 years of analysis, processing, collection, and reporting experience on COMINT signals data. This experience must include a minimum of 3 years of specialized experience working directly with RF COMEXT data.
  • Equivalent:
    • In lieu f a Bachelor’s Degree, 10 years of demonstrated specialized experience in SIGINT analysis may be substituted, to include at least 5 years of specialized experience working directly with RF COMEXT data. -or-
    • A Master’s r Doctorate Degree in the fields as described above may be substituted for two and five years of SIGINT experience, respectively but advanced degrees cannot replace the minimum specialized requirement of 3 years of specialized experience working directly with RF COMEXT data.

Job Location:

  • Fort Meade, MD

Zavda is a small business and an equal opportunity employer- Veteran/Female/Minorities/Individual with Disabilities.  With Zavda you have the opportunity to provide dependable solutions and support that with benefit the national security missions.  Zavda prides itself to providing continual professional growth and success for the Zavda Team.

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