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Data Analyst (Mandarin Required)

Bluepath Labs
Washington, DC
  • Posted: August 11, 2022
  • Full-Time

Data Analyst (Mandarin Required)

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BluePath Labs is a fast-growing research and management consulting company focused on the challenging research problems for both government and private sector clients. BluePath is looking for at least one (1) data Analyst to support open-source research in China's defense and military sectors. Candidates must be a U.S. citizen to apply.

This analyst will support two of BluePath's clients: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/FEMA on important software development activities utilizing Java. The other client will be the China Aerospace Studies Institute (CASI) on database development, data visualizations, and data science activities.

The Research Analyst s must be able to read, translate, and analyze source documents and publications in Mandarin. There is no specific undergraduate or graduate degree major requirement but there is a preference for candidates with previous technical analysis of the Chinese aerospace and defense sectors. For background, the candidate can see a compilation of our previous projects: This position also provides the opportunity to contribute regularly to "The China Intelligence" publication in partnership with DefenseOne and Peter Singer.

The Research Analyst will work with a dynamic and accomplished team on data collection, developing a keyword searchable database and reference system, and supporting research analysis. The position is primarily remote. If/when there is a return to the office, our team may meet once a week at BluePath offices near Foggy Bottom at 2101 L ST NW, Washington, D.C. This is a full-time salaried position with competitive benefits.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

+ Data collection and analysis

+ Open-source research

+ Database development, data science, data visualizations

+ Technical writing and editing

Required Qualifications:

+ B.A. or M.A.

+ U.S. citizen

+ Strong Mandarin reading and translating skills. (ILR 2+, DLPT 3, HSK 5 or higher for reading and writing is required)

+ Coding skills for data visualizations.

+ Intellectually curious with strong attention to detail.

+ Able to work independently with minimal oversight while meeting weekly goals.

+ Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and other database products.

Desired Qualifications:

+ Possess a relevant graduate degree or PhD.

+ ILR 3+ for Reading/Writing or HSK 6.

+ Previous research and data collection with Mandarin publications.

+ Previous research and technical analysis of Chinese aerospace and/or defense sectors.

+ Experience or desire to learn Java.

About BluePath

BluePath Labs combines mission and business insights with advanced technologies to deliver measurable performance improvements for our clients. BluePath is dedicated to surpassing client expectations by always living by our core values of integrity, professionalism, and resilience. BluePath's extensive experience in Government, Military, Commercial, and Academic environments is unique among small businesses and a core differentiator of our solutions. Our multidisciplinary background allows us to solve diverse and complex problems. Most importantly, we work closely with our clients to frame problems correctly, optimize processes, leverage technologies, and implement enduring solutions. Labs are where ideas are born, experiments occur, and breakthroughs happen. It is the hallmark of BluePath's culture.

BluePath is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Washington, DC
20080 USA



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