Darkblade Systems

ELINT Signals Analyst

Job Locations US-MD-Fort Meade
Full Time
Clearance Level Required
TS/SCI with a CI Polygraph


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Darkblade Systems, an Intrepid Solutions and Services Company, is a trusted provider of specialized capabilities to priority programs within the defense and intelligence communities, delivering scientific, engineering, technical, operational support and training services. Formed in 2010, Darkblade Systems strives to be a business that puts people first: clients, colleagues, employees, and teammates. Our cleared personnel are experts in the operationalization and deployment of new and emerging technologies.


We're seeking a skilled ELINT Signals Analyst for a unique, tailored mission. Responsible for technical ELINT signals analysis of developmental and operational systems derived from radar emissions; jammer and other electronic attack emanations. The ELINT Signals Analyst (ESA) shall also provide insight, advice, mentoring, and technical guidance to other contractors and government analysts on analysis problems encountered by the Global TechSIGINT Weapons and Space communities and its customer/partner set.


  • Develop accurate signal chronologies and determine relationships between related signals.
  • Provide feedback to improve ELINT tasking and/or produce tuning updates for national processors to improve automated ELINT reporting.
  • Update or create entries for the national ELINT database (e.g., Combined Emitter Database) according to established standards.
  • Analyze multiple data sets and to use ELINT terminology to present cohesive analysis findings in the proper ELINT products in accordance with current SIGINT reporting standards (USSIDs AP2410 and CR1400).
  • Incorporate range/velocity corridor plots, MTI interpretation, bistatic reflection analysis, P-cubed measurements (power, pattern, polarization), new signal identification, and multiple SIGINT formats.
  • Screen and decimate large data files to meet customer requirements.
  • Use signals analysis tools, techniques, and procedures to make precise measurements of ELINT parameters, such as, radio frequency, inter/intrapulse modulation, pulse duration, and scan.



  • This position operates on a standard 8 hour schedule Monday - Friday.   


  • Little to no travel expected.



  • Active Top Secret / SCI clearance with polygraph.



  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering, Mathematics, Physical Science, or Computer Science.
  • Additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree in some instances. 



  • 10 years of technical ELINT experience is required with ELINT collection, processing, or screening experience accounting for no more than 3 years of this technical ELINT analysis requirement.


Darkblade Systems does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, Darkblade Systems may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

Darkblade Systems is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.


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