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Protocol Analyst



Job Location:

Fort Meade or National Business Park area

Job Type:

Full time in-person


Top Secret/SCI with Full Scope Poly (CI poly in some cases)


Analysis and Extraction:

  • Analyze large datasets of hexadecimal data to identify hidden communication patterns

  • Extract relevant data from signals of interest using custom software tools

  • Develop algorithms to automatically identify signals and protocols

Tool Development and Collaboration:

  • Participate in building new signal processing capabilities with subject matter experts and tool designers

  • Write and modify software tools for data extraction and analysis

Experience and Requirements:

  • Experience with PROFORMA, a signals analysis tool

  • Familiarity with DVT, WVT, and PKTSWING testing tools

  • Strong understanding of communications signals, network analysis, and security protocols

Additional Notes:

  • Ideal candidates have experience working directly with signals analysis, particularly communications signals

  • Ability to troubleshoot networks, characterize traffic, and perform security analysis is a plus

Work Experience

NOTE: Military Multiplier: Relevant military experience is credited as 1.25X years experience!

  • Doctoral Degree with 4 years of relevant experience

  • Master’s Degree plus 6 years relevant experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 8 years of relevant experience

  • Associates degree with 10 years of experience

  • HS diploma or GED with 12 years of experience will be considered for those who have completed one of the following military training courses: 451 (Intermediate Signals Analysis) or 452 (Advanced Signals Analysis) or who have participated in or graduated from the Military COMINT Signals Analysis Program (MCSAP)

Specialty Experience

  • None required

Relevant Experience

  • Signals analysis

  • Waveform analysis

  • Network troubleshooting

  • Network traffic characterizations

  • Network security analysis


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

  • Mathematics

  • Computer Science

  • Physical Science

  • Related technical field

Marquee Defense is an equal opportunity employer (EEO)

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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