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With a legacy of more than 100 years, Janes provides the only single resource for comprehensive, unclassified and up-to-date intelligence on military equipment in production and use around the globe. By structuring and connecting this data to the inventories for more than 190 countries, Janes is uniquely positioned to provide our customers with timely, accurate, validated intelligence to support entity recognition, capability assessment and market analysis.

Janes is a leading provider of timely and assured data, information, analysis and forecasts for Defence & National Security organisations globally.


We are recruiting for a Research Analyst in the domain of aerospace, defence and security, who will be responsible for collection and classifying global defence and security related events considering terrorism, crime, geopolitics, military deployments and defence procurement. 

This role will involve working with data and information sources, which include open sources such as research publications, industry press releases and websites, government press releases and websites as well as proactive coordination with other analysts.


The Research Analyst will be involved within a varied role which will include:

  • Conduct extensive open source research in the field of aerospace and defence and security to gather open source intelligence in a structured format.
  • Collect and tag accurate metadata for the following types of events;
    • Military deployments, operations, training exercises, peace talks, ceasefire etc.
    • Military equipment trials and launches.
    • Defence procurement, contract award, foreign military sales etc.
    • Terrorism and counter-terrorism operations
    • Serious and organized crime
    • Geopolitics and diplomatic events
  • Summarizing each event and capture necessary attributes to create structured datasets that can be fed into the analytical algorithms for machine learning.
  • Tracking and monitoring approved news sites and other open sources.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts within various teams of Jane’s for consistency and currency of the events captured.
  • To conduct in-depth quality check of events gathered via automation for duplication and correct classification of various attributes including geocoding. 


  • Strong data analysis oriented mindset.
  • Sound understanding of terrorism, geopolitics, military operations and defence procurement.
  • Strong research abilities and conversant in carrying out open source searching on internet using various techniques and tools in English as well as in different international languages.
  • Strong English language skills are essential. Proficiency in a foreign language like Arabic, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, French or Russian will be an added advantage.
  • Computer competency that includes a thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint applications as well as an ability to conduct online and electronic research.
  • Ability to sift through large amount of data and parse information.
  • Proven record of undertaking project orientated work to strict deadlines.

For successful candidates, Janes provides a supportive, stretching and dynamic environment with the ability for you to grow rapidly both personally and professionally.  

We value diversity at Janes and are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our colleagues. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation and age. 

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