Senior Solutions Architect #2071

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  • Northern Virginia, VA
  • Information Technology
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GovCIO is a team of transformers—people who are passionate about transforming government I.T. We believe in making a difference by developing digital strategies and delivering the technology-related innovation governmental operations that improve the citizen experience every day.

But we can’t do it alone. We welcome and nurture an inclusive and diversified work culture. Because different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives make us better decision-makers, problem solvers, and creators. We’re changing the face of I.T. – from our diverse staff to the end-products we develop. And we’re excited to expand our team. Are you ready to be a transformer?

Responsibilities

GovCIO is seeking experienced growth leaders to serve as Solution Architects/Proposal Strategists within our Growth Enablement Team. GovCIO solution architects are key leaders in our business capture activities. The role is part subject matter expert, part artist, part technologist, and part business analyst. In this role, the individual will:

  • Serve as a member of the opportunity leadership team and partner with Capture Managers to hone win strategies and articulate the ‘why us’ story
  • Partner with technical and customer domain SMEs to lead solutioning activities, resulting in differentiated, well-articulated solutions that address customer pain points
  • Architect the solicitation response design based on story and solicitation requirements
  • Conceptualize key proposal graphics
  • Iteratively review content and coach authors during the proposal phase
  • Promote the application of proposal best practices

Qualifications

  • Ability to work with a team or alone
  • Ability to absorb and respond to critique
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Desire to see a project through to the end
  • Tolerance for unique perspectives – ability to combine them and make a product better
  • Humility and the ability to understand that your idea is not always the best idea
  • Ability to put ego aside in the interest of a better outcome

Effective Solution Architects should have substantive experience serving in leadership roles on Federal IT proposals, with prior experience serving as a technical solution architect, capture manager, or proposal manager. Solution Architects at GovCIO need to possess the following qualities:

  • Demonstrated experience in one or more IT functional areas, complemented by significant involvement in competitive Federal proposals
  • The sense of urgency and critical thinking required to succeed in a demanding environment where high-quality, winning proposals are the expectation
  • A working understanding of the Federal procurement process, including the FAR, contracting vehicles, and the nuances of Federal contracting
  • An interest in collaborating and leading, working with a broad range of talented people (e.g., executives, technologists, industry specialists, graphics artists, writers, and consultants) to achieve a common operational understanding and solution
  • The willingness to learn what’s critical for an opportunity, conducting external research on technologies, companies, Government agencies, budgets, and programs and internal research on projects, people, efforts, strengths, and weaknesses
  • The ability to apply critical thinking across an opportunity lifecycle – reading an RFP, understanding what a customer is looking for, conceptualizing how a response would address the customer’s requirements, while expounding on Salient CRGT’s strengths and differentiators
  • Experience translating technology solutions into high quality, well written responses throughout business development, capture, and proposal development lifecycles
  • The capacity to take loosely-formed thoughts and inputs from Subject Matter Experts and craft them into crisply worded, persuasive arguments
  • The ability to conceptualize graphics to convey key solution concepts, graphically depicting process, relationships, dependencies, technologies, benefits, features, and other concepts that tie solutions to problems
  • The proven ability to own one or more sections of a proposal across a diverse range of topics
  • The proven ability to write, review, direct, and craft proposal sections regardless of the discipline, technology, or requirements of those sections
  • The instincts necessary to provide direction to sometimes inexperienced proposal staff
  • Bachelor’s with 15+ years (or commensurate experience).
COVID Policy: New employees will be required to adhere to the Company’s and its clients’ COVID-19 safety procedures. In the event that the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for Federal Contractors is enforced, you must become fully vaccinated or request and be approved for an exemption. Employees working onsite at a client location must comply with our client’s COVID-19 requirements.

 

GovCIO is a team of professionals who want to make a difference. And that can only happen with a diverse, happy, and cared-for team. So, we prioritize your well-being, equity for all and look for ways to make work a better place for each of us every day.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability status.
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