Solutions Senior Director / Defense MPO Sector Lead

Clearance Level
Solutions Architect
Falls Church, Virginia

REQ#: RQ98742

Travel Required: 10-25%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is seeking a Solutions Senior Director to Lead the Infrastructure Capabilities and MPO Sector for our Defense Technical Enterprise.  You will report to the Vice President /CTO of Defense and manage a team of solution architects, as well as work directly on the development of solutions for proposals in the Defense market space. You will directly interface with internal and external clients on a pre-proposal basis.  You will recruit, hire and make decisions regarding staff assignments, follow up with individual solution architects who develop solutions and manage a small to medium sized team of employees.

You will analyze RFI and RFP requirements and develop responsive solutions including staffing and other costs, review solutions developed by others, and present solutions to internal and external clients.  You will develop and explain use-cases and will work closely with capture and proposal teams directly and through solution architect teams. You will develop logical and physical architectures and designs, and author proposal materials including writing proposal sections and diagrams and review the work of others in this area.

This position offers flexibility to telecommute but the selected candidate should be willing to come to our Herndon office for proposal work and occasional meetings.  Join GDIT’s Defense CTO organization and help drive the technical solutions needed to win our most complex and strategic deals!

Solution Architect Team Leadership:

  • Lead and manage a highly technical staff

  • Lead technical solution strategy throughout the Capture and Proposal lifecycle, from early Qualification through Proposal submission

  • Contribute to GDIT win strategies and lead the development of technical win themes and solution readiness plans

  • Engage current and prospective customers to understand critical needs, socialize and vet solutions, and advise on strategies to shape acquisitions that achieve desired results

  • Identify and select the best technical solutions and approaches to meet anticipated or actual acquisition requirements

  • Lead solution design and the development of key artifacts including, but not limited to architectural models, process diagrams, concepts of operation, staffing plans etc.

  • Develop unsolicited technical recommendations, collateral and RFI/SSN responses to engage prospective customers and position GDIT to win

  • Collaborate with GDIT technical service areas and lines of business to identify and bring the best technical and business strategies and solutions to differentiate GDIT

  • Contribute to teaming strategies including identifying and vetting potential partners

  • Develop cost strategies, LOEs/BOEs/BOMs, and associated rationale

  • Follow and report future technology trends.

Proposal Leadership:

  • Ensure readiness of solution and proposal support team to prepare a compelling and compliant response to the government’s solicitation

  • Lead development of the Technical volumes and orals presentations for proposals

  • Coach and advise more junior solution architecture and proposal support resources

  • Ensure integration of technical solution with all sections and volumes of the proposal

  • Review proposals and provide critical feedback needed to strengthen our solution and proposals

  • Author Technical volume introductions, key sections and orals slides including developing compelling graphics

Personnel Management:

  • Manage a team of Solution Architects and Subject Matter Experts

  • Manage as needed lab environments to support testing, POCs and transition of solutions to customers.

  • Recruit, hire and make decisions regarding staff assignments, follow up with individual solution architects who develop solutions and manage a small to medium sized team of employees.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 20+ years of experience in Information Technology. 

  • 10+ years of experience successfully architecting technical solutions and leading and supporting complex capture pursuits and proposals

  • Experience providing cybersecurity solutions to federal and DoD customers

  • Deep certified expertise in ITIL 4; preferred ITIL 4 Managing Professional and/or ITIL 3 Expert.

  • Experience with technical leadership and project management

  • Demonstrated experience leading the solution architecture for a deal that booked over $750M.

  • Ability to successfully lead solution development and Technical proposal volumes for large scale ($1B+), highly strategic, and complex deals

  • Ability to thrive in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, growth-focused environment

  • Ability to motivate teams to perform exceptionally over long stretches of time (during capture) and in challenging situations (during proposal development)

  • Ability to effectively engage current and prospective customers to build trust and relationships, clearly communicate solutions and concepts, and influence action

  • Ability to write exceptionally and to create compliant and compelling narrative that best presents GDIT’s solutions and approaches within the government’s requirements and evaluation criteria

  • Ability to conceptualize and communicate or develop rich graphic visuals that help to strengthen the GDIT story and clearly and effectively communicate concepts and approaches

  • Proficiency and experience in various solutions and capabilities as well as technology products, services and skill areas and be knowledgeable in all and expert in the following areas:  Enterprise IT, Cloud, Cyber, AI/ML and Managed Services, etc.

  • Familiar with integration of various solutions into a complex IT Enterprise environment.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Top Secret/SCI w/ Poly

  • Creative thinking, problem- solving, time- management and organizational skills.

  • Master’s degree in information technology, cybersecurity or related field.

  • Industry Certifications.

  • Strong human relations skills.

  • Basis of Estimate and competitive estimation strategy.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT 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.