Solutions Architect Director

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Solutions Architect
Herndon, Virginia

REQ#: RQ123569

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Pipeline

Transform technology into opportunity as a Solutions Architect Director with GDIT. A career in enterprise IT means connecting and enhancing the systems that matter most. At GDIT you’ll be at the forefront of innovation and play a meaningful part in improving how agencies operate.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Solutions Architect Director supporting some of the most complex government, defense and intelligence projects across the country, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on Solutions Architect Director joining our Intelligence and Homeland Security (IHS) CTO organization and help drive the technical solutions needed to win our most complex and strategic deals. As the Solutions Architect Director for the IHS Chief Technology Office and manage the development of solutions for proposals in the Intelligence market space.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Supports business by developing technical and business solutions
  • Identify solutions based on business and technical criteria, analyzes alternatives based on trade space, and implements designs
  • Analyze RFI and RFP requirements and develop responsive solutions including staffing and other costs, review solutions developed by others, present solutions to internal and external clients
  • Develop and explain use-cases and work closely with capture and proposal teams
  • Research current and emerging technologies and process methodologies and proposing changes and tailoring where needed
  • Assess the system and business process architectures currently in place and works with staff to recommend improvements
  • Ensure technical architecture teams deliver efficient and effective system solutions to support business goals and objectives
  • Develop logical and physical architectures and designs. Candidate will author proposal materials including writing proposal sections and diagrams and review the work of others in this area
  • Develop, enhance and maintain established service design procedure and process by applying process frameworks and methodologies
  • Prepare and present test plan, technical presentations, and analyst briefings
  • Identify customer requirements, analyze alternatives and conduct product recommendations related to software, platform and network configurations
  • Provide updates to stakeholders on project cost, schedule, and quality in comparison to stakeholder objectives
  • 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
  • Provides expert guidance and leadership to less-experienced colleagues
  • May serve as a task or project leader. (Not a people manager)
  • Recognized as an industry leader in a specific technology

Pursuit/Capture Leadership:

  • 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

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

    Requried Qualifications:

    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or similar discipline with 20+ years of experience in IT
    • In lieu of degree, 24+ years of experience within IT required
    • Clearance: Must have an active TS/SCI. Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI with CI poly clearance

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • 10 or more 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
    • 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 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

    Work Conditions:

    • Hybrid work location between the GDIT facility at 13857 McLearen Road in Herndon, VA and remote (home office)

    About Our Work

    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.

    COVID-19 Vaccination

    GDIT 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, GDIT 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.

    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.