Senior Director of Solutions Architecture - Intelligence and Homeland Security

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Solutions Architect
Herndon, Virginia

REQ#: RQ76459 Senior Director of Solutions Architecture - Intelligence and Homeland Security (Open)

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular
Job Description

GDIT is seeking a Senior Director of Solutions Architecture for our Intelligence and Homeland Security CTO organization to help drive the technical solutions needed to win our most complex and strategic deals!  You will report to the IHS CTO and manage select members of the Solution Architects team, as well as work directly on the development of solutions for proposals in the IC and DHS market space. You will also directly interface with internal and external clients on a pre-proposal basis.  This position offers flexibility to telecommute but the selected candidate should be willing to come to our Herndon office for proposal work and meetings.

You will 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 will work closely with capture and proposal teams directly and through solution architect teams.  You will develop logical and physical architectures and designs, and will author proposal materials including writing proposal sections and diagrams and review the work of others in this area. The candidate will assist the IHS CTO with managing staff to include 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 need to demonstrate proficiency and have experience in various solutions and capabilities as well as technology products, services and skill areas and be knowledgeable in all and expert in a number of areas: Enterprise IT, Cyber, AI/ML, Managed Services, Applications, etc.  You will need to be familiar with integration of various solutions into an complex IT Enterprise environment, and will follow and report future technology trends.

Duties include:

Solution Architect Team Leadership:

  • Managed a highly technical staff

  • Coordinate and collaborate with the IHS CTO and IHS D/CTO on all team activities

  • Contribute to 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

  • Contribute in the engagement of 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

  • Contribute to teaming strategies including identifying and vetting potential partners

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

Individual Contribution to Proposals:

  • 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

  • Contribute to the decision-making regarding staff assignments, follow up with individual solution architects who develop solutions and manage a small to medium sized team of employees.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • 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

  • Active TS/SCI clearance

  • Experience with technical leadership and project management

  • 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 contribute in the creation of 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

Desired Qualifications:

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, cybersecurity or related field (preferred)

  • Industry Certifications (Preferred)

  • Strong human relations skills

  • Collaborative

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.