Solutions Architect / Strategic Estimation Lead

Clearance Level
None
Category
Solutions Architect
Locations
Chantilly, Virginia
Falls Church, Virginia

REQ#: RQ50657

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

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) delivers cost-effective, next-generation IT solutions and services to the Department of Defense, the intelligence community and federal civilian agencies as they modernize their information systems. GDIT is currently seeking a Solutions Architect / Strategic Estimation Lead to join our team. In this role, you will be a change agent by helping to drive the technical and business solutions needed to win our most complex and strategic opportunities.

As a Strategic Estimation Lead, you will help shape our technical solution by identifying and analyzing cost levers, performing cost/value trade-offs, and evaluating solution alternatives from a cost/price perspective. You will also bridge the gap between the technical and pricing teams, helping to drive the cost/price strategy and ensure an integrated technical/business solution.

Additional tasks and responsibilities in this role include but are not limited to the following:

  • Help shape the solicitation so GDIT is able to put forth a competitive and compelling business proposal
  • Develop proposal estimating approach and cost structure (e.g., WBS, service catalog, or CLIN/SLIN structure)
  • Use parametric modeling, historical data, engineering build-ups and other accepted methodologies to estimate the labor costs associated with a technical solution
  • Organize and lead reviews of proposed staffing levels; participate in executive level reviews as needed
  • Lead development of the Basis of Estimate (BOE) narrative, working closely with the technical team to ensure that BOE narratives are compelling and accurately reflect the proposed solution
  • Prepare staffing inputs for pricing; collaborate with the pricing team to document assumptions, risks, and other BOE-related information for the business volume

To qualify, you must meet these basic qualifications: 

  • BA/BS, 15+ years of general IT experience, including proposal and IT cost estimation experience
  • Experience with metrics based estimating methodologies
  • Excellent leadership skills; must be able to work collaboratively with other members of the proposal team while still driving BOE/BOM development under tight deadlines
  • Ability to write clearly and precisely and pay meticulous attention to details
  • Willingness to work in an alternate DC-metro area location when required 

Optional but highly valued qualifications include:

  • SEER parametric cost estimation tool experience
  • Managed services experience
  • Secret, TS or higher level clearance

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training, and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs, and provide mission support services worldwide. 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.

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.