Solutions Architect Advisor – Defense Training

Clearance Level
Solutions Architect
Falls Church, Virginia

REQ#: RQ99409

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is seeking a Solutions Architect Advisor with experience in Defense training, to include simulation, Augmented/Virtual Reality (AR/VR), and Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) training.  You will need to have knowledge of military Simulation systems, distributed training and networks, AR/VR training, and LVC concepts.  You will provide technical and analytical assistance and help develop technical solutions and proposals needed to win a diverse portfolio of new business and re-compete opportunities. 

You will be responsible for understanding our customers’ needs and priorities; crafting technical solutions responsive to those needs; shaping customer acquisitions; and positioning GDIT to win by supporting the delivery of our written and oral technical proposals.  GDIT offers a fast-paced, highly dynamic, and collaborative environment in which self-motivated, strategic thought leaders earn executive recognition and rapid advancement.

The location is virtual and can be 100% remote, but you must be willing to travel occasionally to support proposal development tanks.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Pursuit/Capture Leadership:

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

  • Contribute technical solutions and approaches to meet anticipated or actual acquisition requirements

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

  • Help to develop unsolicited technical recommendations, collateral and RFI/SS 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 and teammates

  • Develop and support cost strategies, staffing BOEs, and equipment BOMs

Proposal Leadership:

  • Ensure readiness of solution and proposal support teams to prepare compelling and compliant responses to the government’s solicitation

  • Ensure integration of technical solution within 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


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

  • 5+ years’ experience as an engineer, architect, SME, or operator on a DoD Training program

  • Experience successfully developing technical solutions on a minimum of three  pursuits/proposals

  • Experience with the methodology, evaluation processes, and development of new LVC technologies and training concepts

  • Experience with the methodology, evaluation processes, and development of new AR/VR technologies and training concepts

  • Experience analyzing technical and operational impacts, cost and training benefit of proposed changes in a resource-constrained environment, and proposing changes to meet and address operational needs

  • Experience developing possible solutions for LVC, DMO, or VR training for integration and interoperability

  • Experience working in one or more IT domains that may include software development, IT infrastructure services, cloud, cyber security, or data management services

  • Experience with technical leadership and project management

  • Ability to successfully lead or support solution development and Technical proposal authoring for deals up to $500M

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

  • Ability to work independently, remotely, and virtually

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

  • Ability to write exceptionally and to create compliant and compelling narrative that best present 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

  • Must be able to travel (20 - 40%)

  • Willingness to take a writing assessment as part of the in-person interview

Desired Qualifications:

  • Secret or higher Government clearance

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology or related field

  • Orals leadership and coaching experience

  • 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.