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New Business Solutions Architect

Job ID: 2115449
Location: WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Date Posted: Oct 14, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Solutions Archt
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description

Description

SAIC’s Federal Civilian Customer Group has an immediate need for a dynamic New Business Solutions Architect with outstanding technical skills, business acumen, executive communication skills and a proven track record to grow business at the Department of State / USAID. This position reports to the Vice President of Programs (VPP) and Account Manager for the Department of State / USAID account. The successful candidate will partner and work collaboratively with other BD/sales/solution architects and delivery professionals in a fast paced, highly motivated Federal Civilian organization. Within this partnership, the candidate will share overall responsibility for business development and capture strategy, planning and execution to expand, sustain, and grow a portfolio of short, mid, and long term opportunities. If you are a highly motivated, outstanding team player with the ability to build teams and positively influence coalitions to successfully execute business goals; able to build customer intimacy, and have proven track record of growing business, join our leadership team.

 

Job Duties: The successful candidate understands the missions of the Department of State and their respective bureaus, their cultures, organizational components, leadership, major programs and their challenges.  The role encompasses two primary areas of responsibility, Account Strategy – including technical aspects of the strategy, and Business Development

This position will:

  • Assess opportunities to eliminate or move forward through SAIC’s Pre-Award process so an opportunity is included in SAIC’s pipeline metrics as a qualified opportunity. 
  • Mature the opportunity to the point where SAIC would determine if further investment is warranted or not, and lead the capture effort to develop the win strategy and preliminary offering to position SAIC to win. 
  • Promote the complete portfolio of SAIC services from all Service Lines to the client. 
  • These include Software Integration, Digital Infrastructure; Mission Engineering and Program Support; Advanced Analytics, Simulation and Training Services; Intelligence Systems Engineering and Policy Hardware Integration & Logistics. 
  • Develop market analysis, strategic business planning including identification, qualification, and marketing aspects of a complete capture that will lead to the award of major programs. 
  • Develop and executes customer call plans; teaming interactions; and coordinates with other internal business development and sales resources available across SAIC. 
  • Leverage experience with customer relationship management and opportunity tracking as well as experience with a variety of contract types including cost plus fixed fee, fixed price, award fee, and performance based contracting are key. 
  • Lead capture planning and proposal development activities, through demonstrated expertise with color reviews, developing win themes, discriminators, value propositions and embedding this in the finished proposal product.
  • Demonstrated oral, written, and listening communication skills are essential to communicate effectively with senior managers, colleagues, and other stakeholders during the proposal process. 
  • Provide architectural consulting to various stakeholders to help modernize the worldwide IT infrastructure that is complex, mission critical, secure, and serves over 100,000 users.

Qualifications

  • Department of State experience, preferably in Information Resource Management (IRM). 
  • In-depth proven knowledge of the Department of State, customer mission requirements and buying habits. 
  • The candidate must have a reputation for being able to build and work within high performance teams in a matrix-management environment. 
  • Must have highly effective oral and written communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills in order to carry
  • Frequent interactions with technical leaders and business executives within SAIC, with the federal customers, and with teammates and subcontractors. 
  • Must be able to convey technical and business concepts to various audiences. 
  • Past experience in the Department of State / USAID, specifically experience, relationships, and an understanding of the buying trends of the agency is considered an advantage. 
  • Past experience that demonstrates the ability to contribute to fast-paced business leadership teams will be a plus. 
  • Ability to handle complex, dynamic customer situations and interact with all levels of personnel to provide a quick and effective resolution. 
  • This position is based in Washington D.C.
  • Support architectural initiatives based on analyses of existing infrastructure and the mission needs that require improvements in IT. 
  • This requires 1) understanding of existing architecture, 2) understanding of technical and organizational dependencies, 3) understanding of cyber security controls and policies, 4) understanding of emerging technologies and best practices.
  • Communicate these initiatives with various stakeholders; tune based on their feedback, and help support priority based decisions to support IT investment and planning.
  • When these initiatives are funded, they turn into projects. Guide the project teams to properly scope the projects
  • Must have IT infrastructure architectural experience across broad range of technologies in enterprise IT infrastructure, and design experience in in some of the specific technologies.
  • Must be knowledgeable about cyber security controls and their applicability across broad range of technologies.
  • Analytic and creative capabilities are essential to identify trade-offs across technical and business parameters, and to support decisions across management hierarchy
  • Requires Bachelor’s degree in IT or related discipline and 14+ years' experience


COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Customer site vaccination requirements, if more strict, will take precedence over SAIC's vaccination policy.


Overview

SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

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