Solutions Architect - Network and Unified Communications

  • icrunchdata Network
  • Falls Church, VA, USA
  • Jun 09, 2024

Job Description

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. Transform your career to the next level with GDIT as a Solutions Architect where you will architect solutions in support of our Government customers' Missions. At GDIT you'll be at the forefront of innovation and play a meaningful part in improving how the Government operates. As a Solutions Architect supporting the most complex administrative, defense, and intelligence missions across the Government, you will help ensure Mission success. Our work depends on a Solutions Architect joining our Federal Civilian (FedCiv) CTO organization to drive the technical solutions needed to win our most complex and strategic deals.
Job Description
  • Support GDIT's FedCiv business areas by developing solutions to deliver capabilities, focusing on legacy and advanced data networks.
  • Align GDIT's capabilities or identify industry leading solutions to meet our U.S. Government customers' business and technical criteria; analyze alternatives and develop winning solutions.
  • Analyze Request for Information/Quote/Proposal (RFI/RFQ/RFP) requirements and develop responsive solutions to include scoping of staff requirements and other potential operational costs; review solutions developed by team members for appropriateness and completeness; present solutions to internal management and peers, as well as to our customers.
  • Develop and explain use-cases and work closely with opportunity capture and proposal development teams.
  • Research current and emerging technologies and delivery methodologies and tailor the results to meet our customer's needs; propose changes as needed.
  • Assess current systems and business processes and work with business area staff to recommend improvements.
  • Ensure technical architecture teams deliver efficient and effective system solutions in support of proposal responses that meet business goals and objectives.
  • Develop logical and physical architectures and designs. The successful candidate will be required to author proposal materials to include writing proposal sections and developing complementary diagrams; reviews all work with peers and critiques the work products of other team members for completeness, applicability, and responsiveness to requirements.
  • Apply industry IT delivery frameworks, methodologies, and practices to meet customers' requirements.
  • Identify customers' requirements, analyze alternatives, and conduct product recommendations related to software, platforms, and other IT systems configurations.
  • Throughout the lifecycle of opportunity pursuits or project delivery, provide updates to stakeholders on project cost, schedule, and quality in comparison to stakeholder objectives.
  • Make decisions regarding staff assignments for assigned opportunity pursuits or projects.
  • Follow up with other solution architects who develop solutions and manage small to medium sized teams to develop responses to customers' requirements.
  • Provides expert guidance and leadership to less-experienced colleagues.
  • May be assigned as a task or project leader on programs for short to long-term assignments (Not a people manager).

Technical Liaison to 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 solution themes and maintain solution readiness plans.
  • Customer Engagement - Directly influence 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/Q/P 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.

Technical Approach 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 architects 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 possessing the ability to develop compelling graphics.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or related field with 10+ years of experience.
  • In lieu of degree, 15+ years of experience required.
  • Ability to create exceptionally written, compliant, and compelling proposal 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.
  • Experience with technical leadership and project management.
  • Ability to thrive in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, growth-focused environment.
  • Foundational knowledge in the following technologies or disciplines:
    • Broad network engineering and architecture background with hands-on experience in primary network technologies: LAN/Switching/Address Management; WAN/Routing/Performance Optimization; Network Function Virtualization and/or Software-Defined Networking
    • In-depth familiarity with market-leading networking offerings: Cisco DNA, JunOS, Dell, HPE
    • Network security expertise at the end device, WAN, or data center level
    • Architect-level expertise in data center networking
    • Working knowledge of Cloud networking (I.e., connectivity to Cloud-based resources, hybrid cloud architectures, elastic boundary management, etc.)
    • Working knowledge of network management and monitoring overlay technologies and tools
    • Hands-on experience with network analysis, network performance management, and reporting
    • Unified Communications (UC) and/or VoIP, videoconferencing, and other UC functions

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:
  • 10 or more years of experience successfully architecting technical solutions and leading and supporting complex capture pursuits and proposals.
  • Familiarity or experience with developing solutions in response to U.S. Government Agencies' solicitations, to include but not limited to the following: Department of Transportation (e.g., FAA), NASA (including JPL), Department of Commerce (e.g., NOAA), Department of Energy (e.g., HQ, NNSA), or National Science Foundation.
  • Subject Matter expertise or familiarity with any combination of the following technical techniques or areas:
  • Advanced degrees in Computer Science, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or related field
  • Relevant Certifications (e.g., Cisco CCNP/CCIE, CompTIA-Network+, etc.)
  • HPC networking experience
  • Demonstrable expertise with cloud networking (connectivity to cloud resources, hybrid Cloud architecture, elastic boundary management, etc.)
  • Understanding of Hybrid Cloud Environments:
    • Cloud Platforms: Understanding of major cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform
    • Hybrid Infrastructure: Understanding of how application solutions span on-premises data centers and cloud environments
    • Cost Optimization: Ability to design systems keeping cost-effectiveness in hybrid environments
    • High availability hybrid-cloud architectures
  • Demonstrated experience leading the solution architecture for a deal that booked $75M or greater in total contract value
  • Ability to successfully lead solution development and technical proposal volumes for large scale ($500m+), highly strategic, and complex opportunity pursuits
  • 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 customers' actions
  • Clearance: Must be eligible to attain a U.S. Government Secret or Top-Secret clearance

Work Conditions:
  • Hybrid work location between the GDIT facility at 3150 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA and remote (home office) in the Northern VA metropolitan area. Remote work locations outside of the Washington, DC metropolitan area may be considered for an exceptional candidate.

Work Requirements
Years of Experience
10 + years of related experience
* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree
CompTIA - Network+ - CompTIA
AWS Solution Architect - Professional - AWS
Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (Azure 70-535) - Microsoft
CCNA - Cisco
CCNP - Cisco
Travel Required
Less than 10%
U.S. Citizenship Required
Salary and Benefit Information
The likely salary range for this position is $176,446 - $235,750. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
View information about benefits and our total rewards program.
About Our Work
We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.
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.

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