• Solutions Architect SME

    Job Locations US-MD
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
    Work Authorization
    US Citizens, preferred
  • Overview

    VariQ has an exciting opportunity for a highly qualified Solutions Architect SME in Rockville, MD.


    Additional Information:

    • Location: VariQ office in Rockville, MD
    • Salary: Dependent upon experience
    • Security Clearance: None of this point, but the person needs to be clearable
    • Available: within 30 days


    • Conduct technical evaluations of RFPs and other (pre)bid documentation to provide feedback to the Business Development team.
    • Participate in development and review of proposal strategies and themes.
    • Analyzing RFP/bid requirements to develop technical proposal outline.
    • Participate and/or facilitate proposal technical solutioning sessions.
    • Write original technical content.
    • Work with internal and external SMEs to coordinate writing assignments and ensure the content follows the proposal strategy and win theme.
    • Work with project PMs and SMEs to collect raw data points and use them as input for the proposal response.
    • Review the content of other technical writers and provide constructive feedback.
    • Contribute to the preparation of high-quality presentation decks, white papers or other technical and/or marketing materials.
    • Deliver oral presentations to clients and other stakeholders.
    • Work with project managers to provide inputs for staffing plans, LCATs, Position Descriptions and System LOEs.
    • Participate in proposal progress status meetings.
    • Work with graphic artist to create graphics for effective illustration of key points of the proposed solution.
    • Represent the VariQ team in meetings with senior government executives and/or enterprise architects and provide high-level technical input and consulting advice.


    • Independent, passionate, abstract thinker.
    • Excellent writer.
    • 20+ years in the IT industry with broad range of experiences in tools and technologies.
    • Prior Systems Engineering or Ops Management experience will be highly desired.
    • Sound understanding of current trends and best practices – Agile development, open architectures, CI/CD automation, DevOps, cloud technologies, web applications, web services, mobile development, data analysis, business intelligence, relational and non-SQL databases, big data.
    • 5+ years of experience the federal market.
    • 2+ years of experience participating in bid efforts in a government contracting environment.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to find clarity in ambiguity and synthesize a solution from disparate raw inputs.
    • Master’s Degree in the STEM field is highly desired. 



    VariQ is an equal opportunity employer.


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