SMS is a fast growing, veteran-owned business that's has supported Federal Government's IT initiatives for over four decades. We work side-by-side with our Federal clients as a trusted, long-term partner to offer innovative advice and leadership to solve their most pressing and complex problems. We orchestrate people, strategies, technologies and best-of-breed business processes. The SMS advantage in management and technology consulting includes deep domain expertise in complex networking design and unifying communities of interest.
We have strong capabilities in design & build, planning, governance, quality management, security, analytics, virtualization, operations and business process improvement. For 40 years, SMS has brought customer satisfaction to Federal clients and formed lasting alliances with leading technology companies and talented small businesses to deliver joint, leading-edge, cost-effective services and products.
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SMS is seeking a pre-sales and proposal "Solutions Architect" to support our federal business unit. Ideal candidate will have 10+ years of solution engineering experience with complex proposal submissions and support to proposal development and submission of task orders under large IDIQ vehicles. .
The position requires knowledge and skills that are both broad and deep across the Information Technology field as well as the area of Government Contracting. To be effective, the Solutions Architect must have experience on multiple Hardware and Software Platforms and be comfortable with complex and various system environments and cloud solutions.
The Solutions Architect must also be able to interpret and identify strategic direction; to generate a compliant technical offering which will position the overall bid response to have a greater percentage chance of win. The Solutions Architect is often a highly seasoned senior technologist who has led multiple technical bid proposal response efforts. The person needs an ability to share and communicate ideas, both verbally and in writing, to executives, business sponsors, and additional technical resources in clear concise language.
As part of the proposal team work with Business Development (BD), Capture Management (CM) and Program Management (PgM) and other Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to interpret customer technical requirements gathered from Requests for Information and Proposals (RFIs and RFPs) and intelligence gathered by the team to develop winning solutions for capture actions and proposal responses. Specific focus areas include:
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Technical experience as solutions architect or IT engineering-related field in specific Information Technology areas including:
Systems Development Lifecycle
ITIL, ITSM and service delivery methodologies
Content Management Solutions
Systems Integration and Development
Systems Administration and Operations
Network Management Solutions
Enterprise Architecture & Capital Planning
Business Process Management
Secure Enterprise Solutions
Security Governance and Oversight
BS in Computer Science or equivalent scientific or engineering discipline preferred.
Project Management Institute Project Management Professional (PMP) certified (desired)
At least one industry certification in Security, Engineering, or Architecture.
Citizenship/Eligibility for Clearance:
US Citizenship required - Ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance
SMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
SMS is a veteran-owned network integrator established in 1976. With an employee retention rate averaging over 5 years, our ability to hire quality people and retain them in a rapidly evolving IT market proves why we are a world-class information technology company. At SMS, we place a high value on quality of service, customer satisfaction, and best-of-breed policies and practices. As a result, SMS is proud to be ISO 9001:2008 Registered and a CMMI Level 3 certified company, ensuring that we continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers, partners and employees.