Are you looking for a place to invest in your future? Then consider a job at TechFlow where we provide opportunities for individuals to explore, learn and develop their career, while being part of an exciting team of professionals.Here are some experiences you may have at TechFlow:* Work with best-of-breed technologies* Have fun while being part of a professional team* Work in a challenging and dynamic environment* Work in a supportive learning atmosphere where opportunities for training and advancement are provided.TechFlow's growth has created an opportunity to add a Cloud-focused Solution Architect to our Business Development Team! This senior level role includes supporting both business capture opportunities and providing technical execution leadership. The role supports corporate growth by working with our business capture leads on growth opportunities from lead identification through the capture and proposal phases.The Solution Architect leads the development of technical solutions for targeted opportunities, to include business capture, RFI and RFP proposal response development, and technical solution design, sizing, and input into pricing for technical solutions. This role will be on point for defining the technical strategy and response for the proposal development process and serve as the technical volume manager and/or lead in select proposal volumes/sections. This role will support solutions development, create basis of estimate (BOE) build ups, and conduct competitive analysis. The Solution Architect will support project technical execution activities such as program transition and startup, technical staffing, and provide technical team leadership especially during the transition phase of a contract.We believe that forging new paths and looking for ways to disrupt traditional approaches is paramount to developing unique solutions that can meet the myriad of challenges facing government and business today.The ideal candidate will enjoy a highly collaborative culture that is entrepreneurial and nimble in spirit, yet disciplined and effective at delivery. The TechFlow Solutions Architect will directly support the development of proposals to solve the government's most demanding mission and business challenges which requires being involved with solutions during execution to ensure that the vision for success is integrated in our actions and response. As a 100% employee-owned company, we align customer success to our company's success knowing that great solutions enable a better future for everyone. "Always Ahead" captures our commitment to continuous improvement and leaning forward.Key Responsibilities* Supports customer meetings to understand customer requirements and provide technical solution presentations to the customer* Serves as the senior technical architect across the pursuit lifecycle and within an integrated team, including proposal, capture and business development activities* Provides end-to-end thought leadership across proposal responses that include elements such as technical solution, innovative approach, staffing, implementation schedule, and BOE* Provides expert technical writing capabilities in the development of technical artifacts, white papers, statements of work, briefings and proposals, etc.* Acts as the lead for the translation of business objectives and requirements into functional specifications and technical architecture* Architects application level solutions (SaaS) using a variety of cloud components and frameworks which includes optimizing services and capabilities of the underlying building blocks of cloud in designing solutions* Converts enterprise level needs into solutions that covers elements ranging from application design patterns (micro services, etc.), cloud native design patterns (elasticity, resiliency, etc.), agile development project management (SAFe, Kanban, etc.), and DevSecOps pipeline for continuous deployment* Develops solutions with abstraction approaches as part of the background (containers, etc.) to promote vendor agnostic and portability of solutions* Works with teaming partners to develop technical solutions, integration of teaming partners' capabilities, and pricing strategies, etc.* Works with internal staff and SMEs to extract information in a structured process to create winning solutions for proposals* Very familiar with Federal procurement processes and comfortable leveraging a version of Shipley to drive proposal execution* Adopts, leverages and integrates industry best practices in technical solutions* Leads technology-focused brainstorming sessions and identifies areas for process improvements* Prepares client recommendations, proposals, and quotes leveraging sound and creative technical solutions that demonstrate or illustrate complexity in a simplified manner* Clearly and effectively communicates solution value to business and technical audiences* Identifies and provides recommendations for the acceptance or mitigation of any issues and risks associated with requirements, proposed systems or solutions, architectural designs, implementation plans and timelinesMinimum Requirements* Bachelor's degree in computer science, technology, mathematics, engineering, or related field* 10 - 12 years of progressive experience in solutioning and technical proposal content development with a strong bias towards software solutions and cloud platforms* Expert understanding of cloud architecture design, theories, principles, and practices* Experience delivering multiple moderate to complex technical solutions at the enterprise level and an understanding of the foundational cycles of solution implementation* Experiences designing and delivering solutions which have addressed customer challenges ranging from "green field development" to legacy application modernizationThings That Make A Difference* Scrappiness - tackles hard to solve problems through disciplined and creative research* Being a good listener and having a talent for creativity with solutions* Patient and pragmatic in balancing technical solution with business objectives and needs* A passion for technology and its positive impact on business* Enjoys learning and adopting new skills in order to craft and deliver awesome solutionsPLEASE NOTETechFlow is an equal opportunity employer (Minority / Female / Disability / Vets). Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
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