Solutions Architect

Employer
Intelsat
Location
20008
Posted
Oct 02, 2018
Closes
Dec 26, 2018
Function
IT, IT Architect
Hours
Full Time

 

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Vets and Disabled

 

No. Vacancies: 1.00

FLSA: Exempt

Department: 17400.Intelsat General

Location: McLean, VA 

Travel %: Less than 30%

Education: Four-year college degree

Experience: At least 7 years of experience required

 

 

Solutions Architect

 

Your role in helping us shape the future:

The Solutions Architect position is vital to ensuring the pursuit, solution design and successful capture of technically complex SATCOM opportunities at IGC. This position resides within the Solutions Development Group and interfaces primarily with Sales and Business Development teams along with other stakeholders. The successful candidate will have a strong, systems engineering background with the demonstrated ability to lead End-to-End Satellite Communications solutions design efforts - including architecting key elements of the solution, evaluating technical options, and leading cross-functional teams towards a final solution while keeping all of the company's key stakeholders apprised, as the opportunity proceeds through the capture/proposal gates. The successful candidate will possess the technical understanding and astuteness to analyze RFPs quickly, identify pivotal technical elements and work with IGC cross-functional teams, our partners and small businesses to craft winning solutions. Work will take place in a fast-paced environment with numerous concurrent demands. The ideal candidate will bring a solutions-oriented perspective with the agility and insight to explore and evaluate multiple solutions options (along with the implications thereof and the dependencies within) while ensuring continuous progress towards a written proposal written in a compelling manner.

 

Are you up to the challenge?

  • Technical Lead on Targeted Opportunities - from Capture through Proposal and to Submission
  • End-to-End solutions development to include system-level optimization across SATCOM and IP layers
  • Technical writing and editing to create a compelling technical/management response
  • Work closely with the Sales/BD and Engineering Team in conjunction with the Proposal Manager
  • Coordinate with Business Management to reserve capacity on the Intelsat fleet
  • Identify on-network and 3rd-party satellite solutions and maintain an ongoing catalog of technical options
  • Lead technical proposal writing and technical review meetings
  • Review, edit and refine outlines, storyboards, technical proposals (text and graphics) - ensure clarity, conformance, consistency, and completeness but go beyond it to make for a compelling narrative
  • Identify internal and external resources required for the success of the proposal effort
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of Intelsat and 3rd-party satellite assets, network infrastructure and product/service offerings
  • Conduct Market Research and Competitive Intelligence studies including business case development 

 

Can you drive these processes?

  • Identify key solution elements of RFP/RFIs, including technical implications thereof
  • Review engineering solutions for accuracy and compliance
  • Work with engineering to ensure compliance of proposed solution
  • Write proposal responses to government contract solicitations succinctly in a compelling manner
  • Expert proposal writing skills to include rewriting/editing key elements of technical solution description in a compelling manner to deliver superior, differentiated solutions
  • Ability to drill down into the details, dependencies and implications while being cognizant of/and working towards big-picture aspects of the proposal 

 

You should definitely have:

  • Must be a US Citizen; current Security clearance desirable; ability to be cleared to TS/SCI is a must
  • B.S in Electrical Engineering or equivalent technical degree required
  • Intimate familiarity with the satellite and communications industry, technology, community and market
  • Overall GOVSATCOM industry experience - 7+ years, with 2+ years of proposal-related experience specifically related to writing and editing sections of complex proposals in response to RFIs, RFPs and RFQs
  • Possess SATCOM engineering knowledge through a combination of formal certifications and hands-on experience - as it relates to optimizing MicroSATs, Land-Mobile (COTM) and Aero ISR networks
  • Excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills - ability to analyze technical material and formulate/synthesize written material to clearly communicate technical and business concepts to decision makers
  • Proven ability to work in a cross-functional team environment and retain a positive attitude while simultaneously handling multiple complex projects with demanding schedules
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Project, PPT) in support of large, complex capture and proposal efforts as well as to routinely create, edit and publish documents

 

What it's like to work with us:

  • Intelsat is connecting the world and transforming the satellite landscape by reaching beyond the traditional satellite industry. We are defining new products that will open new, profitable markets. To help us reach this goal, you should be a bold thinker who will perform a key role in shaping Intelsat innovation for years to come.

  • We emphasize personal and professional growth
  • Awesome benefits including PTO, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training
  • Fun, diverse, and inclusive culture

 

Other Job Info:

  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
  • This role requires you to sit for long periods of time and work with a computer

 

  • This role is subject to ITAR; candidates must be a US Person (this includes US Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Individual such as an asylee or refugee).
  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
  • Company description: Intelsat is the largest provider of fixed satellite services worldwide. We enable providers of media, telecom and government services to deliver information and entertainment to people at home, in the office or on the move. On a day-to-day basis, Intelsat supplies video, data and voice connectivity in approximately 200 countries and territories for approximately 1,800 customers, many of which Intelsat has had relationships with for over 30 years. Some of the world's leading media and communications companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and government/military organizations hallmark Intelsat's customer base. Customers access capacity through extensive service offerings, which include transponder services, hybrid managed services combining satellite capacity and terrestrial facilities, and channel services.