Solutions Archt Sr Principal - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

Annapolis Junction
United States


Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for supporting capture solution development and leading technical solution teams. Support teaming, win strategy, solution architecture, pricing, staffing, customer shaping, detailed technical design and architecture, and proposal delivery. Lead the identification and development of tools, technology, methods, services and solutions that position SAIC as a recognized leader for our Federal Clients in Annapolis Junction, Maryland.   Engages with teaming partners and vendors to integrate their products and services into our proposed solutions. Provides designs to support large scale and complex IT infrastructure, system integrations, business process outsourcing services. Ensures that all design artifacts and proposal deliverables are developed to the highest quality standards; provides final architectural review and approval for major solution artifacts and plans.

Identifies and develops SAIC discriminators that lead to improved win probability in federal contract pursuits.  Provides thought leadership internally and externally in SAIC technical domains such as Enterprise IT, Mission Application Development and Modernization, IT Infrastructure services, Cloud services, SE&I, security services, and IT Service Management.  Communicates SAIC capabilities with market and clients. Assumes a proactive role developing and cultivating business opportunities and establishing engagements to ensure profitable revenue growth for SAIC.  

Provides leadership and effectively communicates with all levels of management in areas related to solution architecture and future technical strategy. Establishes and maintains productive working relationships with third-party vendors and other SAIC business units. Leverages these relationships to the best advantage of SAIC in supporting client requirements.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or similar technical discipline.  Master’s degree in one of these areas preferred.

  • Must have at least 5 years of recent experience in leading large size ($100M+) business captures and proposals in the capacity of lead architect with a good winning record.

  • Must demonstrate strong skills in proposal solution design and proposal writing.

  • In-depth experience leading the design and integration of enterprise-level technical solutions and service management solutions. Experienced in developing to-be-architecture, concept of operations, and transformation roadmaps.

  • Strong capability and extensive experience in capturing technical requirements and defining technical solutions in the form of conceptual, logical, and physical designs, including the ability to articulate those concepts both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to synthesize solution design information, architectural principles, available technologies, third-party products, and industry standards to formulate a system architecture that meets client requirements and can be delivered within the desired time frame.

  • Experienced in architectural design and development of enterprise technologies applicable for large federal client organizations.

  • Experienced in developing cost models, technical delivery plans, technical solutions, basis of estimates (BOEs) and Bill of Materials (BOM) development.

  • Demonstrated experience in a broad spectrum of technology areas, such as application development and modernization, cloud solution design, cloud migration and operation, IT service management, data center modernization, AI/ML, advanced networking, mobility, unified communication, and information security.

  • Strong intellectual curiosity in exploring and learning new technologies, technology trends, forthcoming industry standards, new products, and the latest solution development techniques; ability to leverage this knowledge to formulate technical solution strategy.

  • Ability to leverage current industry, technical knowledge, and entire enterprise IT infrastructure knowledge to support pre-sales activities.

  • Experienced in delivering presentations, leading meeting discussions with customers and team members at all levels, authoring presentations and whitepaper for conferences or opportunity shaping.

  • Experience with working with Intelligence Community (IC) customers.

  • Current TS clearance with SCI, Poly preferred.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience architecting and delivering solutions for large programs around cloud architecture. Experience working with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or other cloud providers.

  • Prior experience leading a portfolio of Application Development and Modernization, Infrastructure, Cloud, and IT Service solutions as a Chief Technology Officer, Chief Engineer, or Chief Architect.

  • Experience with cyber security strategy and ability to design and architect holistic end-to-end information security solutions.

  • ITIL, PMP, and/or CISSP certification.