The Solutions Developer/Senior Technical Writer is responsible for researching and documenting internal information and to draft clear, concise, accurate, and compliant responses to Request for Information (RFI), Sources Sought, Market Survey and Request for Proposal (RFP) documents. This role requires a collaborative team member who can work effectively across all levels of our organization. The candidate must be able to proactively engage with key stakeholders and subject matter experts to develop innovative and realistic solutions and translate into written content that is technically accurate, understandable, and responsive to customer requirements. The candidate must be familiar with the proper handling of all--including sensitive or classified--data. In addition, the candidate will work with our Proposal Operations Team to maintain a library of approved content and ensure that this content is updated on a continuous basis.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Duties include, but not limited to:
Writing clear, compliant, succinct, and compelling proposal sections and proposal-related documents that meet corporate quality and format standards, adhering to corporate style guides, and requiring little to no copy editing or proofing.
Integrating Win Themes, strengths, discriminators, and clearly conveying the benefits of our solution to the customer into proposal response text.
Ability to develop draft graphics that can be converted by graphic artists.
Collaborating with Stakeholders and Proposal Managers to identify required content for responses.
Effectively utilizing existing documentation and proposal material to address recurring content inquiries and developing tailored proposal responses.
Engaging with Account Executives and technical resources to draft content for RFI, Sources Sought, Market Research or RFP responses and other required documentation.
Research information to be included in documentation, which may include, but is not limited to, conducting interviews with subject matter experts (in-person or virtual), attending meetings, and gathering and evaluating publicly available source information.
Synthesizing text and ideas from multiple sources, including SMEs and consultants; compiling information and editing language to ensure one voice. Editing for consistency, clarity, grammar, and syntax to meet customer requirements.
Managing multiple concurrent assignments, prioritizing appropriately to meet required deadlines and content production requirements (page or word count).
Populating and maintaining a library of approved proposal and marketing content.
Bachelor's degree in Business or Technical discipline with 5-10 years of experience; 5 additional years of relevant experience may be substituted for degree.
Experience with US Federal procurement processes and with developing winning responses.
Excellent written, verbal, and communications skills that can transform complex technical compliance concepts and processes in a clear and concise language.
Experience in technical proposals with a preference for aviation, logistics, engineering, and cyber operations.
Understanding of foundational processes and associated procedures with a preference for aviation, logistics, engineering, and cyber security.
Must be able to break apart a Government RFP into the key parts that need to be addressed by the writer.
Effective organization skills for content management and collaboration.
Proven ability to create new content in response to emerging requirements while leveraging approved content and approaches.
Experience leading projects involving innovation and/or modernization.
Must have experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
Excellent organization and time management skills with a proven ability to meet aggressive timelines and deadlines with limited resources.
Ability to communicate with leadership, staff, and partners.
Able to handle sensitive material in compliance with all internal and external requirements.
Ability to obtain and maintain Secret (or higher) clearance.
Ability to review and correct material for content, style, and compliance with internal and external standards, including grammatical, spelling, and other usage errors.
Minor in English, Communications, Journalism, or 3–5 years’ experience producing finished written analysis, professional promotional/marketing materials, internal communications distributed across a workforce (beyond drafting emails, memorandums), or external corporate communications (press releases, marketing materials, website content).
Experience with international proposals.
Experience using proposal management software and tools (e.g., VPC).
Experience serving as a Volume Lead or Book Boss on proposals.