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Principal Solutions Architect - Space and Intelligence

Company: Peraton
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Peraton has an immediate need for a cleared Lead Solution Architect (LSA) to support growth opportunities within its Space and Intelligence sector. This is a hybrid work position (remote primarily and Peraton offices as needed). As an LSA, you will be responsible for leading the design of innovative and cost-effective mission relevant solutions that include systems engineering, specialized staffing for mission support; analytics, applications development and modernization, and infrastructure solutions that addresses the operational and technology needs of our customers while helping to grow Peraton's business.

Key Responsibilities -

  • The LSA is responsible for leading teams of solution professionals and technical subject matter experts in the development of integrated, cost-effective solutions for inclusion in proposal responses that meets the customer's requirements and maximizes Peraton's competitive advantage.
  • The LSA oversees the creation and the documentation of the technical solution, plus participates in the development of the costing of the solution for insertion into a proposal response to a government client.
  • The LSA collaborates effectively with the appropriate Peraton business leaders to design the solution and agree on key solution parameters prior to costing activities.
  • The LSA leads the technical -solution development, -participates in the competitive costing, and business case alignment of Peraton solutions to the Government client's proposal requirements.
  • The LSA will work closely with business development, delivery accounts and corporate offerings teams to determine the overall solution strategy and approach to align to the customer's objectives and requirements including merging industry point of view with broad technical knowledge and mission understanding to generate value propositions and approaches to solve Government customer challenges.
  • The LSA establishes strong relationships with Peraton partners to drive high quality solutions and compelling value propositions.
  • The LSA will confidently articulates all aspects of the solution during governance reviews with senior Peraton management, identifying and evaluating solution risks and create strategies and plans to mitigate those risks.


    • Requires 16+ years with BS/BA or 14+ years with MS/MA. - Experience in lieu of degree considered.
    • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work effectively independently and in team settings to include close collaboration with technical subject matter experts, program managers, proposal managers, and business development teams to determine customer requirements in complex and often ambiguous environments.
    • 8+ years of experience in developing successful technical solutions for large, complex opportunities / proposal submissions for US Government customers.
    • 8+ years of experience working with US Government Intelligence Community or US Government Civil Space Community customers or US Government National Space Community.
    • Demonstrated expert knowledge across a broad range of mission focused, and /or technology services and solutions, coupled with a strong customer focus and Government communities (IC or Civil Space) understanding.
    • Active US Government Top Secret Security Clearance.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Understanding of Operational environments and how to position Peraton to deliver end-to-end mission value to program sponsors.
    • Demonstrated understanding of unique needs of Enterprise support vs. Mission support.
    • Ability to clearly translate the benefits of our approach to specific levels of seniority within the sponsor teams (strategic vs. tactical).
    • Ability to translate innovation and R&D into differentiated solutions for customers working with company technology leadership.
    • Mature network of industry contacts to include government, OEMs, and competitors.


      • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business, computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering, systems engineering, aerospace, information technology, or a related field.
      • Demonstrated ability to build trusted relationships and communicate at the senior and executive management levels
      • Analytical aptitude to evaluate and fuse multiple inputs and synthesize a winning technical solution
      • Active US Government Top Secret Security Clearance with SCI and CI Poly
      • Experience in one or more of the following areas with a demonstrated expert knowledge across a broad range of mission focused, and /or technology services and solutions, coupled with a strong customer focus and the ability to produce technical solutions based on requests for proposals from these agencies:

        • 8 + years of experience working in the military intelligence community.
        • 8 + years of experience working in the US Weather or Civil Space community (NASA, NOAA, etc.).
        • 8 + years of experience working with the US Federal Government Intelligence Community.
        • 8+ years of experience working with the National Space community.

        • -Position location -

          • Highly desired is to be local to one of our offices in Northern Virginia, with the flexibility to travel to locations to support classified and non-classified solution activities.
          • To support growth opportunities for the US Civil Space community, will consider candidates who are remote to one of our offices in Northern Virginia; Greenbelt, Maryland; Houston Texas; or Huntsville, AL.
          • To support growth opportunities in our National Space area, will consider remote locations that include Chantilly VA, Colorado Springs, Co and Los Angeles, CA area.

            Peraton Overview
            Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world's leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can't be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.
            Range for Posting Salary Minimum: $97,500 Salary Mid: $195,000 Salary Maximum: $243,800 The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position, and is just one component of Peraton's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Peraton provides a variety of benefits to employees.
            An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Keywords: Peraton, Chantilly , Principal Solutions Architect - Space and Intelligence, Education / Teaching , Chantilly, Virginia

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