SRA International, Inc., A CSRA Company Federal Proposal Architect in Chantilly, Virginia

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

No Active Clearance Required

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

No Active Clearance Required


No Suitability Required

Job Family:

Business Development & Growth

Job Description:


CSRA is seeking an experienced Federal Proposal Architect to serve as part of a leadership team on top priority bids as a member of CSRA’s corporate growth organization. This position partners with senior proposal managers, capture managers, and lead solution architects to drive the development of our most complex proposals, interfacing with all levels of CSRA employees and executives. This position hones the ‘why us’ message and identifies how to best integrate key message and solution elements across all required topics. Through leadership of iterative content development and reviews, this position ensures the CSRA story is effectively captured across all elements of complex proposals, to include technical, non-technical, and cost components of both written and oral proposals. The position will require flexibility to work in CSRA’s Chantilly, Falls Church, and Arlington, VA proposal facilities. If you are looking for an opportunity to serve as a leader in an energizing and rewarding environment, this is an opportune time to join CSRA. We are growing and offer a fast-paced, highly-dynamic and collaborative environment in which self-motivated, strategic thought leaders earn executive recognition and rapid advancement while contributing to significant corporate efforts.


  • Serve as a member of proposal leadership teams for top opportunities

  • Participate as a senior advisor across the capture lifecycle, consulting on key proposal preparation activities that ensure readiness of technical and non-technical solutions for solicitation release

  • Lead the application of CSRA’s iterative storyboarding practices to guide the development of written and oral proposal content

  • Partner with lead solution architect to integrate technical and non-technical content

  • Collaborate with graphics artists and proposal content authors to create graphic constructs

  • Lead the development of complex oral proposal content, to include creating presentation constructs that span multiple sections

  • Coach oral proposal participants to ensure effective story integration in presentation content and Q&A sessions

  • Partner with senior proposal managers to refine proposal response outlines and schedules

  • Collaborate with CSRA technical, customer, and business SMEs to identify and apply differentiated technical and business strategies

  • Develop and refine key messaging content, to include win themes, solution strengths, and executive summaries, working with content authors to integrate effectively within written and oral materials

  • Provide guidance and feedback on cost strategies, BOEs, and other cost/pricing-related content

  • Participate as a senior member of color reviews, leading color review recovery as appropriate

  • Serve as a mentor/coach to proposal personnel


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred…4 years of additional experience in place of a Bachelor’s degree is acceptable

  • Exceptional leadership and organizational skills as evidenced by ten or more years of experience in a Federal capture/proposal leadership role (e.g., lead solution architect, proposal manager, capture manager) with significant involvement in and leadership of complex, large ($100+M), highly strategic opportunities

  • Prior experience leading the development of complex oral proposal presentations with experience on GSA FEDSIM proposals and as an orals coach desired

  • Ability to thrive in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, growth-focused environment

  • Ability to motivate, inspire, and coach proposal personnel of all talent levels and seniorities toward a common vision realized in proposal artifacts

  • Ability to synthesize and reconcile conflicting or ambiguous solicitation requirements and define the best path forward for proposal teams to address all requirements

  • Demonstrated leadership in high pressure, time-sensitive environment

  • Ability to conceptualize and communicate or develop rich graphic visuals that help to strengthen the CSRA story and clearly and effectively communicate concepts and approaches

  • Excellent writing and communication skills

  • Understanding of and experience working in one or more IT domains (e.g., software development, IT infrastructure services, cloud computing, cyber security, data management services, etc.) is desired

  • Strong understanding of contract financial delivery models desired

  • Experience working with Microsoft Office suite and SharePoint

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Scheduled Weekly Hours:


T elecommuting Options:

Some Telecommuting Allowed

Work Location:

USA VA Chantilly - 15036 Conference Center Dr (VAS027)

Additional Work Locations:

USA VA Falls Church - 3160 Fairview Park Dr, VTCA (VAC303)

CSRA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


CSRA is tomorrow’s thinking, today. To “Think Next. Now.” is to imagine a better future and to deliver it, today. For our customers, our partners, and ultimately, all the people our mission touches, CSRA is realizing the promise of technology to change the world through next-generation thinking and meaningful results.

We understand that our customers' missions require new methods and imaginative thinking. We bring together government IT professionals, emerging technologies, and the brightest, cutting-edge advisors in the industry to deliver a broad range of innovative, next-generation IT solutions and professional services to help our customers modernize their legacy systems, protect their networks and assets, and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of mission-critical functions for our warfighters and our citizens.

Everywhere you look, CSRA is there. We’re in our nation’s infrastructure, in training and education, in cyber security, in serving veterans who served us—and, so much more. Take some time to learn more about CSRA. You might be surprised to learn how we touch your life.

We are a company of 18,000+ smart, talented individuals, yet we enjoy a start-up culture that inspires us to make a difference while delivering results in this rapidly evolving world. Join our team and use your skills and expertise to support the safety, security, health and well-being of the nation.