Solutions Architect

Location: Reston, VA
Req#: 469892
Company Information
Job Description

At Octo, our focus is on delivering results that matter. We are a premier provider of digital solutions and services to the federal government specifically in the areas of UI/UX, Agile, Data, and Cloud services.  We support and modernize our federal customer’s mission critical systems and functions. Agility is at our core: it is the mantra that drives us to succeed. We work quickly, analytically and deliver on agency priorities.

We have a need for a Solutions Architect. In this role, the Pursuit/Solutions Architect will provide key pursuit (management and technology) leadership as Octo evolves and matures its Business, Information, Application, and Technology Service offerings to provide higher level/value-based services, solutions and capabilities in support of the market place. This position requires someone that can work comfortably and simultaneously in a business, engineering, information technology, and operations environment understanding customers' needs and then be able to articulate the solution and capture strategy that targets those needs.

Interface across the Business Units and work closely with Business Development, Capture, Proposal, and Operations personnel to recommend appropriate technology and business solutions for existing customers and new customers aligned to opportunities that expand the current base of business.

Be the business and technical face to external customers and partners positioning Octo as the first choice in strategic services and solutions, partnering with Business Development, Capture, and Program Management teams.

Serve as a change agent to create a more collaborative and information sharing culture within the division.

Participate in development of 1-5 year strategies, goals, and objectives to accomplish operational and growth targets with a focus on future high payoff areas in technology services.

Develop Pursuit Solutions, define Service Delivery CONOPS, and assist in strategic proposal development and reviews. Work with Capture teams to ensure proposal solutions are well communicated and messaging integrated across each delivered proposal artifact. Ensure proposed solutions properly align with customer cost objectives and price to win objectives.

Follow and understand technology trends, and partner OEMs roadmaps, to recommend future Solutions and Service offerings.

Analyze industry technology and innovation direction and recommend investments to develop Solutions and Service Offerings

Provide strategic direction commensurate with business goals and objectives.

Work across Octo to leverage core capabilities and competencies.

Coordinate technology activities in order to maximize competitive positioning and advantage, and to develop new and emerging capabilities.


Skills & Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred
  • DoD/IC/Federal Clearance highly desired
  • Requires 15 years’ experience with minimum of 10 years of experience in the information technology arena with current in-depth knowledge of applicable Federal Agencies.
  • Demonstrated capability to provide proactive and engaging leadership, able to energize and motivate mid-to senior management.
  • In-depth knowledge in several of the following areas: large scale IT infrastructure design and integration, enterprise IT, logistics services, network and systems integration, network operations, administration and engineering, information assurance/security, video teleconferencing, and website enhancement.

A confident, self-directed, credible business and technology professional with drive and energy.

  • Able to articulate ideas concisely in an interactive and facilitative environment within Octo and our customers.
  • Able to build effective working relationships based on trust, integrity, and the best interests of the company and navigate in a growing company environment.
  • A change agent who can engage in constructive conflict and influence thinking and actions, but do it in a positive manner that benefits and strengthens the organization. Able to put positive stress on an organization to effect needed change and improvements.
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills.
  • Possesses high ethical and business standards.

Octo is a growth-oriented firm that provides a unique, differentiated employee culture relative to our Federal market peers.  We leverage this growth-oriented and employee-focused culture to attract and retain a higher grade of talent than our peers to be an employer of choice.

  • Please no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates; this position is W-2 only
  • Per contract clearance requirements, US citizenship is mandatory
  • Relocation will not be offered
  • Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment
  • Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation