Sr. Solutions Architect, Elkridge, MD Our client is seeking a Sr. Solutions Architect for a contract to hire opportunity in Elkridge, MD. or Holder due to client requirements. Residency All candidates must have lived in the United States at least three (3) out of the last five (5) years prior in order to be considered. Clearance Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance. Note Will initially work remote due to current COVID-19 situation, then will be required to be on-site full time once stay at home restrictions are lifted. Description Our client is seeking a Sr. Solutions Architect to help with competitive solutioning activities. They will count on their new teammate for your technical expertise in areas including custom software development, web development, enterprise architecture development, digital services and emerging technologies. As an integral part of their Growth team, yoursquoll support business development, Capture, and proposal activity. Alongside your technical vision, yoursquoll provide expert input on solution design, resource estimating and pricing. Yoursquoll help them envision federal healthcare IT solutions that meet or exceed customer needs. Responsibilities Will join our client39s Growth organization, which includes Business Development, Capture and Proposal resources. They will need you to participate in solutioning sessions with prospects and partners, and to review procurements and advise on technologies in response. Yoursquoll have access to their project and program managers, as well as their engineers and technical subject matter experts, as you come up to speed on their capabilities. They39ll count on you to help them analyze requirements, determine their suitability for tools and fit for their strategic goals, and assist in scoping, architecting and pricing solutions. Your writing and reviews will help inform their technical responses to the government. This role will Quickly come up to speed on our client39s technical capabilities and past performance in order to effectively leverage existing skills and capabilities within proposed solution architectures. Analyze and interpret procurement requirements, and assist with responses. Liaise with your counterparts on engineering and delivery teams to provide expert opinions on company39s ability to meet new government requirements. Design technical solutions (strategy and approach) for large, enterprise-wide proposals, as well as task order responses for IT business opportunities. Participate in team discussions to assess competitive strengths and weaknesses, win themes and discriminators, unique features and benefits, critical success factors, and costscheduleperformance trade-offs. Contribute to marketing briefings and other materials as need arises throughout the capture lifecycle on opportunities. Provide technical input as needed into proposal components such as work breakdown structures, staffing levels, project organization, transition planning, performance work statementsmetrics, quality assurance, risk mitigation, and pricing. Attend and document customer visits, site surveys, and trade showsconferences to gather and convey marketing intelligence on emerging requirements and technologies. Working with their Capture Managers, translate customer needs into compelling solutions for proposals. Serve as Subject Matter Expert to prime contractor team members in responding to technical requirements within core competencies. Qualifications ndash Technical Deep understanding of cloud computing technologies across Windows and Linux, with demonstrated hands-on experience on one or more of the following domains AWSAzure Core Platform Compute, Storage, Networking Data Platform SQL Server, Azure SQL DB, Azure Data Factory Application development debugging experience CC++C, Python, Node.JS, etc. Website troubleshooting coding experience IIS, Azure Web Apps, PHP, Apache, Tomcat, WordPress, etc. Bigdata and Cognitive Services HDInsightHadoop, Cosmos DB, Machine Learning, Azure Stream Analytics Identity and Authentication SSOFederation, ADAzure AD etc. Azure Application Development or support experiences with Azure PaaS services (Redis Cache, Service Bus, Event Hub, Cloud Service, IoT suite, Mobile Apps, etc.). Experience in one or more automation languages (PowerShell, Python, C, Open Source) desired. Certification in Microsoft andor competing Cloud Technologies is also desired. Qualifications ndash Non-Technical 3+ years of technical proposal support with a demonstrated track record of wins capture experience a plus. Client and Stakeholder management. Experience working with a sales team is important. Ability to cultivate productive working relationships with internal managers and peers as well as partners and consultants. Must facilitate collaboration towards innovative technical solutions. Experience in translating and mediating between technical and business language and stakeholders. Ability to work in a team environment, exercising sound judgment, clarity in communications, and respect. A positive attitude, the ability to multi-task, and being able to work in an occasionally fast-paced environment are keys to success. Maintain completeness, timeliness and accuracy of all deliverables. Exercise critical thinking, reading and interpretation skills. Solid interpersonal, verbal and written communication, and organizational skills - must be able to communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing. A demonstrated ability to learn and acquire new technologies as needed. Ability to maintain flexible work schedule to meet unplanned proposal requirements with limited supervision. Please Note Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. No calls, inquiries, or Third-Party Vendors please. We are an equal opportunity employer (Unable to sponsor H1B Visas). 1000 Referral Bonus - www.aci.com. Since 1988, The ACI Group, a Baltimore-based IT staffing firm, has been committed to hiring the industryrsquos leading professionals, and presenting exciting career opportunities. We have access to varied types of contract, permanent and contract-to-perm positions and offer a choice of employment options including a full benefits package.