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Quality Assurance Team Lead


Air Quality


Reston, Virginia, United States


Leidos has an extensive Proposal Operations team that supports growth objectives for the US Navy & Marine Corps IT Business Area. This Business Area includes the Service Management, Integration, and Transport (SMIT) contract, which is the largest IT services program for the Navy, delivering the core backbone of the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet, including cybersecurity services, network operations, service desk, and data transport.

Leidos is seeking an experienced candidate to lead a Proposal Quality Assurance Team within the Navy & Marine Corps IT Proposal Operations organization.

The Proposal Quality Assurance Team Lead will directly support the Navy & Marine Corps IT, including the three domains of SMIT, inclusive of NMCI, ONE-Net, and MCEN. The candidate will support development of quality new business and on-contract-growth/sole source efforts for service orders, program modifications, and project orders and requests. The candidate should have an understanding of Federal contractor bid and proposal management standard practices. The successful candidate must learn and adapt quickly to new processes and technologies and have ability to work in a self-driven manner in a fast-paced environment. In this position, the Proposal Quality Assurance Team Lead must exhibit strong leadership skills and the ability to work with program and functional teams to drive tasks to closure.

Primary Responsibilities
The Proposal Quality Assurance Team Lead is responsible for leading a team with the following responsibilities:
• Author, compile, edit, and proof programmatic, deliverable, and proposal documents, workbooks, and presentations using internal approval processes in compliance with customer and business operations schedules.
• Ensure that presentation materials and documents conform to program standards and Data Item Description (DID) requirements and that branding/messaging of documents adhere to program and customer standards.
• Have responsibility for review and delivery of contractually required, time sensitive, program governance materials.
• Work closely with Proposal Managers, Solution Leads, Contracts, and other staff, and be responsible for managing multiple assignments simultaneously.
• Ensure document and version control for all deliverables assigned.
• Work in an internal document Microsoft SharePoint Online library with assigned deliverables.
• Lead in developing and updating program style guides.
• Provide or coordinate special documentation services as required, which may include collection, development, editing, and peer review of proposals, training, and other materials, as assigned.
• Drive development and management of all document services and quality assurance related activities within the Navy & Marine Corps IT Proposal Operations.
• Lead process documentation for execution of proposals that align with Leidos corporate requirements.
• Participate in continuous improvement of processes and efficiencies that result in high quality documents and deliverables.
• Manage a small team and be responsible for coaching, reviewing and delegating work as well as provide ongoing development of QA resource skills.
• Drive the QA Team to help meet and exceed proposal deadlines and deliver on commitments to the Government.
• Assist in the editing of executive level reporting and briefings to Leidos and Government leadership.
• Lead efforts to enhance standard proposal libraries in support of organization-wide proposal development tools and templates.
• Ensure all materials developed by the team are accurate and meets business objectives.
• Maintain tight, proactive communication with Proposal Operations teams, support teams, and leadership.
• Other duties as required.

Basic Qualifications
• BA/BS or equivalent experience and 8 - 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 - 10 years of prior relevant experience
• 2+ years of experience supervising or leading teams or projects.

• Experience in managing a small team of resources preferred.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to succinctly communicate.
• Excellent editorial discernment and judgment.
• Excellent attention to detail, good organizational skills, very strong proofreading abilities.
• Ability to handle multiple projects on tight deadlines.
• Knowledge of grammar and ability to develop as well as follow style guidelines.
• A creative thinker who thrives in a fast-changing environment.
• Flexibility to adapt to changing/evolving customer needs.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and SharePoint Online.
• Experience with Navy/DoD programs.
• Strong analysis skills, with the ability to identify and improve processes and determine needs to successfully deliver proposals in short turnaround timeframes.
• Able to multi-task, self-assign work, and function in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
• Ability to manage virtual and geographically disparate resources.

Preferred Qualifications
• Currently possess an active DoD SECRET security clearance.
• Working knowledge of Leidos’ proposal processes and standards.
• Prior knowledge or experience in writing/editing Federal contract proposals.
• Prior experience with Navy programs, especially around IT solutions and services procurements.
• Ability to remain upbeat, positive, and constructive within a dynamic environment operating under high-pressure deadlines.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $78,000.00 - $141,000.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.