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Sr Solution Engineering Manager


Development Manager


Reston, Virginia, United States


Leidos is seeking a Sr Solution Engineering Manager to support the Service Management, Integration, and Transport (SMIT) contract and Navy and Marine Corps IT Growth initiatives. SMIT 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. Ultimately, Leidos supports the Navy in unifying its shore-based networks and data management to improve capability and service.

This leader is responsible for leading a broad scoped solution design team through understanding customer requests and defining accurate, awardable, and executable solutions using inputs from Ops, Engineering, and Architecture SME Teams for proposals, ROMs, and customer presentations. In this position, you work with various departments throughout our company and internal to the SMIT program to lead a team through all solution development phases of the Leidos proposal processes and respond to customer contract modification and order requests and manage the end-to-end solution development process from pre-proposal and request receipt through proposal development, negotiation, until award. You are responsible for performance of the team to develop bid solutions, including BOMs, from end to end.

The Solution Manager will report to the Navy and Marine Corps IT Proposal Operations Director and directly support the three domains of SMIT, inclusive of MCEN, ONE-Net and NMCI, serving as a core member of the Growth Team. The candidate will support on-contract-growth/sole source efforts for service orders, program modifications, and project orders and requests. Candidates will be expected to have an understanding of Federal contractor bid and proposal management standard practices as well as MBSE and solution architecture best practices. In this position, the Solutions Manager will need to exhibit strong leadership skills, and the ability to work with program and functional teams to drive tasks to closure.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Drive management of all proposal solution activities with a direct and matrixed team, in support of On Contract Growth and New Business proposals.
  • Partner with Engineering Leadership to integrate Technical Roadmap advances into proposal solution design.
  • Lead Engineering and Design relationships with key partners and integrate partner solutions into proposal solution designs.
  • Develop and upskill team to execute mature solution design risk and assumption acumen.
  • Drive all process development for execution of proposal solution needs that align with Leidos corporate requirements.
  • Provide executive level reporting and briefings to Leidos and Government leadership.
  • Lead efforts to enhance standard solution libraries in support of organization-wide proposal development tools and templates.
  • Work in partnership with internal teams to address issues, remove blockers, and ensure collaboration in support of your team
  • Ensure all material developed by your team is accurate and meets financial and business objectives.
  • Drive team through all stages of proposal development including BOE and BOM activities, pricing, and submissions
  • Manage team within defined budgets
  • Other duties as required
  • Maintain tight, proactive communication with proposal and business unit leadership to ensure all necessary resources and activities are available to achieve successful submissions
  • Lead negotiation activities and solution strategies as required

Basic Qualifications

  • BA/BS or equivalent experience and 12+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10+ years or prior relevant experience.
  • 10+ years of experience supervising or leading solution/engineering/architecture teams
  • Exhibit leadership qualities required to lead a multifaceted and matrixed team
  • Strong customer communication skills and ability to build those relationships
  • Prior experience in the development and management of federal contract proposals, solutions, and cost elements
  • Strong analysis skills, with the ability to identify and improve processes and determine needs to successfully develop solutions in short turnaround timeframes

Preferred Qualifications

  • DoD Proposal and Solution Design Experience.

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 $144,300.00 - $260,850.00

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.