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Proposal Manager

Job Location : Vienna, VA

MindPetal is seeking a proven Proposal Manager who will be responsible for leading, planning, scheduling, and overseeing the timely development and delivery of high-quality responses to federal business opportunities, from pre-RFP to post-submission activities, in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate is a thought leader who fosters a positive team environment, can work closely with and report to the Executive Leadership, and quickly adjust to dynamic proposal development schedules and requirements.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead the successful development of compliant, competitive, cogent, and compelling proposals through effective collaboration across teams that include internal staff, corporate partners, consultants, and supporting vendors.
  • Work with the Capture Manager to determine author assignments and integrate win strategy, themes, and discriminators into proposal.
  • Lead and analyze RFI, RFQ, RFPs and other bid documents for Client Submission.
  • Develop the proposal schedule, proposal outline, and compliance matrix.
  • Prepare and lead kickoff meetings and daily status calls.
  • Establish and maintain a SharePoint site for each proposal.
  • Provide advice, leadership, and guidance to authors on all proposal content.
  • Take ownership of the quality of the proposal for color reviews and final delivery by performing rigorous quality assurance checks on draft and final documents.
  • Conduct activities required to successfully perform color reviews, debrief authors, and perform color review recovery.
  • Ensure the high-quality content and appearance of final proposal deliverables.
  • Coordinate and support the production, reproduction, binding, and packaging in finalizing the proposal submission and response processes, if applicable.
  • Ensure timely delivery of proposals that are fully compliant with solicitation instructions.
  • Conduct and document lessons learned and implement actions to improve process efficiency.
  • Manage the development of oral presentations, discussions, and proposal revisions.
  • Support the VP of Corporate Development in creating and delivering training for Business Development and other staff to continuously improve our corporate proposal operations.
  • Organize, Maintain, and Own a library of reusable assets to include White Papers, Points of View, graphics, past performance, and resumes, amongst other deliverables.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of five years proven experience managing proposal teams and leading them efficiently in a dynamic, fast-paced environment on moderate- to high-complexity federal opportunities.
  • A proven track record of managing and winning proposals within the federal IT services market in excess of $10M.
  • Ability to conduct research and synthesize information from multiple sources (subject matter experts, previous proposals) into a cohesive, easy-to-read, and persuasive final product.
  • Ability to multi-task and work on multiple concurrent projects.
  • Ability to adapt to various people and working styles under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work beyond regular schedule hours if needed.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Possess excellent leadership, prioritization, and organizational skills.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Possess strong editing skills; excellent knowledge of grammar and punctuation.
  • High proficiency in the MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project), Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft SharePoint.

Mid-level Appian Developer

Job Location : Vienna, VA

MindPetal seeks a Mid-level Appian Developer responsible for software integration, customization, and support of existing and new systems.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepare software requirements specifications and prototypes for translation into structured application programs.
  • Leads the configuration of solution applications, process models, business rules, user interfaces, and management reports
  • Leads the enhancements of existing applications including, but not limited to forms, reports, underlying logic and interface components on development projects as assigned.
  • Translate the functional requirement to the Appian business flows with the help of Process Models, Rules, CDTs , Web Service Integration
  • Executes unit, system, and integration testing
  • Supports the customer through user testing and business readiness activities
  • Supports user story development
  • Support the development of technical maintenance and support manuals.
  • Analyze, debug and revise existing system logic difficulties and documentation as necessary.
  • Hands on and or assist database administrators (Oracle, SQL server), quality assurance team, system engineers, network engineers and other staff in ways to ensure data integrity, consistency, security and privacy.
  • Assist project manager in estimating durations for tasks, deliverables and activities.
  • Adhere to organizational policies, standards and best practices in application development, documentation, and maintenance that support the agile process.
  • Provide technical expertise and actively participate in creating systems development, software, hardware, and application development standards, procedures and policies.
  • Create functional and technical documentation
  • Ability to work both independently as well as within a team
  • Strong analytical skills

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Requires 3-4 years of experience working with Appian
  • Experience coding in Java is required.
  • Experience with working in Agile teams.
  • Provide support in developing the site concept, interface design, and architecture of the website.
  • Provide support for the implementation of interfaces to applications.
  • Knowledge of several of the following areas is desirable: .Net, JavaScript, Angular, React.
  • Requires Appian development Certification. Prefer Level 2/3 Credential Appian Certification.

Administrative Assistant

Job Location : Vienna, VA

MindPetal seeks an Administrative Assistant for our Tysons, VA office. Please note that this position is on site, remote work is not permitted. This is a full-time position with benefits.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Handle office administration and logistics for a staff of 100+ people (and growing!)
  • In coordination with building management, responsible for facility maintenance, access, and security.
  • Receive incoming calls and mail, ensuring they are responded to or routed appropriately; greet office visitors.
  • Maintain kitchen and office supplies
  • Order and Maintain office supplies
  • Coordinate contractors for any fixes or repairs needed to the office
  • Handle incoming and outgoing packages and mail
  • Collaborate with MindPetal Managers to help with various departmental needs
  • Provide as-needed support (scheduling, planning, etc.) to directors, managers, and executives

Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to organize, prioritize and complete multiple tasks and special projects with minimal supervision
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills, with ability to independently solve problems
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications, including Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint; facility with other common office technology tools
  • Bachelor’s degree and one to three years of experience in a business environment preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Senior Network Administrator

Job Location : Vienna, VA

MindPetal seeks a Sr. Network Administrator for a full-time position:

Experience with: configuring routers & firewalls; & work/w: BGP, RIP, IGRP, EIGRP, VRRP, HSRP, NSRP, QOS, TCP/IP, IPSEC, MPLS, VPLS, SNMP, SMTP, & Unix. Mail

Bachelor’s or equivalent degree with 5 years experience or other suitable qualifications preferred.