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ACS is hiring a Remote Proposal Manager

Location:Reston, Virginia (with authorized telework)

Clearance Required:None; Must be a U.S. Citizen and be able to pass 7-year criminal background investigation.

Background:

Assured Consulting Solutions provides strategic and innovative solutions for customer needs across the business, technology, and organizational spectrum. As a member of our team, you will have the chance to work with customers that are both Government and industry leaders and technology innovators.

We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated Proposal Manager to join our team and begin a rewarding and exciting career with Assured Consulting Solutions. In this role, you will support the full lifecycle of proposals. You will interface with multi-disciplinary teams from across the company by applying iterative development techniques to build the technical, management, past performance, and personnel content of large, complex proposals with a keen focus on compliance and organization. You will engage with employees and management at all levels while expanding your skills for professional growth. You will contribute directly to the results of the business, so we’re looking for a superstar who can contribute at a high level with a passion for growth and winning. As a dynamic and growing small business, we’re investing in tools, technologies, and employment branding initiatives. The ideal candidate thrives on contributing to complex challenges and providing sophisticated proposals.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the proposal leader providing research, analysis, preparation, writing, and submission of proposals for Government projects
  • Create and manage proposal schedule and compliance matrix, establish the proposal format and create technical or management content
  • Ensure final proposal submissions are compliant with applicable RFP or RFI instructions that also comply with company proposal best practices
  • Review, prepare, and draft responses to Market Research such as requests for information (RFIs) to influence acquisitions
  • Project Management experience leading teams on non-direct report individuals to provide high quality products on time and within budget including schedule and budget management
  • Drive the proposal process and is proactive to meet milestones
  • Facilitate and partner with Solution Architects, Capture Managers, and account leaders to develop the proposal response approach
  • Ensure agreed-upon elements and themes are incorporated into a clear, cohesive and persuasive format
  • Work in conjunction with capture or business development personnel in developing and generating strategies, themes, and discriminators for responses
  • Coordinate and participate in proposal reviews, recovery sessions, and final production
  • Ensure the effective application of iterative storyboarding techniques for the development of proposal sections
  • Provide guidance to less experienced personnel, specifically aligned to proposal processes and producing winning proposals
  • Provide expert-level editing and desktop publishing in Microsoft Word to business development and marketing products

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Marketing, Business Administration, or Technology fields
  • Five (5) years of experience supporting and leading Federal proposal teams
  • Three (3) years of experience as a Federal proposal manager
  • Expert-level skills in Adobe, MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Desired Qualifications:

  • Possesses business acumen, understanding how this role contributes to the business
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills, with the ability to develop and maintain high-level schedules with numerous dependencies outside of your influence or control
  • Experience in proposal coordination and creation of proposal management collateral such as storyboards, compliance matrix, schedules, or artifacts
  • Demonstrated performance in managing tasks and resources in an uncertain, dynamic and fluid operational environment
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate with executives internally and externally
  • Demonstrated capability to write clear, logical, and persuasive documents in a variety of technical and non-technical documents
  • Quick grasp of the process and the ability to document, and identify opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, team environment and adaptable to changing priorities
  • Experience in cross-functional team task management
  • Previous experience working in government contractor industry proposal operations with tangible examples of leadership exposure and outcomes
  • High level of written and spoken English required

Essential Job Functions:

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to focus on the essential functions of a position to determine whether an individual is qualified. Essential job functions are the fundamental job duties that an applicant or employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact ACS Human Resources at (703) 662-5062.

The physical requirements of this position include:

  • Expert level of communications, specifically in critical reading, writing, editing, and marketing.

Education Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Marketing, Business Administration, or Technology fields and five (5) years of recent and relevant experience

Years of Experience:

  • 9+ years w/ High School Diploma
  • 5+ years w/ Bachelor's Degree

Position Type: Full-Time

Shift:Day

Export Control:For all positions requiring access to technology/software source code that is subject to export control laws, employment with the company is contingent on either verifying U.S.-person status or obtaining any necessary license. The applicant will be required to answer certain questions for export control purposes, and that information will be reviewed by compliance personnel to ensure compliance with federal law. ACS may choose not to apply for a license for such individuals whose access to export-controlled technology or software source code may require authorization and may decline to proceed with an applicant on that basis alone.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:All ACS employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of employment or January 18, 2022, whichever is later. Exceptions to the vaccine mandate will be considered only where legally required. To discuss an exemption for medical reasons or due to a sincerely held religious belief, please contact ACS Human Resources at (703) 662-5062.

Assured Consulting Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Minorities, females, disabled and protected veterans are urged to apply. ACS' utilization of any external recruitment or job placement agency is predicated upon its full compliance with our equal opportunity/affirmative action policies. ACS does not accept resumes from unsolicited recruiting firms. We pay no fees for unsolicited services.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact ACS Human Resources at (703) 662-5062.

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ACS is hiring a Remote Multimedia Designer

Number of Openings: 1

Job Opening Status: This is an Open/Contingent position, meaning there are a few steps in place before we can officially welcome aboard the most qualified candidate for the role. This position is contingent on funding approval.

Location:Reston, Virginia (some telework is authorized)

*This position can also be supported from Washington, DC (Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling)*

Clearance Required:Must be a U.S. Citizen and possess a current and active TS/SCI clearance granted by the Department of Defense or an Intelligence Community agency. Must be able to pass a Counterintelligence (CI) Polygraph.

Background:Assured Consulting Solutions provides strategic and innovative solutions for customer needs across the business, technology, and organizational spectrum. As a member of our team, you will have the chance to work with customers that are both Government and industry leaders and technology innovators.

We are seeking a highly motivated Multimedia Designer to join our team, working out of either Reston, Virginia or Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC. Under this contract, Assured Consulting Solutions provides direct assistance to the customer for branding, marketing, communications, creative media, research, and strategy planning. As a Multimedia Designer, you will develop Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) branding and marketing with regard to language, message and theme. In addition, you will create communications plans to determine a plan/strategy on messaging mechanisms to internal and external agencies, component commands, commercial and other stakeholders.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct Media plan development, refinements and amendments as needed throughout the course of the fiscal year
  • Develop target audience deliverables for all core stakeholders
  • Include the use of all media vehicles as needed based on strategic direction (consumer print, videos, etc.) in Media planning
  • Coordinate with the IT Organization developing cohesive national, fully integrated media plan that aligns with goals and timing
  • Develop graphics, animations, video, and iconography in support of strategic communications campaigns, marketing plans and executive level presentations

Required Qualifications:

  • Intermediate level experience with Adobe Creative Suite design tools
  • Demonstrated experience using graphics design tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, and Adobe After Effects
  • Demonstrated experience with developing graphics for executive briefings and technical proposals

Desired Qualifications:

  • Intermediate experience using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Blender 3-D, and VideoScribe
  • Experience working with DoD- or IC-based agency or organization with demonstrable experience supporting marketing, strategic communications or change management initiatives

Physical Requirements:

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to focus on the essential functions of a position to determine whether an individual is qualified. Essential job functions are the fundamental job duties that an applicant or employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. If you need assistance completing this question or require an accommodation, please contact ACS HR at (703) 662-5062.

  • Ability to sit and work in a cubicle on a workstation in a SCIF for approximately 50% of the time.
  • Frequently communicates with co-workers, management, and customers. Must be able to easily exchange accurate information in these situations.

Required Education:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in graphic communications, design, or multimedia and at least five (5) years of related experience. Four (4) years of related experience may be substituted for a degree.

Years of Experience:

  • 9+ years w/ High School Diploma
  • 5+ years w/ Bachelor's Degree

Position Type:Full-Time

Shift:Day

Salary Compensation Range:$125,000 - $152,000 annually

(Pay transparency is important at ACS and is one way we ensure we remain on a committed path to equality and fairness. However, note that salary offers are dependent on many factors, including a candidate’s education, clearance, practicing skill level, scope of influence, and years of experience, and offers may fall outside of this advertised range.)

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:All ACS employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of employment or January 18, 2022, whichever is later. Exceptions to the vaccine mandate will be considered only where legally required. To discuss an exemption for medical reasons or due to a sincerely held religious belief, please contact ACS Human Resources at (703) 662-5062.

Assured Consulting Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Minorities, females, disabled, and protected veterans are urged to apply. ACS' utilization of any external recruitment or job placement agency is predicated upon its full compliance with our equal opportunity/affirmative action policies. ACS does not accept resumes from unsolicited recruiting firms. We pay no fees for unsolicited services.

Export Control:For all positions requiring access to technology/software source code that is subject to export control laws, employment with the company is contingent on either verifying U.S.-person status or obtaining any necessary license. The applicant will be required to answer certain questions for export control purposes, and that information will be reviewed by compliance personnel to ensure compliance with federal law. ACS may choose not to apply for a license for such individuals whose access to export-controlled technology or software source code may require authorization and may decline to proceed with an applicant on that basis alone.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact ACS Human Resources at (703) 662-5062.

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DevOps Engineer

ACSSpringfield, VA Remote
agileBachelor's degreeterraformsqlDesignansiblegitrubyjavac++dockerkubernetesjenkinspythonAWS

ACS is hiring a Remote DevOps Engineer

Location:80% Telework / 20% On-Site in Springfield, VA

Clearance Requirement:Must be a U.S. Citizen and have the ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance or have a TS/SCI clearance granted by the Department of Defense or an Intelligence Community agency. Must be able to pass a Counterintelligence (CI) Polygraph.

Background:

Assured Consulting Solutions provides strategic and innovative solutions for customer needs across the business, technology, and organizational spectrum. As a member of our team, you will have the chance to work with customers that are both Government and industry leaders and technology innovators.

We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Dev Ops Engineer. The Senior DevOps Engineer will work on a team where engineers operate DevSecOps pipeline tools and Platform Services running on AWS unclassified as well as AWS on classified domains. This team of senior engineers supports a variety of projects across the organization sharing the ultimate goal to accelerate the development and authorization of applications for NGA.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Create strategies and high-level plans for modernization and management of DevSecOps tools and container platform services
  • Work with team members to design, architect, and implement solutions across geographic locations
  • Evangelize methodologies for building and operating highly available, scalable services
  • Monitor industry trends and suggest architectural improvements
  • Conduct prototypes and proof of concept projects to enable data-driven decision making and inform technical roadmaps
  • Create, assess, update, and maintain documentation about Product Lines
  • Look for opportunities to improve all operations processes
  • Evaluate, build, and modify automation for deploying and operating production services
  • Provide leadership in reducing and resolving production incidents (e.g., Site Reliability Engineering)
  • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher, or ten years’ experience in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or other related scientific or technical discipline
  • Five+ years of experience with AWS cloud services
  • Certified AWS Solutions Architect
  • DoD 8750 Identity Access Manager (IAM) Level 1 certification compliance
  • Five+ years’ experience finding and fixing critical, customer-facing production issues
  • Demonstrated understanding of industry standards for building services in IaaS/PaaS/SaaS in Cloud environments
  • Demonstrated understanding of DevSecOps tools and techniques including CI/CD
  • Demonstrated understanding of Docker to create and manage containers
  • Demonstrated understanding of enterprise container platforms and orchestration systems
  • Demonstrated understanding of agile software development in a team setting
  • Demonstrated understanding of the development of object-oriented software with languages like Java, C++, Python or Ruby
  • Demonstrated understanding of networking and core Internet protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, HTTP, and distributed networks)

Desired Qualifications:

  • In-depth experience with modern container orchestration systems: Kubernetes, Mesos, DC/OS, Swarm
  • Experience with deploying and management of applications on OpenShift Platform and/or Pivotal Cloud Foundary/Tanzu
  • Understanding of DevSecOps
  • Experience with Linux/UNIX systems and the best practices for deploying applications to those stacks
  • Knowledge of APIs and RESTful services
  • Experience with different databases, including working knowledge of SQL, relational data stores
  • Experience with infrastructure configuration and automation processes and tools: Terraform, Puppet, Ansible, Chef, Fabric
  • Experience with security in the cloud: Intrusion, penetration, and vulnerability scanning
  • Experience with monitoring solutions: ELK, Splunk, SUMO, Nagios, Prometheus
  • Working knowledge of build automation and continuous integration/delivery ecosystem: Git, Gerrit, Maven/Gradle, Jenkins, Docker, Nexus

Education Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in related discipline an 5+ years of related experience.. A Bachelor's degree can be substituted with 10+ years of experience in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or other related scientific or technical discipline.

Years of Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience w/ Bachelor's degree
  • 10+ years of experience w/ High School Diploma

Position Type: Full-Time

Shift: Day

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT. All ACS employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of employment or January 18, 2022, whichever is later. Exceptions to the vaccine mandate will be considered only where legally required. To discuss an exemption for medical reasons or due to a sincerely held religious belief, please contact ACS Human Resources at (703) 662-5062.

Assured Consulting Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact ACS Human Resources at (703) 662-5062

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