Lead Solutions Architect

Job Locations US-VA-Chantilly | US-VA-Reston | US-VA-Herndon
Requisition ID
Position Category
Systems Engineering / Development / Architecture / Integration
Top Secret/SCI
Space & Intelligence


Peraton has an immediate need for a cleared Lead Solution Architect (LSA) to support growth opportunities for the US Intelligence community. This is a hybrid work position, with remote work and when needed at Peraton locations primarily within one of our offices in Northern Virginia (Chantilly, Herndon, Reston) to support classified and non-classified solution activities.  As an LSA, you will be responsible for leading the design of innovative and cost-effective mission relevant solutions that could include systems engineering, applications, cyber security, analytics / analysis cloud, and specialized staffing infrastructure solutions that address the operational and technology needs of our customers while helping to grow our business. Emphasis for this position is knowledge of government agencies and the intelligence community.


Key Responsibilities 

  • The LSA is responsible to lead teams of solution professionals and technical subject matter experts in the development of integrated, cost-effective solutions for inclusion in proposal responses that meets the customer’s requirements and maximizes Peraton’s competitive advantage.
  • The LSA oversees the creation and the documentation of the technical solution, plus participates in the development of the costing of the solution for insertion into a proposal response to a government client. Ability to collaborate effectively with the appropriate Peraton business leaders to design the solution and agree on key solution parameters prior to costing activities.
  • The LSA leads the technical solution development, participates in the competitive costing, and business case alignment of Peraton solutions to the Government client’s proposal requirements.
  • The LSA will work closely with business development, capture management, delivery accounts and corporate offerings teams to help determine the overall solution strategy and approach to align to the customer’s objectives and requirements including merging industry point of view with broad technical knowledge and mission understanding to generate value propositions and approaches to solve Government customer challenges.
  • Establishes strong relationships with Peraton partners to drive high quality solutions and compelling value propositions.
  • The LSA will confidently articulates all aspects of the solution during governance reviews with senior Peraton management, identifying and evaluating solution risks and create strategies and plans to mitigate those risks.



  • Requires 10+ years with BS/BA or 8+ years with MS/MA.  Experience in lieu of degree considered.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work effectively independently and in team settings to include close collaboration with technical subject matter experts, program managers, proposal managers, and business development teams to determine customer requirements in complex and often ambiguous environments.
  • 3+ years of experience in developing successful technical solutions for large, complex opportunities / proposal submissions for US Federal Government customers.
  • 5 + years of experience working with US Federal Government Intelligence Community customers.
  • Active US Government Top Secret Security Clearance with SCI eligibility.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge across a broad range of mission focused, and /or technology services and solutions, coupled with a strong customer focus and Intelligence community understanding.
  • Understanding of Operational environments and how to position Peraton to deliver end-to-end mission value to program sponsors.
  • Demonstrated understanding of unique needs of Enterprise support vs. Mission support.
  • Ability to clearly translate the benefits of our approach to specific levels of seniority within the sponsor teams (strategic vs. tactical).



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business, computer science, electrical engineering, systems engineering, mathematics information technology, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to build trusted relationships and communicate at the senior and executive management levels.
  • Analytical aptitude to evaluate and fuse multiple inputs and synthesize a winning technical solution.
  • Ability to translate innovation and R&D into differentiated solutions for customers working with company technology leadership.
  • Mature network of IC industry contacts to include government, OEMs, and competitors.
  • Active US Government Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance.

Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Target Salary Range

$146,000 - $234,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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