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SparkCognition Government Systems (SGS), a fully wholly-owned subsidiary of SparkCognition , Inc., is a U.S. company based in Austin, TX. At SGS, we are helping customers across various services and agencies deploy AI in support of their mission to fuse together a wide set of data, adapt models in real-time, define and predict normal patterns of life, spot anomalies to anticipate decisions, and increase the speed and quality of decisions.
The SGS Proposal Manager drives to capture and growth for the company by leading the proposal development process for specified capture efforts. Responding to government RFPs is complex and typically time-sensitive; the Proposal Manager will have strong organization and knowledge management skills, as well as the ability to distribute and manage taskings from a distributed team including partners and subcontractors. The most successful candidates will have strong team management capabilities, persuasive writing skills, and the ability to understand and communicate technical concepts and approaches in plain language
Responsibilities:
  • Lead capture and proposal process and timeline, to include preparation of all responsive volumes and documents, representations, and certifications, etc.
  • Develop and manage proposal development, review, and submission process, to include templates and resource banks
  • Develop and manage a bid and proposal document repository, including a past performance archive
  • Develop and manage an SGS bid and proposal performance management plan, including regular reporting on key results and metrics
  • Conduct compliance checks to ensure responses comport with requirements listed in solicitation documents and address all evaluation criteria
  • Manage internal team deliverables supporting proposal development
  • Manage partnership and teaming documents, including NDAs and contractor teaming agreements
  • Produce and edit documents in Office Productivity Suite and Adobe Pro
  • Manage subscriptions and registrations on government sites, including SAM.gov, SBA, DSIP, ARC, GovWin, etc.

Required Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of proposal development experience, including at least 2 years of Federal/DoD proposal development
  • Experience with DoD opportunity websites (public and access-controlled) as well as proposal submission portals such as DSIP and SAFE.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office productivity suite, Adobe Pro, and similar
  • Travel not required or minimal
  • Ability to obtain a US security clearance.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree, business or related discipline
  • Strong technical writing skills and demonstrated experience
  • Experience selling technology products and emerging technology R&D opportunities
  • Produce examples of prior technical and proposal writing (solicitation or Notice ID numbers and sample text)
  • Experience working with or in the federal acquisition and procurement community
  • TS/SCI security clearance

Clearance : Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
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Location

Our office is located near the Domain and the Arboretum in Northwest Austin. Plenty of restaurants, shopping centers, gyms, and grocery stores nearby.

What are SparkCognition Perks + Benefits

SparkCognition Benefits Overview

SparkCognition offers a combination of benefits + perks that align with our brand and culture. This includes: competitive medical benefits, HSA contribution, employer paid STD & Life Insurance, 401k match, 4+ weeks of PTO, and parental leave. In addition we strive for our team to be active in our communities and to focus on leading supportive and healthy lifestyles. As we are in a high-growth stage, we offer support and encouragement for employees' career development, including mentorship opportunities, online course subscriptions, and more.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
SparkCognition participates in local volunteer activities, most notably with Austin Sunshine Camps.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
SparkCognition has a cross-departmental Culture Committee that ensures the company represents our values and mission. They plan events, launch initiatives, and represent the employees of the company.
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
SparkCognition offers group-term life insurance with a potential payout of 2X an employee's annual salary for the duration of employment.
Wellness Programs
SparkCognition's current health and wellness program provides a Lifetime gym stipend to all employees of SparkCognition.
Mental Health Benefits
SparkCognition offers a unique service called First Stop Health. This is a company that puts mental health resources front and center for our employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
SparkCognition's 401(k) retirement plan matches 50% of an employee's contribution up to 6% of their annual base salary, with a 3-year vesting schedule for matched contributions.
Company Equity
SparkCognition offers stock options for all employees as a part of the incentive package, including vesting over a four-year period.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We offer up to 10 weeks of parental leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
SparkCognition offers flexible schedules, allowing each employee to work with their team to determine hours.
Remote Work Program
Our post-pandemic return to office policy will allow employees and their managers to work together and determine if their role will be fully remote, a hybrid work model, or fully in-office.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
No matter what time of the year a new employee joins, we believe strongly in rest & relaxation and encourage employees to utilize flexible PTO.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Catered Friday lunches and Taco Tuesdays!
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

At SparkCognition, we're been focused on adding and improving perks and benefits. Some of these include offering prorated PTO throughout the year, 401k matching, a cell phone subsidy for all employees, parental leave (up to 10 weeks), and a choice between Mac or PC work laptops. Additionally as we look to return to the office, we are offering all employees a hybrid or fully remote work model, and we are actively hiring remote employees nationwide.

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