Bid and Proposal Manager

| Austin

Are you looking for an opportunity to be part of a fast-growing enterprise software company that is saving lives? RapidDeploy is hiring a Bid and Proposal Manager, based in our Austin, TX office.

Our mission is to reduce emergency response times and increase situational awareness for first responders. Our cloud-based emergency 9-1-1 dispatch platform and analytics software is the future of emergency response. In the last 12 months, we’ve signed major customers and have increased our recurring revenue more than twentyfold. In this new stage of growth, we’re looking for passionate, dedicated team members who will play a critical part in building the foundation of our team. 

RapidDeploy is looking for a Bid and Proposal Manager to produce persuasive state, local, and federal proposal content for responses to RFO’s, RFP’s and manage the bid/proposal process. The Bid and Proposal Manager will work collaboratively with product, sales, and engineering to coordinate the bid process to ensure effective results are achieved.

What You’ll Be Doing At RapidDeploy:  

  • Manage the proposal creation process for RapidDeploy, and drive responses to RFPs (requests for proposal) and RFIs (requests for information) received from federal, state, and local organizations
  • Develop and maintain compelling, persuasive RFP content with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, aligning RapidDeploy competitive positioning to customer needs.
  • Respond to public sector solicitations in compliance with Public Sector administrative requirements.
  • Maintain an inventory of outlines and standard response content, and tailor content to meet customer needs independently.
  • Manage and collate multiple authors and content in a dynamic environment, including managing versions, reviews, updates, etc.
  • Liaise with the Account Management team, Product, and RapidDeploy Leadership as needed to communicate strategic priorities and align those to customer-defined needs.
  • Review, edit, and finalize proposals to deliver high-quality proposals; this includes proofreading for content, consistency, grammar, style, formatting, editing, document organization, tech editing, graphics creation, and meeting administrative requirements of the solicitation.

What you’ll need to be successful in this role:

  • 5+ years of professional technical writing experience
  • Deep experience with responding to public sector solicitations
  • Experience with, and high-level proficiency of, working with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Powerpoint
  • Impeccable time management skills, and strong attention to detail 
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities. 
  • Effective and professional communication skills both written and verbal 
  • Technical Writing, Editing, and Content Development for Sales and Technical Documentation
  • Ability to manage and collate multiple authors and content in a dynamic environment, including managing versions, reviews, updates, etc.
  • Deep understanding of formatting, response organization, and ability to drive consistency across multiple authors

About RapidDeploy 

  • Raised Series A financing from GreatPoint Ventures, Samsung NEXT & Tao Capital 
  • Strong revenue growth (20x+ in last 12 months) & huge recent customer wins (e.g., State of California) 
  • Fast-growing, passionate, mission-driven team – we care about saving lives through technology! 
  • Offices in Austin, TX and Cape Town, South Africa 
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance options, with benefits that kick in on your first day! Benefits are highly subsidized by RapidDeploy Inc.  
  • In addition to 8 observed holidays, RapidDeploy employees receive 20 days of PTO and unlimited sick leave. 

RapidDeploy is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status 

Notice: RapidDeploy’s hiring policy prohibits hiring from existing or prospective customers.

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Location

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What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in the office is very easy-going. We have snacks, a ping-pong and pool table, and an open-door policy for collaboration.

Lacey

Marketing Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Success on our team is all about how well you collaborate to solve problems. Although each team member has individual responsibilities, architecture, design, code reviews, and troubleshooting tasks are shared among the team. This takes concise, effective communication delivered in a manner that makes everyone feel like a valued contributor.

Chad

Engineering Manager

What is your vision for the company?

We are building an ecosystem to enable every part of the public safety workflow, from 9-1-1 to disaster response, to improve situational awareness of first responders and reduce response time. We believe that every public safety agency, regardless of size, geography or budget, should have access to cutting edge, life-saving technology.

Steve

Co-Founder & CEO

What are RapidDeploy Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Acme's health insurance policy covers up to 75% of out of pocket expenses.
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
RapidDeploy covers the cost of parking for all employees, as well as offers Transportation Spending Accounts.
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Monthly.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
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