Proposal Writer II

Reston, VA
Corporate – Proposals /
Regular /
At Agile Defense we know that action defines the outcome and new challenges require new solutions. That’s why we always look to the future and embrace change with an unmovable spirit and the courage to build for what comes next.

Our vision is to bring adaptive innovation to support our nation's most important missions through the seamless integration of advanced technologies, elite minds, and unparalleled agility—leveraging a foundation of speed, flexibility, and ingenuity to strengthen and protect our nation’s vital interests.

Requisition #: 284

Job Title: Proposal Writer II

Location: 11600 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 440 Reston, Virginia 20191

Clearance Level: Active DoD - Background Check

Agile Defense, Inc. is seeking a Proposal Writer to join our team in Reston, VA.
Customize existing content to a new proposal, and create new content as needed, interviewing Subject Matter Experts, taking extensive notes and turning those notes into section writing. Write compliant, compelling proposals against tight deadlines.

·       Supports the proposal process with strong technical proposal writing, from pre-proposal groundwork (internal kickoff, external kickoff, and sessions for black hat, storyboarding, risk mitigation, and differentiators and win themes) through BAFO/Orals. 
·       Coordinates with the current Proposal Manager, Program Managers, BD/Capture Managers, subject matter experts, and other team members to develop winning proposals. 
·       Ability to meet tight deadlines.
·       Monitors status of proposal development-related documents for completeness, compliance with RFP requirements, and inclusion of win themes and discriminators.


Education, Background, and Years of Experience
·       Bachelor’s Degree, English preferred but not required.
·       Minimum five years of experience, either writing technical sections of proposals, or writing technical/user manuals in an IT environment.


Required Skills
·       A high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, and MS SharePoint, document configuration management tools, and Adobe Acrobat.
·       An in-depth understanding of at least one IT specialization; a broader understanding of numerous branches is preferable.
·       Ability to write, review and edit proposal content for clarity, grammar, and proper use of technical or customer terminology.

Preferred Skills
·       Photoshop.


Environmental Conditions
·       Contractor site with 0%-10% travel possible. Possible off-hours work to support releases and outages. General office environment. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are not hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available.

Strength Demands
·       Sedentary – 10 lbs. Maximum lifting, occasional lift/carry of small articles.  Some occasional walking or standing may be required.   Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Physical Requirements
·       Stand or Sit; Use Hands / Fingers to Handle or Feel; See
Employees of Agile Defense are our number one priority, and the importance we place on our culture here is fundamental. Our culture is alive and evolving, but it always stays true to its roots. Here, you are valued as a family member, and we believe that we can accomplish great things together. Agile Defense has been highly successful in the past few years due to our employees and the culture we create together. What makes us Agile? We call it the 6Hs, the values that define our culture and guide everything we do. Together, these values infuse vibrancy, integrity, and a tireless work ethic into advancing the most important national security and critical civilian missions. It's how we show up every day. It's who we are.

Happy - Be Infectious.
Happiness multiplies and creates a positive and connected environment where motivation and satisfaction have an outsized effect on everything we do.

Helpful - Be Supportive.
Being helpful is the foundation of teamwork, resulting in a supportive atmosphere where collaboration flourishes, and collective success is celebrated.

Honest - Be Trustworthy.
Honesty serves as our compass, ensuring transparent communication and ethical conduct, essential to who we are and the complex domains we support.

Humble - Be Grounded.
Success is not achieved alone, humility ensures a culture of mutual respect, encouraging open communication, and a willingness to learn from one another and take on any task.

Hungry - Be Eager.
Our hunger for excellence drives an insatiable appetite for innovation and continuous improvement, propelling us forward in the face of new and unprecedented challenges.

Hustle - Be Driven.
Hustle is reflected in our relentless work ethic, where we are each committed to going above and beyond to advance the mission and achieve success.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)