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Principal Architect (FirstNet)

Denver, Colorado

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The ideal candidate will be able to navigate complex political structures, complex sales engagements including procurement environments and shape FirstNet solutions / business thru alignment with matrixed resources in order to influence an outcome that is positive to promote and adopt FirstNet mission critical solutions for first responders. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Inclusion / collaboration with internal and external players to achieve goals.
  • Meet with state / local / federal decision makers/associations/ influencers to discover current end user operations, discover current technology solutions in place, discuss potential FirstNet solutions to achieve operational improvements, submit complex proposals and ensure compliance against solution requirements.
  • Participate and market development events in assigned market to advance discussions and awareness of FirstNet mission critical solutions and connect disparate agencies to achieve interoperability.
  • Build & bring strategic relationships associated with the first responder community.
  • Gather requirements from multiple first responder entities on product development requirements and review with product organization.
  • Documentation of all interactions with influencers and decision makers associated with the product requirement gathering process.
  • Identification of any objections to solution adoption and communication across internal / external resources.
  • Position self as the first responder solutions Subject Matter Expert (SME) in territory, demonstrating solution and market knowledge / awareness of DHS designated critical infrastructure customers.
  • Serve as the lead associated with RFP/RFQ/RFB/RFI requests for prescribed territory.
  • Stay current and maintain a comprehensive knowledge of complex first responder products, solutions and competitive intelligence around pricing and market trends, etc.
  • Inform cross functional stakeholders in competitive market intelligence.
  • Create and deliver an actionable strategy for influencing assigned market for Mission Critical Services.
  • Define 3rd party Consultant strategy and create education focused on influencing RFP language.
  • Maintain library of legal approved Mission Critical Services language for usability in state, local and industry RFP influencing.
  • Participate in and lead a Strategy Council across Product, Sales and Mission Critical Solutions.
  • Maintain minimum one (1) Industry Association in respresenting FirstNet Program interests for adoption and market direction.

Required Skills:

  • Ability to demonstrate 5-10 years of verifiable public safety or industry character references.
  • Understand funding and procurement processes of government agencies associated with complex infrastructure and application investments.
  • Understanding of first responder environment and dispatching processes.
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills with experience in speaking to government officials, customer executives and key influencers.
  • Understanding and experience in selling mobile broadband technology and its application to first responder and DHS critical infrastructure operational processes.
  • Depth of knowledge in two-way radio communication design, complex cellular architectures, complex wireline infrastructure, security, & FirstNet.
  • Understanding of first responder applications such as CAD, RMS, JMS, ALPR, NLETS, NCIC, NFIR, E-Citation, AFIS and others involved in incident command.
  • Knowledge of cellular and network architectures and trends in cellular technology, redundancy strategies as well as risk mitigation techniques.
  • Knowledge of methods to secure data in transit and at rest.
  • Understand discussions around control of costs and return on investment analysis.
  • Ability to determine and articulate outsourcing value propositions to various individuals & titles with different levels of understanding.
  • Competitive knowledge of the mobile broadband marketplace for first responders.
  • Ability to understand historical drivers for radio usage & mobile broadband usage.
  • Strong ability to match customer needs and pain points with solutions and strategies.

Ready to join our team? Apply today!

Job ID 2130603-3 Date posted 05/25/2021
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