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Technology Architect - BNext

Company: In-Q-Tel
Location: Arlington
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:


In-Q-Tel is an Affirmative Action Employer who values diversity in the workplace. EOE/M/F/disability/vets


Job ID 2022-1296
Category Engineering


Company Overview:
In-Q-Tel (IQT) is a not-for-profit that serves and powers the national security interests of the U.S. and its allies, providing the most sophisticated source of strategic technical knowledge, insights, and capabilities. IQT powers its partners ahead of the curve through cutting-edge research, strategic investments, exploration and applied research, and acceleration of capabilities.

Benefit Overview:
IQT understands that life is more than your 9-5. We offer a wide variety of benefits designed to support the whole person including but not limited to:

  • Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • 401k Plan
  • Unlimited Time Off
  • Tuition & Professional Development Assistance
  • Student Loan Repayment & College Savings
  • Parental Leave
  • Family Forming Support
  • Child/Elder Care Support
  • Gym Stipend
  • Wellness Perks
  • Telework & Flexible ScheduleVisit our website to learn more!

    Job Overview:
    Technology Architects work closely with IQT's government partners to understand their technology challenges, and they use their mastery of technology to investigate and recommend potential solutions from the venture-backed start-up landscape. The B.Next Practice is responsible for identifying and executing investments in areas including biotechnology, genomics, synthetic biology, biological big data, biological manufacturing, and AI for biology. This position (reporting to the Senior Vice President of the B.Next Practice) will oversee the technical aspects of an investment to ensure that IQT delivers effective and compelling solutions to our Intelligence Community/Department of Defense government partners.


    • Identifies new technology areas for investment and performs technical diligence on multiple complimentary investments in that technology area.
    • Leverages technical/market experience and understanding of government partner use cases to identify new topics for, and execute development of, Market Surveys and Global Competitive Analysis products.
    • Provides thought leadership in one or more areas of subject matter expertise.
    • Develops technology architectures and solutions to address technology problems faced by IQT's government partners.
    • Develops and negotiates of Statements of Work contracts between IQT and start-up companies.
    • Provides technical oversight on work programs; performs assessments of work program deliverables. Identifies and communicates paths for resolution of issues on work programs.


      Minimal Qualifications:
      • Post-graduate technical degree in a biological science or engineering discipline or equivalent experience.
      • At least 5 years professional experience with some portion of that time involving technology development in a business and/or government environment.
      • Demonstrated subject matter expertise in a technical field.
      • Ability to obtain/maintain a security clearance required.Preferred Qualifications:
        • Commitment to continued understanding of new technologies and their strategic advantages.
        • Capable of analyzing complex problems including identifying root cause issues, generating a concise summary of analysis; and presenting recommendations for non-technical audiences
        • Start-up or entrepreneurial experience and proven ability to thrive in a non-traditional, entrepreneurial environment.
        • Must be comfortable presenting complex technology subjects to both technical and non-technical audiences.
        • Must be a strong writer; experience in both technical writing and proposal/contract writing is preferred.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

          All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.



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