Proposal Manager

Public Sector



Orbital Insight’s mission is to understand what we’re doing on, and to, the Earth. This includes all of the economic and social trends that impact us. In order to see these details and work at scale, we leverage advanced computer vision and machine learning techniques at scale. Many of our customers use our platform in large critical applications which require integration work and, in some cases, advances within the platform.

To support our more advanced and complex government proposals, Orbital Insight is looking for an experienced Technical Proposal Writer. In this role, you will be in charge of coordinating with internal stakeholders on priorities, scope, feasibility, and timelines for our proposal development activities in support of our Public Sector business. She/he will be responsible for Orbital Insight’s proposal development and approval process and will serve as the primary interface between internal stakeholders, working with the team to develop creative and compelling proposals for complex government requirements and resolving any issues as they arise. At Orbital Insight we value unique perspectives. As such, we are open to unorthodox backgrounds that have led to an impressive acumen in the development of customer-facing documentation.

The role requires meticulous attention to detail, bias to action, and ability to prioritize while working on multiple external deadlines.

This position will be based in our Arlington, VA office. Currently, Orbital Insight is fully remote (working from home) until at least the end of the year. Later, we will adapt a hybrid model with flexibility.


  • Lead and direct proposal efforts for our Public Sector business.
  • Inform proposal strategy that results in high quality, compliant, and compelling proposals that generate high probability of award.
  • Manage the content, assignments, schedule and track progress of proposal generation to ensure on time completion and compliance with the rules of applicable government solicitation.
  • Facilitate cross-functional contributions during the proposal process.
  • High-level understanding of technical information related to software platforms, software development, machine learning, computer vision, and data science and the ability to clearly communicate it to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Innovate and implement new ways to improve the capture and proposal management process.
  • Collaborate with internal subject matter experts (SMEs) to create a knowledge base / repository of reusable proposal content.
  • Customize content from the knowledge base to meet the needs of each proposal. Eagerness to contribute in other areas as needs arise including RFP identification, generation of marketing material, and white papers.
  • Conduct post‐submittal debriefs and incorporate feedback and lessons learned into subsequent proposal efforts.
  • Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of experience writing technical USG proposals in the areas of SAAS, platform development, machine learning, data science, and/or computer vision.
  • Self-initiated and curious, that - when combined - leads to a fearlessness of asking questions in the pursuit of understanding.
  • Ability to thrive in both structured and unstructured environments.
  • Ability to keep pace in dynamic environments.
  • Ability to manage and coordinate a proposal schedule and deliverables while managing the expectations of a wide range of colleagues, including executives to consultants.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex technical ideas to diverse audiences. Excellent technical writing and editing skills. Writing sample required
  • US Citizen required (eligible for US Gov. clearance)
  • Preferred
  • Graduate of Shipley or other accredited B2B proposal program or applicable experience.
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in communications, English, technology, or science-related field.
  • Experience with the Atlassian stack (JIRA, Confluence).
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite of tools
  • Experience with Desktop Publishing Tools (Adobe Creative Suite).
  • Additional Information

    Orbital Insight is a fast growing provider of geospatial data and geo­-analytic services to commercial, nonprofit and public sector clients across the globe. Leveraging advancements in computer vision and cloud computing, Orbital Insight is turning millions of images into a big picture understanding of the world that is quantitatively grounded in observation, creating unprecedented transparency, and empowering global decision makers with new sources of objective, quantified socio­-economic insights.

    We are backed by marquee investors such as Google Ventures, Sequoia Capital, In­-Q­- Tel and Bloomberg Beta, Orbital Insight is rapidly expanding its commercial and public sector capabilities. Come join us if you are unafraid to try new approaches and relentlessly seek to push the state of the art, taking projects all the way from prototype to production-ready.

    At Orbital Insight, we believe that a diverse workforce that reflects the diversity of our planet is the way to achieve our mission: to understand what is happening on and to the Earth.  Orbital Insight is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. We do not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes and will not pay any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Orbital Insight.
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