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Technology Architect - Advanced Systems
In-Q-Tel Arlington, VA
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Technology Architect - Advanced Systems

Arlington, VA
Expired: March 10, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
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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 Vacation
  • Tuition & Professional Development Assistance
  • Student Loan Repayment & College Savings
  • Parental Leave
  • Family Forming Support
  • Child/Elder Care Support
  • Gym Stipend
  • Wellness Perks
  • Telework & Flexible Schedule

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Job Overview:

This is an exempt position reporting to the Vice President of the Advanced Systems Practice. This position will work closely with IQT's government partners to understand their technology challenges and use their mastery of technology to investigate and recommend potential solutions from the venture-backed startup landscape. The Advanced Systems Practice is responsible for identifying and executing investments in technology areas including robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles, autonomous underwater vehicles, space technology, power, energy, advanced manufacturing, 3D printing, and sensors. This position will guide 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 provides technical diligence on multiple complimentary investments in that technology area.
  • Develop and negotiation of Statements of Work contracts between IQT and start-up companies.
  • Provide technical oversight on work programs; performs assessments of work program deliverables. Identifies and communicates paths for resolution of issues on work programs to key stakeholders and IQT Leadership.
  • Leverages technical/market experience and understanding of government partner use cases to identify new topics for, and oversee development of, Market Surveys and Global Competitive Analysis products.
  • Oversee development of technology architectures and solutions to address problems faced by IQT's government partners
  • Provides thought leadership in one or more areas of subject matter expertise.
  • Coordinates with customers on technology adoption strategy in development of multiple work programs in a government partner mission area.


Minimal Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in a science or engineering discipline (or equivalent experience) preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years to 20+ years professional experience with some portion of that time overseeing a technology development effort in a business and/or intelligence environment.
  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following fields: robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles, autonomous underwater vehicles, space technology, power, energy, advanced manufacturing, 3D printing, and sensors.
  • Previous experience negotiating milestone-based Statements of Work contracts.
  • Candidates with active top-secret clearance preferred; at a minimum, candidate must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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.
  • Startup or entrepreneurial experience and proven ability to thrive in a non-traditional, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Comfortable presenting complex technology subjects to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • 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.



2107 Wilson Blvd Suite 1100

Arlington, VA
22201 USA



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