Tech Proposal Writer II

| Baltimore, MD, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 66,510-129,659 Annually
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About Fearless Digital

Fearless Digital builds software with a soul. As a division inside Fearless, we're part of its digital services integrator model to unlock the power of organizations, people and tech. Our division designs, engineers, and delivers digital solutions to solve problems and drive impact. Using iterative development cycles, we minimize risk for our customers and efficiently deliver intuitive and responsive technology. In this way, we help set the stage for tech to work better for people. That's not our only goal, though. We also strive to create a purple culture that makes our team members excited to come to work every day. We take a holistic approach to our people’s well-being, and our culture and benefits are designed to support our people in working the way they like best. We encourage our people to pursue their passions, both in and out of the office. With flexible schedules, continuing education support, and a family-friendly work environment, we’ve created a culture that allows our team to thrive professionally and personally.

Fearless believes in equal opportunity employment. We won’t discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, gender, nationality, age, religion, disability, military status, or sexual orientation. As a company and as individuals, we’re committed to providing an  inclusive and welcoming environment for our team, our family members, our clients, our subcontractors, and our vendors.

Fearless Digital Benefits

Our people make us who we are. We believe that every member of the Fearless team has something to share, and we value the unique viewpoint you’ll bring to our community. But we value your community, too, so we offer fulfilling work that stays in balance with the rest of life. Because everyone has different needs, desires, and goals, our benefits offer the choices and flexibility that our team members need to live well and succeed. Here are a few highlights of our benefits package:

  • Life-friendly schedules
  • Family-friendly workplace
  • PTO allowance (not accrued so you get it up front!) We believe in taking time off to be well and thrive. That's why we offer 14 days of PTO, 8.75 days of sick leave, 11 federal holidays, your birthday (floating day), jury duty, and bereavement.
  • Up 12 weeks of FMLA paid at 100%
  • We cover 100% of your premium for our medical HSA plan + the deductible portion of HSA contributions, 80% of your premium for our HMO or PPO plans, and offer competitive dependent coverage. We cover 100% of dental and vision premiums for you and your dependents and offer medical and dependent care FSA options. We also offer life insurance, short- and long-term disability coverage, and legal planning and support insurance.
  • Tech, education / training, and wellness allowances
  • Safe Harbor 401(k) plan with employer contributions and immediate vesting
  • Referral bonus: Bring your friends! If someone you refer is hired, you’ll get a bonus of $6–12k!
  • Total Pet Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program

Compensation

Our Compensation System is designed to reward remarkable work, grow your impact and support the whole “you” over the course of your career.

We believe in paying people fairly, so we've established a compensation model aimed to ensure everyone at Fearless — regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, nationality, or negotiation skills — is given equal pay for equal work. Our approach to compensation is intended to ensure our total package serves all of your needs and includes base pay, medical and other benefits, performance rewards, 401k matching, plus a few perks (tech and wellness reimbursement programs)! Our salary ranges are determined based on role, level and location and provide team members salary growth within a salary grade over time. Team members automatically progress within a salary range through annual increases (given to reward service at Fearless) or merit increases (given to reward and individual's demonstrated performance and growth within the position). Fearless team members are also eligible for discretionary bonuses based on company performance.

The salary ranges for this position based on location are listed below.  The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified as a part of our annual salary range review.

Salary Range



  • AL, FL, GA, TN Residents:  $66,510 (min) - $84,800 (mid) - $103,090 (max)
  • NC Residents: $68,567 (min) - $87,422 (mid) - $106,278 (max)
  • DE, MD, PA, TX, VA Residents: $71,995 (min) - $91,793 (mid) - $111,592 (max)
  • DC Residents: $80,908 (min) - $103,158 (mid) - $125,408 (max)
  • CA & NY Residents:  $83,651 (min) - $106,655 (mid) - $129,659 (max)



Location:

  • In-person, hybrid, and remote options are available. Our office is located in Baltimore.



Fearless is looking for a Tech Proposal Writer II to add to our diverse team of 250+ employees (and counting!).

What you’ll be doing

We’re looking to change the world by building software with a soul, and we want your help. 
This role plays a key function within the Business Development department by writing technical proposals and creating other documents as needed to support proposal writing and our customers. The Tech Proposal Writer II is responsible for synthesizing information from multiple inputs to write compelling, clear proposals in response to customer requirements. This role combines strong communication skills, writing skills, and attention to detail to help the team win contracts that align with Fearless’ values.

We need your tech writing skills! What other skills will help you succeed at Fearless? Glad you asked! We’re excited about candidates who can accomplish the following:

Responsibilities and Contributions:

Organizational and Leadership Role 

  • Executes on and implements proposal strategies to create successful and compelling proposals. 
  • Acts as a coach and resource to other Tech Proposal Writers, providing support and guidance.
  • Collaborates closely with other Tech Proposal Writers, other members of the BD team, and senior leadership to ensure alignment and complete work in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Strengthens the Fearless BD and Content communities through effective writing and proposal process improvement.

Functional Role 

  • Collaborates with various technical and business stakeholders and subject matter experts to gather the knowledge needed to create required proposal content, as well as other documentation as needed. 
  • Gathers, analyzes, synthesizes, translates, and composes technical information into logical, readable, and understandable documents.
  • Ensures that proposal content is accurate, complete, meets Fearless and customer standards, and is compliant with RFP requirements.
  • Produces high-quality proposal content that meets applicable standards and is appropriate for its intended audience.
  • Establishes consistent brand voice and tone across all written proposal materials.
  • Continuously updates and improves the Fearless proposal content library. 
  • Translates technical concepts and explanations into easy to understand language.
  • Identifies constraints / roadblocks and is able operate and manage within them. 
  • Collaborates with and interviews both internal and external resources to develop compelling and complete proposals (and other BD content as needed). 
  • Executes efficient content development by reusing existing copy, building content libraries, and leveraging templates.
  • Independently manages writing projects and reaches out to the needed technical and department staff to gather information. 
  • Clearly articulates the Fearless story, mission, work, and impact.
  • Supports the creation of additional content and copy on an as-needed basis, such as responses to Requests for Information, data calls, BD presentations, and other BD communications. 

Essential Skills, Experience, and Competencies:

Must-Have Skills

  • Experience creating content and writing proposals in response to Government RFPs, RFQs, and other solicitations.
  • Strongly demonstrated storytelling ability, with advanced grammar, writing, and interviewing skills. 
  • Ability to demonstrate experience through a portfolio of writing and digital communications work.
  • Ability to create clear, engaging, and informative content.
  • Strong understanding of brand voice alignment and consistency; ability to effectively communicate in Fearless voice with different audiences and topics.
  • Ability to independently manage and drive content projects and work collaboratively across the company in a detail-oriented and proactive manner. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively and continuously improve proposal content and writing processes.
  • Ability to synthesize complex information — both technical and non-technical — into clear and compelling content.
  • Ability to organize, plan, and execute the creation of proposal content that meets Fearless and customer standards.
  • Ability to use project management skills to take a general concept and efficiently create polished content in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work as part of a team of other writers to complete work in accordance with tight deadlines.
  • Ability to make decisions and demonstrate good judgment relating to proposal development. 
  • Ability to work creatively and think outside the box; entrepreneurial attitude and ability to identify opportunities and problems and recommend solutions. 
  • Ability to operate and manage work, strategically reason, and build relationships and influence others.
  • Must provide writing samples in the job application.

Icing-on-the-Cake Skills 

  • Demonstrated eye for detail and visual presentation, with ability to support sourcing and display of graphics, photography, and illustration as part of content production.
  • Ability to build strong relationships and coalitions with team members, leaders, and external groups. 
  • Experience with the digital services industry, government domain, and/or Baltimore tech community.
  • Experience with Google Suite, Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Slides templating and formatting.

Additional Interview step after Introductory Interview: 
Candidates will complete a writing assessment. If success, candidates will move to the next step of the interview process.

So, what’s next?

Over the years, we’ve honed our interview process to help ensure that every employee we hire is the right fit for us and that we’re the right fit for them. If we think you’re a good fit, we’ll get in touch and start scheduling your interviews! Depending on the role's/project's requirements, the interview process may include some differences. At the minimum

  • Introductory Interview: This is where you and your recruiter will build rapport, explore your career and educational background, discuss salary expectations, role requirements, and set expectations for the interview process, specific to the position of interest. 
  • Technical Interview (Skills Fit): This is where we get into the nitty gritty of the project. During the Technical Interview, you’ll be interviewed by the technical team to dig more into your background and technical capabilities. 
  • Business Interview: At this point, you’ve made it to the final frontier! The Business Interview is when you’ll meet with Fearless leadership to dot the i’s, cross the t’s, and determine whether or not we’ll be moving forward with the hiring process.


More Information on Fearless
Fearless operates in the Software industry. The company is located in Baltimore, MD and Montgomery, AL. Fearless was founded in 2009. It has 145 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance, Life insurance, 401(K) and Flexible work schedule. To see all 12 open jobs at Fearless, click here.
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