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Proposal Writer

  • Job
    Junior (1-2 years) - Mid-level (3-4 years)
  • Government & Politics
    Sales & Business Development
  • Washington, DC
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  • You must have 2+ years of DoD proposal writing experience, knowledge of DFAR, and ability to work with cross-functional teams. Passion for autonomous systems in National Security is a must. Autonomy/AI tech experience and technical degree are nice to have.
  • You will monitor Defense solicitations, write compelling responses, collaborate with teams, and manage proposal processes to deliver compliant submissions on time.


  • 2+ years of experience in end-to-end proposal writing and management (including RFIs, RFPs, RFQs, etc.) spanning all aspects of the acquisition lifecycle related to the Department of Defense
  • In-depth knowledge of DoD procurement and the DFAR
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams to effectively execute complex proposal responses
  • A passion for building a deep understanding of autonomous systems applications for National Security and Defense
  • Nice to have:
  • Experience with Autonomy, Automation, or Artificial Intelligence technologies and their applications to National Security and Defense
  • Bachelors and/or Masters in a technical field


  • Help monitor and identify Defense-related solicitations (e.g., RWP, RFI, RFQ) of interest to the Defense Business Development Team, including maintaining continuous monitoring of all Defense-related current and future solicitations provided by both open-source internet portals and the Defense business development team
  • Write compliant and compelling responses to Government Requests for White Papers, Information, Quotes, and Proposals
  • This includes executing and improving a proposal process that will require continuous iteration with key stakeholders. You will write technical and programmatic narratives with cross-functional teams including engineers, product, business development while ensuring deliverables and submission deadlines are met during the response and contracting process.
  • Translate technical ideas and vocabulary into compelling responses to the Government, including various written documents and materials
  • Demonstrate extraordinary attention to detail and enjoyment in managing proposal processes end-to-end to deliver compliant and timely submissions
  • Create and curate a content library of Defense-related language, information briefs, and graphics for use across the Defense business


What does a proposal writer do at Applied Intuition's Defense Team?

As a proposal writer at Applied Intuition's Defense Team, you will be responsible for shaping the technical and programmatic narratives for the company's capture and procurement process in the Federal market. You will also work on developing internal proposal management processes and participate in capture strategy discussions.

What departments will a proposal writer collaborate with at Applied Intuition?

A proposal writer will collaborate with cross-functional teams including Product, Engineering, Sales, Marketing, and Operations at Applied Intuition.

What kind of challenges will a proposal writer address at Applied Intuition?

A proposal writer will help address "big picture" challenges facing the company in the Federal market, as well as work on strategies to enable revenue growth through effective proposal writing.

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Applied Intuition’s mission is to accelerate the world’s adoption of safe and intelligent machines. The company’s suite of simulation, validation, and data management software makes it faster, safer, and easier to bring autonomous systems to market. Autonomy programs across industries and 17 of the top 20 global automotive OEMs rely on Applied’s solutions to develop, test, and deploy autonomous systems at scale.


  • Health insurance

    Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 100% of employee premiums paid for by Applied Intuition.

  • 401(k) match

    50% employer matching to help you save up for retirement.

  • Catered lunch and dinner

    Our offices provide catered lunches, expensed dinners, snacks, and drinks.

  • Learning stipend

    We invest in your learning and growth by reimbursing you for educational and training expenses.

  • Fitness and wellness stipend

    Reimbursed fitness expenses and 25 free Lyra coaching or therapy sessions each for you and your dependents.

  • Parental leave

    12-week, fully paid parental leave to bond with a newborn child or new adopted or foster child.