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Senior Technical Proposal Writer-DoD

Washington, DC
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Scale is a rapidly growing, venture-backed series-E startup that is changing the way organizations around the world build AI applications. We are looking for a strong Senior Technical Writer who can support the Business Development (BD) team in the execution of our Go to Market (GTM) strategy to deliver our products to Government agencies to build their AI/ML capabilities. This role will be involved in our long-term strategy, help grow Scale’s established federal business, and have a massive impact on the adoption of cutting-edge technologies for the nation.

Senior Technical Writers are expected to become intimately familiar with Scale’s product suite, use cases, ideal customer profile, and technical architecture. The career growth path of the Senior Technical Writer is that of a technical pre-sales function. Once an expert in proposing a specific solution using Scale’s technology, the concept developer will have the ability to advance into a customer-facing, Solutions Engineering (SE) role.


  • Analyze information required for customer solution development
  • Generate innovative ideas for content and workflow solutions
  • Pursue opportunities and provide input to our federal GTM strategy
  • Leverage technical teams and other stakeholders to identify emerging trends in AI/ML
  • Partner with Scale Solutions Engineers (SE) to deliver customer pilots according to requirements agreed by the customer
  • Deliver compliant, professionally produced proposals within customer defined timeframes
  • Meet with subject matter experts (SMEs) to ensure specialized topics are appropriately addressed
  • Coordinate and review/edit proposal input from a variety of stakeholders, typically involving contributions from sales, product teams, finance, commercial, and legal
  • Develop content in response to Government requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Math
  • Experience with and understanding of Department of Defense (DoD) and other Government agencies
  • Experience with data science or AI/ML applications
  • A strong desire to roll up your sleeves and help build a business in an extremely fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work OT as required to meet Government deadlines
  • An active Secret security clearance or ability to obtain a clearance is a requirement

"Nice to haves"

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Math
  • Strong background and experience in AI/ML
  • Understanding of Government acquisition
  • Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations
About Us:
At Scale, we believe that the transition from traditional software to AI is one of the most important shifts of our time. Our mission is to make that happen faster across every industry, and our team is transforming how machine learning can build innovative products. Our products provide access to human-powered data for hundreds of use cases and are used by industry leaders such as Open AI, Lyft, GM, Samsung, Airbnb, NVIDIA, and many more. We’ve recently raised $325 million in Series E funding at a valuation of $7B+ and are expanding our team to accelerate the development of AI applications. 

We believe that everyone should be able to bring their whole selves to work, which is why we are proud to be an inclusive and equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability status, gender identity or Veteran status.  

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation in the application or recruiting process due to a disability, please contact us at accommodations@scale.com. Please see the United States Department of Labor's EEO poster and EEO poster supplement for additional information.

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