Contracts Administrator

US - AZ - Tempe Ref #1450 21-Mar-2018

Job description

Are you a Contracts professional with a proven track record who enjoys collaboratively creating creative and strategic business agreements to meet company goals? Do you thrive on leading a team in negotiations through all contracting phases across a variety of contracts? If this describes you, you may be a great fit for our Contracts Administrator role within the Arizona Operations in support of Satellite Communications hardware design, leading edge business pursuits.  

Using your proactive and professional communication skills, you will advise business leaders and coordinate across both internal and external teams using your analytical skills to resolve issues in a variety of complex situations.   You will collaboratively provide input on contractual approaches, protection of intellectual property, and contract interpretation. As a leader in your field, you will adeptly assess and advise management on contractual risks and support customer requests through strategic and timely proposal input and development/negotiation of agreements (NDA, Teaming, Software License, etc.). You will examine proposal and contract requirements in detail, including verification of basis of estimates, assumptions, contingencies, compliance, risk mitigation and associated performance related dependencies. This position involves a fundamental understanding of US Government DOD contracting with attention to protection of Intellectual Property.   As the liaison between Viasat and the customer, you will be involved with firm fixed price, cost plus and T&M contracts and empowered to propose, prepare and negotiate contracts that provide creative solutions to solve unique problems.

The ideal candidate will have the following experience:

  • 5 - 7 years of demonstrated experience in negotiating and administering US Government contracts.
  • Strong working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense FAR Supplement (DFARs) regulations, particularly FAR Part 15 as well as the ability to apply this knowledge to prime and subcontractor situations.
  • Solid understanding of government contracting practices including proposal compliance, applicable terms and conditions relating to FAR Part 15, as well as familiarity with Commercial and International contracting, including familiarity with ITAR and EAR compliance.
  • Work effectively with the proposal group to review, provide inputs and ensure compliance with RFP requirements.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • U.S. Government position. U.S. Citizenship required
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Ability to travel, domestically and internationally (nominally <10%)
  • Ability to obtain and/or maintain clearance


  • TS/SCI clearance
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Additional requirements

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

5-8 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required



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