Senior Contracts Administrator

US - GA - Atlanta Ref #1946 05-Dec-2018

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We’re growing rapidly and looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

Job Responsibilities

Are you a Contracts professional with a proven track record who enjoys collaboratively crafting creative and strategic business agreements to exceed company business growth goals?  Do you thrive on leading a team in negotiations through all contracting phases across a variety of “outside the norm” contracts?  If this describes you, you may be a great fit for our Senior Contracts Administrator role within the Antenna Systems Business Area in support of satellite communications hardware design, development, production and associated software.  

Using your proactive and professional communication skills, you will advise business leaders and coordinate across both internal and external teams using your keen 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 an expert 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, OEM/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 collective mix of international, commercial, and US Government DOD contracting with a keen attention to the protection of intellectual property and includes firm fixed price, cost plus and T&M contracts.  As the liaison between Viasat and the customer, you will be empowered to propose, prepare and negotiate contracts that provide creative solutions to solve unique problems.

  • 10+ years of demonstrated experience negotiating and administering commercial, government, and international contracts.
  • Strong working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), particularly FAR Parts 12 and 15, as well as the ability to apply this knowledge to prime and subcontractor situations.
  • Solid understanding of commercial and government contracting practices including proposal compliance, required flow downs, other applicable terms and conditions, as well as experience in international contracting, including familiarity with ITAR and EAR compliance
  • Working knowledge/experience with Letters of Credit/ Performance Bonds/Standby L/C’s
  • Working knowledge/experience with CRADAs, OTAs, and specialized NDAs
  • Working experience in licensing of both software and technology
  • Demonstrated proactive collaboration with major contractors to the US government
  • Expert knowledge in FAR, DFAR, and agency supplements
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Ability to travel, domestically and internationally (nominally <10%)

  • MBA and/or JD

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Additional requirements

Minimum education:


Years of experience:



Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required



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