1726: Director of Contract

October 2017

SSCI is a growing company focusing on research and development and transition for Military customers.  We are based in Woburn, MA doing exciting work related to various types of autonomous vehicles.  The company is looking for a motivated and experienced Director of Contracts to play a strategic role in the company, providing knowledge, expertise and guidance regarding all contractual and legal issues.


Job Title Director of ContractJob Code SSCI 1726
Location Woburn, MA.
Duties Reporting to the VP of Finance, the Director of Contracts is responsible for overall management of the corporate contracting policy, as well as overseeing the administration of all customer, subcontractor and strategic partner contracts

Develop solid working relationships with senior PIs, PMs, technical team, financial team and executive management team

Develop and maintain strong respect for your advice and guidance related to contractual rights and obligations, as well as interpretation of terms and conditions

Advice and direction on Intellectual property, data rights and their contribution to company legal and financial strategy

Review, evaluate and negotiate terms and conditions of Requests for Proposals, Requests for Quotations, and contracts with various government agencies to ensure compliance with the FAR and other applicable laws and regulations

Demonstrate knowledge of, and the ability to interpret and apply, understanding of the FAR, statutes and U.S. Government regulations in managing agreements and contracts

Prepare and/or review representations and certifications, non-disclosure agreements, teaming agreements, consultant and subcontractor arrangements

Maintain corporate online registrations (SAM.gov) and related databases.  Also maintain SSCI contract database

Remain current with government contracts and identify relevant trends or changes that will impact the business

Review proposals with experience, knowledge and understanding of how those documents are assessed and evaluated.  Manage prime counterpart relationship and all contractual documents during proposal process

·      Develop solid working relationships with outside partners including contractors, government contracting officials and auditors

Required Skills/Experience Experience working in a dynamic, high-growth, small company environment

The ability to be flexible and wear multiple hats

Proven contract negotiation skills

Excellent communication skills and sound judgment

Ability to identify issues/gaps and effectively develop solutions

Experience working with matrix organization

Detailed knowledge of the government contract administration processes including subcontract flow downs, change management, close-out and records retention

Detailed knowledge and thorough understanding of proper contract draft, negotiation and use of contracts, subcontracts, teaming and other forms of agreements

Strong knowledge of compliance with relevant laws, regulations, terms, conditions and policies governing assigned contracts, including FAR, DFARs

Bachelor’s degree is required with at least 10 years of related experience in US government contracts administration

The ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance

Desired Skills/Experience Juris Doctor from an accredited law school/university

Current ACTIVE Top Secret security clearance

Experience in all of: SBIR, DARPA and productization in a military environment


Compensation Salary is competitive with market rates, with annual bonus awards based on company and individual performance. SSCI offers a generous benefits package, which includes an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), Bonus Plan, 401K, and Health / Life / Disability Insurance.
Notes U.S. Citizenship and eligibility for DoD Security Clearance are required for this position.


Please email your applications to: SSCI‐1726@ssci.com    Include the Job Code 1726 (use Subject Line) and at least three (3) references with your correspondence for prompt consideration.

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