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Senior Contracts Manager

Muon Space

Muon Space

Mountain View, CA, USA · California, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

We are searching for a Senior Contracts Manager to join the Muon Space team. As Contracts Manager, you will be responsible for developing and negotiating Government and Commercial contracts. The Contracts Manager reports to the Vice President of Growth and collaborates closely with Muon Space’s President, Legal Counsel, Program Management, Regulatory, Security and Finance departments. The Contracts Manager will be responsible for.

Must be eligible for a security clearance.

About this Role

As a Senior Contracts Manager, you will be responsible for defining, negotiating and establishing both Commercial and Government contracts. The Contracts Manager will work closely with the Sales organization, legal and Program Management to ensure that Contracts enable Muon to successfully complete Programs. The Contracts Manager will review all solicitations, teaming agreements, Non-Disclosure-Agreements, subcontracts and other artifacts as needed to support the company. The Contracts Manager will identify and review all compliance regulations and coordinate with Regulatory and Security elements of the company to ensure overall compliance.

Location: This position can be located in Mountain View, CA, Northern Virginia, or Remote.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contract Strategy and Execution: lead the formation of new contracts and the expansion of existing ones. Leverage your in-depth understanding of federal acquisition strategy and procedures to support capture, implementation and growth of contracts.
  • Relationship Management: cultivate and manage professional relationships with government contracting officers and their representatives.
  • Acquisition Lifecycle Oversight and Management: provide advice throughout the acquisition lifecycle, including evaluating opportunities, proposal development, negotiations, execution, and dispute resolution.
  • Holistic Support: participate in other projects as needed and contribute to the areas where you have unique skills.
  • Business Strategy and Innovation: collaborate across departments to enable business strategy and promote innovation.
  • Risk Assessment and Management: analyze and assess risks associated with Muon Space’s contracts and business operations. Collaborate with leadership teams to develop and implement risk mitigation strategies while enabling business growth.
  • Record Keeping and Documentation: maintain meticulous records, contracts, and documentation related to contracts and compliance efforts.
  • Policy Development: collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and implement effective contract-related policies and procedures.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 7 years of contracts management experience.
  • Experience in a law firm and/or established government contractor setting.
  • Direct experience with government defense or intelligence community within the past two years.
  • Willingness to visit customers throughout the National Capital Region.
  • Communicate with clarity and influence, fostering productive relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to thrive with minimal supervision.
  • Resilience, resourcefulness, and the ability to make decisions with imperfect information.
  • Enjoy utilizing technology to increase efficiency.
  • Willingness to challenge the status quo and seek innovative solutions.

Desired Qualifications

  • TS/SCI security clearance, read-in within the past two years.
  • Experience with aerospace or space industry contracting.
  • Experience working with a diverse set of Commercial, U.S. Government DoD, IC and Civil customers.
  • Engineering or other technical experience.
  • Experience with Cost Accounting Standards and Management.

ITAR/EAR Requirements:

This position may include access to technology and/or data that is subject to U.S. export controls pursuant to ITAR and EAR. To comply with federal export controls, all persons hired must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, U.S. lawful permanent resident, refugee or asylee as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), or must otherwise be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or U.S. Department of Commerce as applicable.

Salary: The salary range for this role is $125K- $175K and will depend on a candidate's skills, qualifications, and experience as defined during the interview process.

About Muon Space

Founded in 2021, Muon Space is an end-to-end Space Systems Provider that designs, builds, and operates LEO satellite constellations delivering mission-critical data. Our revolutionary, integrated technology stack enables customers to optimize every dimension of their missions for faster time-to-orbit and superior constellation remote sensing performance. Our state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Silicon Valley is optimized for manufacturing spacecraft and rapid, flexible payload integration at scale. From climate monitoring to national security, Muon Space is dedicated to delivering Earth Intelligence for a safer and more resilient world.

Taking Care of Our Team

At Muon salary is only part of our total compensation package. In addition to salary, we provide equity compensation as well as benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401k retirement plan, life insurance, and an employee development program. We also offer three weeks paid vacation for new employees, along with 12 paid holidays, unlimited sick time and paid parental leave.

Our mission embraces the entire planet and we believe our team should too. Muon is dedicated to creating a diverse and dynamic company and workforce. We believe in equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We value diversity in the workplace, and that starts with our applicants. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't check all the boxes, and we look forward to reviewing your application! In addition, if you need a reasonable accommodation as part of your application for employment or interviews with us, please let us know.