Sr. Contract Administrator - Federal

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Support large, complex federal services contracts for the industry leader in GIS software.


A career with our Professional Services Division provides opportunities to collaborate with our diverse customer base in support of innovative, industry-leading geospatial software and database development programs, enterprise software solutions, and strategic product deployment activities. This position gives you an opportunity to make a difference as part of a professional team focused on best practices, streamlined processes, and sound contract management decisions.


  • Support the contracting process through the project cycle: pre-proposal review, proposal development, contract formation and negotiation, contract administration, and contract close out
  • Manage a complex contracts administration workload comprised of federal agencies and prime contractors engaged in federal projects
  • Provide guidance to contract/project staff regarding federal contracting processes, procedures, and application to all contract types
  • Oversee the application of contract terms and conditions and relevant corporate policy in regard to federal contracting activities
  • Understand FAR/DFAR requirements, GSA contracting, and large systems integrator terms and conditions
  • Review technical scopes of work in relationship to contract terms and conditions and identify areas of risk
  • Apply competent negotiation and administration skills related to all aspects of federal contracting
  • Coordinate with federal compliance entities such as DCMA, DCAA, SBA, DSS, as required
  • Provide guidance to management on federal business and policy decisions so that workable solutions are the result


  • 5+ years of progressively more complex federal contract administration experience, including software licensing and intellectual property protection
  • 2+ years of contract negotiation experience and familiarity with large systems integrator terms and conditions
  • Understanding of software systems, tools, and techniques necessary for both internal and external contract management
  • Experience working with federal agencies and federal regulations including FAR/DFAR, SBA, EAR, ITAR, and Defense Security Service
  • Excellent technology literacy and cloud computing contracting knowledge
  • Ability to multi-task and remain flexible in a fast-paced work environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse team and a variety of project management team members
  • Bachelor’s or higher in business, legal, or related field

Recommended Qualifications

  • Knowledge of contractual and legal risk areas, alternative approach techniques, and risk mitigation options
  • Familiarity with professional services contract terms, cloud computing terms, software licensing terms, software product development activities and subcontracting
  • Excellent presentation and organizational skills

About Esri

Our passion for improving quality of life through geography is at the heart of everything we do. Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology inspires and enables governments, universities, and businesses worldwide to save money, lives, and our environment through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them.

Carefully managed growth and zero debt give Esri stability that is uncommon in today's volatile business world. Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.

Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.


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