Sr. Contract Administrator - Federal

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Use your creative contract development and negotiation skills to manage contracts in many growing domestic and international markets including state and local government, commercial, natural resources, utilities, and transportation.


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.


  • Develop, negotiate, and maintain contracts and contractual relationships with Professional Services Division clients, supporting a wide range of services and software projects
  • Support proposal review; risk assessment/management; terms, conditions, licensing, and pricing negotiation; and conflict resolution
  • Analyze and resolve corporate business risk areas and mitigate issues
  • Provide detailed, accurate analysis of contract terms and conditions
  • Collaborate with a team of technical and administrative professionals, providing guidance on contracts obligations


  • 5+ years of contract administration or software licensing experience supporting federal government contracts
  • Knowledge of UCC, EAR, ITAR export control regulations; FAR/DFAR familiarity
  • Proven negotiation skills and experience with client communications
  • Understanding of software systems, tools, and techniques necessary for both internal and external contract management
  • 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 in business administration, political science, public administration, public policy, 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
  • Master's in business administration, law, or related field

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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