Contracts/Subcontracts Manager

We're Hiring
Position:Contracts/Subcontracts Manager
Reports To:Chief of Staff
Location:Washington, D.C., Webster, TX, or Huntsville, AL
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About Nanoracks

Nanoracks is a cutting-edge aerospace company focusing on providing commercial access to space, currently on the International Space Station (ISS), suborbital vehicles, expendable launch vehicles, and more! We have sent over 1,000 payloads to the Space Station, kickstarted the CubeSat deployment revolution, and have customers in over 30 nations.

Since 2009, Nanoracks has created and expanded new in-space markets and has been the world leader for ushering in a new era of in-space services. Currently, Nanoracks is working to build commercial space stations (“Outposts”) from the spent upper stages of launch vehicles in orbit. This technology will enable spent upper stages to be used as crewed and un-crewed space stations for various purposes and customers—both civil and commercial.

Nanoracks will provide and facilitate an ecosystem of interoperable technologies and distributed free flying space stations. You can read our approach here.

We hope you’ll apply to join our team. We work with leaders from all over the world, including NASA, universities and government centers both foreign and domestic, and commercial companies. We’re fast, fun, passionate, and love sending things to space.

What We're Looking For

Smart, talented, critical thinkers with an ability to handle responsibility in a dynamic and ever-changing landscape. You will own your projects and be results oriented. Nanoracks is a small company (70+ awesome people), but we interface with much larger organizations from around the world.  You will need to be able to work in small and large groups as well as simultaneously execute an entire project on time.

Contracts/Subcontracts Manager


Nanoracks is seeking a talented Contracts/Subcontracts Manager. This individual will be responsible in leading the efforts associated with the Contract Life cycle to include but not be limited to reviewing, drafting, revising, and negotiating contracts, and recommending improvements and innovations to the oversight of our contract process and ensuring contract accuracy. This position will serve as a key point of contact between Nanoracks and third parties to ensure timely review and approval of any contractual variations.

This position will be located on-site in either Washington, D.C., Webster, TX, or Huntsville, AL, and may be subject to travel to key customers and/or subcontractor events.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Perform cradle-to-grave contract and subcontract administration for government and commercial contracts
  • Draft and negotiate NDAs, TAs, vendor agreements, subcontracts, consulting/contractor agreements, license agreements, Requests for Proposals, Information, and Quotes (RFP, RFI, and RFQ respectively), and related amendments
  • Review internal and third-party RFIs, RFQs and RFPs to ensure compliance and work alongside the sales, finance, and technical teams during each stage of the proposal process
  • Understand and negotiate contractual terms and conditions; identify, evaluate, and brief management on areas of contractual risk
  • Serve as a liaison between internal and external parties during contract development and negotiation stages, as well as throughout contract execution
  • Facilitate productive communication with other departments regarding legal requirements, company policies, and contract terms
  • Prepare, keep current of, and actively document to be shared with management contract statuses 
  • Draft and provide contract summaries to company management and ensure contract execution in accordance with guidelines and company policies
  • Create, simplify, and improve legal and contracting processes including contract management software systems/applications
  • Perform contracts/legal process training for new employees
  • Maintain corporate registrations (SAM, D&B, etc.)



  • Minimum of 5 years of experience administering federal and commercial contracts with an emphasis in negotiating terms and conditions
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Juris Doctorate preferred; equivalent years of relevant work experience in lieu of a degree will be considered
  • Good working knowledge of FAR/DFAR, contract types (CP, FFP, T&M)
  • Ability to resolve contractual issues and recommend business solutions to management
  • Strong organization skills with the ability to work in a fast-paced start up environment while managing competing priorities
  • Desire to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Familiarity with ITAR, EAR
  • NCMA credential (CPCM, CFCM, CCCM, CCMA)


EEO Statement:

It is our policy to select, place, train and promote the most qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees in compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and without regard to non-work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran stats, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, genetic information, or other protected status. When applicable, our policy of non-discrimination applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, placement, lay-off, compensation, termination, reduction in force and benefits.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen as defined by ITAR (22 CFR 120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general content and requirements for performance of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities, and requirements. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter the scope of work within the framework of this job description at any time without prior notice.


Competitive with local and industry standard.

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