Tyto Athene (formerly Black Box Government Solutions) is a full-service integrator focused on helping clients accelerate their ability to make decisions by providing ubiquitous and secure access to enterprise information throughout their operating environment. Tyto Athene uses a myriad of technologies, innovative thinking, and proven processes to deliver successful outcomes for its clients worldwide.
The Senior Contracts Specialist will support Tyto’s mission to be THE trusted digital partner to our Government Solutions customers. The United States Government is the world’s largest customer and largest employer.
The successful candidate will join a team of dedicated Contracts professionals who (a) collectively manage the hundreds of millions of dollars which comprise Tyto Athene's federal awards, (b) own the direct-touch relationships with our Government contracting counterparts, (c) partner with Operations to oversee cradle-to-grave negotiation and execution of subcontracts thereunder, and (d) leverage this experience to provide insight and analysis to the Sales organization for new business pursuits.
He or she is professional in all situations, but possesses an ability to speak truth to power, enabled by a confidence in one’s knowledge, research, and experience, with the ultimate objective of being a consensus builder.
The Contracts team uniquely sits at the intersection of Sales, Operations, and Finance and is called upon constantly to perceive and balance the business’s priorities at any given time, and assist with navigating process to get things done. To this end, the Senior Contracts Specialist must be an exceptional communicator who keeps our “internal customers” also in mind.
He or she might also see themselves as a writer. The role will include a sure need for effectively writing/redlining actual contract documents (nondisclosure, teaming, consultant, reseller, subcontract), but of equal importance and interest is efficiency in one’s emails. A motivated candidate might produce or describe 3 emails that demonstrate how they effectively moved a business objective forward – where they succinctly converted competitive business strategy into a negotiation position in a redlined contract or an email to an outside party. Note: Tyto Athene does not expect to receive, and will not accept, any proprietary information.
The Senior Contracts Specialist should not have “attention to detail,” but a PASSION for details. An ability to be consistent, accurate, and nevertheless adaptive will be hallmarks of a successful candidate.
Not seeking attorneys. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience. CFCM a plus. Must be a subject matter expert (SME) in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), DFAR, DEAR a plus. Should have experience with FFP, CPFF, T&M, CR contract types. Must be completely proficient with Microsoft Office suite and be savvy with databases and online portals of all kinds.
Construction contracting experience a notable plus.
Offices in Herndon, VA; Amherst, VA; or Framingham, MA. Typically no more than 10% travel required.
Open to U.S. Citizens only. Should already possess or be able to gain a U.S. Security Clearance.