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Draper Contract Specialist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now

Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact

Responsibilities include supporting the full lifecycle of government contract administration from development to closeout; including but not limited to interfacing with potential and current customers, submitting proposals, reviewing proposed terms and conditions, negotiating agreements, monitoring performance and closing out agreements. Applicant should have a keen interest in Government Contracts, familiarity with the DFAR/FAR, solid communication skills, and the ability to resolve day to day contract administration issues. This role can be 100% remote.

Primary Duties:

  • Identify terms and conditions that deviate from company policy

  • Create and manage assigned agreements in the Draper system of record and other repositories

  • Monitor performance and collect documentation for the satisfaction of agreement requirements

  • Complete invention disclosures, data rights assertions and other forms required by agreements

  • Assist senior management with reporting data and compiling audit information as required

  • Serve as the customer interface for assigned agreements during the full life-cycle of a program

  • Research issues and provide recommendations for resolution

  • Clear adherence to company policies and procurement rules and regulations

  • Good organization skills and the ability to multitask on several projects simultaneously

  • Special assignments and cross-training (Contracts, Subcontracts, Procurement, Property)

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 1-3 years of relevant Government Contracts experience; experience in an Intellectual Property-intensive environment (e.g., engineering/technology company, technology transfer office)

  • Secret Clearance Required, with the ability to obtain TS/SCI

  • DFARS and FAR experience and demonstrated ability to apply knowledge to contract administration

  • This role can be 100% remote.

  • Working knowledge and understanding of contract types

  • Knowledge of both government and commercial contracting processes and considerations

  • Clear adherence to company policies, process, and procurement rules and regulations

  • Good organization skills and the ability to multitask on several projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines and expectations

  • Ability to identify, analyze, and suggest solutions for problems, customer concerns, and stakeholder issues

  • Proficient in Excel and MS Word

Security Requirement:

  • Ability to obtain a US secret clearance which requires proof of US citizenship.

** Draper has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all Draper employees. This will be a condition of employment to work at Draper


ID: 2021-5503

External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc