Contracts Manager

GNSS (GPS) creates upwards of $500B in economic value in the US every year, supporting everything from consumer applications, to transportation systems, to time sync for critical infrastructure. As these industries progress towards autonomy the performance and security demands of their navigation systems are increasing beyond what GNSS can support, leaving a need for a cost-effective global solution.

Using lessons we've learned at places like SpaceX and Blue Origin, Xona is constructing a modern satellite network at the rapid pace of the new space industry leveraging the recent wave of technology and regulatory advancements. Building on our patent pending small satellite architecture, we are developing a robust and accurate service that is an independent alternative to GNSS rather than a correction, solving the longstanding challenge of obtaining a reliable high accuracy solution from the very fragile GNSS signals. Our satellite system will provide the first ever high-accuracy global navigation and timing services with the security and resilience modern applications need to operate safely at scale.

As a Contracts Manager, you'll be at the forefront of our organization's success, playing a pivotal role in shaping our contractual relationships and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. You'll have the chance to showcase your skills in drafting, negotiating, and managing contracts while collaborating with cross-functional teams to optimize performance and mitigate risks. 

  • Minimum 5 years experience in drafting, negotiating, and managing contracts or Juris Doctor.     
  • Demonstrate an understanding of FAR, DFAR, DEAR, CAS, ITAR and/or EAR regulations as well as an extensive understanding of one or more of the following: supplier administration, supply chain, purchasing, material management, price/cost analysis and/or production control principles, theories, concepts and techniques.

Desired Qualifications 

  • Experience managing contracts related to the sale of commercial items to government entities to include federal and international buyers
  • Understanding of international government acquisition regulations for the UK MoD and ESA 

Xona makes offers based on geo-located salary bands using a compensation tool. We are required by law to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This compensation range is specific to San Mateo, California and takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets, experience, interview performance and training. It is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and comp, Xona expects to hire for this position near the middle of the range. Only in truly rare and exceptional circumstances, where an external candidate has experience, credentials, or expertise that far exceed those required or expected for the position, would Xona consider paying a salary or rate near the higher end of the range. 

Salary Description
Range for base salary: $90,000 -$160,000