Contract Compliance Officer

Locations: Columbia, South Carolina

Applications are submitted by directly emailing: careers@integer-tech.com

Job Description

Contract Compliance Officer

What We Do

Integer Technologies is an applied research and product development company founded by scientists and engineers with a passion for technology and national security. Our core portfolio of research includes projects in power & energy systems, unmanned systems (with an emphasis on maritime systems), digital engineering, and advanced manufacturing. We are hardware and software developers with experience turning research into impactful products for military and commercial applications. We are a startup founded for the purpose of putting research into action. Our mission is to create a safer world by translating scientific discoveries into reliable products that address urgent national security needs… at the speed of relevance. We are hiring for an immediate opening for a Senior Computer Vision Engineer to perform R&D on next generation unmanned and autonomous systems and technologies for the Department of Defense and other U.S. Government agencies.

Integer’s unmanned systems portfolio includes work on critical enabling technologies for more reliable, more intelligent, and longer-duration unmanned and autonomous systems. We are actively developing a new perception system for maritime vehicles that automatically detects objects on and just below the surface of the water, day or night, and in most weather conditions, by fusing sensor data from multi-spectral cameras and radar using reliable and validated artificial intelligence algorithms. We are looking for a Senior Computer Vision Engineer to help us prototype the most advanced perception system available for maritime environments. You will have the opportunity to engage the full life cycle of development, from cutting-edge algorithms for object detection and scene understanding to deploying prototype perception systems on commercial and military vehicles.

About the Role

The Contract Compliance Officer is responsible for administering contracts to ensure that contractual obligations are met and compliance is maintained with mandatory governmental regulations, applicable laws and corporate policies and procedures. Serves as the liaison between the company and the customer contracting officers on all contractual matters in order to maintain consistency in communications, documentation, and minimizing cost risk due to misunderstanding and/or non-compliance. Interacts with contractual partners to ensure compliance with contractual obligations.

 

This position will be utilized to support contract administration for our federal and commercial side of business. They will be responsible for legal documents being processed, pricing submissions, and overall responsibility of contracts.

Duties

  • Works as the primary point of contact for contractual matters related to assigned contracts and subcontracts. Manages contract activities to ensure that assigned contracts with the US government and other customers are in compliance with all federal, state and commercial regulations. Responsible for ensuring clear communications with customers as well as internal staff and management to ensure understanding of customer expectations and contract requirements.

  • Reviews contractual documents for accuracy, performance risk, and conformance with contract terms, conditions, and other provisions including applicable federal regulations and business team objectives prior to signature / acceptance. Leads the maintenance of contract files using sophisticated contracts management software to ensure completeness and accuracy of information.

  • Drafts, reviews, coordinates and requests approval of legal documents to include contracts, contract modification, subcontracts and related modifications, non-disclosure agreements, teaming agreements and other legal documents. Coordinates with the legal department as well as areas of company management as necessary to ensure documents meet management standards and expectations. Leads the coordination and preparation of legal documents such as Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA’s) and Teaming Agreements (TA’s) with operations, business development and legal personnel.

  • Monitors contract requirements to ensure quality and timely delivery of reports and information. Performs contract reporting for both internal management as well as external customer requirements. Reviews and approves monthly invoices for each contract.

  • Responsible for the preparation and review of business proposals to customers for growth of current contracts or award of new business. Works as the primary point of contact within the Contracts team for the development of contract pricing and proposals. Proactively participates in internal proposal processes while coordinating with other proposal staff.

  • Works closely with internal pricing specialists to review related cost inputs, assumptions and final pricing recommendations. Participates in the various RFS gateway reviews and provides contracts approval upon successful completion of each review.

  • Works as the primary contracts negotiator for simpler contracts documents. Provides assistance in more complex contracts and subcontracts negotiations.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration from an accredited college/ institution or other job related field or six years of job related work experience.

  • Five years contracts/subcontracts, purchasing or other job related fields.

  • Working knowledge of contracting concepts, Uniform Commercial Code, applicable public contract acquisition law and regulations.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work professionally with persons at all levels, and to maintain effective working relationships.

  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing to all levels throughout the organization and externally.

  • Strong decision-making, presentation, organizational and leadership skills.

  • Strong analytical or critical thinking and problem solving capabilities.

  • Ability to handle sensitive matters on a confidential basis.

  • Ability to make sound decisions.

  • Ability to exercise confidentiality and discretion.

  • Ability to draft simple to moderate routine contractual instruments.

  • Ability to identify required improvement to established policies.

  • Use of independent judgment and creativity applied to resolution of contract issues.

  • Excellent internal and external negotiation skills.

  • Emerging ability to excel in an upper level management environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and/or Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS,) and/or Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA).

  • Basic knowledge of Contract Life Cycles , Milestones, Deliverables and Execution.

Company Perks

  • Startup culture with stability: direct access to company leadership, prioritization of people over process, and a stellar team with a shared desire to grow. Backlog of multiple years of contracts.

  • Base salary that exceeds industry averages.

  • Performance-based bonuses on top of base salary.

  • Full medical, prescription, vision, and dental insurance coverage for employees and dependents. Integer pays 100% of health insurance premiums for your entire family for our standard plan from a national insurer.

  • 401(k) with company matching that vests immediately; no funny business.

  • Paid Vacation

  • Paid Holidays

  • Paid Sick Leave

  • Bottomless Coffee.

Integer Technologies is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please let us know. In keeping with our culture and values of growth and open-mindedness, we at Integer Technologies believe in the inherent benefits of a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. Trust, inclusion, openness, and diversity of perspectives are paramount for our team to perform at its peak.