Virgin Orbit, LLC

Contracts Administrator

Job Locations US-CA-El Segundo
Req No.
Legal & Compliance
Regular FT


El Segundo, CA



Job Type:


Who we are

Virgin Orbit National Systems (previously known as VOX Space) provides the national security community of the USA and allied nations with responsive, dedicated, and affordable launch services for small satellites bound for Low Earth Orbit. Headquartered in El Segundo, California, Virgin Orbit National Systems can provide study, analysis, integration, and launch services using Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne, while ensuring our customer’s critical information is protected.

Your Mission

  • You live and breathe business and are intrigued by multiple various disciplines such as: program financials, forecasting, manufacturing, business development, scheduling, and contracting.
  • You like to focus and pay attention to the small details when necessary.
  • You can be nimble and flexible.
  • You communicate clearly and frequently – orally and in written communication.
  • You don’t mind working in the weeds or at the high level; and can appreciate a startup culture.
  • You inspire innovation and use rational and logical reasoning to solve difficult problems.
  • Preparing and reviewing contract documents.
  • You are excited about bring a New Space start up into some government programs.
  • Identifying and communicating significant/unique contract requirements, special provisions, and terms and conditions with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Coordinating and monitoring the contract process from initial internal strategy to preparation, to documentation and resulting in timely execution.
  • Preparing contract modifications and amendments.
  • Tracking authorizations, correspondence, and revisions for ongoing contracts
  • Developing and maintain detailed and organized contract files, including correspondence, changes, amendments.
  • Preparing, educating, and disseminating information throughout the company (from the C Suite to individual employees) related to contracts and contract administration
  • Leading all aspects of the Subcontract process including Requests For Proposals/Quotes, proposal evaluations, source selections, negotiations, file documentation, change management, and subcontract close-out. 
  • Providing timely and accurate subcontract status to the leadership teams.
  • Applying ingenuity and innovation to develop solutions to complex subcontract problems.
  • Proactively administering contracts, modifications through contract closeout in close coordination with the program team, and ensure contract management activities and maintenance of accurate and complete contract files and records are conducted in accordance with company policies and procedures, applicable laws and regulations, and customer requirements.
  • Monitoring subcontract compliance.
  • Provides preliminary direction, serves as a guide and acts as a resource for junior or new staff on the team.

What you bring

If you want to join us, you’d better have all of these…

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Organizational Management, Engineering, English or a related discipline.
  • 15+ years of relevant Subcontracts/Contract administration experience.
  • Experience with FAR and government contracts; as well as commercial.
  • Experience with various business Information Systems.
  • Knowledge of ITAR and US import and export regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Ability and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and resourceful attitude.
  • You don’t mind working in the weeds or at the high level; and can appreciate a startup culture.

… and you should probably have a bunch of these, too.

  • Passion for space exploration and a firm belief in the utility of affordable access to space
  • Ability to thrive as a ‘one person team’

*The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.


Physical and/or Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime as well as weekends when needed.
  • Domestic and International travel will be required for this role. In addition to, candidate will require a valid passport.

ITAR Requirements:

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


Personal Requirements:

The Virgin Orbit National Systems organization has a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation.  You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic.  Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door,” be a self-starter and possess a sense of humility.  You will be helping to start Virgin Orbit National Systems from the ground up, so you will be flexible in day-to-day work assignments.  You will work well under customer time pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility.  You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality. 


Clearance Requirements:

Position requires you have a current clearance, or are able to pass an appropriate background check for a TS/SCI.


Virgin Orbit National Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Orbit National Systems is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.