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Director of Contracts

Company: Shield AI
Location: San Diego
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Introduction to Shield AIShield AI's mission is to protect service members and civilians with intelligent systems. Shield AI is a fast growing, venture-backed defense-technology company built around a team of proven executives, distinguished warfighters, and world-class AI engineers. Since 2018, Shield AI's products and people have supported operations around the world with the US Department of Defense and our allies. Most recently, we acquired Heron Systems and Martin UAV as wholly owned subsidiaries of Shield AI. Join our team and shape the future of artificially intelligent systems.As Direct of Contracts, you will build, manage, and lead all aspects of the Contracts organization - both domestic and international. This includes a wide array of activities to support the growth of the business. You will join a high performing legal team that shares a genuine commitment to our mission and our values.What you'll do:

  • Be accountable for all aspects of the Contracts function
  • Build, manage and grow the Contracts team to support the current and future needs of the business
  • Stand up, maintain and continually improve processes to standardize and streamline Contracts function
  • Directly lead major proposals, monitor large contracts and advance key negotiations
  • Coordinate with the finance function to achieve the Company's financial objectives
  • Alert Counsel and Executive Team when identifying risks and compliance with various regulationsRequired Qualifications:
    • 15+ years of work on domestic and international contracts, preferably with a defense contractor or Government
    • Deep understanding of government procurement process and FAR/DFAR regulations
    • Judgment and initiative required to own multiple projects from end-to-end
    • Experience with DCS, FMF, FMS international sales
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skillsPreferred qualifications
      • Quick learner and able to contribute to the broader start-up legal function
      • Combination of industry and government experience
      • Desire and ability to support other business objectives and activities and required (e.g., M&A)If you're interested in being part of our team, apply now!Shield AI is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed toequal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.To conform to U.S. Government regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

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