US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: YesRELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be availableCLEARANCE TYPE: SecretTRAVEL: Yes, 25% of the Time**Description**Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what's possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector is seeking a **Principal or Sr. Principal** **Contract Administrator** to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in **Sierra Vista, Arizona** , **Oklahoma City, Oklahoma** , **Clearfield, Utah** , **San Diego, California** , or virtually as a **full-time teleworker** .The Contract Administrator will produce high quality Contract Management related products supporting the NGDS Autonomous Systems Q-4 Sustainment Foreign Military Sale (FMS) and Direct Commercial Sale (DCS) programs. This position requires a strong background in DOD contracting, excellent communication skills, and strong interpersonal and organizational skills. The ideal candidate will be a team player but also a strong independent contributor, will be proactive, will present leadership skills, will possess good analytical skills, will demonstrate problem-solving skills, and will be detail-oriented.The Contract Administrator will be required to deal effectively with competing priorities and deadlines and handle multiple tasks. The Contract Administrator must possess the ability to work well with others in high-stress high-volume situations, effectively interface with internal functional and program organizations, effectively deal with external customers, and meet the goals/objectives of the Q-4 Sustainment Team.**Responsibilities:**+ Interfaces with customers and business partners, conducting proposal preparation, contract negotiation, and contract administration+ Examines proposal requirements and estimates, prepares bids, analyzes terms and conditions to evaluate risk, accuracy, and completeness to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications+ Processes contractual documentation and reports, advises management of contractual rights and obligations, compiles and analyzes data, and maintains historical information+ Facilitates proper shipment, billing, and payment collection for deliveries, interfacing with DCMA or customer as required+ Prepares weekly and monthly reports and maintains the contracts databases+ Interacts daily with customer representatives+ Duties may also include the preparation of proprietary information agreements, teaming agreements, export licenses/agreements, and various types of memoranda\#NGSkills**This position may be filled at either the Principal or Sr. Principal level.****Basic Qualifications for Principal Contract Administrator:**+ Must have a high school diploma or GED with a minimum of 10 years of contract administration or supply chain experience+ Will also consider:+ Bachelor's degree in business, finance, or related discipline with a minimum of 6 years of contract administration or supply chain experience+ Master's degree in business, finance, or related discipline with a minimum of 4 years of contract administration or supply chain experience+ Prior working experience with FAR/DFARS and/or ITAR Export Licensing requirements+ Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance+ Must be able to work on-site in one of the following locations:+ Sierra Vista, Arizona+ Oklahoma City, Oklahoma+ Clearfield, Utah+ San Diego, California+ Must be able to travel as needed (up to 25% of the time)**Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Contract Administrator:**+ Must have a high school diploma or GED with a minimum of 14 years of contract administration or supply chain experience+ Will also consider:+ Bachelor's degree in business, finance, or related discipline with a minimum of 10 years of contract administration or supply chain experience+ Master's degree in business, finance, or related discipline with a minimum of 8 years of contract administration or supply chain experience+ Prior working experience with FAR/DFARS and/or ITAR Export Licensing requirements+ Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance+ Must be able to work on-site in one of the following locations:+ Sierra Vista, Arizona+ Oklahoma City, Oklahoma+ Clearfield, Utah+ San Diego, California+ Must be able to travel as needed (up to 25% of the time)**Preferred Qualifications:**+ Active DoD Secret security clearance+ Experience with Foreign Military Sale (FMS) contracting+ Experience with Direct Commercial Sale (DCS) contracting+ Experience working with Microsoft Office products, including Excel and PowerPointSalary Range: $68,400.00 - $125,400.00Salary Range 2: $84,816.00 - $155,496.00Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.We are a pioneering company.With careers across all areas: air, cyber, land, sea and space - our 90,000 employees work as one to defend and define the future. Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will give you every opportunity to do your best work. Working together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines, we share a drive to push the boundaries of science, technology and engineering to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide.