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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Senior Manager, Prime Contract in Lexington, Massachusetts

Job Summary

Serve as a line level senior manager responsible for management and oversight of the multi-billion dollar prime contract with the Air Force, various technology agreements, export control compliance, the release of information process, and the subcontract review and contract compliance process. Requires a strong working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS), and understanding of Government regulations applicable to Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) relationships as well as familiarity with export control regulations, non-disclosure agreements (NDA), and subcontract flow down requirements. Requires ability to develop solutions to unique business/contractual issues that require a high degree of analysis and understanding of internal and external policies and regulations. Supports various executive level teams developing strategic approaches to enhancing the Laboratory’s FFRDC mission.


  • Provide guidance and support to Laboratory technical staff and senior managers related to compliance and performance of the Air Force Prime Contract

  • Conduct research, reviews, analysis, and develop solutions for prime contract and subcontract governance and compliance issues

  • Build and maintain relationships with government contracting and program officials

  • Provide support to subordinates executing Export and ITAR compliance, various technology agreements, and the release of information process

  • Provide a creative ability to develop and structure agreements and contractual solutions

  • Oversee the review process to ensure purchasing system compliance

  • Oversee the negotiation of prime contract changes and implementation procedures with Air Force officials

  • Serve on executive level teams which interface with DOD and Air Force officials on long term strategic issues related to the Laboratory’s FFRDC mission

  • Serve as the Laboratory lead of the multi-disciplinary team for the timely negotiation and award of the follow-on FFRDC Prime Contract


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field required

  • MBA or similar degree preferred

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in Government contract related work required

  • Twenty or more years of Government contracting experience preferred

  • Experience in DOD contracting required

  • Experience in Air Force contracting and acquisition environment preferred

  • Strong working knowledge of FAR/DFARS acquisition and contracting policies and procedures is required

  • Familiarity with ITAR, technology agreements, and NDAs

  • Demonstrated capabilities in written and oral communication are required

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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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