Acquisition Manager (Post-Award)

The National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL), a fast-growing provider of acquisition services to the US federal government, is looking for an experienced Acquisition Manager to oversee the contractual execution & delivery of several, next-generation, prototype projects.

As a key player supporting our contracting activities, the Acquisition Manager is critical for ensuring our corporate objectives are achieved, various levels of compliance are maintained, and an innovative environment is sustained.

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  • Workplace location is flexible & a remote workplace may be authorized
  • Preferred locations for this position include proximity to the following locations:

                    – Orlando, FL
                    – Huntsville, AL
                    – Bloomington, IN
                    – Washington, D.C.
                    – Austin, TX
                    – Portland, OR

  •  Domestic travel for this position is estimated at 25% or less
  • Open to all U.S. Citizens
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Ability to gain Department of Defense (DoD) Personnel Security Clearance is required

Key Responsibilities

The Acquisition Manager position will be responsible for contract administration of awarded prototype projects at various phases of development. Foundational tasks of this role include:

  •  Verification of performer compliance with terms & conditions, with an emphasis on security-related oversight
  • Submission of invoices within the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) Invoicing, Receipt, Acceptance and Property Transfer (iRAPT) system, accepting performer/subcontractor invoices, and processing payments
  • Preparation & review of agreement modifications with prototype performers
  • Active surveillance of project milestones and schedule alignment
  • Iteration of post-award templates & processes to further streamline & simplify
    project administration
  • Collection and reporting of pre-determined performance metrics
  • Tracking Government Furnished Property & associated disposition
  • Verification of performer compliance with terms & conditions, with an emphasis on security-related oversight
  • Lead agent for managing prototype delivery logistics, enforcing Data Right/Intellectual Property clauses, understanding various export scenarios, and supporting end-user coordination when fielding for assessments
  • Managing contract close-out activities, final reports, and equipment disposition

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, finance, or related field
  • At least 5 years of Government or Commercial experience in Contracting/Subcontract Management, Program Management and/or Finance
  • Skilled at creating reports, describing both tangible and intangible concepts, and presenting to an audience
  • Willingness to expand knowledge base and tackle unanticipated assignments
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office and online spreadsheet tools
  • Dynamic, service-oriented team player with a positive, proactive attitude
  • Work well independently in a collaborative environment where deadlines are critical

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Experience directly supporting the Department of Defense
  • Experience interacting with senior leadership/management
  • Contracting or Program Management Certifications (or Warrants)
  • Advanced degree specializing in a contracting-related field or topic
  • Strong familiarity with iRAPT/WAWF Invoicing processes (or similar system)


The National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL) harvests innovative technology from the commercial and non-defense marketplace, ensuring the development of better, cheaper, and faster defense capabilities. We offer a unique and simplified approach to rapidly develop, demonstrate, and assess prototypes that address a range of operational and installation needs, from individual Warfighter technology up to large-scale installation projects. NSTXL delivers technology to the Warfighter by serving as a one-stop shop to match Government requirements with innovative private-sector and academic solutions.

What We Offer

NSTXL strives to be one of the best places to work in America. We offer competitive salary and benefits including flexible work hours, paid sick leave, work from home accommodations, a 401(k)-profit sharing plan, a wellness plan, and much more.

To apply, send resumes to [email protected].