Contract Administrator

Red Canyon Software, Inc. - Denver, CO


Who We Need:

Did you dream of being an astronaut as a kid, or have a current desire to contribute to space exploration?! Are you highly detail-oriented, analytical, and organized? If yes, then this is a unique and opportunistic opening for you! We are seeking a self-motivated, passionate individual to be our Contract Administrator.

What it’s like to work at Red Canyon:

At Red Canyon Software (Red Canyon) we expect and promote a work hard, play hard attitude! Lead by CEO, Barry Hamilton, the Red Canyon home office is open, fun, flexible, green, and a high-energy, fast-paced environment. We put in the man hours to exceed our customers’ expectations in contract management and engineering services. We are all A+ players, and will expect the same of you, as you grow with our small business and share in our triumphs.

When the work is done, we go out and have fun celebrating our achievements together. When we win proposals, happy hour is on Red Canyon! Or, when we hit program milestones, like the Orion Exploration Flight Test, Red Canyon sends us to the launch.

We always have the Sonos bumping motivating beats, and the kitchen at The Castle is permanently stocked with our favorite soft drinks, seasonal beers, tasty snacks, and fun-sized candy! Yes, our home office is dubbed, “The Castle.” You can expect to see the whole team together only on Tuesdays for our operations meetings, and Red Canyon always buys us a delicious lunch! We’re a goofy bunch of nerds who love what we do - in and outside of work.

What Red Canyon Does:

Red Canyon is passionate about “exploring other planets, improving our own.” Do you want to help a small company make a BIG difference in space by helping humankind reach the stars? We specialize in building spacecraft, developing renewable energy technologies to help make our planet a better world, and generating cutting edge R&D.

Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for administrative tasks associated with government contract management for our aerospace engineering services. Regular responsibilities include: overseeing contract spending/funding, expiration dates, time charging, and interfacing with customer Contract Administrators for all contracts and subcontracts for the company. Assist other team members with contract-related matters in invoicing and payroll as needed. Serve as main point of contact for all current customers, working patiently and reliably with a variety of personalities. Must be organized, sharp, efficient, and personable. This work is 95% digital, so proficiency using Excel and Windows is required.

This person likes:

  • Being challenged and learning new things
  • Independently managing a diverse and detailed workload, with constantly revolving deadlines
  • Auditing and finding discrepancies
  • Analyzing data, both words and numbers
  • Thinking critically to predict outcomes and proactively create solutions
  • A small-business culture – wearing many hats, learning about and supporting a variety of different areas of company operations to help the team succeed
  • Working hard and playing hard!

Core Tasks:

  • Process new contracts and modifications, organize, and maintain contract and subcontract files
  • Monitor contract funding and spending, manage extensions and increases in value
  • Manage employee timekeeping, overtime requests, and travel approval
  • Support contracts-related portions of bid and proposal efforts
  • Provide administrative support for human resources, recruiting, and bookkeeping as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in a business, financial, or management field
  • 5-10 years of contract management experience
  • Highly computer savvy - learn new software quickly, independently troubleshoot technical difficulties
  • Strong intermediate (or higher) skills with MS Office, particularly Excel
  • Impeccable attention to detail and organization skills
  • Critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong reading and comprehension skills, and ability to follow instructions
  • Ability to comfortably and independently manage a large number of diverse tasks and deadlines
  • Excellent customer service & communication skills; in person, over the phone, and via email
  • Passionate about space exploration


  • Experience with government contracting
  • Experience in the aerospace industry
  • Experience reading or writing contract language
  • Experience with IT support (troubleshooting Windows, small networks, software, etc.)
  • Passion for math & numbers
  • Experience with Google Suite, Dropbox, and/or project management tools

Compensation: $45-60k/year plus a competitive fringe benefits package including, but not limited to, a Safe Harbor 401(k) plan and an annual profit share bonus equal to 4% of annual salary.

How to Apply:
If you’re interested in joining Red Canyon’s kick-ass team, email the following to hr-contracts We expect your answers to serve as your cover letter; please do not submit a separate cover letter.

  • Answer these six questions in the body of your email:
  • What are you passionate about?
  • What type of work environment/culture are you looking for and why?
  • What motivates you to put forth your greatest effort?
  • What are your relevant skills?
  • List all software programs you're experienced with and give us examples of how you have used them, solved problems, and created new solutions (if applicable).
  • Is there anything we did not ask you that you think would be useful for us to consider as the next Contract Administrator?
  • Resume

Hiring Process:

Below is Red Canyon’s procedure to hire our Contract Administrator:

  • Candidate submits resume and Q&A responses to hr-contracts
  • Phone Screening and/or Comprehensive Questionnaire
  • Red Canyon will hold first in-person interviews and skills assessment with top candidates
  • Red Canyon will hold second in-person interviews with top candidates
  • Top candidates complete personality testing
  • Off-site luncheon with top candidate(s)
  • Red Canyon will make employment offer

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $45,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year


  • Contract Management: 5 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Denver, CO 80203 (Required)