Senior Compensation Analyst

Website General Atomics

Job Summary

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Compensation Analyst to join our Compensation team in Torrey Pines, CA.  This position is working on a Hybrid/Flex 9X80 Work schedule.


  • Conduct market research and analysis to formulate recommendations for compensation program design and administration.
  • Prepare compensation analyses to support offers, promotions or market pay adjustments.
  • Lead one or more compensation program such as the annual merit cycle, short-term incentive plan administration or rewards & recognition program.
  • Provide advice and counsel to the HR Business Partner and Talent Acquisition teams on compensation matters.
  • Assess jobs and examine duties and responsibilities to determine the appropriate exemption classification.
  • Support various salary survey participation and be involved in survey results collection and analysis and formulate recommendations for appropriate changes to the compensation structure.
  • Prepare training materials on various compensation topics to be delivered to the HR Business Partner, Talent Acquisition teams and business leaders.
  • Prepare and maintain job descriptions for various jobs ensuring descriptions accurately reflect the work being performed.
  • Ensure compliance with federal and state laws governing compensation practices.
  • Participate in various projects within the HR organization.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Qualifications

  • Typically requires a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources or a related discipline and six or more years of progressive compensation professional experience in a corporate Human Resources department. May substitute a certificate in human resources from a recognized organization and equivalent experience in lieu of education.
  • Technical expertise in the application of human resources principles, theories, concepts, and practices.
  • Advanced knowledge in various compensation tools utilized to conduct market research with the ability to interpret results and develop innovative solutions to a variety of complex matters.
  • High proficiency in Excel with advanced knowledge of various formulas, pivot tables and other functions that are essential for conducting data analytics.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload to meet established objectives.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings to a variety of audiences including senior management.
  • Ability to work in a team environment collaborating and supporting the compensation team, the HR organization, business leaders and employees.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Ability to work extended hours when business needs arise.

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