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Business Program Analyst

Poway, California

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  • Schedule: Full-Time Salary

  • Job Level: Mid-Level (3-7 years)

  • Travel: 0 - 25

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Date posted 02/21/2024 Job ID 42506BR Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Experience Level Mid-Level (3-7 years) Job Title Business Program Analyst City Poway State California Workstyle Hybrid Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Salary Salary Range $81,080 - $141,650

Job Summary

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Business Program Analyst to join our Program Process & Services team, located in Poway, CA. This position is responsible for leading business projects, process development, and process improvement related to Program Management Financials. This position will be involved in the development of requirements that drive improved integrations and automations across Program Management tools.

The successful candidate will have subject matter expertise and relevant experience in Project Management and Program Finance with large and/or complex DoD contracts.


  • Under general direction, applies advanced knowledge to formulate and develop the delivery and/or execution of one or more internal Company products, solutions, processes, or business systems to improve data quality and consistency, add capability, or add efficiency to the execution of Company business.

  • Exercises judgement within broadly defined practices to contribute to the development of new concepts, techniques, and standards to ensure activities meet overall objectives. Issues faced are difficult and often complex.

  • Manages non-technical project completion using an internal customer perspective, typically from initiation through delivery including entire tool or system development, system integration projects, and business system and process development or modification.

  • Continually assesses project performance, identifies issues, and develops solutions to meet project goals and objectives. Develops appropriate reports to document performance and convey to leadership.

  • Analyzes, validates, and develops surveys and analysis of best practices for techniques and processes to optimize approaches and achieve more efficient results.

  • Develops and leads the communication/delivery of business system/process documentation including presentations, procedures, templates, training, and job aids.

  • Gathers and reports consolidated project status and financial information to leadership.

  • Develops metrics that provide data for business system compliance and process measurement, identifies indicators for future improvement opportunities, and drives implementation of solutions across the business.

  • Implements new or improved systems and processes, supporting the business as appropriate to ensure efficient implementation.

  • Monitors dependencies across multiple inter-related projects to maximize efficiency and ensure proper integration across the business.

  • Collects data to identify root cause of problems and may diagram and evaluate existing processes.

  • Participates in or may lead a central governing body to review/audit adherence to documented processes and procedures and aligns improvement activities to performance shortfalls.

  • Coordinates departmental and/or cross-functional teams to assign and prioritize tasks focused on delivering new or upgrading existing products and/or services in support of assigned projects.

  • May provide leadership and training to less experienced professional staff.

  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

  • Other duties as assigned or required.

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 a related field and six or more years experience as a Business Program Analyst (e.g., working with computerized management systems to include, but not limited to, product life cycle systems, business processes, project/business management, or project administration). May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
  • Must have a complete understanding of business process/life cycle management principles, theories and concepts and a general understanding of industry practices, techniques, and standards.
  • Must be customer focused and possess:
    • the ability to develop solutions to a variety of complex problems.
    • strong verbal and written communications and presentations skills to accurately document and report findings to a variety of audiences.
    • strong interpersonal skills to influence and guide employees, managers, customers and other external parties; the ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information; and, good computer skills.
    • Ability to work independently or lead in a team environment is essential

Salary:$81,080 - $141,650
Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Not Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? No
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  • Healthcare

  • Pension, 401(k)/Retirement Plans

  • Competitive Pay

  • Multiple product lines means a variety of work

  • Paid Time Off

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