Senior Compensation Analyst/Specialist

Aerojet Rocketdyne

Canoga Park, CA

Canoga Park, CA, US
Canoga Park, CA
30+ days ago


Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our website at

Aerojet Rocketdyne has an immediate need for an experienced Senior Compensation Analyst/Specialist. This position canbe based at our Canoga Park CA, Sacramento CA, Huntsville AL or our Redmond WA location.

This position reports directly to the Senior Manager - Compensation and has the responsibility for conducting market pricing activities, providing guidance on job classification evaluations, and administering various compensation programs.

This current opening may be filled at this level or at one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Working under general direction, the Senior Compensation Analyst/Specialist applies knowledge and expertise in compensation practices supporting Talent Management, HR Business Partners and leaders in making compensation decisions.

40% - Conduct analysis and make pay recommendations for external and internal job offers. Review requests for promotions and provide guidance on job leveling and salary increase decisions. Participate in salary surveys and utilize market data to enhance the organization’s ability to maintain a competitive edge by attracting and retaining a highly qualified workforce.

30% - Lead the administration of one or more compensation programs such as the annual merit increase cycle, short-term & long-term incentive plans and recognition programs. Develop and deliver training to communicate compensation programs to management and the HR Business Partner team.

20% - Collaborate with functional management to develop job descriptions that represent current and accurate job responsibilities for various job classifications. Prepare documentation in support of government, internal and external audits.

10% - Responsible for budget tracking of various compensation programs leveraging different reporting tools to create budget summaries and dashboards.


Requires a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline and six (6) years of directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of compensation theories and practices and a demonstrated ability in providing guidance and counselto leaders and employees required.
  • The ability to effectively communicate across all levels of the organization is expected.
  • The ability to work in a team environment.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is critical, as well as the ability to handle multiple tasks, shifting priorities and ambiguitywhile remaining flexible.
  • Working knowledge and experience in the administration of short-term incentive plans and long-term equity incentive plans.
  • Proficiency in HR systems (including report writing) and MS Office, with advanced skills in Excel is required.
  • Certification in Compensation is preferred.
  • Experience in a fast-paced engineering environment and manufacturing industry is strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in market analysis tools such as Market Pay is highly desirable.
  • Ability to travel as needed (5-15%).

Being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 is a condition of employment at Aerojet Rocketdyne. Proof of vaccination or an accommodation request approved by Aerojet Rocketdyne will be required prior to starting employment with the Company.

Requires U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency or other status as a U.S. Person. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

About the Company

Aerojet Rocketdyne

Aerojet Rocketdyne plays a key role in providing propulsion solutions that defend our homeland and support the space industry & communication, observation and exploration needs. We provide a wide array of products to the defense industry ranging from solid rocket motors and solid rocket propulsion systems to missile defense systems and warheads, as well as high efficiency electric propulsion, storable propellant engines, solid rocket motors, launch vehicle engine solutions to the space industry. Aerojet Rocketdyne is expanding our product offerings, opening new markets in high speed strike weapons and hypersonics, as well as deploying new technologies such as additive manufacturing. Take a look at our career opportunities and find out how Aerojet Rocketdyne can LIFT your career into a higher orbit! Aerojet Rocketdyne is expanding in several locations including Huntsville, Alabama! We are excited to announce that Huntsville is our new defense headquarters and we plan on hiring approximately 800 employees at that site over the next couple of years. With approximately 5,000 employees and locations across the USA, we have opportunities in the places you want to be: • Huntsville, Alabama • Canoga Park, California (Los Angeles area) • West Palm Beach, Florida • Redmond, Washington • Camden, Arkansas • Carlstadt, New Jersey • Culpeper, Virginia • Stennis Space Center, Mississippi In addition to medical/dental/vision insurance, our benefits include a 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, vacation, sick leave, year-end shut down and more. Aerojet Rocketdyne is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Women, Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
5,000 to 9,999 employees
Aerospace and Defense