General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Desktop Support Specialist II in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 17310BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Desktop Support Specialist II

Job Category: Information Technology, Manufacturing

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Desired

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

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Systems Specialist within our ASI Division.


  • Performs a variety of complex activities related to processes and systems.

  • Gathers, collects, records, tracks, verifies data and ensures the accuracy of information.

  • Coordinates with business and technology teams, determines system requirements, such as program functions, output requirements, input data acquisition, and system techniques and controls.

  • Establishes system configurations and settings for activity in support of primarily, but not limited to Manufacturing.

  • Analyzes business and technical processes to formulate and develop new and modified business information processing systems.

  • Participates in design processes to enhance work flow.

  • Trains systems users on new processes.

  • Maintains and updates a variety of confidential and sensitive electronic and/or hard copy reports and records.

  • Work with users to troubleshoot a variety of software programs including Windows, AMPS, Adobe Reader and Acrobat, Citrix, MAP and many other types of corporate software.

  • Troubleshooting hardware/software issues and escalating tickets as needed to appropriate local support teams.

  • Handling escalated, complicated issues in a professional and timely manner.

  • Evaluate and diagnose problems submitted by customers through the support system and respond to e-mail generated trouble tickets and service questions.

  • Verifies and reconciles system data. Performs analysis of data errors and recommends solutions.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires an Associates degree in a related field and two or more years of related experience. Equivalent professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education.

  • Must demonstrate a broad understanding of functional area principles, theories, and concepts.

  • Must possess: (1) the ability to grasp new concepts quickly; (2) the ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information; (3) strong organization skills and the ability to establish priorities; (4) the ability to identify issues and solve non-routine problems; (5) good analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document and report; (6) full knowledge of computer operations and applications.

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.