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Senior Instructional Designer Job in Hanover, MD 21076

Title :

Senior Instructional Designer

Company :

The KeyW Corporation

Location :

Hanover, MD 21076

Date Acquired : 5/30/2019 10:59:18 PM
Date Updated : 11/18/2019 7:46:41 PM

+ The Instructional Systems Designer (ISD) position requires fully cleared individuals with an extensive range of experience that includes the development of complex technical training using interactive synchronous and asynchronous eLearning, instructor-led courses, and blended learning solutions.

+ ISDs work with the multidisciplinary team to rapidly and effectively design and develop custom training solutions to meet the time-critical needs of our customers.

+ ISD candidates have knowledge of the latest evidence-based training methods for complex learning (e.g., adaptive expertise, inductive teaching and learning models), as well as innovative approaches to performance support.

+ ISD candidates must have knowledge of and experience applying the Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (ADDIE) Instructional Systems Design model; this includes experience conducting thorough data gathering, analysis, and development of measurable learning objectives mapped to Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) and/or Job Qualification Standards (JQS).

+ ISDs direct the training design and work closely with content developers and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to clarify complex concepts, ensure accuracy of content, and develop instructionally sound training solutions that best meet the learning needs of the target audience. ISDs also works closely with graphic artists and multi-media developers in designing and developing templates, graphics, animations, videos, and other training solutions.

+ ISDs are responsible for producing deliverables that include but are not limited to: Project Schedules, Needs Assessment Reports, Design Plan Documents, Course Outlines, Storyboards, Instructor Guides, Student Guides, Video Scripts, Style Guides, and supporting Resources and Job Aids.

+ ISDs use a variety of technologies, techniques, and tools that include but are not limited to: XML, HTML, Confluence, Microsoft Office, Audacity, Camtasia Studio 8, Adobe Captivate, and custom solutions to support the creation of learning solutions. Senior ISDs are familiar with a variety of learning management system (LMS) applications that are used both in government and commercial spaces.

+ ISDs candidates must have strong written and oral communication skills.


+ Uses various methods to conduct analyses of training requirements

+ Designs, develops, and revises complex interactive eLearning, and/or instructor-led courseware of a technical nature for customer training

+ Demonstrates proficiency in identifying the appropriate training delivery method for the subject matter, audience, available resources, schedule, and other customer-driven requirements

+ Develops flow diagrams, storyboards, and other materials to assist in designing instructionally sound, complex learning solutions using a variety of delivery methods

+ Works closely with SMEs to gather content, create realistic scenarios and activities, and ensure technical accuracy of instructional content

+ Tests and provides Quality Assurance methodologies for learning objects

+ Develops and edits supporting documentation for the overall design, delivery, and ongoing maintenance of learning solutions

+ Observes and participates in existing courses and provides recommendations for course improvements; actively engages with instructors and course support team members to design, develop, and implement course improvements

+ In addition to the capabilities noted above, candidates that qualify for more Senior ISD positions must also provide the following: provides task leadership, manages workflows, oversees junior designers; and develops realistic time estimates and schedules for designing and delivering learning objects and course materials


+ Extensive experience working with subject matter experts to ensure technical accuracy of instructional content.

+ Extensive knowledge of adult learning methods, the ADDIE model, and a variety of technologies, techniques and tool (e.g. Learning Management Systems and the latest version of Captivate) to support the creation of eLearning solutions.

+ Strong writing and verbal communication skills in order to collaborate with content developers and other designers.

+ Background knowledge of complex hardware/software systems is desired.

+ Masters Degree in Instructional Systems Design, Instructional Technology, Education, or a directly related field from an accredited college or university plus eight (8) years of experience is required.

+ In lieu of a Masters Degree, a Bachelors Degree in Instructional Systems Design, Instructional Technology, Education, English, Communications, or a directly related field from an accredited college or university plus an additional ten (10) years of documented experience in instruction and/or curriculum development is required. An additional four (4) years of experience may be substituted for any Degree requirement.


Position require a Top Secret security clearance, based on current background investigation (SBI), as well as the favorable completion of polygraph.

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**Recruiting Point of Contact:**

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**KeyW EEO Statement**

Employment decisions at the Company will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. The Company does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of. (1)?race, (2)?religion, (3)?creed, (4)?color, (5)?national origin, (6)?ancestry, (7)?sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), (8)?age, (9)?medical condition, (10)?marital or domestic partner status, (11)?sexual orientation, (12)?gender, (13)?gender identity, (14)?gender expression and transgender status, (15)?mental disability or physical disability, (16)?genetic information, (17)?military or veteran status, (18)?citizenship, (19)?low-income status, or (20)?any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

**About the Organization**

KeyW is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Jacobs.

**About Jacobs**

Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. With approximately $12 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 50,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional and construction- and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors. For more information, visit, and connect with Jacobs on,,and.

**ID** _2019-20016_

**# of Openings** _2_

**Posted Date** _Information Technology_

**Job Locations** _US-MD-Hanover_