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Senior Instructional Designer, remote in Fairfax at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 2/16/2018

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Job Description

General Dynamics Information Technology is pursuing candidates for an existing Curriculum Services program. GDIT's training organization is an award-winning team with a national reputation for enterprise training quality. Our learning professionals are thought leaders responsible for innovative training designs and learning strategies to a variety of customers. GDIT's proven processes and expertise empowers our instructional designers, artists, developers and subject matter experts and contributes to our effectiveness in creating consistently high-quality products for customers.

We are currently seeking an experienced Senior instructional Designer to join this team. This person:

  • Takes direction from Project Leads and Project Managers as required
  • Designs curriculum materials in accordance with established design models and templates for Instructor-led training (ILT); Interactive Multi-media Instruction (IMI); and related materials
  • Consults with other Instructional Designers, the Curriculum Lead, and/or clients on job performance improvement strategies; learning strategy; blended curriculum design; and business issues related to learning needs and learning solution initiatives
  • Conducts analyses of target audience; training requirements; and media requirements in accordance with SOPs
  • Designs and develops instructional approaches and/or strategies to meet training requirements as appropriate
  • Designs training materials and evaluations in accordance with SOPs
  • Develops non-technology-based training materials in accordance with SOPs
  • Develops appropriate training objectives and test methods and designs instructionally valid training materials
  • Maintains high levels of self-motivation; demonstrating reliability in a consistent level of job performance; and working within established project budgets and schedules
  • Exhibits versatile interpersonal and communication skills that enable successful internal and external interaction in a variety of modes including face-to-face meetings; phone calls; phone conferences; virtual meetings; and written communication
  • Develops appropriate training objectives and test methods and designs instructionally valid training materials
  • Participates in special projects as required 

Job Requirements

8-10 years of related instructional development experience.

  • This is a remote position - home office with high speed internet access required. 
  • In depth knowledge of the principles; methods; and techniques used in the development of training including educational psychology; Adult Learning Theory Human Performance Improvement; in addition to Instructional Technology
  • Recent experience designing instruction at the detail level including development of technology-based training; paper-based training materials; and related documentation
  • Excellent communication skills in speaking and writing including practices of first time quality such as self-editing and double-checking of own work
  • Works with little guidance (independently) and with diverse teams
  • Learns new tools and processes quickly with little guidance or documentation
  • Edits and performs quality assurance checks on own work
  • Able to multitask and remain flexible when working in a changeable environment in terms of scheduling and tasking
  • Very proficient and productive in Microsoft Office (including Word; Excel; PowerPoint; Project etc.)
  • Occasional travel to client locations for meetings and events (less than 25%)

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.