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Job #: R-00111273
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Curriculum Developer
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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This Sr. Instructional Systems Designer will develop course material and provide classroom instruction for a classified customer.  The position will support the organization in the design, development, review, evaluation, restructuring/redesign, and/or repackaging of training solutions.  The candidate must have extensive experience with industry-standard instructional design practices, as well as data collection instruments, data collection and analysis, developing or creating project management plans, and designing learning assessments.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct virtual and on-site courses relevant to the area of training

  • Design both classroom and eLearning modules that will touch upon technical skills (e.g., software), analytic skills, and interpersonal skills for adult learners on a government site

  • Provide expertise in adult learning practices and methods to develop and enhance instructional curriculum for both classroom and web-based delivery

  • Execute all facets of the training development life-cycle for various training types, including instructor-led courses, web-based and online training, blended learning, and performance support

  • Conduct needs assessments and training needs analyses, including gap analysis, contextual analysis and root-cause analysis

  • Select and design innovative instructional and learning strategies and associated technologies to optimize learning and achieve learning objectives

  • Develop, execute, and test training courses and performance support products

  • Perform quality assurance and quality control activities, including SME reviews, design reviews, course pilots, and hot washes

  • Create and conduct training evaluations, both formative and summative, across all levels for maximum impact

  • Identify, assess, and mitigate risks associated with training project plans and schedules

  • Manage and execute all aspects of training projects, including schedules, resources, and scope

  • Work with identified clients to determine the learning need, appropriate learning outcomes, and the most appropriate instructional methodologies based on adult learning theory

  • Determine the tasks, skills, level of effort, and advanced learning strategies required to meet the learning needs of the organization

  • Design, develop, and deliver instructional materials for instructor and student use in approved formats such as visuals, handouts, and reference guides

  • Demonstrated ability to develop participant-centered, applied learning solutions

  • Assessment expertise at multiple Kirkpatrick levels

  • Knowledge of the latest trends in education and how technology enables learning

  • Strong interpersonal and teaming skills

  • Completes peer to peer reviews to ensure consistency, quality, and appropriate use of course content guidelines

  • Ability to teach and others

  • Experience creating learning solutions in a fast-paced, agile environment with a focus on iteration, continuous improvement using business feedback, and lifecycle planning for learning programs

  • Provide consultation and recommendations to customers on innovative training solutions, as well as effective and relevant curriculum development and delivery

  • Work with instructors, subject matter experts, instructional technologists, and developers to analyze, design, develop, and evaluate learning solutions

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Instructional System Design, Instructional Technology, adult education, or a related field

  • Must have ISD experience within the IC

  • Must have an understanding of the ADDIE instructional system design model

  • Candidate must have BS with 12+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10+ years prior relevant experience.  Will consider work experience in lieu of a degree

  • Must have TS/SCI with a polygraph

Demonstrated experience in the following:

  • Identifying performance gaps or learning needs

  • Formally documenting instructional design plans

  • Using empirical data to make instructional design decisions

  • Ensuring instructional solutions address performance gaps

  • Identifying and making improvements to instruction

  • Designing instructional strategies that engage, motivate, or are learner-centered

  • Using face-to-face, online, and blended learning strategies

  • Developing project management plans for instructional design projects

  • Designing assessments of learning

  • Collaborating across functional teams

  • Prior experience as a facilitator

  • Facilitating small and large group training activities to achieve desired training outcomes in both resident and virtual/online classroom environments.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8 or more years progressive work experience in instructional design to include training industry experience (instructor-led, online, and in blended environments)

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Creative Suite

  • A background in developing training materials based on policies and/or compliance requirements

  • Pluses:  Experience with SCORM, Section 508 requirements, and technical specifications for Learning Management Systems (LMS), Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, and/or Lectora

  • Instructional Design Certification from an accredited institution

  • Prior Customer experience

  • Experience with online learning platforms and tools

  • Demonstrable experience with selecting and implementing appropriate teaching methods, to include lecture/discussion, role-playing, case study reviews, simulations, and small group learning

Pay Range:

Pay Range $94,250.00 - $145,000.00 - $195,750.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 45,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.  For more information, visit

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