Aptima is seeking an Instructional Systems Designer to join its Learning and Training Systems (LTS) division. The successful candidate will work as part of a dynamic team to apply learning theory and instructional best practices to the design, development and evaluation of contemporary blended learning solutions, which may include interactive courseware (ICW), simulation-based training, electronic performance support, and instructor-facilitated training.
Specific responsibilities include the following:
Conduct Government Furnished Information (GFI) review of existing schoolhouse content, learning products and documentation.
Conduct various analyses such as front-end analyses (FEA), job-duty task analyses (JDTA) and Needs Analysis among others to identify and validate training requirements.
Identify gaps in GFI through interviewing/observing instructors and subject matter experts (SMEs).
Translate analyses findings into appropriate instructional strategies.
Using ADDIE or similar methodology, develop various instructional design documents.
Evaluate or develop requirements for formative and summative assessments of trainee knowledge & performance.
Develop and conduct evaluations of existing courseware to measure its effectiveness.
Develop digital storyboards that illustrate the flow of courseware.
Work with multimedia developers to identify graphics and other media that will support and enhance the learning experience.
Support and respond to Quality Assurance specialists during product reviews.
Develop reports and briefings in support of the instructional development process.
US Citizens only
Active Secret Clearance
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Education, Instructional Design, Psychology or a related field.
Minimum of three years' experience in instructional systems analysis, design, and development.
Experience with US Navy (USN) training standards, including NAVEDTRA 130 (series).
Experience in quality control practices and the ADDIE instructional systems design process.
Demonstrated experience in conducting front-end analyses (FEAs) and job duty task analyses (JDTAs).
Experience designing and developing web-based interactive courseware for adult learners.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams in a production environment developing new technologies (e.g., with graphic artists, programmers, game engineers).
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), which will need to be demonstrated in a "job talk" should candidate make it to an in-person interview.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Any of the following would be a plus:
Prior experience on a Department of Defense (DoD) contractor courseware development team.
Master's or Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology or related field.
Experience implementing the ADL xAPI specifications in courseware development.
All applicants selected will be subject to a background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
Aptima, Inc. participates in the US Government E-Verify Program. For more information, click on http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.
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