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Job 670411,Training & Development Instructional Designer (Experienced)

Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves challenging issues for nation's security? Are you ready to have an impact on an entire organization? Does enabling the mission of an entire workforce and its leaders ignite your real passion for success? If so, you could be the Training and Development Instructional Designer we are seeking.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Develop and manage small and large-scale instructional design projects, including all details, such as purpose/scope, business objectives, learning objectives, project timetable milestones, team member roles and responsibilities, resources required, service level agreements, budget, rollout plans (including piloting, refresh, and sunset), follow-up and project evaluation plans, reports, and review and approval cycles
  • Experience applying learning science principles to develop classroom, virtual and online learning.
  • Create learning solutions that are innovative, highly engaging, and utilize the most advanced techniques and technology available, with a demonstrable impact on business results. Technology examples include: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Audio and Video Production, Computer-based learning tools such as Captivate/Storyline.
  • Support overall staff development efforts by developing or participating in the development of new instructional design and delivery capabilities, such as social media, simulations, gamification, and peer-contributed knowledge bases.
  • Stay abreast of learning trends such as new technologies, standards, regulatory changes, internal and external workforce dynamics, performance trends and development programs to proactively recommend interventions aligned with the strategic plans and business targets for staff development.
  • Consult with stakeholders such as management and training councils to identify training needs and propose creative learning options and solutions appropriate for business and learning objectives.

Department Description:

Technical and Compliance Training Department, 3521, within the Human Resources Center, has corporate responsibility for technical and compliance education and training products & services to support Laboratories' customer business objectives. Additionally, the department provides consulting services to Sandians to improve their job and organizational performance.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
  • Extraordinary co-workers
  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
  • Flexible schedules, generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.



  • Bachelor's degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Science, Organizational Development or a relevant discipline, plus 5 or more years of applicable work experience designing, developing, and implementing online learning interventions, from SME interaction and needs assessments, to production, delivery, and evaluation.
  • Required proficiency-master level: in at least one e-learning authoring software application, such as Articulate Storyline or Adobe Captivate.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOEQ-level security clearance.


  • Master's degree in Instructional Design, Performance Improvement, or other relevant discipline.
  • Desirable experience/proficiency: LMS; SharePoint; Adobe Suite or CC; HTML authoring tools.
  • Experience identifying, selecting, and managing external services.
  • Flexible and adaptable to change, comfortable with ambiguity, ability to learn new concepts quickly, and a demonstrated ability for self-management.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills including being adept at making formal and informal presentations.
  • Demonstrated effective project management and execution skills; can manage project details and multiple projects with a high level of timeliness and quality deliverables.
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical abilities to identify and frame issues, synthesize information, and draw insightful conclusions. Attention to detail, including the ability to analyze information from a variety of sources.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


Posted: 2020-01-06 Expires: 2020-02-05

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