Sr. Instructional Systems Designer

Job Locations US-AL-Huntsville
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Regular Full-Time


At Geeks and Nerds, your achievements directly contribute to GaN’s success.  As an employee owned company, your innovative solutions to unique problems will make the team grow. We want you to be a part of our success, helping not only grow your career, but expanding our horizons to new opportunities leading to future success. 


Job Duties/Responsibilities: Candidate will be responsible for the analysis, design, and development of Interactive Multimedia Instruction and Serious Games with levels of interactivity ranging from Levels 2-4 in accordance with the Army Virtual Learning Environment. You will interact with team members, customers, and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to transform existing platform training into engaging interactive training products for blended learning and individual study.


Duties may include:

  • Analyzing training needs and developing solutions to address them
  • Providing consultation and recommendations to customers on innovative training solutions as well as on effective and relevant curriculum development
  • Creating asynchronous and synchronous instruction designed for a distributed immersive learning environment
  • Working with instructors, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), and multimedia developers to analyze, design, develop, and evaluate distributed learning solutions
  • Creating storyboards, scripts, scenario-based instruction, and other advanced learning strategies to meet the needs of learners
  • Providing expertise in the creation of processes, and implementation of distributed learning
  • Performing the actual detailed development of course materials or courseware, as well as product testing, and maintenance.


Education/Experience Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in an IT related field and 6+ years of prior relevant experience. Will also consider HS and 10 years of experience. 
  • Must be able to obtain a SECRET security clearance

Required Skills

  • Knowledge and understanding of Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • Experience collecting, compiling, analyzing and synthesizing learner/customer feedback
  • Ability to work with a team or individually without close supervision
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Experience using Microsoft Office software applications
  • Experience with curriculum design/development and learning solutions
  • Ability to demonstrate an application of cognitive science and human factors that apply to the design of virtual training
  • Ability to develop solutions to complex problems that require ingenuity and innovation. 



Desired Skills

  • Experience developing game-based educational or training products
  • Experience with leveraging new technologies or approaches to increase learner engagement
  • Experience developing training products for blended learning strategies
  • Ability to increase learner engagement through the creation of appropriate interactions, activities, and exercises
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop
  • Knowledge of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)
  • Experience utilizing ADDIE and/or SAM models



Geeks and Nerds Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other legally protected classifications. Geeks and Nerds Corporation participates in E-Verify.


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