๐ŸŒŒ Instructional Design Specialist II (Contract)

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Do you have a passion to learn and test new ideas? Join our team of instructional design specialists! As an Instructional Design Specialist II, you will be using your skills and expertise to expand our in-house learning programs and practices including identifying learning needs, creating training that skills our employees for more responsible positions, and increasing effectiveness of training. You'll be responsible for creating e-learning modules, instructor-led training, and training reference materials. You'll also be responsible for developing criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of our training. You will have opportunity to work with an experienced team of learning professionals and to expand your experience in Adult Learning Theory, e-learning methods, project management, and Subject Matter Expert (SME) management. In this role, you will be expected to focus on refining the design of training using Instructional Design best practices.

Sierra Space, based in Louisville, Colorado with operations in Madison, Wisconsin, Durham, North Carolina, and Kennedy Space Center, Florida, designs and manufactures advanced spacecraft, satellites, propulsion and environmental systems, spacecraft subsystems and components for the U.S. government (including NASA), commercial customers and international organizations. Learn more about Sierra Space


  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Psychology, Instructional or Graphic Design, or related field of study and typically 3+ years of related work experience

    • Relevant experience beyond 3+ years may be considered in lieu of required education
  • Extensive knowledge of Instructional Design and Adult Learning principles

  • Experience working with high level stakeholders and SMEs

  • Experience managing training projects from analysis to evaluation

  • Strong working knowledge of e-learning authoring tools (Articulate 360, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Captivate)

  • Basic experience with LMSes (Workday, Cornerstone, etc.)


  • Learning or Instructional Design Certificate (e.g. Adult Learning Certificate, ATD Instructional Design Certificate, etc.)

  • Experience with audio and/or video production

  • Experience creating compliance or process training in a highly regulated environment

  • Experience managing high level stakeholders and SMEs

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required. Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances


To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.

With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. The company has technology in production and in development to enable space habitats for short- and long-duration space travel, a fleet of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, and the first free-flying commercial space station. Please visit www.sierraspace.com to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.

As COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities, we are taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID-19 and associated variants pose in the workplace. SNC is committed to supporting our employees while ensuring we continue to meet essential national security needs of our country.

With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, SNC will continue to require COVID-19 vaccination status for all employees including new hires. In accordance with applicable requirements, all current and newly hired employees who are unvaccinated may be required to adhere to enhanced onsite safety protocols including weekly COVID-19 testing, face coverings, and social distancing.ย 

The status of applicable COVID-19 vaccination requirements are subject to change depending on applicable court orders and the course of ongoing litigation. Candidates may later be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved exemption.ย 

At Sierra Space, our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. Sierra Space is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to Sierra Space come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.

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Sierra Space
United States, Broomfield, CO
Posted 7d ago
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