Instructional Developer - 37653 in Alexandria, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 10/17/2021

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Job Description

Position Summary:

Alion is seeking a highly skilled, knowledgeable, and motivated mid-level instructional developer to support our Department of Defense customers.  The applicant will be a part of a team that designs and develops interactive courseware for customer.  Position is based in Alexandria, VA, but the work can be conducted in work-from-home capacity.  Occasional on-site presence may be required in the DC area. 

The applicant will require strong analytical skills and must be a self-starter with great initiative and ability to work independently with minimum supervision.  Work requires developer to be a team-player who interacts daily with the software team and weekly with the customer. 

Duties will be under the general direction of the project and program manager and within the scope of the work derived from a contract with a government customer.

Duties:  The developer will perform a wide range of tasks to support the development of software and security training solutions, including:

  • Utilizing a variety of delivery channels to achieve desired performance (instructor-led, computer-based training courses, virtual web-based programs, blended solutions, job aids, etc.)
  • Designing and developing curriculum & course materials for participants in concert with domain subject matter experts
  • Converting written materials and/or training requirements to interactive courseware, including writing plans and storyboards
  • Evaluating materials during development for instructional alignment and appropriate styles, standards, and specifications such as Section 508 and Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM)
  • Review and/or copyedit content.
  • Participating in the daily team stand-up calls
  • Conducting briefings and technical meetings for customers and potential customers
  • Performing additional duties and responsibilities as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Instructional Design, Education, Adult Learning, Educational Technology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology or related field.
  • Ability to analyze and de-conflict information from a variety of sources to form instructionally sound course content
  • Ability to create supporting course documentation, including design documents, storyboards, art style guides, and learning objectives
  • Familiarity with course development tools such as Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Experience in presenting to and interacting with stakeholders and senior SMEs in a consultative manner
  • Must be US citizen

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with agile software development processes
  • Master's Degree is preferred in Instructional Design, Education, Adult Learning, Educational Technology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology or related field

Professional Skills:

  • Excellent verbal, oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to be flexible, prioritize, and manage multiple activities simultaneously in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Strong team player with the ability to both collaborate and to take initiative and work well independently
  • Superior attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines


  • Must be eligible and willing to submit for a secret clearance

    Security Clearance: Secret
    Telework - Not Eligible

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