Instructional Developer, Lead - Remote - 35612 in Franconia, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 3/19/2021

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Job Description

Position Summary:

Alion is seeking a highly skilled, knowledgeable, and motivated 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.  Must be able to interpret security policies and process and be able to communicate the to the software team.

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:

  • Determining appropriate vehicles and delivery channels to achieve desired performance (instructor-led, computer-based training courses, virtual web-based programs, blended solutions, job aids, etc.)
  • Designing and developing and develops curriculum & total 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
  • Developing educational multimedia, using tools such as Captivate, Camtasia, Dreamweaver, Articulate Studio, or Raptivity.
  • Evaluating materials during development for instructional alignment and appropriate styles, standards, and specifications such as Section 508 and and Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM)
  • Participating in the daily team stand-up calls
  • Conducting briefings, software demonstrations, and technical meetings for customers and potential customers
  • Performing additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 10 or more years of experience in personnel security
    • Educational requirements may be adjusted for applicable work experience
    • Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience
  • Strong MS Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Experience in with learning management systems (LMS) and SCORM
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving capabilities
  • Must be US citizen

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with agile software development processes

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

Salary:  $95,000 to $130,000

Employee Benefits:  Alion is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to our employees and we hope you find this information useful in making your decision to join our Alion Team.  Available benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, flexible and health savings accounts, short- and long-term disability coverage, life and accident insurance, 401(k) and employee assistance program.  We provide a variety of leave programs including holidays (scheduled and floating), paid time off, parental leave, military leave, bereavement, jury as well state/federal mandated leave.  Alion provides access to education assistance and student loan repayment program, as well as convenient payroll deduction programs to include legal, home, auto and pet insurance.

Security Clearance: None

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