VMware Instructional Designer III, Learning Programs Team - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Jackson, Mississippi
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Job Role and Responsibilities:
The Learning Programs team, under the Worldwide Readiness, Assessment, Certification, and Enablement (WWRACE) organization, is seeking a candidate with a strong instructional design background and skills to design, develop, and update training materials using various tools and strategies. Our team is responsible for providing enablement training for our salesforce and partners, so knowledge of sales and sales methodologies is highly desirable.
You will be responsible for working with key partners and subject-matter experts (SMEs) to consult on and complete projects, implement feedback, and apply instructional design standards and criteria. You will interact with global teams and SMEs located in different geographies such as the Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa, and Asia Pacific. The position requires a self-starter with strong communication and presentation skills, understanding of instructional design methodologies and processes, and the ability to work with a range of different roles in the sales organization.
VMware has a fast-paced, rapidly growing environment, which will require you to handle shifting priorities, build strong credible relationships, and distill a variety of feedback into consumable data and reference points to drive content, training, program, and communications improvement.
Responsibilities & Scope
Use instructional design expertise to analyze, design, and develop effective and engaging instructional materials that meet audience needs
Work with stakeholders and SMEs to understand, define, and capture their training requirements and propose appropriate learning strategies that successfully address the needs of the target audience and involve suitable training delivery modalities
Create high-level design (HLD) for each project request
Develop training and enablement content for field representatives, partners, and/or customers (including but not limited to instructor-led presentations, sales assets, e-Learning courses) using sound writing, communication, and instructional design principles and strategies
Design simulations, job aids, assessment questions, etc. to support courseware
Conduct design and content reviews effectively and in a timely manner
Work with vendor resources to produce and deliver all projects on-time, within scope, and within budget
Attain intermediate knowledge of networking, storage, client/server applications, end-user computing tools, cloud offerings, etc.
Work cross-functionally and develop a trusting partnership with stakeholders, SMEs, and other cross-functional teams in the enablement organization
Actively collaborate with members of the content team and contribute to internal discussions and internal projects involving process documentation, process improvement, team engagement, metrics analysis and collection, innovative thinking, etc.
Perform peer review of training content and provide constructive feedback
Regularly report status of projects
8+ years of experience in instructional design, preferably in high-tech environment
Extensive experience developing technical and sales content in a variety of learning formats; experience with instructor-led training and e-learning format is a must
Advanced instructional design knowledge and exposure to latest industry trends in the fields of instructional design, learning strategies & technologies, and training tools
Familiarity with the high-tech sales process and terminology common for consultative selling
Basic graphics development and visual design skills
Clear, professional, and concise communications (written/verbal), presentation and facilitation skills, attention to detail
Ability to use consultative approach and persuasive communication with stakeholders
Ability to take initiative, set priorities independently, and complete assigned deliverables within the defined time with limited supervision
Strong organizational skills and ability to operate successfully in a fast-changing, dynamic, and sometimes ambiguous environment
Required Experience and Education:
8+ years of experience with instructional design/development of sales, technical courses in a high-tech context
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is mandatory; graduate-level instructional degree is preferred.
Expert-level proficiency in Microsoft tools (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams, SharePoint) and major eLearning authoring tools (Articulate Storyline, Articulate Rise, and Captivate) is mandatory
Intermediate-level proficiency in video and animation creation/editing tools (Camtasia, Adobe Premiere, VideoScribe, Vyond) and graphic design software (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects) highly desirable
Deep knowledge of virtual training/meeting applications (Zoom, MS Teams) and supporting tools/apps (such as Poll Everywhere, Menti, Kahoot) required
Basic knowledge of Learning Management Systems, such as SABA required
Home Office - Anywhere in the United States
This job requisition is not eligible for employment-based immigration sponsored by VMware.
Category : Sales
Subcategory: Field Enablement
Experience: Manager and Professional
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2021-07-21
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