Instructional Systems Designer (ISD) – Huntsville, AL


ECS is seeking an Instructional Systems Designer (ISD) to join a dynamic, high performing team producing custom training solutions. We need an ISD with practical experience with the design, development and implementation of high-level Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI) for distance learning instructional deliveries to include Serious Games, mobile learning, and scenario-based virtual training environments for multiple adult learning audiences. This position authors or compiles necessary storyboards for each course module, ensures that the learning objectives are defined and met, and contributes to the testing or evaluation of the end product. This position works directly with Task Leads, Developers, and Project Managers throughout the product lifecycle.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Designs learning content throughout its lifecycle to include: analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation
  • Contributes to authoring and editing technical writing for use in Design Documents, User Guides, Instructor Guides, Curriculum Materials, and other documentation related to games and software-based training
  • Interacts effectively with military, industry, and academic partners to compile requirements, learning objectives, and technical information necessary for producing effective training solutions
  • Contributes to development tasks for IMI courseware, including storyboarding, authoring, and testing courses


  • 5 years professional experience performing IMI instructional design for adult learners
  • Must have experience in applying instructional design best practices to immersive training solutions including Serious Games, IMI Level IV courses, Simulations, or similarly complex training systems
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in Adobe Captivate and/or Articulate Storyline
  • Must have excellent communication skills as well as the ability to work with Programmers, Graphic Artists, and Subject Matter Experts
  • Must be capable of multitasking, working within deadlines, and smoothly transition between various projects
  • Ability to adapt and work effectively in a deadline-oriented team production environment
  • Familiarity with conducting Training Effectiveness Evaluations or similar evaluation activities
  • Familiarity developing course content that meets Section 508 Compliance
  • Familiarity working with SCORM Compliance (including versions 1.2 , 2004, Tin Can, and xAPI)
  • Familiarity with IMI Devleopment/Authoring Tools (including Captivate, Storyline, Photoshop, Flash, etc.)
  • Familiarity working with Learning Management Systems (LMS) (including Ilias, Blackboard, AtlasPro, etc.)
  • Military and/or Aviation experience or background is beneficial
  • Post-secondary degree (BA, BS) or equivalent experience/certification in Instructional Design & Technology, Instructional Technology, Curriculum, and Instruction or Educational Psychology or related field(s)




Job Location

huntsville, AL


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