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Instructional Designer

February 3, 2023
Job Type Employee  
Experience Level Mid  
Organization Type Corporate L&D  
Pay Range

Transfr is on a mission to create alternative pathways to career success. Our hands-on simulation-based training provides people with the skills they need to enter or reenter the workforce, enabling them to have a better quality of life. Our technology gives immersive training that the user absorbs much more readily than video tutorials, slide presentations, and other training methods.We believe the future starts with innovative workplace training and hands-on skills development. We’re building bridges between schools, workplaces, and governments to make jobs more accessible and create a better tomorrow, today.This is an exciting time! Demand for VR skills-based training has never been higher. Our startup is in hyper growth mode, scaling in every direction.We are looking for people that possess a true love for learning and have a burning desire to contribute to outcomes that change the world.Position Summary: Transfr is seeking an Instructional Designer/Learning Engineer experienced in developing learning science-based instruction in virtual reality, deploying strong Human Factors skills (UX|LX). This position will be embedded in our Learning Engineering/Instructional Design team and will focus on the instructional design and development of our sims. Applicants should be adept in the application of principles and methods from learning and usability sciences and engineering, with a strong preference for those experienced in XR. The successful candidate will be able to leverage User Centered Design principles to improve the instructional design of our sims by working from a foundation of learning sciences and human factors research, mixing in other technical, design and educational experiences as needed.Duties will include designing and supporting development of VR experiences for training manual (trade) skills and healthcare (prior experience in healthcare domain a plus), developing frameworks and processes for improving useability and learning experience, and working with cross-functional teams.Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop design documents for training simulations in immersive virtual reality platforms.
  • Support the managers of learning engineering/instructional design by providing updates and recommendations on team performance, design and development throughput, simulation quality, and risk assessment.
  • Keep up to date on the constraints and affordances, and most importantly our style guidance documentation of our VR platform.
  • Interface with SMEs to understand domain training standards and requirements
  • Participate in design and production reviews to ensure fidelity of learning experience from inception to release.
  • Create evaluation frameworks for simulations, adjusting based upon learner performance and feedback as necessary


  • 2-10 years of ID or Learning Engineering experience
  • Solid grasp of, experience and facility with, learning science principles and their application to instructional design
  • College degree (bachelors or masters) in “Instructional Design”, “Instructional Technology”, “Learning Engineering” or similar
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Comfortable with and capable of working in a fast-paced schedule
  • Ability to be flexible and cooperative in generating novel solutions. Excellent collaborative and communications skills
  • Superior attention to detail. Ability to self-direct professional improvement and education.

What we offerThe base salary range for this position is expected to be between $90,000 and $100,000, with the actual base salary amount dependent on a number of factors, including but not limited to a candidate’s credentials, relevant experience, and primary job location. In addition to salary this role may be eligible for variable compensation and additional company benefits such as stock options, 401(k), paid vacation and sick time, and medical/dental/vision insurance.In Closing:If you’re looking to make a big difference in the lives of others, we invite you to join us on our mission to make learning more intuitive by helping individuals develop the skills they need for career success.Be a part of creating pathways to prosperity by helping to develop training simulations to teach skills that lead to well-paying jobs, for all.At Transfr, we embrace diversity because it breeds innovation. Transfr is an equal opportunity employer that participates in E-Verify committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants, consultants, and employees, and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.**Must be authorized to work in the United States without restriction**