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Instructional Design

Instructional Systems Designer

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Entry  
Organization Type Corporate L&D  
Pay Range TBD  

Your Impact:

Jacobs is seeking an experienced Instructional Systems Designer to support our federal customer in Hanover, MD (Remote) with documented experience developing and delivering curriculum for instructor-led and asynchronous training programs supporting Department of Defense programs. The job requires expert knowledge in adult learning theories, methods, strategies, bests practices, techniques of instructional curriculum development, and evaluation to assist in the development and delivery of a wide variety of training.

This is a temporary assignment scheduled to last 6-7 months.


  • Collaborating on existing training programs and blended learning implementation strategies
  • Providing quality assurance / control on design plans and instructional materials
  • Creating professional level presentation materials
  • Regularly participating in meetings requiring close interactions with various project stakeholders (clients, SME, and end users)
  • Performing needs and/or gap analysis to determine training needs
  • Tracking work and schedules to ensure that work is completed within scheduling
    parameters; and producing quality results in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.


Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Demonstrated experience working with subject matter experts to analyze and determine learning requirements, design solutions, develop engaging content, and implement and evaluate a variety of training solutions.
  • Experience with the Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (ADDIE) model of instructional design, or the equivalent, as well as experience and familiarity with a broad range of adult learning theories and models for evaluation of adult learning.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge developing online training and learning tools and the knowledge to be able to successfully differentiate the needs of online training from instructor-led training.
  • Ability to develop strategies for a variety of learning types and their delivery on a variety of platforms.
  • Experience developing learning content in Adobe Captivate, Lectora, or the equivalent.
  • Program evaluation experience including qualitative and quantitative analysis and data tracking.
  • Demonstrates ability to define problems, supervise studies and lead surveys to collect and analyze data to provide advice and recommend solutions.
  • Demonstrates analytic leadership and expertise in identifying, planning, developing, and executing analytic production methodologies, tradecraft and techniques aligned with labor category mission.
  • Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday.  However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.
  • Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements
  • Time Management — Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
  • The ability to cooperate and collaborate with team members to adhere to project schedules and tight deadlines without sacrificing quality.
  • U.S. citizenship required.


  • Academic/training industry experience
  • Familiarity with DOD terminology

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

About Organization

We deliver impactful global solutions to create a more connected, sustainable world — from intelligence to infrastructure, cybersecurity to
space exploration. Our more than 60,000 employees across 50 countries work every day, challenging the expectations of today to reinvent the way we’ll all live tomorrow.