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Learning Architect (Instructional Designer) – On-Site

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LEARNING ARCHITECT (Instructional Designer)

On-Site – Groton, CT

US Citizenship Required

GP Strategies Corporation is a global workforce transformation provider of organizational and technical performance learning solutions. GP Strategies’ solutions improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting, and business improvement services customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, automotive, financial services, technology, aerospace & defense industries, and other commercial and government customers. Additional information can be found at gpstrategies.com.

The GP Strategies Content Design and Development team is a premier provider of custom training programs, including:

  • Custom online courses with full audio, media, and learner interactivity
  • Instructor-led and virtual instructor-led trainings
  • Podcasts, recorded presentations, print deliverables, and knowledge assessments
  • Delivery to global audiences in North America, EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and LATAM


Provide instructional expertise and learning experience design direction for all assigned projects by interfacing with client stakeholders and cross-functional project team members to deliver industry-leading learning solutions adapted to the clients’ unique needs. The ideal candidate has experience building technical or manufacturing learning solutions. Guide the design of learning programs and provide direction to Instructional Designer team working with the client. This position is onsite in Groton, CT, and US citizenship required.


  • Identify our clients’ performance improvement needs
  • Become a trusted advisor for Electric Boat Stakeholders
  • Partnering with stakeholders to advise and create appropriate training solutions
  • Design effective training solutions within project budgets and project expectations
  • Guide the design process and strategy for Instructional Designers working with the client
  • Practice empathy in applying a human-centered approach to design techniques
  • Practice in using design thinking methodology and collaborative tools to guide stakeholder teams through creative problem-solving solutions
  • Support the development team toward successful delivery of the vision
  • Ensure the overall project quality and success
  • Analyze instructional needs by:
  • Investigating the solution requirements
  • Interpreting business conditions
  • Identifying the audience
  • Collaborate to create design documentation including:
  • Project goals
  • Training objectives
  • Measurement/evaluation plans
  • Multiple solutions to the same problem
  • Course content
  • Scenarios/scripts
  • Advanced media builds
  • Practice activities
  • Evaluations
  • Network and partner with internal and external stakeholders to provide strategic instructional direction.
  • Design instructional solutions to ensure an effective learning experience for a variety of audiences.
  • Partner with other team members to craft and develop the solution(s)-team members may include specialists in project management, writing, editing, and media/graphics.
  • Perform within a variety of team and workflow structures ranging from traditional/waterfall to agile.
  • Build effective working relationships with stakeholders and SMEs to efficiently gather content information and feedback.
  • Represent a familiarity with a variety of modalities including but not limited to e-learning, ILT, VILT, interactive multimedia instruction (IMI), and self-study as well as programs and curricula.
  • When necessary and appropriate, work with teammates to draft learning materials.
  • Interpret and organize complex topics and processes into content that is clear, organized, and easy to retain.
  • Direct personal development by actively identifying new areas for one’s own personal learning.
  • Actively engaging in our broader community of instructional designers and learning solutions team.
  • Regularly attend learning opportunities and apply newly gained knowledge and skills on the job.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Instructional design background including strong knowledge of adult learning theory, learner needs, blended learning, modern learning experiences, and delivery of content
  • Ability to incorporate the most effective, leading-edge instructional approaches
  • Ability to communicate effectively and influence stakeholders
  • Conceptual and strategic thinker, team player, excellent communication skills with clients and coworkers
  • Ability to detail-design
  • Attention to detail and strong work ethic
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously under aggressive deadlines (project management and time management skills)
  • Eight years’ experience within learning and training projects in a manufacturing or industrial environment.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in information design, instructional development or related fields preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Supporting client engagements that range from project-based to dedicated commitments
  • Specialized experience with specific types of learning content (technical, social, job skills, or compliance)
  • Specialized experience within industry (shipbuilding, defense, manufacturing, etc.)
  • Creating online courseware with rapid development content tools, such as Storyline or Captivate.
  • Creating adjunct online deliverables including product data sheets, comparison charts, e-mail blasts, course descriptions, and website copy
  • Familiarity with a variety of learning experience modalities and conditions including but not limited to VR, AR, social platforms (e.g., Intrepid, Degreed, EdX, NovoEd), gamification, game-based learning, accessibility, and reporting
  • Familiarity with diverse populations of learners (diversity, inclusion, and equality) and the specific and nuanced needs of each

GP Strategies is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.

Diversity comes naturally to us at GP Strategies. With more than 4000 employees in over 30 countries, being diverse is second nature. Yet, it’s more than just about location, our style focuses on performance and revolves around respect, fairness and working collectively to achieve our goals. We support our people, no matter who they are, or where they are from because they have different perspectives and attitudes. That’s how ideas are born and enable us to work smarter.