For more than 25 years, Aptima's mission has been to improve and optimize performance in mission-critical, technology-intensive settings. We apply deep expertise in how humans think, learn, and perform to today's challenges. Whether for fighter pilots functioning in the cockpit, medical staff in the ICU, or teams collaborating across distributed networks, our solutions:
Ensure synergy between humans, the technologies they use, and the organizations within which they operate
Enhance productivity through human-AI teaming, unobtrusive measurement, data analytics, and intelligent interfaces
Accelerate learning, training, and readiness with precision learning that is customized, personalized, and efficient
At Aptima, our culture is founded on three principles that our founders planted and our staff have embraced: innovation, impact, and empathy. At our core is innovative research and development in an area that most engineering firms ignore: the human component. But innovation without application is navel-gazing-our aim is to impact the world in meaningful ways by brining those innovations to light.
We encourage entrepreneurial and creative efforts, and provide a work environment that promotes excellence through an emphasis on continuing education and professional publication. Teamwork, collaboration, and an unrelenting focus on the customer are integral to our corporate culture. Work hard. Take care of each other. Lead by example. Accept others for who they are. So while the world knows us as a company that is moving humans, technology, and AI forward, we think of ourselves as something more.
What You'll Do
Aptima is seeking an Instructional Systems Designer to join its Learning and Training Systems (LTS) division. The successful candidate will work as part of a dynamic team to apply learning theory and instructional best practices to the design, development and evaluation of contemporary blended learning solutions, which may include interactive courseware (ICW), simulation-based training, electronic performance support, and instructor-facilitated training.
ConductGovernment Furnished Information (GFI) review of existing schoolhouse content, learning products and documentation.
Conduct various analyses such as front-end analyses (FEA), job-duty task analyses (JDTA) and Needs Analysis among others to identify and validate training requirements.
Identify gaps in GFI through interviewing/observing instructors and subject matter experts (SMEs).
Translate analyses findings into appropriate instructional strategies.
Using ADDIE or similar methodology, develop various instructional design documents.
Evaluate or develop requirements for formative and summative assessments of trainee knowledge & performance.
Develop and conduct evaluations of existing courseware to measure its effectiveness.
Develop digital storyboards that illustrate the flow of courseware.
Work with multimedia developers to identify graphics and other media that will support and enhance the learning experience.
Support and respond to Quality Assurance specialists during product reviews.
Develop reports and briefings in support of the instructional development process.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams in a production environment developing new technologies (e.g., with graphic artists, programmers, game engineers).
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), which will need to be demonstrated in a "job talk" should candidate make it to an in-person interview.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Active Secret Clearance
Bachelor's degree in Education, Instructional Design, Psychology or a related field.
3+ years' experience in instructional systems analysis, design, and development.
Experiencewith US Navy (USN) training standards
Experience in quality control practices and the ADDIE instructional systems design process.
Demonstrated experience in conducting front-end analyses (FEAs) and job duty task analyses (JDTAs).
Experience designing and developing web-based interactive courseware for adult learners.
Any of the following would be a plus:
Prior experience on a Department of Defense (DoD) contractor courseware development team.
Master's or Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology or related field.
Experience implementing the ADL xAPI specifications in courseware development.
All applicants selected will be subject to a background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
Aptima, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to non-discrimination in employment. We select the most qualified individual for the job based on job-related qualifications regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, credit history, sexual orientation, arrest and court record, genetic information, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or other applicable laws.