Senior Instructional Designer at Scaled Agile, Inc.

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Scaled Agile, Inc.,  ( is the provider of SAFe®, the world’s leading framework for enterprise agility. 

Through learning and certification, a global partner network, and a growing community of over 500,000 trained professionals, Scaled Agile helps enterprises build better systems, increase employee engagement, and improve business outcomes.

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Scaled Agile is a member of the Pledge 1% corporate philanthropy movement, SAI contributes to the local community and seeks to inspire and encourage other companies to the same purpose.

Overview of position:

The Scaled Agile Learning and Certification team has new role for a dynamic Senior Instructional Designer with expertise in eLearning and synchronous remote learning. You will join our high performing, agile learning and certification development team and apply lean-agile methods to analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation of high quality learning experiences for Scaled Agile’s worldwide partners and customers.

You will join a talented team of Senior Instructional Designers and Graphic Artists with cross-functional skill sets.  Your expertise and design skills will have a global impact in the quality of our courseware.  

You will help develop courseware that reaches over 500,000 people globally across all industries and helps improve their engagement in work as well as their personal lives.

You will have the opportunity to work with innovative tools and a state of the art Learning Content Management System (Xyleme). 

This role is focused on producing learning experiences based on adult learning principles and innovative instructional and learning experience design methods.

What you will do:

  • Establish strong working relationships with Content Owners, Product Managers and subject matter experts to analyze target audience needs (knowledge and performance gaps).
  • Perform agile role-based analysis in order to identify learning outcomes, supporting objectives, and critical skills.
  • Work as a change agent in collaborative lean-agile team environments to create a wide variety of learning assets.
  • Apply principles of cognition and adult learning to content design and development to address the needs of adult learners, encourage classroom participation, and actively engage students in all aspects of their learning process.
  • Create graphics in PowerPoint and Illustrator in support of visualizing instructional content for adult learners.
  • Design and write clean and concise instructional content.
  • Develop courseware kits by assembling diverse digital media assets. This includes creating new assets when needed, updating and managing existing assets.

Skills and experience that are important for the role:

  • Strong learning development and design background with experience creating and implementing a wide range of learning solutions
  • Minimum of 7 years working as a technical courseware developer or writer, with demonstrated experience in learning experience design techniques
  • Proficiency developing instructional resources, including: instructor-led course content, instructor and student guides, workbooks, active learning content and exercises, video products, online content, assessments, professional development and performance tools
  • Ability to apply Agile working practices in a fast-moving environment
  • Excellent knowledge of learning theory, adult learning principles, active learning, instructional design, and learning experience design methods
  • Experience performing needs assessment and agile role-based analysis
  • Video scripting and familiarity with a video production environment
  • Aptitude for Word, PowerPoint, Camtasia, Captivate, Articulate, RISE and other on-line tools.  Technical aptitude for working in a Learning Content Management System (Xyleme).
  • Familiarity with SCORM, online learning, and learning technology
  • Experience writing for non-English speaking audiences
  • Bachelor degree in instructional design or educational technology (M. Ed. preferred).

Where you’ll be working:

This position is located in our corporate headquarters and learning center in east Boulder, Colorado.

Why Scaled Agile?

We are a growing organization with a proven revenue model and a serious opportunity to be the global market leader in software and systems development knowledgeware.

This is a place for people who love technology environments, geek out on methodologies and are always thinking about how things can be improved. While we have free snacks and a nice office environment, Foosball and a kegerator are not what we’re about.

We are a group of seasoned professionals and systems thinkers who are passionate about our mission of helping the biggest organizations in the world improve the way they produce software and create real value. We're profitable, we're agile.

If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute to the direction and success of a vibrant business we'd love to hear from you. Please provide a resume and a few thoughts on why you think you’d be a great fit. We still read cover letters.

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We are located in Northeast Boulder, situated on the hill above Valmont Bike Park, offering a wonderful view of the Flatirons and Rocky Mountains.

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The Scaled Agile office is a modern, collaborative space that encourages informal conversations and has plenty of private workspaces too. With a location that combines an inspiring view of the Rocky Mountains, along with being adjacent to the award-winning Valmont Bike Park, the Scaled Agile office is one of the best in Boulder.


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What are Scaled Agile, Inc. Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Paid industry certifications
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