DEFTEC Corporation
  • Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • Full Time


Instructional Design Specialist

Albuquerque, NM

What We Can Offer YOU!

Exceptional Company Benefits:

Health, Dental, Vision, Life & AD&D Insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability, Paid Time Off, 10 Paid Holidays, 401(k) Plan, and more!

Location: Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico

SECRET Clearance required

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs Instructional Design for the Defense Nuclear Weapons School (DNWS), developing learning content in support of DNWS courses.
  • Works closely with Academic Instructors and Information Technology (IT) to support the cross-functional delivery of in-residence & online learning.
  • Develops and presents instructional and presentational (briefing) content for DNWS students and staff.
  • Identifies new e-learning technologies and methodologies, and evaluates appropriateness for DNWS.
  • Works with IT to develop LCMS infrastructure necessary to maintain a competitive and marketable online program.
  • Ensure DNWS compliance with security policies, accreditation standards, and copyright.
  • Oversees technology plans that increase the program's ability to enhance course design and strengthen content delivery.
  • Conducts comprehensive evaluation of all phases of training and outcome achievements.
  • Researches and implements plans to expand the methods of curriculum presentation in order to appeal students varied learning styles and maximize retention and student value.
  • Assists faculty in ensuring courses meet the high educational standards of DNWS; conducts annual review of courses to ensure high standards and that current material is accurate.
  • Facilitates presentation of courses, seminars, and materials over virtual platforms.
  • Develops courses and course materials including following the ADDIE process.
  • Collaborate with Subject Matter Experts (SME), Course Managers, and Instructional Staff to develop objectives, assessments, and appropriate methods of instruction.
  • Participates in design, development, and execution and evaluation of staff training courses
  • Provides media support for content development

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of instructional design practices with the ability to convey complex technical concepts.
  • Knowledge of digital media, and virtual & e-learning approaches to education.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of current issues, trends, and best practices in training & education.
  • Ability to apply policies and procedures consistently and correctly.
  • Ability to use initiative and resourcefulness in problem-solving.
  • Ability to work effectively with students, staff, and outside agencies.
  • Knowledge of LMS and LMCS systems and e-learning integration.
  • Proven ability to effectively manage multiple projects in a collaborative, team-based environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BA or BS Degree.
  • Instructional and/or administrative experience at post-secondary level.
  • Multimedia design experience, 3D Animation, and linear editing (video & audio) a plus.
  • Experience in the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, etc.)
  • Knowledge of developing objectives and building appropriate assessments.


DEFTEC's goal is to always support mission readiness by providing up-the-stream solutions to the Warfighters to better enable them to respond to evolving threats. Everything we do is designed to PROTECT THE WARFIGHTER. Our company was founded on, and is continuously inspired by, the critical missions that save Warfighters' lives.

DEFTEC Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, status as a parent, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.

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