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Job Title: Instructional Systems Designer

Organization: ​Applied Materials

Location: Santa Clara, CA

Designs, develops, and evaluates complex, specialized technical training materials, assessments and programs for a variety of curriculum, classroom and interactive formats, by employing a systematic instructional methodology.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.


  • Applies expert knowledge of educational principles, methods, and thinking to solve critical instructional design problems to evaluate and design learner-centered, performance-based training materials in multiple modalities, including classroom, interactive eLearning modules, videos, job aids, facilitator guides, and other instructional media to support technical curriculum.

  • Works with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and others across the organization to create accurate, measurable, outcome-based training curriculum with engaging learning activities and compelling course content that enhances retention and the knowledge/skill transfer in classroom and online delivery.

  • Develops scalable solutions to ensure all training programs are consistent and ready for a global audience * Writes task-based assessments that measure learning objectives.

  • Works collaboratively and effectively with others to promote innovative approaches and enhance productivity related to curriculum development.

  • Learns complex technologies and tools rapidly to "hit the ground running" in the development of technical training material.

  • Acquires the latest industry best practices and apply those to the workplace.

Qualifications and Education Requirements


  • Bachelor's Degree in Instructional Systems Design, Master’s Degree (preferred) and five (5) years working in an Instructional Systems Design role with responsibility for end-to-end development of instructional solutions for a technical audience.

  • Demonstrated experience designing instructional solutions, collateral, eLearning and self-directed learning modules, performance support aids, online tutorials and other training materials.

  • Highly organized and able to thrive in a deadline-oriented environment; a passionate learner and self-starter, comfortable owning projects and must have a ‘learner-focused’ mindset in a rapidly changing environment

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced, high-tech environment.

  • Expertise with designing instructional solutions developed with Adobe Creative Cloud, e-Learning authorware such as: Articulate Storyline, Articulate Studio, Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Captivate and similar products.

  • Experience designing training solutions for global audiences.

  • Strong analytical, interviewing, research, organizational, and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; ability to work cross-functionally with a global team to execute multiple project schedules.

  • Technical acumen with experience working in a high-tech engineering environment a plus.

  • Candidates will be expected to provide a portfolio of their instructional design work.

  • Experience with Instructional Design for Virtual Reality preferred.

Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

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