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Principal, e-Learning Developer

Principal, e-Learning Developer

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Amazon Corporate LLC
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Leadership Development & Training
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Job Description

Are you passionate about growing leaders at Amazon and having global impact? Are you an expert at design/development of immersive, engaging game simulations and learning experiences that result in insights and actions to drive team/business transformation and growth?
If so, the Talent Management/Leadership Development team would like to hear from you! We are seeking an innovative, driven, analytical and creative Principal, eLearning Developer/Instructional Designer to lead, design and develop world class eLearning solutions for 40,000+ managers globally.

The successful candidate will leverage deep eLearning domain expertise and creative methodologies, such as developing scenario-based learning, simulation and gamification, to design, develop and implement cutting-edge digital learning solutions for leadership development. The successful candidate will possess an entrepreneurial mindset, including a high tolerance for ambiguity, a penchant for experimentation, and a bias for action. The candidate must be skilled at anticipating and resolving problems, managing multiple priorities, and communicating effectively with key senior leaders. The candidate must also have the advanced technical skills to develop highly interactive learning solutions.

Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Set the strategy to transform e-Learning solutions based on sound adult learning theory.
  • Work with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), global internal customer groups, and source materials to design, develop and manage interactive, compelling and engaging online courses and learning interactions.
  • Create and establish cross functional partnerships to influence and/or drive scalable global solutions.
  • Continually evaluate solutions for quality, business impact, and scalability.
  • Drive large-scale projects aligned to critical organizational goals.
  • Maintain and continually expand knowledge of new digital learning approaches, technologies and tools through ongoing research and experimentation.
  • Provide deep thought leadership and contributions to the Center of Excellence (COE).
  • 25-40% travel required depending on project work.

Basic Qualifications

  • 10+ years’ experience in eLearning Development/Instructional Design, and/or multimedia development
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as instructional design, adult learning, learning technology.
  • Extensive experience conceptualizing and developing interactive eLearning solutions across multiple delivery platforms.
  • Excellent written, verbal and consultative skills and ability to teach/coach the tradecraft to team and peers
  • Demonstrated analytical capabilities, a process improvement mentality and ability to influence others with data-driven recommendations
  • Willingness to ‘roll up your sleeves’, yet possess a strategic, analytical mindset to interact with senior leaders in a credible manner
  • Intermediate knowledge of Web Development (HTML5, CSS, JS)
  • Intermediate knowledge of media development (image, video, audio)
  • Advanced knowledge of eLearning technical standards (SCORM, AICC, xAPI)
  • Expertise in eLearning development applications (e.g., Articulate, Adobe, Lectora)
  • Proven project management experience with the ability to prioritize, manage and complete multiple projects with tight deadlines

Preferred Qualifications

  • M.A., M.S., or PhD in Learning, Design and Technology, Education or a related discipline
  • 15+ years in eLearning Development/Instructional Design or related field, ideally in a global organization
  • Industry certifications in instructional design, curriculum development, or project management (e.g., CPLP, CPT, PMP)
  • Advanced knowledge of management science a plus