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Raytheon Technologies Instructional Systems Designer (Hybrid) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

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Collins Aerospace is seeking an Instructional Systems Design (ISD) Subject Matter Expert (SME). This ISD should have documented experience developing curriculum for instructor-led training (ILT) and computer-based training (CBT) supporting aerospace/avionics, and communications products. This job requires expert knowledge in adult learning theories, methods, strategies, best practices, techniques of instructional curriculum development, and evaluation to assist in the development and delivery of lessons related to aerospace/avionics training.

Goal: Better prepare customers and learners to operate effectively by improving their knowledge, skills, and retention operating and maintaining Collins Aerospace products.

Must be a commutable distance from Cedar Rapids, IA to work a hybrid schedule reporting on-site as needed.

Primary Responsibilities :

  • Creating engaging learning activities and compelling course content

  • Working with SMEs to identify target audience’s training needs

  • Applying tested instructional design theories, practice, and methods

  • Defining and documenting learning objectives

  • Creating instructional material: courses, curriculum, student guides or training manuals

  • Create supporting material/media (audio, video, simulations, role plays, games etc.)

  • Designing/Redesigning content to optimize learning

  • Converting in-person training to online training

  • Visualize instructional graphics, the user interface, and the finished product

  • Conduct instructional research and analysis on learners and contexts

  • Decide on the criteria used to judge learner’s performance and develop assessment instruments

  • Develop a plan and timeline to create instructional design documentation; products may include, but are not limited to, storyboards, narrative scripts, graphics, textbooks, tests, and scenario props. All designs shall adhere to the standards set by the recognized models.

  • Design and develop curriculum, total course materials for participants and facilitators, including student outlines, handouts, facilitator guides, performance exercises, evaluations, activities, job aids and all other required materials

Basic Qualifications:

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government issued security clearance is required.

  • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

  • Typically requires a University Degree (preferably in Industrial Design) and minimum 5 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience

  • Possess expertise developing courseware for a variety of training delivery methods including ILT and e-Learning

  • Knowledge and experience with military training development standards such as the MIL-HDBK-29612

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of experience facilitating focus group discussions, conducting classroom learning sessions, seminars, and workshops

  • Able to communicate effectively with customers determining training needs and requirements

  • Desired experience developing and designing training utilizing VR, AR, MR, and XR

  • Desired experience developing and designing training utilizing game engines such as Unreal Engine 4 or Unity 3D

  • Excellent knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models

  • Understanding of Learning Management Systems

    Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

    Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.

    Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

    Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success . We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


    • Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.

    Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

    Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite. Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

    Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home). An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed.

    Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

    · Medical, dental, and vision insurance

    · Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

    · Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option

    · Tuition reimbursement program

    · Student Loan Repayment Program

    · Life insurance and disability coverage

    · Optional coverages you can buy: pet insurance, home and auto insurance, additional life and accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal, ID theft protection

    · Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits

    · Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning

    · Adoption Assistance

    · Autism Benefit

    · Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions

    · Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program

    · Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

    · Bright Horizons, child and elder care services

    · Teladoc Medical Experts, second opinion program

    ·  And more! 

    Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


    · Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

    · Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

    At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

    Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

    Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.