Senior Instructional Designer

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Apply your experience in instructional design to help create effective training materials for Esri customers. You will be part of the innovative team responsible for designing, developing, and updating training courses that teach GIS concepts, skills, and workflows.


  • Analyze target audience, job tasks, and learner environment to define learning objectives
  • Work with subject matter experts (SMEs) to quickly assess, design, and evaluate instructor-led and web-based training materials that are educational and effective
  • Design courses that apply instructional design and effective learning principles to engage students in the learning process, encourage participation, and meet the requirements of the adult learner
  • Support the development of learning assessments, providing feedback and recommendations
  • Collaborate with team members to identify, contribute, and recommend new ideas or methods for enhancing our curriculum
  • Evaluate and enhance the overall content design of existing Esri curriculum
  • Stay up-to-date and expand knowledge of instructional design and e-learning industry trends and related technology


  • 5+ years of experience as an instructional designer, technical writer, or trainer with experience in instructional design techniques, knowledge of adult learning theories, and expertise in developing instructional resources
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Superior initiative and the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and the ability to prioritize
  • Knowledge of and experience applying the ADDIE model of instructional design
  • Demonstrated instructional design skills, including audience analysis, needs analysis, development of scope, design specifications, performance-based objectives, assessments, and curriculum development
  • Experience developing instructor-led training and web-based training for software applications
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in instructional design, instructional or educational technology, curriculum development, or related field

Recommended Qualifications

  • Experience creating instructional graphics
  • Understanding of GIS and knowledge of Esri software
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Windows, Word, PowerPoint), TechSmith Camtasia, Adobe Captivate, and Articulate Studio


Please include a link to your online portfolio or PDF samples of recent work. Samples must communicate your approach to evidence-driven problem-solving on real-world projects and demonstrate your skills in developing evidence-based insights and design solutions through a mix of low- and high-fidelity deliverables.


Total Rewards

Esri’s competitive total rewards strategy includes industry-leading health and welfare benefits: medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance for employees (and their families), 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, minimum accrual of 80 hours of vacation leave, twelve paid holidays throughout the calendar year, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. Base salary is one component of our total rewards strategy. Compensation decisions and the base range for this role take into account many factors including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs.

A reasonable estimate of the base salary range is
$70,720-$108,160 USD

About Esri

At Esri, diversity is more than just a word on a map. When employees of different experiences, perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures come together, we are more innovative and ultimately a better place to work. We believe in having a diverse workforce that is unified under our mission of creating positive global change. We understand that diversity, equity, and inclusion is not a destination but an ongoing process. We are committed to the continuation of learning, growing, and changing our workplace so every employee can contribute to their life’s best work. Our commitment to these principles extends to the global communities we serve by creating positive change with GIS technology. For more information on Esri’s Racial Equity and Social Justice initiatives, please visit our website here.

If you don’t meet all of the preferred qualifications for this position, we encourage you to still apply!

Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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