Instructional Designer, AR/VR – Remote

at Axon
Published August 12, 2022
Location Seattle, WA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Join Axon and be a Force for Good.At Axon, we're on a mission to Protect Life. We're explorers, pursuing society's most critical safety and justice issues with our ecosystem of devices and cloud software. Like our products, we work better together. We connect with candor and care, seeking out diverse perspectives from our customers, communities and each other.Life at Axon is fast-paced, challenging and meaningful. Here, you'll take ownership and drive real change. Constantly grow as you work hard for a mission that matters at a company where you matter.We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes justice, advances equity, values diversity and fosters inclusion. We're committed to hiring the best talent - regardless of race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances - and empowering all of our employees so they can do their best work. If you have a disability or special need that requires assistance or accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please email [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]. Please note that this email address is for accommodation purposes only. Axon will not respond to inquiries for other purposes.Your ImpactYou aren't like everybody else. You aim a little higher. You reach a little further. Your experience is much broader than just a previous career or a few past jobs. You've been listening, learning, and paying attention to recent events which have demonstrated to you why building world-class technology for Public Safety is so important. You do more because it matters to you. And when it comes to looking for that next opportunity, you want to do work that matters to others.At Axon, we build connected devices such as body cameras powered by an industry-leading digital evidence management platform. Our hardware, software, and training platforms bring security, efficiency, and transparency to law enforcement and are enabling us to truly change the world. The Axon business is growing rapidly and we are looking for a dedicated and proven Instructional Designer to join our Virtual & Augmented Reality team.As the primary Instructional Designer for Axon's VR/AR team, you will be responsible for the ideation, design, and development of specialized curriculum for our customers. You will have a direct impact on the future of training for the entire public safety industry, and by leveraging Axon's extensive network you will be connected with agencies and individual Subject Matter Experts that can speak to the needs of public safety today. The training curriculum you develop will have an impact on thousands of public safety organizations around the world. You will use virtual and augmented reality to help achieve training outcomes that have not yet been realized, and do so at scale. You will join an interdisciplinary team tackling the biggest challenges in public safety training head-on, including immersive VR-based empathy development training and de-escalation training to help officers engage with the communities they serve with greater awareness and safety. We seek to accomplish this while abiding to the following guiding principles:* Build AR and VR Solutions for Social Good: With our mission to Protect Life, we develop AR/VR solutions that benefit both law enforcement and the community, while addressing key issues in society.* Empower Agencies with Data: Deliver ongoing data and analysis that provide agencies with key insights that enable them to make decisions that result in building better, more efficient, and positive programs.* Develop an Active and Diverse Virtual Platform: Leverage the latest in AR & VR technologies to create a robust portfolio of solutions and the highest-quality content, that enable users to be more effective in their roles and manage the challenges of 21st century public safety.Responsibilities* Leverage and apply adult learning theory and ADDIE model to create engaging learning activities and compelling course content that enhances retention and transfer of skills, and incorporates VR/AR technologies as a mechanism for learning.* Collaborate and partner with internal project team stakeholders to structure implementation and evaluation strategy for Axon's immersive curriculum* Collaborate and partner with internal project team stakeholders to structure implementation and evaluation strategy for Axon's immersive curriculum* Partner with customer SME's to create engaging training experiences that prove ROI* Provide instructional design input for Axon's growing suite of immersive learning products and evolving processes* Visit and communicate directly with our customers to understand their training needs and workflows* Work with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and identify each target audience's training needs* State instructional end goals and create content that matches them* Visualize instructional graphics, the training interface, and the finished product* Conduct instructional research and analysis on learners and contexts* Apply tested instructional design theories, practices and methods* Provide exercises and activities that enhance the learning process* Create supporting curriculum and lessons that support/inform VR/AR content.* Decide on the criteria used to judge learner's performance and develop assessment instruments* Maintain project documentation and course foldersBasic Qualifications* 4+ years of relevant work experience in Instructional Design, Learning and Development and/or Training Development (within an e-learning / EdTech / comparable environment)* Proven success in transforming content into informative, engaging, and compelling learning experiences* Experience planning, developing, and delivering a complete curriculum with measurable results* Visual design skills (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator) and ability to develop storyboards* Ability to write effective copy, instructional text, audio scripts/video scripts* Proven strength in project/product management* Periodic travel is required, 5-10 days per quarterPreferred Qualifications* M.A. in Instructional Design* Experience developing curriculum that incorporates VR/AR technologiesCompensation and Benefits* Competitive salary and 401K with employer match* Discretionary paid time off* Robust parental leave policy* An award-winning office/working environment* Ride along with real police officers in real life situations, see them use technology, get inspired* And more...NOTE: The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. The job description may change or be supplemented at any time in accordance with business needs and conditions.Some roles may also require legal eligibility to work in a firearms environment.