Senior Instructional Systems Design Analyst - ABSI Aerospace & Defense (2)

Senior Instructional Systems Design Analyst


Location: Edwards AFB, CA

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Clearance Type: Active Top Secret SCI

Work Schedule: Full time

Reports to: Instructional Design Analyst

Positions Supervised: None

Travel: Up to 25% of the time

Salary Range: $120,000 - $130,000 per year

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ABSI Aerospace & Defense is an innovative small business headquartered in the St Mary’s County Innovation District located in Southern Maryland, a short distance from Naval Air Systems Command. At its core, ABSI is a technical solutions company committed to rapidly delivering emerging technologies that create asymmetric advantages for our customers. This is only made possible by employing and retaining world-class subject matter experts and personnel equally committed to our mission. To support our workforce, ABSI offers highly competitive salaries, flexible work schedules, excellent benefits, instant 401K vesting and a full cafeteria plan that employees can tailor to their individual needs.

The Instructional Systems Design Analyst will work closely with the USAF TPS staff to develop and deliver curriculum for the USAF TPS Flight Test and Space Test Courses offered multiple times throughout each year.  These courses include classroom academics and multiple hands-on practical exercises to meet program learning objectives. Successful completion of the Flight Test Course qualifies students for a master’s degree in Fight Test Engineering. Successful completion of the Space Test Course does not currently qualify students for a master’s degree, however further development is planned to grow this course into a master’s degree granting program.



The Instructional Systems Design Analyst will be responsible for:

  • Conducting analyses and developing curricula and associated products in multiple formats according to instructional principles, client objectives, and program objectives
  • Developing Functional Needs Assessments (FNA) and Instructional Media Design Platforms (IMDP) when appropriate
  • Determining instructional strategies to be used, and ensuring curriculum developed follows sound ISD methodology
  • Developing instructor-led training, including instructional materials, learning assessments, job aids, quick reference materials, and exercises or learning activities
  • Guiding subject matter experts, in the government and others, through the training design and development process
  • Designing and delivering instructor training sessions for new instructors and recurrent training for existing instructors
  • Facilitating and analyzing feedback to implement continuing improvement
  • Performing other duties as assigned


  • Master’s degree with at least 5 years of ISD experience, or a Bachelor’s degree with 10 years of ISD experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with systematic approaches to curriculum development, including analysis of and research into a client’s learning needs and gaps, developing learning objectives, managing expectations, and identifying resources.
  • Experience with planning, developing, and applying training needs analyses or assessments
  • Experience with data collection, data analysis, and project design
  • Experience with leading training design and delivery teams
  • Experience delivering instruction to adult learners


  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Instructional Design Certification or equivalent experience
  • Experience with college level accreditation processes
  • Knowledge of Air Force ISD processes, and mission partner roles and responsibilities
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and web-based collaborative resources such as SharePoint and Microsoft Teams

ABSI Aerospace & Defense is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind: ABSI is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at ABSI are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, status as a covered veteran, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. ABSI will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.


The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this position description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.


posted 23 August