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Developer/Sr. Developer- Learning Technologies, TDS Telecom

  • Thursday, April 23, 2020 8:13 AM
    Message # 8923740
    Jennifer Stangl (Administrator)

    As a Developer/Sr. Developer of Learning Technologies, you will create and maintain training that supports the learning and development needs of TDS employees. In this position, you would work with a variety of media (e.g. text, audio, animation, video, interaction) to produce and maintain self-paced, online learning on a variety of subjects. Items produced may be used as part of a blended training program, or may be taken as stand-alone training.

    As a Developer of Learning Technologies, you will lead projects independently and collaborate on specific portions of larger projects. You may work on any phase of the project, including training needs assessment, design and development, item testing and release, and/or learning evaluation. You may also serve as the training project manager. You will work closely with business unit sponsors and leadership, subject matter experts, learners, training facilitators, cross-functional project teams, and other Talent Development and HR staff throughout a project. You can expect to work on multiple projects, often in different stages of completion, simultaneously.

    In addition, as a Sr. Developer of Learning Technologies, you will lead all phases of your assigned projects.. You will also serve as the training project manager for the project. You may also work as a sub-lead on parts of very large training projects.

    ***Please note this position may be hired as a Developer- Learning Technologies or a Sr. Developer- Learning Technologies, based on experience.***


    As a part of your total compensation, TDS provides a comprehensive, competitive benefit package. The benefit plans address both the immediate and long term needs that you and your family may have. For an overview of what we have to offer for full-time employees including vacation, health benefits and retirement options please click here.

    TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs more than 2,800 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000
    ® company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit tdsinc.com.


    Learning Creation

    • Works with stakeholders to document learning objectives and content outlines. Translates learning objectives and content outlines into technical storyboards, content flows, and audio scripts.
    • Designs and develops engaging, interactive learning items in a variety of media. Responsibilities typically include visual design, content generation, audio recording, animation, audio/video editing, filming/recording, and image and music selection. Items created may include eLearning, videos, practice activities, assessments/quizzes, and job aids. Follows industry standards for usability, SCORM/AICC compliance, and LMS compatibility.
    • Designs custom graphics, illustrations, and animations to be included in learning items.
    • Performs testing, proofreading, and QA on learning items. Transfers finalized items to access locations for learners.
    • Works with project stakeholders, LMS administrator, and business unit leadership to release/implement learning items.

    Learning Maintenance

    • Conducts periodic content and technical reviews for assigned learning items.
    • Creates an action plan for the item based on the review, and completes the work or hands off the project to a Sr. Developer–Learning Technologies depending on size and complexity.

    Project Management

    • Defines and manages project scope and timelines with input from project sponsors and stakeholders.
    • Effectively communicates with project team members and business unit leadership. Provides reports and status updates on project progress.
    • Holds project resources accountable for action items and due dates. Completes deliverables and projects on time.
    • Coordinates efforts of other training resources assigned to the project (when appropriate).

    Team Operations Support

    • Contributes to the development and maintenance of standard team work processes.
    • Contributes to the maintenance of the team’s hardware and software toolkit as well as asset and template libraries. Designs and creates reusable templates and user interfaces.
    • Serves as a design collaborator, reviewer, proofer and/or tester for other Talent Development team members.
    • Regularly scans the learning & development environment and marketplace for best practices, new technologies, and innovations. Recommends and implements new ideas.
    • Leads or serves as a major contributor to the development and maintenance of standard team work processes.

    Learning Evaluation

    • Designs and develops evaluation tools and metrics.
    • Analyzes results to determine the impact of training and, if necessary, makes adjustments to existing courses.

    Required Qualifications

    Developer- Learning Technologies

    • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) OR 4+ years professional work experience.
    • 2+ years’ experience developing eLearning courses, animations, motion graphics, multimedia, interactive web pages or other technology-driven assets in Training, Design, Advertising, or Video Production roles.
    • 1+ years’ experience as a project leader (solo or leading other team members) with full accountability for project deliverables and results.

    Sr Developer- Learning Technologies

    • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) OR 4+ years professional work experience.
    • 3+ years’ experience developing eLearning courses, animations, motion graphics, multimedia, interactive web pages, or other technology-driven items in Training, Design, Advertising, or Video Production roles.
    • 3+ years’ experience as a project leader (solo or leading other team members) with full accountability for project deliverables and results for training, design, advertising, or video production projects.

    Other Qualifications

    • Experience with capture, authoring, and editing tools (e.g. Articulate Storyline, Camtasia, Adobe Audition and other Adobe Creative Cloud applications or similar tools).
    • Working knowledge of adult learning and development concepts (e.g. adult learning theory, training design principles, media and delivery channel selection, skill assessments, learning evaluation). Knowledge of performance consulting, gamification, branching scenarios, instructor-led training design, and/or curriculum/training plan design is a bonus.
    • Visual design, user interface design and accessibility standards skills.
    • Enthusiasm and initiative to try new was of delivery learning to a variety of learners.
    • Experience building strong relationships and collaborating at all levels of an organization. Includes both on-site and geographically-dispersed resources.
    • Time Management and organizational skills, including proven ability to juggle multiple projects with aggressive timelines simultaneously. Ability to balance focused, solo development time with meetings and other obligations.
    • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
    • Exceptional attention to detail, including proofreading and technology testing skills.

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