Sandia National Laboratories Training & Development Instructional Designer (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


We are seeking a Training & Development Instructional Designer.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Lead the design, development, delivery and evaluation of performance-based training interventions/initiatives typically in a technical training field.
  • Serve as an instructional design expert, utilizing your expertise in current and/or emerging technologies and advanced learning sciences to meet/exceed business outcomes.
  • Utilize your project management skills to oversee all elements of the design project to assure its success.
  • Help the Sandia National Laboratory community advance learning science standard methodologies.
  • Routinely develop training interventions from task analysis through the evaluation process.
  • Review and revise instructional content to meet customer needs, expectations, and changing requirements.
  • Spend time evaluating the effectiveness of training and/or learning programs and related initiatives to determine their effectiveness and improve their performance.
  • Asked to work as a contributing team member by improving your personal capabilities as well as help advance those of our team.
  • Consult, negotiate and work towards an effective development solution while improving the internal customer relationship.


  • Bachelor's degree in instructional design or other relevant discipline plus 7 years of relevant experience.


  • Master’s degree in instructional design/instruction technologies/instructional psychology, or closely related degree plus 7+ years’ direct experience in developing learning interventions.
  • Active DOE/DOD security clearance.
  • Expertise in crafting e-learning interventions.
  • Multimedia experience-gamification.
  • Experience in needs analysis/design development in a technical environment.

Department Description:

Technical and Compliance Training Department, 3521, within the Human Resources Center, has corporate responsibility for technical and compliance education and training products & services to support Laboratories' customer business objectives. Additionally, the department provides consulting services to Sandians to improve their job and organizational performance.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
  • Extraordinary co-workers
  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
  • Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national original, disability, or veteran status.