Instructional Designer / Trainer

| Austin
About Opcity:
Opcity helps real estate brokers, lenders and settlement service providers serve online customers. The number of home buyers/sellers who start their process online is growing much faster than the industry as a whole. Opcity makes the real estate experience better by instantly and seamlessly matching consumers to the best agent for them, and facilitates the buying and selling process by connecting and coordinating the vital services within the home buying/selling ecosystem. Through its proprietary matching algorithm and SMS/Mobile live-transfer distribution platform, Opcity is able to instantly connect the best agent with the highest probability of conversion to the right consumer at the right time. Opcity’s matching model is based on eighteen (18) years of agent historical performance, predictive analytics, and a learning model of iterative improvement. Opcity’s network of providers, technology platform, and toolkit allow Opcity to be the primary concierge for the consumer during the home buying/selling experience.
We are looking for a professional Instructional Designer to analyze, design, develop and implement content and learning experiences for our B2C department. The goal is to facilitate learners in acquiring knowledge, skills and competencies in an effective and appealing manner.

Responsibilities:

  • Create engaging learning activities and compelling course content that enhances retention and transfer (eLearnings, modules, demos, videos, training manuals, quick start guides, etc.)
  • Work with subject matter experts and identify target audience’s training needs
  • State instructional end goals and create content that matches them
  • Visualize instructional graphics, the user interface and the finished product
  • Conduct instructional research and analysis on learners and contexts
  • Apply tested instructional design theories, practice and methods
  • Develop exercises, activities, assessments, and knowledge checks that enhance the learning process
  • Create supporting material/media (audio, video, simulations, role plays, games etc)
  • Decide on the criteria used to judge learner’s performance and develop assessment instruments
  • Maintain project documentation, course folders, and training related materials
  • Conceptually and intuitively understand how the audience learns

Requirements:

  • Proven working experience 3+ in instructional design and with instructional technology
  • Excellent knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models
  • Proven working experience and skills in lesson and curriculum planning and implementation
  • Basic HTML and Flash programming knowledge
  • Solid knowledge of course development software and at least one Learning Management System
  • Visual design skills (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator) and ability to storyboard
  • Ability to write effective copy, instructional text, audio scripts/video scripts
  • BA/BS or MA degree in instructional design, educational technology or similar field
  • Instructor led training and/or facilitation experience (preferred, but not required)
  • Experience in related industry (technology or real estate) (preferred, but not required)

Key Competencies:

  • Strong Analytical Skills
  • Learner-centric
  • Detail-Oriented and Organized
  • Effective Communication Skills (verbal, visual, interpersonal)
  • Strong Project Management
  • Adaptable and Flexible
  • Problem Solving Skills

The position requires prolonged standing or sitting and repetitive hand and wrist motion. Operates phones, computers, fax machines, copiers, and other office equipment. Diversity is important to us, therefore, Opcity is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of age, color, national origin, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, status as a disabled veteran and/or veteran of the Vietnam Era or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Opcity will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified disabled individuals.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • GITDatabases
    • AWSDatabases

Location

Opcity, 6800 Burleson Road , Austin, TX 78744
Opcity, 6800 Burleson Road , Austin, TX 78744

What are Opcity Inc Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Daily Meals Provided
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Fitness Subsidy
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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