Technical Instructor/Instructional Designer (Independent Contractor)
Brand: Skillsoft
Req#: 523852
Updated: 05/21/2020
Job Type: Fixed Contract
Location: Remote - Works From Home
Category: Content Development
Position Status: N/A
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Job Description

Technical Instructor/Instructional Designer (Independent Contractor)

Job Description:

The Technical Instructor acts as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in producing IT content, including the creation, instruction, and support of the content. Technical Instructors are experts in their field who are responsible for the development and delivery of web-based instructional content via several different modalities, such as virtual live training classrooms, recorded studio training, and written and electronic communications in support of the Skillsoft product lines.

Job Responsibilities:                                    

Deliver web-based, synchronous (real-time) training on a variety of technologies, including one or more of the following areas:

Agile Development

Ethical Hacking

Pen Testing

Artificial Intelligence


Performance Engineering

Cloud Architect


Programming Languages - Python, .NET, Java, C++

Cloud Developer

Machine Learning

Robotic Process Automation

Cloud Security



CloudOps - AWS, Azure, GCP


Software Development

Data Analytics

Microsoft SQL

Software Testing

Data Science

Mobile Development

UX Design



Web Programming





  • Prepare for and pass assigned certification exams as needed
  • Maintain professional certifications, which served as the basis for Skillsoft’s engagement
  • Create effective Technology & Developer instructional content that conforms to prescribed standards
  • This is a virtual engagement, hence, instructors should have the appropriate accommodations, closely aligned with the following:
    • Private studio that is a closed off workspace. Typically, a smaller room will help reduce acoustic noises.
    • Soundproofing to ensure that sound does not travel in and out of the studio while they are recording (e.g. traffic, construction)
    • Acoustic treatment to ensure that sound reflections within the studio are dampened (e.g. echoing)
    • Noise canceling mic, which provides a natural and rich sound and is comfortable to where for extends periods of time. Our preferred mic is the MMX 300 manufactured by Beyerdynamic
    • Windows machine with Office and Camtasia are preferred, although we do have some instructors using MACs.
    • Quiet keyboard and mouse, so that clicking, and taps are not picked up by the mic.


  • Given high-level objectives, determine the scope of designated curricula, generate course/lesson/topic breakdowns, and author assessments, exercises, and descriptive metadata
  • Support the creation of content used in the delivery
  • Review and revise instructional content, including the quality assurance of content created by others
  • Provide certified subject matter expertise for a variety of content development initiatives
  • Conduct on-going research and development on specific discipline areas and utilize this information to enhance the student’s learning experience

Job Requirements:

Collaboration with team members to ensure consistent and high-quality plans and end products

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the development and delivery of training/facilitated learning
  • Prior experience in an educational or technology-based organization is ideal
  • Instructor training experience is an asset
  • Experience in a fast-paced environment is also beneficial in this challenging position

Skills Required:

  • Must be willing to pursue additional training and certifications as requested
  • Excellent writing and communication skills required
  • Ability to contribute in a team-oriented environment, exhibiting cooperation and team spirit, is necessary
  • Flexibility and adaptability in both action and thought are necessary
  • Ability to embrace continuous change and exhibit the adaptability to work within demanding deadlines
  • Strong time management and organizational skills, attention to detail, and initiative
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills are a necessity
  • Deadline driven

Travel: N/A

Working Hours:  Hours assigned on a per project basis, with project specific milestones

Application Deadline: N/A

Application Requirements:  In the field reserved for the Cover Letter, please copy and paste from the above list of technologies, which you’re qualified to instruct. If you have subjects that are not listed, you may include them separately noting Additional Skillsets. Example submission as follows:

Technology Competencies:

Cloud Developer



Software Development

Additional Skillsets:





Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning. We help businesses solve their biggest challenge – attracting, motivating and retaining world class talent.  Our team is recognized for cutting edge digital learning and human capital management solutions. Trusted by the world's leading organizations, including 65% of the Fortune 500, we train more professionals than any other company in the world. Our 100,000+ courses, videos and books are accessed over 130 million times every month, in 160 countries and 29 languages. At Skillsoft, we believe that knowledge is the fuel for innovation and innovation is the fuel for business growth.

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: We value the partnerships we have built with our preferred vendors. Skillsoft does not accept unsolicited resumes from employment agencies.  All resumes submitted by employment agencies directly to any Skillsoft employee or hiring manager in any form without a signed Skillsoft Employment Agency Agreement on file and search engagement for that position will be deemed unsolicited in nature.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is subsequently hired as a result of the referral or through other means.


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