Senior Instructional Designer

Bangalore, India /
Center of Excellence /
At Aera, we deliver the cognitive technology that enables the Self-Driving Enterprise™: a Cognitive Operating System™ that connects you with your business and autonomously orchestrates your operations. Aera's Cognitive OS leverages the best of artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, big data, and enterprise domain expertise to deliver Cognitive Automation at scale for some of the world's largest companies.

The Senior Instructional Designer is responsible for working with Subject Matter Experts (Services, Product Managers and Software Development organization) and Skill Developers to create and update training content. Training contents comprises of videos, screencast, eCourses, and Instructor led courses content. Assist in determining the best delivery method for various training needs. Establish content design and development standards.


    • Design, develop and maintain courses, lessons and quizzes
    • Ensuring new and updated training content is designed, developed and maintained
    • Employ role and end to end business scenario approach to develop training content
    • Determining the training content updates required to support changes in product functionality
    • Preparing scripts and adding voice overs to videos and eCourse
    • Institute and follow processes while designing and creating effective training videos and/or eCourses
    • Providing accurate estimates and predictable completion dates of assigned deliverables
    • Handle projects and develop milestones to measure progress
    • Develop working knowledge of Aera platform to effectively capture product and functional flows
    • Work with Training Enablement to design, develop and maintain standard product training databases across the platform to facilitate hands-on exercises

About You

    • At least seven years as an Instructional Designer. Applying sound instructional design principles to training content for business applications
    • OR 
    • Seven years of experience out of which two years in Instructional Design and five years in documenting software applications
    • Demonstrated proficiency in the English language
    • Ability to gather product information by analyzing product development documentation such as user stories and design documents
    • Expertise in distilling technical concepts and presenting them in clear, simple language
    • Demonstrated proficiency in organizing and completing complex work
    • Ability to adopt and implement instructional design standards
    • Broad grasp of software development and document development cycles and participate in product release cycles. (Alpha, Beta and general availability)
    • Cross functional experience and establishing a rapport within and outside of the team
    • Ability to accept new challenges and responsibilities with enthusiasm
    • Possess good organizational and administrative skills
    • Ability to communicate well in both formal and informal situations

    • Qualification
    • Masters or a Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, Technical Communication, or English or equivalent experience in training content design and development
    • Certification in adult learning a plus

    • Tools 
      Proficiency in these software applications:
    • Adobe® Captivate ® Articulate  360 OR Storyline
    • Microsoft® Office 365®
    • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint®, Excel® and Publisher
    • Moodle™ LMS OR Other standard LMS
    • TechSmith® Camtasia® Vyond
    • Basic HTML Skills

Measurement - Senior Instructional Designers are measured on their ability to:

    • Institute and adherence to quality standards
    • Mentor Instructional Designers
    • Develop project plans and provide accurate estimates
    • Adhere to schedules and deliver assignments on time
    • Research, learn and apply new design and development methodologies
    • Add to the growth of the Function
At Aera, we're on a mission to solve the biggest, most intractable challenges in the world of enterprise software. We envision the rise of the Self-Driving Enterprise: a more autonomously functioning business with a central operating system that connects and orchestrates business operations. Our Cognitive Operating System is increasingly used by the world's largest companies to fundamentally transform their organizations and how work is done.

If you share our passion for building the next generation of enterprise software, and deploying it for the most sophisticated customers in the world, you’ve met your match. Headquartered in Mountain View, California, we're growing fast, with teams in Mountain View and San Francisco (California), Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Paris (France), Munich (Germany), London (UK), Pune and Bangalore (India), Sydney (Australia) and Singapore.  So join us, and let’s build the future of work together!