Instructional Design Specialist

New York, NY /
Product /
We provide engaging, hands-on training in a way that online lectures cannot.

TRANSFR creates job-training simulations in virtual reality designed by each industry that teaches novices in the same manner that experts master their crafts - through trial and error. Data-driven simulations work like virtual coaches, adapting to every person’s pace and skills while responding to their mistakes. Our immersive Experience Training method helps trainees build confidence in their knowledge, skills and abilities.

We provide a better way to train young adults for the skills they need to succeed on the job. We focus on developing a pipeline of talent for jobs that are going unfilled, significantly reducing cost and risk. 

We are scaling the company, on target to triple in size in 2021 and are looking for an Instructional Design Specialist for VR to be a key contributor on our Product Team, helping to create the next generation of immersive training experiences.  In this role, you will immerse yourself in the VR headset to ensure the instructional integrity of all simulations so we can make the greatest virtual training.

Be a part of a mission driven organization that will stop at nothing to fulfill our mission of building the career to classroom pipeline, bringing skills-based training to every human on the planet regardless of socio-economic status.

This is an independent contractor position that can be fully remote or work with our team from our office in downtown Manhattan, NY.


    • Advocate for the instructional integrity of each VR simulation, from completed storyboard through simulation development to production-ready sign off.  
    • Collaborate with instructional designers, artists, developers, and project managers to produce effective and engaging training experiences.
    • Review storyboards created by multiple instructional designers to understand learning objectives, real-world mechanics and how they should transfer into VR, as well as the use of 3D space, assets, and layout.
    • Communicate with developers during weekly check-ins as well as during quality reviews, creating and managing documentation and Jira tickets for assigned simulations.
    • Adhere to style guides, standards, and best practices in instructional design and VR development.
    • Provide final approval for simulations prior to production release, documenting and managing any quality concerns for resolution. 
    • Contribute to the creation and maintenance of design and development standards and process documents. 
    • Review and support sims during lifecycle maintenance, including recommending and implementing improvements and updates.
    • Report to the Instructional Design Manager with progress updates, risks, and overall quality of design and development. 


    • 3+ years experience in instructional design or a related field                    
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in game design, instructional design, or related field
    • Experience following design documents or storyboards to develop training or learning experiences 
    • Proven ability to communicate complex ideas clearly, both verbally and in writing
    • Demonstrated ability to identify problems, analyze data, and creatively deliver solutions 
    • Extremely self-motivated with a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines with creativity, independence, and high performance standards
    • Ability to spend a significant number of hours daily in a virtual reality environment  
    • Strong organizational and communication skills
    • Exceptional attention to detail
    • Comfortable working in a high-volume, deadline-driven environment
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
    • Experience in Confluence and Jira preferred
    • Experience designing or developing for virtual reality highly preferred
    • CTE / Workforce training experience preferred
What we offer

At TRANSFR, we offer you the unique opportunity to explore what you're capable of; to be a part of something bigger; to work alongside a collaborative team; to thrive in a culture of excellence that is rewarding, challenging, fun and offers unlimited growth and learning.

TRANSFR is growing our team of passionate people on a mission to build the ultimate Classroom to Career Pipeline across the US. 

If you're looking to make a big difference for people, using VR-based immersive learning experiences to help them to get the skills they need to land a well-paying career, please come join us at TRANSFR!
**Must be authorized to work in the United States without restriction**
At TRANSFR, we embrace diversity because it breeds innovation. TRANSFR is an equal opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.
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