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Business:  Navis
Job Function:  Software

Oakland, US

Apply by:  25-10-2020

Instructional Designer

Cargotec is at the forefront of the transformation in the cargo handling industry. Our cargo handling solutions and services make global trade smarter, better and more sustainable. As leaders in ports, on roads and at sea, our business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor have a unique position to optimise global cargo flows and create sustainable customer value.

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At Navis you will find a rewarding career where you can thrive at every level. We invest in our teammates through offering competitive compensation and benefits, progressive training opportunities that empower employees to achieve total (physical, financial, social & community) wellbeing. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you will find a strong work-life balance and a deep commitment to developing you. Navis’ culture thrives on teamwork and diversity. So, bring your unique perspective and talent to Navis and thrive in your every work day!


Navis LLC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.


Position Summary



Designs and builds performance-based technical training for Navis’ blended learning program. Synthesizes input provided by assessments, analysis, Subject Matter Experts, and other stakeholders to determine the content and flow of courseware to solve specific training needs for our customers, partners, and employees.


The Instructional Designer uses creativity, logic, evidence, and innovation to design courses that prepare the Container Terminal Industry for the challenges of high-performing operations and rapid change in logistics and software. He or she is endlessly curious and keeps up with new design methodologies, learning formats, and delivery methods. The Navis Instructional Designer works independently and collaboratively as necessary to design and build learning experiences of the highest quality. The successful candidate will join an experienced, practical, global team.




  • Analyze data from job and learning assessments, determine learning gaps, and identify learning objectives needed to close them.
  • Using accepted learning theory, design engaging learning experiences that are aligned to the learning objectives, business strategies, and goals.
  • Deploy a variety of adult​ learning instructional techniques in the training design, and produce training deliverables that exemplify a cohesive product in a single, consistent voice.
  • Design and create supporting materials for students and instructors, including slides, job aids, audio, video, simulations, animations, infographics, role plays, games, etc.
  • Using a variety of formats, write quiz questions that evaluate specific skills and knowledge. Test and validate quiz questions with appropriate sources.
  • Adapt instructional materials created for one format to another format.
  • Use interview skills, logic, and evidence to distinguish need-to-know content from nice-to-know content, keeping the learner as the central driving force.
  • Finalize draft content that adheres to departmental style guides and quality definitions.
  • Internalize departmental standards for design and delivery, and take initiative to propose solutions for as-yet-undefined standards that balance quality and productivity.
  • Provide and receive constructive feedback.
  •  Maintain agility and steady pacing with the design and production workflows. Seek out training when improvement is necessary.
  • Test, debug, and optimize existing courseware, graphics, SCORM, and animation files to ensure functionality.
  • Perform other duties as assigned




  • Bachelor's Degree in Instructional Technology, a learning-based field, or equivalent experience
  • 1-3 years’ experience developing technical instructor-led training and/or e-learning for software or industrial environment within tight timelines and requirements
  • Demonstrated experience developing program performance-based objectives, written and visual instructional content, and assessments
  • 1-3 years’ practical and demonstrable experience with all or most of the following authoring and development tools: Adobe Captivate, Adobe Presenter, Articulate Storyline, Camtasia, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (or open source equivalents), Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Snag-It
  • 1-3 years’ practical and demonstrable experience testing interactive e-learning SCORM packages inside and outside of the delivery LMS
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Technical acumen
  • Attentive to detail and accuracy, grammar, punctuation, and proofreading
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and assignments in a deadline-driven environment
  • Solid knowledge of a variety of courseware development workflows and storage tools
  • Passion for learning, communicating, and solving problems
  • High degree of interest in the logistics and container terminal industries
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to give and receive constructive criticism
  • Adaptable, good-humored, gracious


Additional Expertise Desired

  • Proficiency in advanced authoring tools such as Lectora, or equivalent technologies, and graphic, video, and 3D animation production tools such as Blender, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Unity, Sumerian, Unreal, or open-source equivalents
  • Multilingual fluency is a plus
  • Familiarity with the Cornerstone LMS system is a plus
  • Experience in either the container terminal or technical software industry
  • Experience with developing VR and/or AR training and environments
  • Experience with production and post-production of technical video training


About Navis



Navis is the global market leader in a multi-billion dollar industry building and implementing maritime terminal operating systems, optimization and automation solutions at ports around the world. From Long Beach to Hong Kong, Dubai to Brazil, and Rotterdam to Busan, Navis delivers mission critical enterprise software that is at the heart of running a terminal and services to optimize operations. We are an innovative and profitable maritime platform stiving to make global trade smarter, safer, and more sustainable for everyone by connecting multiple systems to support a more efficient global container flow. Most of the material goods in the world are transported in containers using our software.

Culturally, Navis is organized around our Guiding Principles for Success (GPS). Commitment to our core principles is an essential ingredient for success for our team members. Our GPS are Smart Operators, Customer Obsessed, Forging the Future and Better Together.



Cargotec and its businesses
Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) enables smarter cargo flow for a better everyday with its leading cargo handling solutions and services. Cargotec's business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor are pioneers in their fields. Through their unique position in ports, at sea and on roads, they optimise global cargo flows and create sustainable customer value. Cargotec's sales in 2018 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 12,000 people.

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