DMS International (DMS) is a professional services firm headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, with work locations throughout the continental United States. We prepare managers and executives to lead their workforce through customized learning solutions that drive the standards of an ever-changing world. We build creative, unique, and engaging learning experiences for commercial, civilian, and defense organizations. Our high-caliber talent, delivery methodology and innovative solutions contribute to preparing a workforce that is ready for the future. You can join us on this journey to bring efficiency and creativity to our customers.

At DMS, we are the catalyst for effective workforce transformation. To achieve this, we hire professionals who take pride in doing quality work and who are excited about contributing to the professional development of tomorrow's leaders.

DMS seeks candidates that possess and display the attributes that reflect our Core Values of:

  • Quality in delivering solutions,
  • Leadership,
  • Innovation,
  • Teamwork,
  • Integrity in conduct
  • Responsiveness to our customer’s mission

Job Description

DMS is seeking an Instructional Systems Designer to join our learning services team. The candidate must have 3-5 years of experience in design and development using ISD model. He/she must have knowledge and experience in the application of MS Project in managing client deliverables and possess knowledge of adult education industry standards and best practices. The position requires direct experience in the design and development of classroom and technology-based course materials. The candidate will provide ISD support to the client and stakeholders to complete customer tasking.


  • Design and develop classroom or technology-based courseware and materials as well as performance and job aids
  • Work with SMEs and client stakeholders to design content and learning systems and tools
  • Pilot and conduct testing at all levels
  • Conduct research as directed and apply best practices based on specific requirements

Experience Required

  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in training design and development of classroom and technology-based and web-based courseware materials using the ADDIE/ISD methodology
  • Experience in designing and developing learning programs to build leadership competency particularly in aspiring managerial leaders
  • Experience in both Web-Based Training and Instructor-Led/In-person Training
  • Knowledgeable of adult learning education industry standards and best practices
  • Experience providing ISD support at customer sites for Federal Government highly preferred
  • Experience with FAA ATC, DoD, and other government agencies highly desirable
  • Proficient in developing e-learning using Articulate Storyline.
  • Proficient in writing content, creating behavioral and cognitive objectives, research and assessment, use of PowerPoints, and other instructional materials

Required Skills

  • Design interactive learning content preferably in management and leadership topics
  • Conduct analysis to define learning objectives; design and develop training courses, technology-based courseware
  • Research and apply best practices based on client-specific requirements
  • Generate instructional content and materials
  • Implement and make recommendations on learning and technology strategies
  • Recent work samples must be provided
  • Experience creating graphics, and using Articulate Storyline


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Adult Learning, Instructional Design, Education, Organizational Development or other area of study comparably relevant to the management of this effort, from a regionally accredited college or university
  • ISD Certification from an accredited institution is also required


  • Washington, D.C. Navy Yard
  • Remote during Covid

Work Hours

  • Monday to Friday 8am-5pm