Shire Sr. Instructional Designer in Lexington, Massachusetts

Primary Role:

The Sr. Instructional Designer is responsible for consulting with Sr. Training Consultants, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), Business Process Owners (BPOs) and the Learning Management System Team to determine appropriate training and development strategies. This position is responsible for developing and maintaining Instructor Led Training (ILT), On-the-Job training (OJT), e-learning, Video, Knowledge Checks (KCs), etc. following appropriate instructional design methods and techniques. Training materials/content is developed in accordance to Shire’s policies, procedures, and standards.



Creation of training materials


Collaborate with Sr. Training Consultants on job task, training gap analysis and remediation



Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies:

  • Support job task, training gap analysis and remediation plans as necessary

  • At a mastery level, understands and implements the ADDIE instructional design model or equivalent, and adult learning principles

  • Collaborates with Sr. Training Consultants, BPOs and SMEs to determine training needs and approval on training material/content

  • Stays current on innovative training approaches and training technology including adult learning research

  • Identifies, evaluates, recommends and implements new technology and approaches to support training needs

  • Provides subject matter expertise for business process, technology and systems.

  • Develop and maintain training content for ILTs, OJTs, e-learning, KCs, etc.

  • Collaborates with training specialists as needed to ensure processing and testing of content within LMS

  • Ensures compliant training programs, reinforce Shire’s corporate standards and business specific standards

  • Presentation and classroom facilitation

  • Collaborative style and customer focus

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct Qualified Train-the-Trainer sessions to prepare for delivery of training solutions and ensure/validate trainer readiness

  • Demonstrated experience with current learning trends supporting innovative learning solutions

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and clearly communicate theory, concepts and practices to a wide variety of audiences

  • Ability to work on multiple projects at one time

  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment

  • Excellent time management and planning skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

Education and Experience Requirements:

Required: BS/BA Degree

Required: Minimum 4 years of experience in educational technologies, project planning and management, and instructional design

Required: Minimum 2 years pharmaceutical and/or Biotechnology industry experience

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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.