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FORGE 101 Technical Content Developer

USAFull-Time$150K - $175K
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We train like we fight!  If you want to be part of a dynamic Team developing engaging and hands-on training solutions, this is the place for you! 


Jacobs is currently seeking an additional Future Operator Readiness, Growth & Enrichment (FORGE 101) technical Content Developer. FORGE 101 is an unclassified, self-paced, online course that trains individuals on skills and methodologies associated with an offensive or defensive cyber operator work role. The course covers four topic areas: Windows, UNIX, Networking, and Security Concepts. The course is not instructor-led, rather it uses Facilitators to guide students through the content while encouraging students to be active self-learners throughout the course. 


FORGE 101 Content Developers are Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in at least one of the four topic areas including:

• Microsoft Windows workstation and server operating systems,

• Linux/Unix workstation and server operating systems,

• General networking concepts, or

• Mission-related security concepts.


FORGE 101 Content Developers work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary Team to develop technical, engaging, hands-on training solutions. Virtualization technology is employed heavily to simulate real-world scenarios that create an immersive learning environment for the students.


THIS POSITION CAN BE REMOTE

Responsibilities:

• Utilize virtualization technology to simulate real-world scenarios that create an immersive learning environment for students including designing and implementing Virtual Machine (VM) networks from which the students will be working for the hands-on portions of the course.

• Create technical scenarios and cumulative virtual practical exercise environments that mimic a real-world experience and provide learners an opportunity to demonstrate concepts presented in the course.

• Design and develop technically sophisticated high-stakes exams for a dynamic virtual learning environment. Partner closely with other subject matter experts, instructional designers, and testing specialists to ensure exams align seamlessly with clearly defined learning objectives.

• Create bash/batch scripts to support exams and exercises in a virtual environment.

• Provide subject matter expertise in developing and reviewing complex technical content.

• Work collaboratively with Instructors, Facilitators, Instructional Designers (ISD), Multimedia Designers, Testing Specialists, Programmers, Infrastructure Support, and other team members to conduct content development tasking.


Content Developer must be able to successfully demonstrate the following capabilities:

• Gather raw content appropriate for inclusion in the relevant courses.

• Review storyboards to ensure content is reflected appropriately

• Understand general knowledge across multiple versions of Windows and/or Unix/Unix variant operating systems (OS) (and familiarity with Networking).

• Function a Subject Mater Expert on mission/technical topics considered for inclusion in the courses. Answer questions from Instructional Designers and Graphic Artist on a course content and the specific goals the content is expected to fulfill

• Effective communication, writing, documentation, and requirements gatherings skills are needed to be effective in this role for working with other members of the Team and with the Customer to meet the requirements of the program.


Here’s What You’ll Need:

Content Developer must be able to successfully demonstrate the following capabilities:

• Gather raw content appropriate for inclusion in the relevant courses.

• Review storyboards to ensure content is reflected appropriately

• Understand general knowledge across multiple versions of Windows and/or Unix/Unix variant operating systems (OS) (and familiarity with Networking).

• Function a Subject Mater Expert on mission/technical topics considered for inclusion in the courses. Answer questions from Instructional Designers and Graphic Artist on a course content and the specific goals the content is expected to fulfill

• Effective communication, writing, documentation, and requirements gatherings skills are needed to be effective in this role for working with other members of the Team and with the Customer to meet the requirements of the program.


Minimum Education:

Level 1: 

•  Minimum of four (4) years of experience in the content area(s) of the training to be developed/maintained. Certifications in areas relevant to the training content is desired, but not required

Level 2: 

•  Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or related field and a minimum of six (6) years of experience in the content area(s) of the training to be developed/maintained. (Additional years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a directly relevant or related degree.)

Minimum Years of Experience:

Level 1: 

•  Minimum of four (4) years of experience of the training to be developed and maintained. 

   AND

•  Experience shall be in at least One of the following areas:

-Mission-related operational duties

-Development of related training

-Instruction of related training

-Mentoring/technical leadership in related content areas. 


Level 2: 

•  Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or related field and a minimum of six (6) years of experience in the content area(s) of the training to be developed/maintained. 

OR

•  Additional three (3) years of experience may be substituted for the Bachelor’s Degree requirement for a total of nine (9) years of experience.

AND

•  The candidate should be considered an industry or Government-recognized expert in subject matter relevant to the training. Government and/or commercial certifications may be used to demonstrate subject matter expertise.

•  Experience shall be in at least Two of the following areas:

-Mission-related operational duties

-Development of related training

-Instruction of related training

-Mentoring/technical leadership in related content areas. 

Clearance Requirement: Must be clearable


Preferred: 

•  Effectively communicate with a broad range of individuals with varying backgrounds.

•  Ability to review exams including automated grading activities and quickly determine if grading was applied appropriately.

•  Demonstrate ability to troubleshoot students’ issues with virtual learning courses and provide support until a resolution is achieved.

•  General knowledge across multiple versions of Windows and/or Unix/Unix variant operating systems (OS) (and familiarity with Networking).

•  Demonstrate effective communication, writing, documentation, and requirements gatherings skills are needed to be effective in this role for working with other members of the Team and with the Customer to meet the requirements of the program.

•  Military experience is desired (though not required)


Jacobs’ health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you and in the things, you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Typical benefits offered include educational reimbursement, retirement benefits, employee stock purchase plan, health benefits, disability benefits, life and accident insurance, voluntary benefits, paid time off and paid holidays, and parental leave. 



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