Lead Instructional Designer - Remote


San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Web/Graphic Design/Internet
  • Post Date: 05/12/2021
  • Website: harness.io
  • Company Address: 116 New Montgomery Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94105, US

About Harness

Harness is the industry’s first Continuous Delivery-as-a-Service platform designed to provide a simple, safe and secure way for engineering and DevOps teams to release applications into production. Harness uses machine learning to detect the quality of deployments and automatically roll back failed ones, saving time and reducing the need for custom scripting and manual oversight.

Job Description

Harness is a rapidly growing startup that is disrupting the software delivery market. We are building an intelligent software delivery platform that enables engineers to deliver software faster, with higher quality, and less effort. The Harness Software Delivery Platform includes Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Efficiency, Continuous Verification, and Continuous Features. The platform is designed to help companies accelerate their cloud initiatives as well as their adoption of containers and orchestration tools like Kubernetes and Amazon ECS. 
Harness recently raised $115 million in financing, reaching a valuation of $1.7 billion in just three years after launching from stealth. With a total of $195 million in financing to date, Harness investors include IVP, Menlo Ventures, Unusual Ventures, Alkeon Capital, Battery Ventures, Citi Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Sorenson Capital, and Thomvest Ventures.
Harness is obsessed with Customer and Partner success. Education being one of the many pillars behind driving value for customers, Harness University is looking for a Senior Instructional designer who can create content for our Partners, Customers and DevOps engineers at large looking to continually improve their DevOps skills.


    • Create engaging learning activities and compelling technical course content 
    • Work with subject matter experts to gather knowledge and build learning objectives, training content and other assets as needed
    • Set instructional end goals and create content that matches them
    • Visualize instructional graphics, the user interface and the finished product
    • Analyze and apply trends and best practices in learning technologies and instructional design 
    • Provide exercises and activities that enhance the learning process
    • Create supporting material/media (audio, video, simulations, role plays, games etc)
    • Devise modes of assessment, such as tests or quizzes, to measure the effectiveness of the course
    • Proficient in different training delivery methods such as self paced, Instructor led and Live training. 
    • Working knowledge of efficacy models such as Kirkpatrick, to evaluate course effectiveness
    • Working knowledge of Learning Management systems, Content Management systems
    • Working knowledge of authoring tools (Captivate, Storyline etc)
    • Strong project management skills
    • Ability to work in a dynamic fast-moving startup environment where change is constant


    • Previous working experience in instructional design for 10+ years
    • In-depth knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models
    • Lesson and curriculum planning skills
    • Basic HTML knowledge
    • Visual design skills (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator) 
    • Ability to write effective copy, instructional text, audio and video scripts
    • Degree in instructional design or relevant experience in educational technology or similar relevant field


    • Competitive salary
    • Comprehensive healthcare benefits
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    • Flexible work schedule
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Paid Time Off and Parental Leave
    • Monthly, quarterly, and annual social and team building events
    • TGIF-Off program
    • Remote office stipend
    • Monthly internet reimbursement
    • Monthly Food & Beverage Reimbursement Program
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

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