Customer Success

Senior Instructional Designer/Developer

San Diego, California, United States
Req ID 803

Seismic, a rapidly growing Forbes Cloud 100 company, is the global leader in enablement, helping make sales teams better by becoming more productive and engaging with buyers in a compelling way. Seismic’s platform provides continuous guidance to improve behavior, content, and skills to win more deals and deliver better experiences. Nearly 2,000 organizations including IBM and American Express have made Seismic their enablement platform of choice. Seismic integrates with business-critical platforms including Microsoft, Salesforce, Google and Adobe. Seismic is headquartered in San Diego, with offices across North America, Europe, and Australia. 

Supporting and enabling our customers’ success is at the heart of everything we do at Seismic. Our mission in Global Customer Education and Advocacy is to support the competence of our learner audiences, drive adoption of our product platform, increase customer satisfaction, and contribute a key revenue stream to our organization.

We are looking for a skilled Sr. Instructional Designer/Developer to join our team who will be responsible for creating engaging, innovative, and interactive learning content for our customers, that are centered around functional and technical product information. This is a highly consultative and collaborative role in which Designer/Developer will consult with key stakeholders across the organization to identify customer education needs, make solution recommendations, and drive education program execution. He/She must be detail oriented, organized, and concise. By working both independently and as part of a team, you must be able to demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines while consistently delivering high productivity and quality work.

This role will support the Customer Education & Certification function, will be focused on customer-facing deliverables, and is aligned to the Customer Success organization. This is an outstanding opportunity to join one of the fastest growing SaaS companies and an award-winning Customer Education organization.

What you will be doing:

  • Work with subject matter experts to identify the customer education needs and develop education plans to meet those needs
  • Effectively lead educational plan execution development through all project phases: planning, design, development, and delivery
  • Rapidly design, develop, and publish engaging course content in multimedia formats, including but not limited to eLearning collateral, participant and facilitator guides, slideware, and video demonstrations
  • Respond and manage changes in products/features by revising content at the pace of product innovation
  • Ensure deliverables are completed on time, with high quality and adhere to company standards
  • Perform the following for new and existing education materials:
    • Needs analysis, timeline/resource estimations
    • Course design, production, quality control and implementation of courseware
    • Review and update course content during each product release cycle

Who You Are:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in agile, rapid development environments requiring a quick turnaround of deliverables
  • Highly organized and detail oriented with a proven history of producing high quality work
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment while managing competing demands simultaneously
  • Strong project management and time management skills
  • Flexible and positively able to collaborate well with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to offer creative, time-saving solutions while up against tight deadlines
  • Proficient with learning development tools (Articulate Rise/Storyline, Camtasia, SnagIt, PowerPoint) is preferred
  • Innovative design approach that is not limited by a particular tool or method
  • Knowledge of relevant course delivery platforms and Learning Management Systems

What you bring to the team:

  • 4+ years relevant work experience with an enterprise software company (SaaS experience a plus) developing educational content
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Instructional Design or related discipline
  • Corporate training and curricula/courseware development experience preferred

What we have for you:

  • Generous paid vacation, sick leave, and holiday benefits, including an end-of-year company shutdown
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision plans, as well as an optional Health Savings Account with a company contribution 
  • Paid parental leave and family caregiver leave 
  • Enhanced fertility and egg freezing benefits
  • 401(k) plan with annual company match 
  • Monthly stipend for cell phone expenses
  • Flexible work schedule 
  • Seismic Cares employee volunteer program 
  • #OneSeismic culture that celebrates wins, encourages autonomy, ownership, and transparency






Headquartered in San Diego and with more than 1,300 employees across the globe, Seismic is the global leader in sales enablement, backed by firms such as Permira, Ameriprise Financial, EDBI, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and T. Rowe Price. Seismic also recently expanded its team and product portfolio with the acquisition of Percolate, Grapevine6, and Lessonly. Our board of directors is composed of several industry luminaries including John Thompson, former Chairman of the Board for Microsoft. 

Seismic is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, age, race, religion, or any other classification which is protected by applicable law.  

UNITED STATES CANDIDATES ONLY: Notice regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. At Seismic, we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus, and the increased transmissibility with recent variants, all new U.S. based Seismic employees, whose job requires them to meet in person with others or be present at a Seismic office in the course of their employment, must provide original documentation confirming status having received the prescribed vaccinations (doses) based on the manufacturer’s guidelines on their first day of employment. Accommodations due to medical or religious exemptions will be considered.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.