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Learning & Development Specialist

Location: Alexandria, Virginia Categories: Human Resources Req ID: 2022-7173 Potential to Telecommute: Hybrid
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Job Description

Own Your Future. Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) is seeking a Learning & Development Specialist in Alexandria, VA.

Why is MTSI known as a Great Place to Work?

  • Interesting Work:  Our co-workers support some of the most important and critical programs to our national defense and security.  
  • Values: Our first core value is that employees come first.  We challenge our co-workers to provide the highest level of support and service, and reward them with some of the best benefits in the industry. 
  • 100% Employee Ownership: we have a stake in each other's success, and the success of our customers.  It's also nice to know what's going on across the company; we have company wide town-hall meetings three times a year.  
  • Great Benefits - Most Full-Time Staff Are Eligible for: 
    • Starting PTO accrual of 20 days PTO/year + 10 holidays/year
    • Flexible schedules
    • 6% 401k match with immediate vesting
    • Semi-annual bonus eligibility (July and December)
    • Company funded Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) - a separate qualified retirement account
    • Up to $10,000 in annual tuition reimbursement
    • Other company funded benefits, like life and disability insurance
    • Optional zero deductible Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance plan
  • Track Record of Success:  We have grown every year since our founding in 1993

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Maintain the corporate talent management system that manages MTSI's performance, learning and career development programs. Partner with key stakeholders on business requirements, evaluate and recommend system changes, change system configurations, and manage permissions to enable new system capabilities and business requirements. Demonstrate the company's core values.

  • Maintain the company-wide system administration for MTSI's third-party talent management system (TMS); act as an escalation point for TMS-related issues
  • Maintain TMS system data elements including learning content (e.g., e-Learning, classroom, non-traditional learning, formal/informal learning modalities, etc.)
  • Perform quality assurance checks on learning content, test content for proper functionality, and perform updates/corrections on e-Learning courses to resolve problems
  • Analyzes training needs to develop new training programs, modify and improve existing programs, and clean up existing learning within the TMS
  • Design, create and deliver training content in coordination with other team members.
  • Manage learning and performance data analytics; maintain reports, proactively use data to identify business needs and evaluate/propose solutions, and present findings
  • Assist/participate in talent management system test design, system testing, system implementation and support of the user for adoption purposes and ease of use
  • Partner with third-party vendors to remain current on system specifications and releases and communicate updates and changes to impacted stakeholders
  • Assist with performing routine maintenance processes to manage talent management system accuracy, functionality and the management of exceptions
  • Works effectively as a team member with other members of the HR department
  • Establishes and maintains collaborative professional relationships with other (internal and external) learning partners in order to plan learning opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager.


  • 3+ years experience in training and development designing and developing training
  • 2+ years experience managing Cornerstone OnDemand and/or EdCast
  • Adept with a variety of multimedia training platforms and methods
  • Ability to research, design, and implement effective training and development programs.
  • Strong technical aptitude, able to learn and understand software applications and perform technical tasks quickly and accurately
  • Strong analytical skills and capacity for critical thinking
  • Ability to accomplish multiple priorities, and trouble-shoot issues in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to document conclusions and develop recommendations
  • Strong customer service focus with a keen sense of urgency
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent facilitation and teaching skills
  • Strong time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality
  • Excellent consultation, organizational, interpersonal, and collaboration skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

Desired Previous Experience

  • e-Learning platform course development experience (i.e., Articulate Storyline)
  • Experience using and creating tools and dashboards with Smartsheet
  • Learning Experience Platform design and development experience
  • Ability to apply adult learning principles and instructional design methodology

Education Requirements:  

  • Bachelors Degree for an accredited university



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Opportunities at MTSI

MTSI maintains an outstanding work environment that includes competitive compensation, outstanding benefits, the opportunity to be an employee-owner, and challenging work assignments with significant opportunities for advancement/career growth. To be considered for employment opportunities at MTSI, you must complete an online application.

EEO Statement: MTSI embraces nine core values including our first core value of Employees come first. Consistent with our Core Values, we are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, military/veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by law. MTSI is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with MTSI and need special assistance or accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please send an e-mail with your request to Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation is made on a case-by-case basis.

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