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6 Aug 2013

Full-Time Instructional Designer /Training Content Writer (San Francisco, CA)

Calypso Technology – Posted by TechWhirl San Francisco, California, United States

Job Description

The mission of Calypso University is to provide flexible, blended training solutions that meet the education needs and learning objectives of Calypso clients.  Through targeted training options, the aim of Calypso University is to develop an end-to-end learning program that will allow end users and IT administrators to develop hands-on skills to ensure the successful adoption of the Calypso platform and to increase ROI in Calypso technology investments.  The Instructional Designer (ID) will work with Product Management and Engineering subject matter experts (SMEs) to develop course content and training materials for the Calypso University Certification Program.  The position is based in the Calypso San Francisco headquarters but will involve liaising with SMEs at Calypso offices around the world.

Job Description Overview:

Calypso Technology is looking for a motivated and creative Instructional Designer/Training Content Writer to become a member of our dynamic Calypso University Training Department. The job is a fulltime position reporting to the Director of Training within the Product Management organization.  This is a new role that will play a critical part in the success of a strategic corporate initiative to develop and deliver a global instructor-led training offering for Calypso’s clients, staff and partners.

The key function of the Instructional Designer/Training Content Writer will be to consult with SMEs to understand and realize their objective to deliver high quality courses for the Calypso platform. This will involve incorporating technical information into a course design process; leading Trainers and SMEs through the design process, and making recommendations for designs and content that will meet course objectives and course- and program-level assessment criteria.  The ID will also develop Trainer scripts, as necessary, and develop learning activities and exams in conjunction with Trainers and SMEs.  Other responsibilities include maintaining training materials according to the latest system production release and updating Calypso University online training course content.

Skills and Qualifications:



  • Minimum 2-3 years experience developing training materials and designing learning activities for a classroom and/or online learning environment
  • Solid understanding of instructional design theories, methodologies and best practices, including interactive teaching methods
  • Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations
  • Demonstrated skill in consulting and needs assessment/requirements gathering
  • Strong analytical, verbal, written and interpersonal communication, and customer-service skills
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Enthusiasm for researching and experimenting with emerging classroom and web technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects within time constraints from start to finish
  • Thorough knowledge and skills with relevant business software systems; i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe InDesign, Captivate and familiarity with web design and web conferencing tools
  • Master’s degree in Instructional Design (preferred)
  • Prior software/technology/financial industry experience (preferred)

Company Profile:

Founded in 1997, Calypso Technology is a leading global application software provider for the capital markets industry, delivering an integrated suite of trading, risk and processing applications within many of the premier financial institutions including banks, asset managers, hedge funds, and other companies participating in the world’s financial markets.

Its innovative platform is the industry’s first integrated application suite with the ability to support the trading, risk management, and processing of various financial products such as Interest Rate, Credit, Foreign Exchange, Commodity and Equity and their derivatives.

With strategically based offices in global financial centers in San Francisco (headquarters), New York, Sao Paulo, Santiago, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Moscow, Johannesburg, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Mumbai and Chennai, our 500+ employees include some of the best talent from the capital markets and technology industries. Our global presence offers international exposure, experience and travel for many of our employment positions.

Calypso Technology’s clients are industry innovators and leaders — from 8 of the world’s top 10 banks to regional and local banks, and the world’s largest asset managers, leading hedge funds, and insurance companies. With over 110+ customers and 18,000+ users around the world, we are extremely proud of the relationships we have developed. A partial list of our clients can be found

With a world-class team of professionals who share a passion to succeed, Calypso places a high value on providing equal employment opportunities and maintaining a diverse workforce.

We invite you to explore the Calypso website and discover how our organization can help you to navigate your journey in finding a rewarding career and achieving your own personal and professional goals.

Calypso offers long term career development opportunities, a competitive compensation package, and a comprehensive benefits package.

Job Categories: Information Design and Instructional Design. Job Types: Full-Time.

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