Sr Learning Experience Designer

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At Western Digital, our vision is to power global innovation and push the boundaries of technology to make what you thought was once impossible, possible.

At our core, Western Digital is a company of problem solvers. People achieve extraordinary things given the right technology. For decades, we’ve been doing just that. Our technology helped people put a man on the moon.

We are a key partner to some of the largest and highest growth organizations in the world. From energizing the most competitive gaming platforms, to enabling systems to make cities safer and cars smarter and more connected, to powering the data centers behind many of the world’s biggest companies and public cloud, Western Digital is fueling a brighter, smarter future.

Binge-watch any shows, use social media or shop online lately? You’ll find Western Digital supporting the storage infrastructure behind many of these platforms. And, that flash memory card that captures and preserves your most precious moments? That’s us, too.

We offer an expansive portfolio of technologies, storage devices and platforms for business and consumers alike. Our data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital®, G-Technology™, SanDisk® and WD® brands.

Today’s exceptional challenges require your unique skills. It’s You & Western Digital. Together, we’re the next BIG thing in data.

Job Description

We are looking for a highly collaborative learning and people development specialist who is passionate about delivering an integrated, world-class employee experience. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is enthusiastic about bringing an organization’s people culture and leadership capabilities to life through strategic, modern learning experiences using a human-centered, agile approach. This position reports to the Senior Director of Enterprise Talent Strategy & Solutions and will partner with a variety of stakeholders and subject matter experts across the company to architect tailored, meaningful, and impactful learning experiences.

This is a perfect opportunity for you if you are looking to be a part of a team that is developing new, future-forward learning programs, eager to take on new opportunities and challenges with a sense of curiosity and enthusiasm, and thrive in a dynamic environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Design learning experiences to support strategic enterprise people and leadership development

  • Manage projects from inception to execution, including operationalizing ongoing program management and engagement
  • Analyze target audience and programmatic needs, identify learning outcomes, and create learner personas and user experience journey maps
  • Develop and document learning experience flow, schedule, and custom-built learning materials
  • Review, assess, and select content to achieve learning outcomes
  • Synthesize and contextualize content in partnership with the program management team, vendor partners, SMEs, and senior business leaders
  • Partner with Regional Leads to identify regional needs and augment/localize materials as appropriate
  • Build, activate, and manage end-to-end informal and formal learning experiences, including rapid prototyping, plan and pathway creation, program communications, and engagement activities within digital learning platform(s)
  • Define and deploy measurement tactics to show effectiveness of learning programs, aligning with Enterprise learning and leadership measurement strategy and partnering with People Analytics when needed

Contribute to the execution of the Enterprise People Strategy, Development & Culture Center of Excellence (COE) strategy

  • Establish strong cross-functional relationships to continuously collect the voice of the business and voice of the learners to be incorporated into the Enterprise Learning Strategy
  • Identify unmet needs and contribute to the roadmap for new learning initiatives to solve for those unmet needs
  • Assist in assessing content vendors and selecting relevant and impactful off-the-shelf content libraries
  • Participate in other cross-functional initiatives that help us achieve our Enterprise Learning Strategy goals (e.g., skills mapping, content mapping, learning governance standards)
  • Identify and build learning experiences that support other integrated employee experience touchpoints (e.g., career development, performance management, talent review)
  • Role model and advocate for a modern learning mindset (i.e., learning through an environment that provides comprehensive, unified experiences, exposure, and education)

Qualifications

  • 5-10 years’ experience in HR or Learning function
  • Proven experience in:
  • Building digital learning, career, and leadership development experiences, including content curation
  • Ideating, creating, and delivering modern learning experiences as part of a larger digital learning transformation
  • Using a consultative approach to translate learning needs into engaging user-centered experiences
  • Applying principles of instructional design and adult learning to the creation of modern, digital learning experiences
  • Displaying technical prowess, including fluency in using modern learning and HR technologies (Learning Management Systems and Learning Experience Platforms) and authoring tools
  • Managing projects with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines and measure progress and success against competing priorities
  • Demonstrates key leadership skillsets and mindsets:
  • Strong analytics, communications, and presentation skills
  • Working in a global, corporate environment (cultural intelligence)
  • Goal-oriented, proactive, accountable, and passionate about driving business-driven outcomes
  • Uses a design-thinking and data-driven approach to decision-making
  • Challenges the status quo to move beyond traditional ways of doing things
  • Maintains a positive attitude and forward-thinking approach despite challenges
  • Embraces continual, lifelong learning
  • Actively seeks out industry research and benchmarking
  • Ability to manage the uncertainty of change and work in an agile environment
  • Can influence without authority
  • A peer coach with strong connection to team

Additional Information

Western Digital thrives on the power and potential of diversity. As a global company, we believe the most effective way to embrace the diversity of our customers and communities is to mirror it from within. We believe the fusion of various perspectives results in the best outcomes for our employees, our company, our customers, and the world around us. We are committed to an inclusive environment where every individual can thrive through a sense of belonging, respect and contribution.

Western Digital is committed to offering opportunities to applicants with disabilities and ensuring all candidates can successfully navigate our careers website and our hiring process. Please contact us at [email protected] to advise us of your accommodation request. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.

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