The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Education and Training
Full-time - Permanent

As an Innovation Lead in interactive content creation, you will lead a multi-functional team responsible for the design and development of state-of-the-art training solutions using gaming and video production creative thought process and latest Virtual Reality (VR) and eLearning technologies. This R&D role will drive Bluedrop's intent to address the next generation of trainees' learning preferences. Reporting to the EVP Technology & Simulation and working closely with our team of Instructional Designers, Subject Matter Experts and Multimedia and VR Developers, you will create highly engaging training solutions that meet specific R&D program goals to institute latest creative courseware development methods.

What you'll do


  • Research and recommend leading-edge eLearning and interactive COTS technologies to support highly interactive user experiences within an eLearning framework.
  • Lead the effort with a multi-functional team to design and produce state-of-the-art eLearning solutions and user experiences.
  • Lead development of instructional content aligned with latest techniques such as Gamification, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Simulation.
  • Analyze, edit and review content for maximum learner engagement.
  • Advise on designing course content by incorporating appropriate instructional treatments and creative interactive media.
  • Advise on the production of design specifications, prototypes, standards and templates.
  • Assist in conducting needs assessments, and review and prepare training materials that incorporate leading edge techniques and technologies to produce highly interactive and engaging eLearning user experiences.
  • Develop new storyboard standards that support new UX concepts, using various tools and media for highly creative, interactive and engaging courseware.
  • Consult and collaborate effectively with clients and in-house Subject Matter Experts to communicate proposed innovations.
  • Collaborate with peers and management towards innovation and the continuous improvement of instructional design and multimedia practices and processes.
  • Contribute to the design of creative media, user interface, and user experience.
  • Research and recommend new types of evaluation strategies and experiences.
  • Monitor project scope and budget.
  • Other Business Development duties as assigned.

What you'll need


  • Strong leader, storyteller, creative and artistic.
  • At least 5 years of team leadership experience in developing highly interactive content for gaming or video production in a technical software environment.
  • Expertise in Agile development methodology.
  • Expertise in Gamification and latest eLearning development technologies and techniques.
  • Good understanding of proper usage of Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence within a learning context.
  • Thorough understanding of the Web and mobile industry's latest evolution of standards.
  • A proven ability to assess content design and document development processes.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent leader with ability to lead a multi-functional team and deliver on time and on budget.
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Bilingualism (English/French) would be considered an asset.
  • Must be able to travel.
  • Must be able to obtain a Government of Canada security clearance.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Agile Methodologies Artificial Intelligence E-Learning Gamification Virtual Reality

A little bit about us

Bluedrop Training & Simulation

Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc. (BTS) operates within the defense and aerospace industry where it designs and develops highly specialized, high performance, tactical training for front line operators of equipment working in complex environments and high-risk situations. This includes, training systems needs analysis, custom courseware development, virtual simulation training devices, and ongoing training support for in service support. Typical customers include Tier one OEMs such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

This is an excellent opportunity for ambitious, career-oriented individuals who wish to be part of a large, dynamic and highly successful organization. We offer competitive compensation, bonus opportunities and benefits, as well as exceptional career growth potential. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

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