Instructional Designer

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Instructional Designer (Freelance)Talent Enablement and Development, Remote

Cisco Meraki is known for simplifying powerful technology through our products and services, and for the people that are changing the face of enterprise networking. As the fastest growing cloud-managed networking team in the world, our products and technology architecture are making cloud-managed IT a reality. As part of an entrepreneurial team, you will be at the forefront of leading the design of Meraki’s in-house training solutions. Your work will ensure our people are equipped with the knowledge and skills to achieve their career goals.

We are looking for an experienced Instructional Designer to work with us on a project basis to assist in everything from conducting interviews with Subject Matter Experts to designing learning content and evaluation strategies. You will be working on projects across subject areas in sales, leadership development, new hire onboarding, and more. The right candidate will be passionate about learning and development and interested in building a long-term relationship with Meraki. Our team is based in San Francisco, so West Coast time zones preferred, but not required.

What you will do:

  • Collaborate with our learning partners to co-create virtual and live trainings for all of Meraki
  • Work closely with Merakians across roles to conduct needs analyses, interview SMEs, and define the most valuable content for Meraki’s learning needs
  • Design and develop clear, engaging, and professional learning content, including self-paced e-learning content, live facilitation guides and decks, participant workbooks, and more
  • Review existing training materials for content and structure and work to improve design 
  • Create and implement evaluation strategies for trainings, including developing surveys, knowledge assessments, and reports


  • Preferred 2-3 years of experience developing blended learning experiences, but the # of years is flexible for the right person
  • Knowledge of instructional design and adult learning theories with an eye for beautiful visual design
  • Experience working with technical SMEs and translating complex topics for broad audiences
  • Experience in designing learning objectives that connect to business outcomes and implementing evaluation strategies that tie directly to those outcomes
  • Experience in Learning Management Systems, bonus for Absorb & Degreed
  • Experience with Articulate, interactive e-learning, and VOD
  • The usual: good communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a global team, excellent time-management skills, and a willingness to learn
  • Prefered experience working in a sales environment (but not necessary)

If you have an amazing portfolio, but are newer or not sure if you meet the requirements above, let’s talk!

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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What are Cisco Meraki Perks + Benefits

Cisco Meraki Benefits Overview

At Cisco Meraki, we support your passions, development, and wellness allowing you to thrive inside and outside of the office. We encourage a healthy work-life balance and make it easy for you to bring your whole self to work.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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