Senior Learning Solutions Designer

Client Services Iselin, New Jersey New York, New York

Position at Medidata Solutions

Your Mission: 

The Medidata Global Education Senior Learning Solutions Designer develops and maintains eLearning and instructor-led learning programs for Medidata products as well as the clinical trial industry.  These learning programs focus on the knowledge and skills that customers and employees across the Medidata Solutions ecosystem need to complete their daily tasks.

This position has responsibilities that extend globally to all of Medidata’s locations. This is a highly consultative and collaborative role in which the Senior Learning Solutions Designer will consult with key stakeholders in the organization to identify education and enablement needs, make solution recommendations, and oversee program execution. The qualified candidate who fills this position must be detail oriented, organized and concise. By working both independently and as part of a team, this person must be able to meet tight deadlines while consistently delivering high quality work.

Global Education holds the responsibility to share the collective Medidata knowledge through educational courses, programs, and certifications we develop with the goal of having a positive and transformative impact on Medidata, our clients, and partners. The Senior Learning Solutions Designer develops training for Medidata products needed by clients and colleagues.

  • Work with subject matter experts to identify target audience’s training needs and develop education plans to meet these needs

  • Design and develop eLearning courses, instructor-led training programs, and other instructional materials defined in the education plans

  • Create engaging learning activities and compelling course content that enhance retention and transfer

  • Collaborate with certification specialists to develop courses and assessments that support certification programs 

  • Mentor other Learning Solutions Designers to help expand their skills

  • Manage projects that require planning and PM skills

  • Ensure deliverables are completed on time, with high quality and adhere to company standards

  • Perform the following for new and existing courses:

    • Needs-analysis

    • Timeline/resource estimations

    • Course design, production, quality control and implementation

    • Review and update course content during each product/patch-release cycle.

    • Work with eLearning vendors on various course development and localization projects

    • Maintain a working knowledge of Medidata systems to facilitate course development

Your Competencies: 

  • Excellent knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models

  • Lesson and curriculum planning skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

  • Ability to understand software products and write structured course content in a consistent fashion

  • Proficient with eLearning development tools; proficiency with Articulate Storyline 360 is preferred

  • Knowledge of SCORM and LMS or LCMS

  • Experience with designing Instructor-Led Training (ILT) courses

  • Strong project management and time management skills

  • Able to assume responsibility and work autonomously in a professional manner

  • Ability to understand and communicate concepts quickly and accurately

  • Ability to provide technical guidance to more junior team members

  • Experience with localization and certification preferred 

  • Understanding of how training development fits within the software development lifecycle

  • Ability to travel between the east coast offices, as needed

  • Must be able to work within tight deadlines in a fast-paced, software development environment

  • SaaS experience is a plus.

Your Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • Master’s Degree preferred (Instructional Design, eLearning Technology, Learning Theory, etc).

  • 5 or more years of corporate training and curricula/courseware development experience. 

  • Life Sciences industry experience preferred.


Medidata is making a real difference in the lives of patients everywhere by accelerating critical drug and medical device development, enabling life-saving drugs and medical devices to get to market faster. Our products sit at the convergence of the Technology and Life Sciences industries, one of most exciting areas for global innovation. Nine of the top 10 best-selling drugs in 2017 were developed on the Medidata platform.

Medidata’s solutions have powered over 14,000 clinical trials giving us the largest collection of clinical trial data in the world. With this asset, we pioneer innovative, advanced applications and intelligent data analytics, bringing an unmatched level of quality and efficiency to clinical trials enabling treatments to reach waiting patients sooner.

EEO Statement

Medidata Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Medidata Solutions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Medidata Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.