Careers

If you are looking for a company that cares about its employees then The Ventura Group, Inc. (Ventura) is for you. At Ventura, we are always thinking about ways to help our employees enhance their skills, improve their quality of life, and get the recognition they deserve. Our employees are critical to our growth and reputation and we like to acknowledge their achievements.

Come to work for Ventura, grow your career, and become part of our success story.


Employee Benefits

Ventura provides a very competitive and comprehensive benefits package that has been designed to give you and your family the peace of mind and the tools to let you focus on your career growth and performance.

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Job Openings

Browse our current job openings and apply for a job with Ventura. Please review and apply by emailing Jeff Harrison (jeffh@theventuragroup.com) your resume.

* MUST HAVE ACTIVE SECRET CLEARANCE *

LOCATION: Arlington, VA
Send resumes to: Jeff Harrison (jeffh@theventuragroup.com)

Description

Senior Instructional Designer

Education/Professional Experience:

  1. Minimum of 6 years instructional design experience plus MS/MA (or higher) in relevant field, with proven ability in designing a variety of training applications for a broad array of delivery methods (e.g., blended, eLearning, simulations, mobile).
  1. Proven expertise serving as instructional designer of eLearning courses or projects that demonstrate sound instructional principles, strategies and techniques and are SCORM and Section 508 compliant.
  1. Ability to collaborate effectively with Subject Matter Expert/s (SME) to conduct needs/audience analysis, develop training objectives and course/product outline, design course/product content, and assessment items. This includes compiling and organizing information, and writing and editing instructional materials to adapt classroom-based courseware and products, reference documents, and raw materials into clear, effective, interactive eLearning training.
  1. Proven experience in writing, reviewing, and editing storyboards. Highly skilled in detail-oriented documentation, with significant abilities in communicating with Government Project Managers, SME, and development team members in tactful manner, as well as providing written feedback to Government Project Manager and clients.
  1. Proven experience coordinating a project development team and providing appropriate levels of support, coaching and influencing the design and development team.
  1. Ability to conduct needs assessment and evaluation studies.
  2. Significant experience with distributed learning applications, interface usability, Section 508 accessibility, SCORM, learning management systems, and integration of media into web based training applications, including training interface with learning management system Learn.com.
  1. Familiarity with industry standard and USG web/mobile development policies and standards preferred.
  2. Significant, proven experience as a member of a team and a team leader; positive interpersonal skills and a customer-service orientation, particularly with clients from a wide variety of cultures.

10.Experience in blending learning design valued.

11.Experience in mobile instructional design valued.

12.Experience in gaming and/or simulations valued.

13.Experience with eLearning COTS products valued.

14.Experience with epublishing valued.

15.Experience integrating social media applications for educational purposes valued.

16.Knowledge of foreign language learning applications valued.

* MUST HAVE ACTIVE SECRET CLEARANCE *

LOCATION: Arlington, VA
Send resumes to: Jeff Harrison (jeffh@theventuragroup.com)

Description

Web Designer

  • Designs and builds web pages using a variety of graphics software applications, techniques, and tools.
  • Designs and develops user interface features, site animation, and special-effects elements. Contributes to the design group’s efforts to enhance the look and feel of the organization’s online offerings.
  • Designs the website to support the organization’s strategies and goals relative to external communications.
  • The contractor must have strong communication and interpersonal skills and be capable of capturing design requirements from meetings with project stakeholders.
  • The contractor must thoroughly describe design options to stakeholders, both verbally and in writing.
  • The contractor must have an advanced understanding of online usability.
  • The contractor must be familiar with website accessibility and Section 508.
  • The following are strongly desired: familiarity with Distance Learning Management systems and distance learning concepts.
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in designing websites is desired, but not mandatory.

* MUST BE ABLE TO OBTAIN A PUBLIC TRUST *

LOCATION: Arlington, VA
Send resumes to: Jeff Harrison (jeffh@theventuragroup.com)

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

  1. Analyzes and evaluates information systems operations and provides technical direction and recommendations to improve utilization.
  2. Monitors system configuration and supports configuration management activities.
  3. Reviews records and reports of production, machine malfunctions and maintenance as well as organizational, procedural, and workflow plans and methods in order to identify procedural issues and potential information system shortfalls.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Software Skills:

Seeking an individual with solid front-end development skills, including expert knowledge of HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery. Preferred skills include experience with responsive web design for mobile, .NET, Git, JavaScript frameworks (such as Bootstrap, React, AngularJS, and Vue.js), D3.js, gamification, SCORM, data analytics, 508/WCAG compliance, and developing eLearning courseware.

Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Math Ability:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be advanced with complete Microsoft suite of products.

Education/Experience:

Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of related experience of which at least 2 years must specialized in information technology system assessment and the configuration management processes.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision; depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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