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Solarwinds Inc. Learning & Development Manager in Austin, Texas


SolarWinds creates and sells powerful and affordable software, and our products and business model are differentiators in the industry. We focus on speed to value and real time problem solving for the IT professional and other users. As a company, we believe that investing in employee development is key to engagement and results.

The Program Manager serves as the global lead for our Manager Curriculum , and owns the design, delivery and quality of solutions in the areas of personal leadership and effectiveness. Join a global team ofcreative, business savvy professionals responsible for leadership and professional development across three business units and four continents.

This role is made for you if you:

  • Are a creative, proactive problem-solver capable of driving projects forward

  • Are a next-level instructional designer with classroom, digital and virtual solutions

  • Are in the business of behavior change, not just knowledge exchange

  • Embody the qualities of collaboration, adaptability and stakeholder focus

  • Can facilitate any workshop globally, online and in the classroom

  • Are equally comfortable building and buying learning solutions


  • Conduct learning and performance needs analyses

  • Design and program manage complex multi-modal learning programs and knowledge campaigns, delivery schedules and facilitator pools

  • Serve as a trusted advisor to business leaders on their organizations’ performance and learning needs; manage and maintain productive and collaborative working relationships with vendors, SMEs, peers and stakeholders

  • Apply adult learning principles and instructional systems to design/refresh blended learning solutions that minimize time away from work and maximize performance improvement

  • Design for and measure against required business outcomes; evaluate, track and report on impact of programs and initiatives

  • Facilitate / co-facilitate learning programs and workshops; maintain high participant evaluation scores

  • Proficiently use standard office tools and specialized L&D and HR tools for learning program administration and surveys (LMS, HRIS, Microsoft Office, various survey tools)

Targeted Capabilities:

  • Instructional design: Expertise in adult learning theory, instructional design, leadership theories and practices, and multiple learning formats

  • Facilitation: Expert facilitation skills that drive high levels of participant engagement; executive presence to credibly and confidently work with individuals and groups

  • Program management: Able to prioritize, scope, plan, budget and execute to independently move projects and program forward

  • Critical thinking: Strong reasoning skills; able to structure thinking into logical flow and sequence that’s easy for others to understand; able to create and work with conceptual frameworks

  • Communication: Crisp, compelling and practical style of organizing thoughts into writing and speech

  • Business acumen: High intelligence & ability to identify business issues

  • Stakeholder and vendor management: Able to establish positive relationships and align others around accomplishing goals; adept at selecting and managing vendors

  • Integrated HR perspective: Familiar with a variety of HR sub-functions and tools (succession management, coaching, performance management, organizational effectiveness, organizational design, performance consulting)



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required

  • Minimum of five years of experience in learning and development or soft skills training

  • Proven success designing, delivering and managing multi-faceted learning programs

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, iterative environment


This role is based in our office in Austin TX office and requires some international travel.

Location US-TX-Austin

SolarWinds is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. SolarWinds will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job ID 2019-13373

# Positions 1

Category HR

Position Type Regular

Business Group Core IT

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