Solarwinds Inc. Learning & Development Manager in Edinburgh, United Kingdom


At SolarWinds we are focused on democratizing technology by making powerful and affordable software for IT professionals. We are #1 in network management software. Our business model is fast-paced and user-centric, emphasising speed to value and just-in-time problem solving. The L&D program manager joins a global team of creative, business savvy professionals responsible for leadership development, sales enablement, performance management, engagement and employee communications. We bring out the best in our people and make the business more effective.

This role is made for you if you:

Excel at partnering with the business and meeting stakeholders where they are

Are passionate about designing and delivering leadership development

Can facilitate any workshop with any audience

Are a top notch program manager who balances consistency with responsiveness

Love working and collaborating globally

Can iterate to achieve both quality and speed


Effectively manage complex learning programs, delivery schedules and facilitator pools

Manage and maintain productive and collaborative working relationships with vendors, SMEs, peers and stakeholders

Conduct learning and performance needs analyses

Apply adult learning principles and instructional systems design to create blended learning solutions that minimize time away from customers 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 specialised L&D and HR tools for learning program administration and surveys (LMS, HRIS, MicroSoft Office, various Survey Tools)

Business acumen: High intelligence & ability to quickly grasp complex business issues

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

Instructional Design: Strong knowledge of adult learning theory, instructional design, leadership theories and practices, and multiple learning formats

Project Management: Able to prioritise, scope, plan, budget and execute to independently move projects forward

Stakeholder management: Able to establish positive relationships and align others around accomplishing goals

Facilitation: Expert facilitation skills that drive high levels of participant engagement; executive presence to credibly and confidently work with groups of senior leaders in and out of the classroom

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

Integrated HR perspective: familiarity with related HR sub-functions and tools (succession management, performance management, organizational effectiveness, organizational design, performance consulting)


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required

Advanced degree or equivalent experience in instructional/Learning design, human resource development, business or other relevant field preferred

Proven experience in learning and development, HR or organisational development/effectiveness

Proven success managing complex programs

Proven experience designing and developing learning programs

Experience with other HR functions a plus

Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, iterative environment

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 2018-10461

# Positions 1

Category (Candidate Search) HR

Position Type Permanent

Business Group SolarWinds