Learning & Development Manager

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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, emphasizing 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 specialized 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 prioritize, 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 organizing 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
  • Minimum of five years of experience in learning and development, HR or organizational 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

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