SME Consultant (Remote, Auto/Diesel Vehicle Maintenance)

Interplay Learning

Interplay Learning

Posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Interplay Learning sits at the intersection of EdTech, Virtual Reality, and Enterprise Software as it modernizes Learning Management & Content Systems throughout the skilled trade industries.

Since 2016, Austin-based Interplay Learning has been building better training, better careers and better lives for its customers and their employees.

Our award-winning online and VR training for the essential skilled trades, including HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Solar, Multi-Family Maintenance and Facilities Maintenance workforces, is scalable and more effective than traditional training methods. By leveraging immersive learning technology, Interplay’s customers are able to train and practice hands-on learning from a desktop, phone, tablet, or in virtual reality. The result is a highly trained employee who is job-ready in weeks, not years.

Our digital experiential learning platform, SkillMill, conveniently turns any space into a training lab with its short video courses, 3D simulations, knowledge checks, coaching, community, and connectivity.

Recent accolades include recognition by Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards in the Education, General Excellence, and On the Rise categories as well as the Built-In Best Places to Work in Austin award.

Awards & Recognition:

Position: SME Consultant - Auto/Diesel Vehicle Maintenance

Interplay has long operated in the building trades. As we grow, we are leaning on our core training capabilities to propel us into new industries, including vehicle maintenance. This SME position will be a critical advisor to Interplay and a key part of our growth, helping us build industry-leading training content to advance the auto/diesel trade.

You will play a critical role on the Production Team, working with designers & developers to create and review content for skilled trades training.

Please note this is an hourly contract position with variable hours and is not eligible for the "Company Benefits" listed below. Work is 100% remote.

Why this position:

  • Flexible work hours, remote work
  • Use your expertise to make an impact and provide education
  • Collaborative, supportive team

What you'll do:

  • Advise internal teams on industry dynamics and best practices
  • Use your expertise to support content development for VR simulations and eLearning
  • Advise on malfunctions for simulations
  • Create procedure guides
  • Write voiceover scripts for videos
  • Generate valid and reliable test questions/knowledge checks
  • Develop fault scenarios
  • Review courses for accuracy

Who you are:

  • Extensive knowledge of auto/diesel vehicle maintenance
  • Teaching or training experience is preferred
  • Organized
  • Desire and ability to collaborate with designers and developers


  • Extensive knowledge of skilled trades subject matter
  • Systematic approach to troubleshooting
  • Research skills
  • Teaching, training or mentoring experience is ideal
  • Computer skills - Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, familiar with PowerPoint)
  • Camtasia (video tutorial and presentation software), will teach
  • Writing skills for knowledge checks and guides

Don’t meet every single requirement? If you are interested in us, passionate about your work and think you would add value in this role, we encourage you to still apply. We'd love to consider you.

Interplay Learning Ethos:

At Interplay, we love what we do. We embrace our daily challenge to push technological limits to invent better ways to make learning easier and training more powerful. We attract passionate people and invite spirited discourse. We celebrate that our jobs fit our lives, not the inverse. We are uncompromising in our belief that together: we can build better training, build better careers and build better lives for customers and our team.

Company Benefits:

  • Remote-first culture and flexible hours
  • Learning resources and annual learning reimbursement
  • Family-friendly policies
  • Generous vacation policy includes 3 weeks of PTO, 1 week Winter Break, holidays and sick days
  • Medical, vision and dental insurance coverage
  • 401k
  • Private company stock options
  • Mental health and wellness resources
  • Virtual/in person social events

Diversity Statement

At Interplay Learning, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to who we are and how we operate our business. We’re building a diverse workforce that cultivates and supports all individuals for the betterment of each other, our company, and our customers. We believe a culture of equality creates a stronger work environment for all employees and that we are all accountable for encouraging and celebrating diverse voices. Interplay Learning commits to promote and recognize principles of fairness, equity, and social justice in relation to, and across, intersections of race, age, color, disability, faith, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, social class, economic class, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, and all other identities represented among our diverse membership.

We strongly encourage people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. Interplay Learning is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team. If you need any reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Interplay Learning is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, marital status, gender identity or expression, status as a veteran, or any other legally protected characteristic or activity in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.