UX Engineer (TSR)

UX/UI Design Columbia, MD


** Active Top Secret (TS/SCI) clearance with polygraph required.**

For over 10 years Visionist has been solving the Intelligence Communities toughest software and analysis challenges. Our staff enjoy the benefits and career growth opportunities of an established organization with the amazing culture of a small company. We are an employee-owned small business, meaning our employees see the benefit of their contributions and have a stake in our overall success.

Visionist is hiring a UX Engineer to support a mission tasked with looking at all the intelligence Community’s Tech SIGINT tools and determining how to improve, consolidate, adjust, and augment them to modernize the tech SIGINT tradecraft. You will be key at aligning user needs with strategic direction as well as unionizing the TSR modernization effort with user experience design and research to present the most functional tool possible.


  • Work with a team of like-minded UX Designers and a TSR SME in collaboration with project management to analyze and enhance the look and usability of a vital agency tool.
  • Conduct user research and interviews to assess effectiveness of interface.
  • Effectively communicate and implement necessary changes.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Cognitive and/or Experimental Psychology, Human Factors Engineering, or related field.
  • 10 years of experience as a UX engineer supporting projects of similar scope and complexity.
  • Familiarity with task analyses, user interface design, and usability testing.
  • Experience working closely with users (analysts) to research for and document user profiles, analysis tasks, workflows, and user scenarios.
  • Expertise working with users to collect and document user requirements and creating user interface design specifications.
  • Familiarity with conducting usability testing and designing/developing user surveys to obtain user feedback.
  • Ability to do mockups, create user surveys, and organize focus groups.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Illustrator or Axure.
  • Knowledge of XD and Figma.

Nice to Haves:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or related field.
  • Some HTML/CSS is a plus.

Who We Are:

Are you ready to create, modernize, and deploy software that changes the world? In support of the Department of Defense, Visionist offers the most cutting-edge software engineering, design, and analysis services to the Intelligence Community. Our interdisciplinary team of engineers develop a wide range of products, from high level software UX/UI design to low level reverse engineering and spans everything in between. Our tools are used throughout the agency and our expertise is sought out by industry leaders. Our focus in cyber (CNO), data science and analytics, and user experience design has made the tools we create unlike any in the world. If you’d like to join a group of individuals supporting mission critical tasking in a cleared environment, then Visionist is the place for you. Our collaborative work environment harbors creativity and innovation which makes us the front runners in our field. The mission is our focus, and our people are our passion.

Our Benefits:

  • 15% retirement contribution by offering 401k matching as well as contributions into your Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) each year.
  • 4 weeks paid time off which is never use or lose.
  • 12 paid holidays including the day after Thanksgiving and the week between Christmas and New Year's.
  • Dental, Vision, and Medical Insurance - HMO and PPO offerings (company covers up to 90% of premiums) $150.00 credit per pay period if medical coverage is waived.
  • $600 contribution made to your HSA on behalf of Visionist.
  • Professional Development Plan, i.e., training, conferences and higher education goals all covered.
  • $7,500 employee referral bonus.
  • As your family grows, we’ll pick up the tab on take-out meals for the first 3 months after your child’s birth.
  • Lifestyle benefit - Visionist will reimburse up to $600 towards your fitness/wellbeing, technical devices, and charitable matches.
  • Guaranteed annual raises and holiday bonuses.
  • Visionist encourages an entrepreneurial spirit. We will help provide resources for innovative ideas and concepts through our IRAD benefit.
  • and more!

U.S. Citizenship required (green card holders and permanent residents not eligible). Applicants selected will be required to obtain/maintain a government security clearance. Visionist Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.