Principal UX / UI Designer

UX Design Columbia, MD


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

As a Principal UX / UI Designer at Visionist you will be a member of the largest User Experience team at the agency. You will conduct qualitative and quantitative research studies and generate strategic and tactical insights that are used in the design of intelligence analyst tools. You will develop scripts and facilitate UX methods to extract user feedback and create UX artifacts that set the direction for the analyst tools of the future. This role is key at aligning user needs with strategic direction. You will also be able to use any relevant experience in Psychology or Human Centered Computing.

For over 12 years, Visionist has been solving the Intelligence Community's toughest software and analysis challenges. We are an employee- owned small business, meaning our employees see the benefit of their contributions and have a stake in our overall success.  If you'd like to join a collaborative group supporting mission critical tasking in a cleared environment, then Visionist is the place for you. Learn more about us here:


5 Benefits We Know You Will Love! 
  - 15% retirement combined contribution (5% matching + 10% additional) to 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) each year
  - 4 weeks paid time off that is never "use or lose" AND 12 paid holidays
  - CareFirst Medical, Dental, and Vision - OR - $4000 / year for waiving this benefit
  - Competitive pay including an annual raise AND end of year bonus
  - Flexible hours with the ability to bank extra hours for additional time off OR receive straight overtime pay

  - Develop wireframes to help users evaluate product structure before development
  - Collaborate with designers and developers to create UX artifacts and provide UX expertise during development
  - Implement usability tests with multiple UX practitioners
  - Analyze qualitative and quantitative data to generate strategic and tactical insights
  - Develop workshop scripts and facilitate UX methods to extract user feedback and synthesize UX artifacts
  - Evaluate and produce information architectures to determine appropriate product structure and layout
  - Perform heuristic evaluations using standard UX principles to review user interfaces

  - Bachelor's degree in psychology, or other relevant field
  - 10 years of experience in UX design
  - Experience in each of the usability and software engineering cycle phases
  - Experience working with end users to research and document user requirements
  - Experience creating user interface design specifications and working closely with application developers
  - Experience directing/conducting usability testing 
  - Proficiency in one of more design tools such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Axure, XD, and Figma


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Next steps: Apply online and one of our recruiters will reach out to you. We have a streamlined process of phone screen with a recruiter, interview with a Visionist team at our HQ in Columbia, MD, and that is all!

Interested in learning more about Visionist and the work we do? Check out our website!


U.S citizenship required (green card holders and permanent residents are not eligible). Applicants selected will be required to obtain / maintain a government security clearance. 

Visionist, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Protected Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities employer.