Software Engineer

Software Engineering Columbia, MD


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

As a Principal Software Engineer at Visionist you will be a member of a team focused on modernizing business IT systems that currently span multiple databases, user interfaces, and data formats. This role is key to the successful migration of business data from legacy systems to a new platform. You will also be able to use / learn Oracle, structured, and unstructured databases.

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 at

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
- Cigna Medical, Dental, and Vision - OR - $3900 / 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

- Automating the import, cleansing, tagging and normalization of data to prepare it for the new platform utilizing techniques such as reverse engineering, forensic data analysis, and visualizations
- Document database structures, relationships, and data dictionaries, and develop tools to extract, analyze, and import data into the follow-on analytic platform.

  - Bachelor's degree in a technical field
  - 20 years of experience in Software Development
  - Development experience with C++ and Java
  - Familiarity with database query API’s and syntax
  - Experience with scripting languages including Perl, Python, VB, and PHP
  - Experience reverse engineering and documenting database structures
  - Experience developing automated tools to extract and normalize data for migration/import

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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.