UX Designer / Engineer

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 Designer to join our mission driven team of UX researchers, UX developers, software engineers and customer SMEs. Visionist is an integral team member helping the government customer manage a portfolio of knowledge management tools. There are several reporting tools that need to be aligned, consolidated, or absorb features from similar systems. Your role as UX graphics designer would be to build out what this looks like (mock ups) and how the user would interact with the new system (user surveys, working with users). In this role you will be directed by a team of senior UX professionals but will branch out and own your own work as you gain more customer experience.


  • Work with end users conducting interviews and surveys.
  • Produce mockups of potential build outs and flows that describe how the user would interact with the new system.
  • Embed with the development teams to execute.


  • Bachelor's degree in cognitive and/or experimental psychology, human factors engineering, or an engineering related field. Advanced degree in these fields is desired.
  • 5+ years of related experience.
  • Active TS/SCI with polygraph clearance.
  • 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.
  • Experience working closely with product designers and process engineers developing applications.
  • Familiarity with conducting usability testing and designing/developing user surveys to obtain user feedback.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Illustrator or Axure.
  • Knowledge of XD and Figma.

Nice to Haves:

  • Some HTML/CSS experience is a plus.
  • Fine Arts/Graphics design training, degree, or certification is preferred.

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.

Benefits Highlights:

  • 15% retirement combined contribution (5% matching + 10% additional) to 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) each year.
  • 4 weeks paid time off.
  • 12 paid holidays.
  • Carefirst BCBS Medical, Dental, and Vision.
  • Continuing education via tuition reimbursement, training and conferences.
  • $7,500 employee referral bonus.
  • Parental benefits including extra leave, take-out meals and more.
  • Lifestyle reimbursement (fitness, tech and/or charitable matching).
  • Annual raises and bonuses.

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.