Senior Systems Engineer

System Engineering Columbia, MD


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

Visionist has an exciting new opportunity for a Systems Engineer on our Prime contract where you will be a member of a team focused on solving user experience challenges for technologies used within the IC. This team partners with developers, managers, and system engineers to keep intelligence products modern and cutting edge. The team research and documents user workflows, designs front end systems, creates mockups, engages with users, and interacts with multiple development teams using tools like Axure and Adobe Creative Cloud Suite.

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 plus flexible work hours
- 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

  - Evaluate and produce information architectures to determine appropriate product structure and layout
  - Conduct qualitative and quantitative research studies such as surveys, interviews, and usability tests to generate strategic and tactical insights
  - Develop wireframes to help users evaluate product structure before development
  - Collaborate with Designers and Developers to create UX artifacts and provide UX expertise
  - Implement usability tests with multiple UX practitioners

  - Bachelor's degree in System Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering Science, Engineering Management, or related field. (Additional 5 years of experience may substitute degree)
  - 14 years of experience in Systems Engineering
  - Experience each of the usability and software engineering cycle phases: analysis, design, implementation, and deployment
  - Experience creating user interface design specifications through researching and documenting user requirements including profiles, frequent tasks, workflows, and user scenarios, while 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.