Software Research Engineer (Part-time)

Software Engineering College Park, United States 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 looking for a Software Research Engineer to join our multi-disciplinary team on a new government contract award supporting research and development in emerging communications technologies and devices. This exciting opportunity involves partnering across private industry, academia, and government to explore the study of advanced telecommunications systems. The work includes researching network infrastructure (management systems, switches, routers) and edge devices to best leverage emerging technologies in these systems while maintaining high reliability and security. Engineers will have the opportunity to be hands on with a variety of communications hardware from set up/configuration to analysis of network traffic and vulnerability assessment. On this forward-facing program you will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the customer to develop and execute advanced research plans which may range from a few months to a few years in duration.


  • Investigate, analyze, and report on relevant topics, targets, data, and/or systems related to current wireless and network devices.
  • Work with government labs, operational mission, and research engineers to define and/or refine mission requirements relevant to specific technology application and software capability development.
  • Provide collection reports and analysis.
  • Provide research information and prepare briefings for representatives from the Intelligence Community on findings and potential application of technology and software tools.
  • Make recommendations to close gaps in strategic plans based on the results of research and analysis of technologies.


  • 7 years of experience in SIGINT.
  • Experience with full life cycle software development including design, debug, modifications, integration, and system documentation.
  • Expertise in developing software for embedded devices, including wireless technologies based on IEEE specifications.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field is preferred. 4 years of additional experience may substitute for a degree. 

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.