Senior User Experience Designer

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 looking for a fun, energic, and creative Senior UX Designer to lead a small team of UX professionals and provide UX support to a family of related user applications. In this role you will be tasked with assessing a family of related user applications, focusing on determining how to improve, consolidate, adjust, augment to counter modernize the user tradecraft. You will meet with users, project management, and senior level management to balance the needs of all the stakeholders. You will play a critical role at aligning user needs with strategic direction.


  • Work with other Uxers, project leadership, and development teams.
  • Create user surveys, organize focus groups, and provide recommendations on the look and feel of the user experience across a suite of tools.
  • Document user workflows, design front end systems, create mockups, engage with users, interact with multiple development teams.
  • Use tools like Adobe Creative Cloud, Axure, XD, and/or Figma to create high-fi and low-fi mockups, journey maps, plus organize and provide hierarchy of data.


  • Experience using Axure, Adobe Creative Cloud, and/or other common design tools.
  • Experience working with users to create and compile surveys, and incorporate results.
  • Experience working with as a lead on a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written formats.
  • 10 years of experience as a UX Designer on projects of similar scope and complexity.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in UX, Graphic Design or related field is required.

Nice to Haves:

  • Omni channel marketing and enterprise UX experience is a plus.
  • An advanced degree in human factors engineering, human centered computing or psychology is bonus.

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.