Principal Test Engineer (Hybrid)

Test Engineering Columbia, MD United States


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

As a Test Engineer, you will be instrumental to the testing and maintenance of a critical software application while working to automate and streamline our testing processes and continuous integration ecosystem. You will join a team of 20+ who work together to provide full-lifecycle support to a software application providing audio ingest, storage, query, playback, analysis, and transcription capabilities. The application is used by national and tactical analysts on small systems (laptops) and large systems (server farms). Given the flexibility of the application, and the various install scenarios, automated testing is key to the continued success of the application. You will also be able to use / learn containerized applications (Docker/Kubernetes), UI automated testing (Selenium based frameworks), and DevOps tools (Jira, Confluence, Gitlab, Mattermost or similar).

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! 
  - Grow with career progression opportunities and personalized road maps
  - Supported and company paid upskilling through continued education, training, conferences, and lunch & learns
  - 32 days off per year (4 weeks PTO + 12 holidays) 
  - Competitive pay including an annual raise AND end of year bonus
  - Fun and frequent employee events and family gatherings like lunches, happy hours, cooking contests, D&D club, and much more!
+ PLUS a hybrid schedule with the ability to work from home 2-3 days/week

  - Support the DevOps team in testing and troubleshooting the audio ingest/playback application
  - Create and maintain automated integration test suite
  - Assist in expansion and maintenance of Gitlab CI pipelines
  - Work with ops and dev teams to identify testing needs and generate test plans

  - Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
  - 10 years of software development testing experience
  - Familiarity with BDD testing frameworks (Cucumber, Spock, Behave)
  - Familiarity with scripting languages (Bash, Python, Ruby)
  - Familiarity with Java
  - Knowledge of automated CI pipelines (Jenkins, GitLab CI, GitHub Actions)


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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.