Senior UX Designer

UX Design Columbia, MD


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

For over 10 years Visionist has been solving the Intelligence Community's 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.

As a Senior UX Designer at Visionist you will be a member of the largest User Experience team at the agency. You will develop scripts and facilitate UX methods to extract user feedback and create UX artifacts that set the direction for the analyst tools of the future. This role is key at aligning user needs with strategic direction.


  • Develop wireframes to help users evaluate product structure before development.
  • Collaborate with Designers to create UX artifacts.
  • Collaborate with Developers to provide UX expertise during development.
  • Implement usability tests with multiple UX practitioners. 
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative research studies such as surveys, interviews, and usability tests.
  • Analyze qualitative and quantitative data to generate strategic and tactical insights.
  • Experience developing workshop scripts and facilitating UX methods to extract user feedback and synthesize UX artifacts. 
  • Evaluate and produce information architectures to determine appropriate product structure and layout.
  • Perform heuristic evaluations using standard UX principles to review user interfaces.


  • Experience in each of the usability and software engineering cycle phases: analysis, design, implementation, and deployment.
  • Experience working with system end users by creating user surveys and organizing focus groups to obtain user feedback.
  • Experience creating user interface design specifications and working closely with application developers including product designers and process engineers
  • Experience directing/conducting usability testing and while collaborating with the application design team.
  • Proficiency in one of more design tools such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Axure, XD, and Figma.
  • Bachelor's degree in cognitive and/or experimental psychology, human factors engineering, or an engineering related field.
  • 10 years of experience as a UX Designer working on projects of similar scope and complexity.

Nice to Haves:

  • Degree and/or certifications related to in Human Factors Engineering or Human Centered Computing beneficial.
  • UX or Fine Arts degrees w/ emphasis in Psychology also a plus.

Who We Are: 

Are you ready to create, modernize, and deploy software that changes the world? In support of the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community, Visionist offers the most cutting-edge software engineering, design, and analysis services. Our interdisciplinary team of engineers develops a wide range of products, from high level software, to UX/UI design, low level reverse engineering, and everything in between. Our tools are used throughout our customer organizations 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 that is never “use or lose” AND 12 paid holidays
  • Flexible hours with the ability to bank extra hours for additional time off or receive straight time overtime
  • $10k tuition reimbursement or $1,950 student loan help annually
  • CareFirst BCBS Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Government shutdown protection means employees don't have to use leave for up to 3 days the year for inclement weather or budget issues
  • Career growth through continuing education, training, conferences, and lunch & learns
  • Parental benefits including extra leave, take out meals, and more
  • $600 annual lifestyle bonus to support your personal fitness, tech upgrades, or donate it to charity
  • Competitive pay including annual raises and bonuses
  • Fun employee and family gatherings like lunches, picnics, cooking contests, D&D club, and more 

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 / Affirmative Action / Protected Veterans / Individual with Disabilities employer.