Systems Engineer (System Architect)

System Administration Laurel, MD


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

As a Systems Engineer (System Architect), you will take over and guide the operations center for a large streaming framework that powers dozens of high throughput data analytics serving downstream applications, supporting thousands of users. You will have the opportunity to take your existing system administration skills, and apply your best practices, experience, and knowledge to a team that has historically been more focused on development, but has now graduated to need an organized operational stance. Once effective processes are in place, this operational team will be tasked with migrating the existing infrastructure to AWS. This migration will involve designing the deployment to AWS infrastructure, implementing best practices on AWS platforms, and leveraging AWS services to replace duplicate services in the existing system.

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
- 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

  - Analyze system requirements and recommend best practices
  - Migrate the existing system to AWS once it has been productionized
  - Implement and document AWS deployment best practices

  - Bachelor's degree in System Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering Science, Engineering Management, or related discipline
  - 20 years of experience in Systems Engineering
  - AWS Certification (preferably SysOps Administrator)
  - Experience with Kubernetes


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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!

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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.