At Visionist we embrace some of our nation’s most complex challenges. Since our inception we have provided the United States Intelligence Community with custom software solutions and analysis services. Everyday our team of engineers, designers, analysts and data scientists transform the way agencies make sense of their data. You may never hear of our work, but our solutions are used each day to keep our country safe.
In 2010 Visionist was founded with the ideal of not only building a successful company, but doing it better than the rest. Since the beginning, our customers have come to us with their toughest challenges seeking new perspectives and unique solutions. To deliver, we’ve built a team of innovators with diverse skills, backgrounds, and passions.
We genuinely believe in going ‘above and beyond’ for our customer because it’s the right thing to do. Likewise, Visionist goes above and beyond for our employees, by making sure we pair each individual with work they will enjoy and backing them up with excellent opportunities for growth. These qualities make Visionist a great place to work. Visionist has consistently won top awards for employee satisfaction from Forbes, the Baltimore Sun, Inc., and others.
Happy employees mean happy customers. By staying true to our values we offer our employees and clients the best of two worlds: the culture and innovation of a small company with the stability and resources of a large company.
The rising stars of the software/consulting world are small, agile companies. They encourage creative thinking, comfortable work environments, unconventional solutions to difficult problems, and honesty when things don't go exactly as planned. We aim to bring these forward-thinking ideals to our industry, and the benefits of those ideals to our customers.
We recognize that true innovation happens at the intersection of domains. Our culture of collaboration allows engineers, analysts, and data scientists to see problems in new ways and deliver truly creative solutions.
We know there is tremendous value in the vast amounts of data generated in today’s digital world. Thanks to new technologies, writing and executing analytics on large data sets is no longer a huge undertaking. However, Visionist’s cloud engineers and data scientists understand the difference between presenting a simple answer and persuading users with evidence.
Visionist designs, develops, and delivers solutions that integrate advanced statistics and modeling with visually appealing and dynamic visualizations allowing users to gain unparalleled insights into their data.
User experience is often an afterthought in software development. As students and enthusiasts of the principles of human-computer interaction (HCI), we bring a rare skill set to projects that require high-fidelity prototyping, intuitive interface design, and non-traditional presentation of data, especially at high volume and high data rates.
When it comes to user interfaces, details matter—we take pride in producing tools that are as elegant as they are functional. We place high value on understanding the user's perspective. You'll find our engineers working side-by-side with analysts, subject matter experts and end-users on a regular and recurring basis.
Our customers take Computer Network Operations (CNO) seriously, and we support them in their effort to protect our national interests. Whether researching vulnerabilities, developing exploitation plans, performing forensic analysis, or establishing robust defense against adversarial efforts, our expertise is unsurpassed.
We build cutting-edge cybersecurity tools and supply the integration know-how to ensure that critical infrastructure remains sound and critical information remains protected.
Visionist places a priority on truly understanding our client's objectives. We believe that the best tools are inspired by those that are closest to a mission. Given this, we employ numerous subject matter experts with decades of experience analyzing and synthesizing intelligence.
Using tools developed at Visionist our experts produce intelligence that is read at the highest levels of government. Visionist’s specific areas of expertise include:
TakeBack America helps health practitioners and the public find drug disposal centers and highlight at-risk communities. Our winning entry inspired the Google Maps searchable layer for disposal centers.
Questioning your favorite team’s draft choice? DraftGeM offers some clarity via a revolutionary tool for rating and comparing college football players. We added NFL players too. Nothing else like it exists.
WellBearing leverages data from the US News and World Report’s Healthiest Communities Rankings to explore drivers of disparate health outcomes. Overlay data layers to find regional patterns and possible correlations.
Cake provides analysts with a shareable, scalable, user-friendly interface for performing data analysis. If you can follow a recipe, you can do data analysis with Cake.
A Shazam-style approach to identifying and matching signal types rather than music.
TalkTracker enables analysts to visualize real-time dynamic word networks from multiple sources, illustrating emerging issues and trends throughout time. Each piece of data is scored so that the user can quickly identify the most relevant posts and get a more complete and pertinent picture of what’s going on.
We seek to create strong partnerships centered on openness, honesty and mutual respect. At Visionist, we commit to your success. For smaller partners following in our journey, we seek to mentor, share best practices and teach lessons learned.
Visionist is a place for innovators and visionaries. We are as diverse as the problems we solve.
With a range of both large and small company experience under our belts, we know how to build an employee-focused company (and what missteps to avoid). We are like-minded individuals, building a company centered around principles.
The Visionist company culture centers around the happiness of our employees with their career choice. Work hard, play hard means something to us; we jump at every opportunity to hold company dinners, happy hours and teambuilding activities. We’re coworkers, but we often prefer to just call each other friends.
The Visionist five-year plan isn’t focused on how large we’ll be, it’s a roadmap to retain our core values and integrity on the way there. Our employees aren’t hired hands – they’re advocates. Our best advertisement is the phenomenal work our team performs every day, and their enthusiasm for being part of Visionist.
Putting Employees First
Matching people with their passions leads to employees that love coming to work
Flat management allows for a personal experience and gives you opportunities to define your own career path
Relationships among our team, partners, and customers are valued, you will never be a number at our company
Hire Great People and Trust Them
Employee-owned means everyone has a stake in the company’s success
Celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit means funding internal R&D projects, allowing employees to prototype innovative ideas
Employees’ creative ideas drive our growth and allow people to follow their individual passions
Do Meaningful & Focused Work
Building relationships with customers and teammates allows us to find the most interesting and challenging work
We are constantly challenging the norm, introducing new technology, and searching for ways to improve existing processes
The work we do has real impact, we are committed to defending the country and saving lives
The Details Matter
End users rely on our products every day, it is imperative that we are meticulous in our design and implementation
We look beyond basic requirements, making sure we understand the end users pain points to truly meet their needs
Having actual users on our team makes the end solutions better
Operate with Transparency
Sharing knowledge, within Visionist and within the industry, breeds innovation
Open, collaborative, and team-based environments foster innovation and continuous learning
We contribute to the tech community through React Meetups and our open-source repository on Github.
We are always seeking passionate and creative innovators to join the Visionist Team. Each day our analysts, data scientists, and developers defend our nation by designing, developing, and deploying analytical platforms that address some of the United States’ most difficult challenges. Our work is complex, our data is dirty, and our solutions are unconventional, but we know our products make a difference and save lives.
weeks personal leave
All employees start with four weeks of personal leave. Employees who stay longer earn more.
The Visionist calendar includes 12 paid holidays including the week between Christmas and New Years.
health & dental
We participate in a comprehensive health and dental insurance program and pay majority of the premium.
pre-tax savings plan
Set aside pre-tax dollars through our medical reimbursement and dependent care plan.
Tuition reimbursement for work-related courses. We'll also cover the cost of training and conferences that will help you grow as a professional.
We have an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) to share the growth and progress of the company with our employees.
Up to 5% match of your total salary to the company 401k retirement plan. Visionist makes yearly profit sharing contributions to employees' 401k and ESOP accounts.
Visionist rewards the hard work of its employees with annual performance-based and merit-based bonuses.
life & disability insurance
We'll enroll you in term life and disability insurance – and cover 100% of the cost.
We'll also contribute $600 a year towards your gym or fitness club membership of your choice.
For those who are sleep deprived after having a newborn, we'll pick up the tab on up to $500 of take-out meals and 40 hours of leave within the first 3 months.
A variety of fun events throughout the year such as two paid team-building days, beer tastings, and team lunches.