Junior Firmware Engineer (Clearance Required)

College Career Fairs 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.

Visionist is looking for a Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 college graduate Firmware Engineer to join small, elite teams responsible for delivering niche, specialize cyber solutions to our mission customers. We are seeking talented, inquisitive embedded developers experienced with low-level software such as drivers, kernel level development, firmware, boot loaders and general bring-up and debug on the boundaries of hardware and software.


  • Apply your embedded expertise in a wide variety of technology areas, including networking and telecommunications, industrial systems, Internet of Things and connected devices, desktop operating systems, and traditional cyber computing operations
  • Assignments will vary from researching first-time unique solutions to full product development from concept to deployment.


  • Strong C and assembly knowledge.
  • Development experience of low-level software such as drivers and kernel level development.
  • Excellent debugging skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Computer Engineering or related field.

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience working on solutions in areas such Windows, Arm, x86 and PowerPC platforms for Linux, RTOS, or SoC preferred.
  • Broader background in software development, including C++ a plus.
  • Research and proof of concept development, in memory databases, operating system and file structure beneficial.
  • Prototyping, design, testing, and understanding of various architectures preferred.

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