Embedded Software Developer*

Embedded Software Fort Meade, 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 an Embedded Developer you’ll be developing highly customized solutions using unique hardware. Our customer has a wide variety of products that our team of software engineers, embedded developers, and hardware engineers work together to create. Our developers are responsible for all aspects of the product development lifecycle, from developing unique hardware solutions to producing code that runs on the hardware devices and interface with various devices. Development efforts can vary from month to month depending on what our customer needs. If you love custom hardware and firmware, this is the perfect opportunity for you.


  • Develop embedded Linux software for ARM devices in both user and kernel-space.
  • Utilize and develop python scripts for testing and interacting with developed software.
  • Maintain existing software by providing patches and updated code.


  • Experience programming for embedded Linux both user-space and kernel-mode software in C
  • Experience with low-level development – e.g. interrupt handlers, device drivers, controlling peripherals, reading/writing Flash memory, etc.
  • Experience with ARM-based platforms
  • Understanding of GNU Make
  • Python experience
  • Testing experience including automated and unit testing

Nice to Haves:

  • USB protocol and driver experience
  • Experience with automake/autoconf suite is a plus
  • Experience supporting patches for software development projects is a plus
  • Experience with the creation of Linux packages e.g. OpenWRT/LEDE or RPM package for Fedora/Red Hat

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 out of the year for inclement weather or budget issues.
  • Career growth through continuing education, training, conferences and lunch & learns.
  • $7,500 employee referral bonus.
  • 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.