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TekSynap Database Specialist in Silver Spring, Maryland


  • Plans, designs, development, tests, edits, maintains, and documents web programs.

  • Designs and builds relational databases for data storage or processing.

  • Develops strategies for warehouse implementation, data acquisition, and archive recovery.

  • Cleans and maintains the database by removing and deleting old data.

  • May evaluate new data sources for adherence to the organization's quality standards and ease of integration.

  • Provide guidance on data modeling and data management best practices

  • Develop methods to facilitate integration of data and tools with other enterprise solutions such as the new BAS Financial System.

  • Experience with required technologies to support existing and future applications, including: Nexsens X2 Data Management Software (DMS)(or similar software), Unidata Thredds server, OPeNDAP, NetCDF & Sensor Observation Service (SOS). Demonstrate experience with languages, including: JAVA, SQL, bash, Python, R, PHP & PERL.

  • Operate and refine CBIBS middleware including a web, business, and database tier

  • Design and develop software to support CBIBS (Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System) and the Integrated Ocean Observing System

  • Keep application and software configurations up to date

  • Configure the application servers including apache, wildfly, tomcat, and geoserver

  • Use a source code version control system

  • Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.

  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

  • Performs a variety of complicated tasks.

  • May lead and direct the work of others.

  • Typically reports to a project leader or manager.

  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.


  • 2 to 4 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

  • BS/BA degree

  • Demonstrate experience with languages, including: JAVA, SQL, bash, Python, R, PHP & PERL.SharePoint, Power, Platform development, Microsoft Project development.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Must be able to successfully obtain a Public Trust

We are seeking a Database Specialist to join our team supporting NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of Habitat Conservation (OHC) in Silver Spring, MD.

OHC is moving forward with a multi-year reorganization and consolidation of business tools, enterprise data, and business intelligence with the goal of supporting complex and growing program needs. TekSynap will provide support services to ensure a level of continuity throughout this process that includes planning, project management, solutions design, business analysis, user support and development support and maintenance.

TekSynap is a fast growing high-tech company that understands both the pace of technology today and the need to have a comprehensive well planned information management environment. “Technology moving at the speed of thought” embodies these principles – the need to nimbly utilize the best that information technology offers to meet the business needs of our Federal Government customers.

We offer our full-time employees a competitive benefits package to include health, dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability plans, vacation time and holidays.

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The safety and health of our employees is of the utmost importance. Employees are required to comply with any contractually mandated Federal COVID-19 requirements. More information can be found here.


  • Establish Focus

  • Change Management

  • Develop Others

  • Oral Communication

  • Written Communication

  • Interpersonal Awareness

  • Build Relationships

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Conceptual Thinking

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Technical Expertise

  • Initiative

  • Foster Innovation

  • Results Oriented

  • Teamwork

  • Customer Service


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Location: Silver Spring, MD.

  • Type of environment: Office and Remote depending on client requirements

  • Noise level: Low

  • Work schedule: Schedule is day shift Monday – Friday. May be requested to work evenings and weekends to meet program and contract needs.

  • Amount of Travel: Less than 10%


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, feel, touch; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is regularly required to lift up to 10 pounds. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds; and up to 50 pounds. The vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Must be a US Citizen

Must be able to successfully obtain a Public Trust


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. TekSynap does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, national origin, disability, age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law (referred to as “protected status”). This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment as well as the use of all company facilities, participation in all company-sponsored activities, and all employment actions such as promotions, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

TekSynap is committed to ensuring that our online application process provides an equal employment opportunity to all job seekers, including individuals with disabilities. If you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an application, please contact for assistance.

ID: 2022-4131

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