We value picky people. We know that, to continue to build our culture of customer service and maniacal attention to detail, to have each and every individual adopt their customer’s mission as their own, we have to grow our team with great care. It takes a special person to accept the challenge. But it also takes a special company. We ask a lot of our people, and our people expect a lot from the company. Innovation, commitment and integrity. Those are our core values. We aim to delivery on those every day with energy and enthusiasm. It’s not easy, but it’s who we are.

We pride ourselves in making certain each individual can thrive in a workplace environment marked by a great management team and colleagues, a work-life balance, and highly competitive compensation structures. We also focus on the technical environment, ensuring that technical assignments, technical knowledge of co-workers and colleagues, and technical skill development contribute to an employee’s career growth plans.

If this is your idea of the kind of company you could believe in, please contact us.

  • ISSO

    Think Tank, Inc. is currently seeking an ISSO for a contract position at NESDIS, Wallops Island location.

    This position requires all candidates to possess an active CISSP certification.


    The ISSO shall serve as principal staff advisor to the SO for applicable networks on all matters involving the security of the information systems. The ISSO’s other duties include (but are not limited to):

    - Implement and manage FISMA compliance of systems’ information and IT security controls of systems by serving as the Information System Security Officer (ISSO)

    - For systems assigned, implement FISMA compliance and NESDIS ACIO-S fiscal year IT priorities to maintain the system Authorization to Operate (ATO) including implementing the following in accordance with DOC, NOAA, and NESDIS policy:

    · Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms); authorization documentation and related artifacts; and implementing and monitoring system security controls.

    · Ensure 100% of assigned FISMA systems in operation maintain a full ATO by managing A&A Project Plans, managing POA&Ms, performing and documenting required continuous monitoring and configuration management activities, implementing and continuously monitoring effectiveness of information and IT security controls including Balanced Scorecard Top 5 controls (CM2, CM6, CM8, CM9, SI2, and RA5) in accordance with established DOC, NOAA, and NESDISIT policies, priorities, targets, and directives.

    · Ensure 100% on-time submission of FISMA quarterly status and ad hoc progress reports.

    · Control and manage changes to the information system and document required

    · Submit Assessment and Authorization (A&A) documentation to ACIO-S 100% on time in accordance with the established NESDIS IMS, the system’s A&A

    · Project Plan, and finalized Security Control Assessment (SCA) Security Assessment Plan schedules.

    · Manage IT security activities following an approved A&A Project Plan consistent with key milestones in the NESDIS Integrated Master Schedule (IMS).

    · Other duties as assigned.

    Candidate should possess a minimum of 5 years of directly related experience. [apply now]
  • System Administrator

    Think Tank, Inc. has an opportunity for a System Administrator in Honolulu, HI to support a federal client. The duties of the job are:
    • Provide support for Microsoft Windows Active Directory infrastructure including domain controllers, file servers and DHCP servers
    • Provide support for Red Hat Linux server and workstation infrastructure
    • Provide support for Microsoft Windows 7 desktops and laptops
    • Provide user administration (setup and maintaining accounts)
    • Maintain system hardware and software
    • Ensure all hardware and software are working properly
    • troubleshoot and repair any system failures and performance or security issues
    • Install, support and maintain software
    • Provide data backup and recover
    • Monitor network communication
    • Patch systems with latest security updates
    • Monitor logs for performance and security issues
    • Update systems with new versions of application software
    • Provide documentation of system changes and updates on a daily basis
    • Implement federal and agency policies as directed.
      Candidate should possess 5+ years of experience in System Administration. [apply now]
    • Systems Engineer

      Systems Engineer

      Think Tank is currently seeking a mid-level Systems Engineer to work on a project in Silver Spring, MD. The candidate should have a minimum of a BS in Computer Science, Mathematics or Science and a minimum of 7 years of experience.

      The following skills are required:

      Linux, Redhat/CentOS






      MS Word


      The person in this position will be responsible for:

      Radar Product Generator System Operations and Maintenance.  Linux system administration and radar application software configuration for approximately 20 radar product generator computers in both desktop and rack mounted hardware configurations.  Load new software releases and monitor systems for failures and troubleshoot connectivity problems,  Reconfigure systems as needed in support of NWS testing by radar product users.  Knowledge of RedHat Enterprise 6/CentOS 6 (and newer) system administration required.  Update Radar Product Generator status web page are required.

      AWIPS Developer for Radar-Related Software Modifications:  Support AWIPS and Radar Product Improvement programs by implementing software changes required to request, display, and interpret radar products in AWIPS.  Knowledge of Java and C++ is required.  Knowledge of the Eclipse IDE and Python is beneficial.

      Radar Product Central Collection Support:  Support NWS efforts to centrally collect a sub-set of radar products from the WSR-88D network for archival purposes.  Update AWIPS configuration files to add or remove centrally collected products.  Execute scripts to generate statistics on centrally collected product counts and sizes.  Update RPCCDS web page as required.

      [apply now]
    • Oracle DBA

      Think Tank, Inc is currently seeking a Mid-Sr. Oracle DBA for a position in Germantown, MD.

      The candidate must be able to work in a Team environment and good communication skills are essential for this position.

      Think Tank is currently seeking an Oracle DBA , with a minimum of 7 years direct relevant experience preferably with large databases (multiple terabytes); plus 5 years experience related to Fusion Middleware and Weblogic components. Knowledge of performance tuning, scripting, and SQL tuning is desirable. The following qualifications/experience applies:

      Oracle Enterprise RDBMS in a Sun Solaris 10 environment is a plus,

      Configuring and managing Oracle Portal, Forms and Reports services with 1.6.x / 1.7.x JDK with JRE 1.7.72

      Must understand how to configure Oracle RMAN, Data Guard, and operate with Advanced Security Option (ASO)

      Configuring and managing Oracle infra tier clusters with SSO, HTTPS, and Oracle wallet for Verisign Certificates

      load balancing Oracle mid tier virtual servers

      updating Oracle Internet Directory (OID)

      Managing Oracle Access Manager (OAM)

      Code promotions may include occasional nights and weekends

      Use of OEM and Oracle 12c Cloud control is a plus.

      [apply now]
    • Software Developer

       Think Tank is currently seeking a full time Software Developer to work in a scientific environment. The ideal candidate will:


      ·        Contributes actively either as a team member or when working independently during all phases of the software development life cycle

      ·        Must be proficient in prioritizing and decomposing requirements, translating them to designs, and implementing, integrating, and testing software solutions in a variety of languages including Java, C, Fortran, XML

      ·        Designs and creates code, data files, and scripts to transition hydro-meteorological algorithm prototypes and processes to operational AWIPS platforms nationwide

      ·        Writes project documentation in compliance with applicable standards including requirements documents, design documentation, test plans, test reports, and presentations for reviews

      ·        Actively promotes continuous software improvement activities; reviews software and related products from other groups and verify compliance with applicable standards; stays abreast of current software engineering practices through ongoing training


      [apply now]
    • Business Objects Developer/Analyst

      Think Tank inc is currently seeking a full time Business Objects Developer/Analyst for a position in Silver Spring, MD.

      • 4+ years experience developing and administering SAP's Business Objects at a Federal Government Agency
      • Must have experience with Business Objects Enterprise XI 3.1, Web Intelligence, Xcelsius, Crystal Reports and Business Explorer (BEx)
      • Knowledge of InfoView administration, security, scheduling and publishing
      • Experience in data warehouse development in the areas of integrating with source systems, building and maintaining Business Objects Universes
      • Experience with Federal Government Accounting Business Processes

      • 4 year degree in IT, Computer Science, or related field.

      Required Skills:
      • SAP Business Objects certification
      • Proven ability and knowledge of computer technology
      • Excellent communication and organization skills
      • Ability to work with associates and consultants effectively
      • Ability to define/document and implement business system policies and procedures
      • Proven interpersonal skills
      • Experience with multi-tiered architecture

      Essential Functions & Responsibilities
      • Manages and maintains SAP Business Objects reporting platform
      • Manage the application of SAP Business Objects releases, patches and notes provided by SAP
      • Serves as expert in solution delivery with SAP Business Objects reporting platform
      • Creates Business Objects Universes to present data to the business in an easy to use structure
      • Assists with cross functional project teams in the development, continuous improvement and use of SAP Business Objects
      • Provide expertise in the integration of SAP Business Objects as the reporting solution
      • Developing clear processes and automating as part of enhancement and upgrade cycle

      [apply now]
    • Network Administrator

      Think Tank, inc. has an opening for a Network Administrator. The position will be located in Chevy Chase, MD and will be moving to Washington, DC in 2011. The Network Administrator’s role is to ensure the stable operation of the in-house computer network. This includes planning, developing, installing, configuring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing all network hardware, software, and communication links. The person will also analyze and resolve end user hardware and software computer problems in a timely and accurate fashion, and provide end user training where required.


      ·    Manage servers, including e-mail, print, and backup servers and their associated operating systems and software.
      ·    Manage security solutions, including firewall, anti-virus, and intrusion detection systems.
      ·    Manage all network hardware and equipment, including routers, switches, hubs, and UPSs.
      ·    Oversee installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of end user workstation hardware, software, and peripheral devices.
      ·    Ensure network connectivity of all workstations.
      ·    Administer all equipment, hardware and software upgrades.
      ·    Perform network design and capacity planning.
      ·    Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards in support of network procurement and development efforts.
      ·    Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure network products and services.
      ·    Develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures and associated training plans for network resource administration, appropriate use, and disaster recovery.
      ·    Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information.
      ·    Establish service level agreements with end users.
      ·    Administer and maintain end user accounts, permissions, and access rights.
      ·    Perform server and security audits.
      ·    Perform system backups and recovery.
      ·    Monitor and test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports.
      ·    Recommend, schedule, and perform network improvements, upgrades, and repairs.
      ·    Manage and/or provide guidance to junior members of the team.

      Position Requirements

      ·    College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science and/or 4 years equivalent work experience.
      ·    Working technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and standards.
      ·    Hands-on hardware troubleshooting experience.
      ·    Good understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.
      ·    Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
      ·    Strong written and oral communication skills.
      ·    Strong interpersonal skills.
      ·    Ability to conduct research into networking issues and products as required.
      ·    Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
      ·    Highly self motivated and directed.
      ·    Keen attention to detail.
      ·    Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
      ·    Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
      ·    Strong customer service orientation.
      ·    Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

      ***Employee MUST be able to be cleared through Department of Justice***
      ***Background investigation will be completed***

      [apply now]
    • Technical Analyst/Help Desk Specialist

      Think Tank Inc. has a requirement for a Technical Analyst/Help Desk Specialist  responsible for providing technical support of the National Weather Service (NWS), Community Hydrologic Prediction System (CHPS) implementation of the Flood Early Warning System (FEWS) software operating at (13) River Forecast Centers (RFCs) across the nation.  The FEWS/CHPS system is a highly modular, highly configurable, and loosely coupled Java and XML-based infrastructure. 

      The Technical Analyst/Help Desk Specialist will provide support in the form of problem tracking, problem analysis and resolution, and technical guidance for CHPS issues reported by the RFCs.  This support can be provided by action taken on an RFC computer system, direct communication to RFC staff, or advice and instructions.  Communication may include direct phone conversations, e-mail, or software documentation. 

      The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the Linux operating system, XML, client-server implementations, and software configuration techniques are necessary.   Understanding of techniques involving automated workflow operations, interactive user interfaces, and relational data stores are required.  Strong oral and written communications skills are required as the duties involve regular interaction with other NWS HQ support staff and RFC field staff.  Initial knowledge of the FEWS and CHPS software system is not required, but the candidate is expected to acquire specific knowledge quickly.  Formal and ad-hoc training will be provided.   

      Bachelor's Degree in a technical field with a minor or experience in a physical science is desired.

      Position is located in Silver Spring, MD.
      [apply now]

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