Sr Oracle Database Administrator

Kansas City, MO

At Criterion Systems, we developed a different kind of business—a company whose real value is a reputation for excellence built upon the collective skills, talents, perspectives, and backgrounds of its people. By accepting a position with Criterion Systems, you will join a group of professionals with a collaborative mindset where we share ideas and foster professional development to accomplish our goals. In addition to our great culture, we also offer competitive compensation and benefit packages, company-sponsored team building events, and advancement opportunities. To find out more about how Criterion can help you take your career to the next level please visit our website:

Our expert-level staff analyze, create, implement, and support cutting edge technologies in support of the Digital Infrastructure Services Center (DISC) contract for the United States Department of Agriculture. DISC provides critical IT infrastructure, data center services, and cloud hosting for vital federal government functions.  

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide full system database administration support for its managed hosting and database-as-a-service to customers.  Our customers generally perform application administration;
  • Provide customer with assistance and/or guidance on hardware and software configuration and support.
  • Installation of the database software.
  • Monitor, analyze, and tune databases for maximum performance.
  • Grant and/or revoke privileges required to create and maintain the tables, indexes and other structures needed to store the customer’s data to a select group of personnel designated by the customer.
  • Recover the instance and/or database in case of a disaster scenario or a disaster test scenario.
  • Bind application software packages.
  • Create preparation scripts for RAC deployments.
  • Perform pre-install testing and problem resolution for RAC deployments.
  • Customize, optimize, and patch Oracle databases and application.
  • Secure and harden Oracle databases.
  • Assist development team with new release deployments.
  • Install, configure and maintain Oracle cluster environment.
  • Configure and maintain SAN devices using Oracle Automatic Storage Manager (ASM).


  • Advanced knowledge of Oracle Multitenant architecture.
  • Knowledge of Oracle APEX and WebLogic support.
  • Advanced knowledge of Oracle database cross platform migration (especially UNIX platforms to Exadata).
  • Proficient in creating functions, procedures, and packages.
  • Strong experience with Oracle engineered systems notably SuperCluster and Exadata.
  • Advance experience with OEM 13c cloud options including chargeback.
  • Minimum 10-15 years of experience with job related skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or Master’s Degree (preferred) in relevant field or equivalent work experience in lieu of degree
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience providing all activities related to the administration of computerized databases.
  • Must be US Citizen.
  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust Clearance.

Criterion Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit



Criterion offers comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. Most of our plans are available at no cost for employee only coverage.

Time Off

Employees begin accruing PTO at 15 days per year and acquire more based on seniority. In addition to PTO, Criterion provides 10 holidays and bereavement, military, jury duty, and family medical leave.


  • Roth and Traditional 401(k) Plans with company matching contributions
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Commuter Benefits


All employees are eligible to use up to $3,000 annually for approved professional development, including trainings, memberships, seminars, and degree programs.

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Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Criterion Systems, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination at all levels of our organization. We believe in treating all applicants and employees fairly and make decisions without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected status.

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Criterion is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for a position with Criterion and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please send an email with your request to or call us at 703-942-5800. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.