Database Administrator, Sr

Las Vegas, NV

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Our staff provides cyber security support to the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration.

Criterion Systems is seeking to hire a Database Administrator, Sr to support a government customer in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Database Administrator, Sr will support Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration Cyber Security Task Order information technology database administration functions. This position will also support the Network Operations Manager in areas of systems administration functions as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The duties and responsibilities for the Senior Database Administrator (DBA) position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Operation and maintenance of all databases utilized by the organization for development and production support of program functions and services.
  • Utilize Red Hat Linux and Microsoft Windows administration skills in coordination with other senior engineers to configure the organizations’ database systems for optimum performance, reliability, and security
  • Database platforms currently include:  Oracle, MySQL, and Microsoft SQL Server.  Other databases and management tools may be added as requirements dictate.
  • Installation and upgrade of database server and application tools
  • Provide requirements for database storage to storage engineers, and project future storage requirements for the organization’s database systems
  • Modify database structures from information provided by application developers
  • Generate various reports by querying from database or from management tools
  • Manage database accounts, credentials, and security configurations
  • Ensure compliance with database vendor license agreement
  • Monitor and optimize the performance of the database
  • Plan for, implement, and conduct backup and recovery methods for database information
  • Act as the focal point for the organization for interactions with database vendors providing technical support
  • Actively engage with database vendors and systems security teams to ensure current versions, patches, and security fixes are applied to databases
  • Research and test all database application configurations, patches, and updates before and after deployment.
  • As a senior engineer, and the team’s database subject-matter expert, collaborate and communicate with team members, supervisors, management, and customers regarding the organizations’ databases to ensure efficient operations and effective use of database resources.
  • Timely, effective communication is required regarding:
  • Operational status of database systems
  • Status of project tasks assigned
  • Known obstacles to accomplishment of assigned duties or project task completion
  • Completion of operational and project documentation
  • Identify operational efficiencies, enhancements, and areas for improvement.
  • Collaborate with peers to develop new approaches to resolution of technical problems.
  • These are the primary responsibilities of your position.  However, as with any position, additional requirements may exist, based on business and mission demands.


  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent work experience in Computer Science, Information Technology or related discipline. Four years of work experience can be substituted for bachelor’s degree.
  • Six (6) years of related experience with duties above
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with local and remote staff
  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently; assess priorities and operate in a flexible manner in order to meet the dynamic needs of the team
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Clearance requirement:Applicants who have a current DOE Q or DOD TS clearance are preferred. Applicants who do not have a current clearance must be able to pass the appropriate background investigations to attain one

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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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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