Posted Date: January 11, 2024 by:
Saisha Rayala

Mid-Level GIS Architect

Job description

Centennial Technologies Inc. seeks a GIS Architect with a strong ArcGIS background to help support our federal clients. The GIS Solutions Architect is expected to provide innovative design suggestions to assist the team in building a GIS ecosystem that will enable next-generation operational capabilities and solutions while maintaining awareness of cybersecurity concerns and best practices. This position will work closely with the business unit to implement proven IT/GIS strategies for their platform architectures, help promote the utilization of GIS based on mission results and business value, and support the development of a multi-year strategic vision.

The ideal candidate will work with seasoned professionals leading GIS migration efforts from on-prem to AWS cloud. The work is fast-paced, highly collaborative, and agile. Functioning as a key asset across organizational and digital technology businesses, the GIS Solutions Architect will help set the direction and establish the approach for migrating GIS to the AWS platform and integrating it into the digital landscape. The GIS Solution Architect’s primary role is to design an architecture that supports the most effective, reliable, and secure digital ecosystem that meets business needs.


· Proactively craft and propose solutions that clarify how GIS migration to AWS cloud brings business value to address critical business challenges.

· Advance how GIS technology integrates/interfaces with the vision and translate system requirements into software architecture and design specifications.

· Work closely and actively with the business unit to identify, design, and certify key GIS workflows for the GIS enterprise platform.

· Work closely with IT and business unit teams to provide a flexible, scalable, and agile architectural solution that is capable of synchronizing with continuously changing business requirements.

· Lead technical design workshops, assessments, and planning sessions. Review functional requirements and designs, ensuring documented requirements are delivered with excellence.

· Perform migration of all data and services to the AWS Cloud

· Use technologies for automated builds, source code repository, deployment, and environment monitoring (Bitbucket, Jenkins, Terraform, and Splunk).

· Use a variety of services such as EC2, S3, DynamoDB, Lambda, etc.

· Conduct cloud migration to remove the aging infrastructure and provide a scalable, automated environment.

· Provide GIS engineering and architectural design and implementation recommendations to customer for an ArcGIS enterprise that provides workflow solutions.

· Deploy and configure ArcGIS across various operational systems and environments to meet the needs of the customer, considering cross domain, cloud integration and security architecture needs.

· Develop a plan to execute the migration of data into the ArcGIS portal and/or across domains, ensuring architecture and software configurations are sufficient to support the data types, size, update frequencies, and the view/edit needs of the customer.

· Provide troubleshooting for ArcGIS storage, networking, security, and integration architecture.

· Provide sustainment to cross domain solutions, to include integration of capabilities, updates/upgrades, data sources, dissemination paths, and extensible API development.

· Help customer understand GIS needs and how the ArcGIS portal integrates into the customers’ larger enterprise framework.

· Design software and data architectures that meet and exceed mission needs which are implementable, extensible, and flexible.

· Assist in the evaluation of GIS-related solutions for integration into the technology stack.

· Contribute to the development, maintenance, implementation, and reinforcement of the future-state geospatial operating model and the continued maturing of the Digital organization.

· Proactively communicate insights to cross-functional team members and management.


· At least 5+ years of experience architecting, implementing, and administrating enterprise GIS solutions that leverage an ArcGIS enterprise platform (desktop, server, and online).

· Bachelor’s degree specializing in engineering, computer sciences, information systems, or other computer-related disciplines.

· Must have at least two (2) projects with experience migrating ArcGIS from on-prem to AWS cloud platform.

· Understand and stay current with utility industry trends and provide architectural solutions to resolve issues and bring value to business by translating functional requirements into technical configuration; assess the impact on existing and future applications.

· Proven ability to manage and resolve complex and sometimes ambiguous technical issues with critical and creative thinking.

· Experience with Oracle, Microsoft SQL, and other RDBMS, Windows, Linux, and server environments.

· Programming and scripting experience with Python, JavaScript, HTML5 (modern web frameworks), or other scripting languages.

· Knowledge of geospatial and mapping concepts such as spatial analysis, map projections, etc.

· Experience with current technology implementation patterns, including service-oriented architectures, integration platforms, and cloud hybrid configurations.

· Strong, persuasive communication and presentation skills.

· Ability to clearly communicate technical ideas verbally and in written form to customers, executives, or other technical or non-technical peers.

· Must have an exceptional work ethic, work well under pressure to meet strict deadlines, use time productively, maximize efficiency, and meet challenging work goals.

· Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain Public Trust Clearance


· AWS Certified Solution Architect

· ESRI Enterprise System Design Certification or other professional certifications related to the position.

Work Location: Hybrid with the following locations (2 days onsite and 3 days remote)

DC Metro Area (VA, DC, and MD), Kansas City, MO, Cincinnati, OH, Raleigh-Cary, NC

About the Company
Centennial Technologies Inc. (Centennial) is committed to a healthy work-life balance for our employees and we have worked hard to foster an environment that enables employees to effectively prioritize both their professional and personal responsibilities. We make every effort to accommodate employees by providing flexible paid time off, a casual work atmosphere, frequent collaborative interaction, and the opportunity to continuously develop career skills.

Centennial offers a competitive benefit package, which includes Medical, Dental, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, and Life Insurance, 401k, Mass Transit Benefits, Paid Time Off and Federal Holidays.
Our Culture is inclusive of:
* A supportive professional environment which promotes a healthy work-life balance
* Performance Management techniques which reward our top performers
* Employee surveys and discussions to inform Management’s decisions
* Paid training on the latest technologies and business practices
* An employee-focused model
* Our team’s shared vision of client success through cultivating long-term client relationships

Equal Opportunity Employer

Centennial is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local employment laws.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Experience level:

  • 5 years


  • Monday to Friday
Job Category: Information Technology & Services
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Leesburg VA

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Sunitha Ravi

Vice President of Operations and Delivery

Sunitha Ravi is the Vice President of Operations and Delivery at Centennial Technologies Inc. In her role, she focuses on building trusted relationships with senior federal clients while driving innovative and customer-centric solutions. Using over 26 years of experience supporting both the public and private sectors, Sunitha aligns technology with strategic business and operational goals while managing operations and technology teams to deliver excellent customer service.

Before Centennial, Sunitha was a Director at VMWare public sector and led various programs for federal clients through agile and scrum practices while meeting growth and profitability goals. Before VMWare, Sunitha held various leadership positions at Verizon, Terramark, and Tetra Tech. She managed the delivery of financial and technology solutions and served as a trusted advisor to executive and management stakeholders. She successfully led teams of over 200 staff and agency portfolios with ~$100M in annual revenue. She supported financial teams and improved the finance function by driving more efficient processes and streamlining financial reporting.

She holds a Master’s degree in environmental engineering and is an Earned Value Practitioner (EVP), Project Management Professional (PMP), and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certified. She lives in Ashburn, Virginia, with her husband and two daughters and enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and cooking.

Ben Marglin

Vice President of Business Development

Ben Marglin is Vice President of Business Development at Centennial Technologies, focused on developing and leading the growth strategy for Centennial. With over 25 years of experience in public sector management and technology consulting, Ben’s strengths include building strong client relationships with both existing and prospective clients, and serving as a people leader across the organization, helping to promote a strong and healthy company culture. Ben leads the growth team to identify and capture new opportunities across the business development lifecycle, working to expand Centennial’s business in the Federal and commercial space. 

Before Centennial, Ben was a Senior Vice President at Karsun Solutions, where he led client delivery for a ~$130M portfolio across several Federal civilian agencies and led a team of over 500 folks providing support to Federal clients. He spent 17 years with Booz Allen Hamilton, mainly in Federal Civilian market leadership roles where he had full P&L responsibility for a portfolio of Federal agencies, and he also spent two years in BAH’s Strategic Innovation Group (SIG) helping to lead the Digital Solutions practice area. Earlier, Ben worked for American Management Systems (AMS) providing IT and management solutions to state and local clients, and he spent three years on Capitol Hill working in the U.S. Senate.

Ben’s areas of expertise include digital strategy and transformation, acquisition, change management, and IT program management. He has a master’s degree in public policy from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree from Colby College and has professional certifications in Program Management (PMP), AWS Cloud, Agile (SAFe and ICAgile), Change Management (CMAP), ITIL, and Technology Business Management (TBM). Ben lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, son, and goldendoodle Sophie, and when he’s not doing yard work, he enjoys golf, running and biking, and following his native Boston sports teams. You can connect with him on LinkedIn or Twitter.


Ned Blackburn

Director of Growth and Client Success

Ned Blackburn is the Director of Sales and Business Development at Centennial Technologies Inc. In his role, he focuses on exceeding clients’ expectations through delivering innovative solutions, advising customers, and working with solution partners. Ned brings 25 years of experience in strategic account management, program management, and business development in the federal and commercial sectors to Centennial.

Before Centennial, Ned was a Director at Grant Thornton, providing subject matter expertise on IT modernization, financial management, and business transformation initiatives. He focused on building resilient and agile teams to support various federal agencies. Prior to Grant Thornton, Ned held several leadership positions in small and large businesses where he led business development, capture management, and vendor partnerships. He built and managed large teams specializing in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Business Intelligence, and Data Warehousing solutions.

Ned earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Ohio University, is a Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and ITIL4 certified. He lives in Ashburn, Virginia, with his wife and three children. He enjoys coaching little league baseball, playing golf, and cheering for Cleveland sports teams.


Antonio "Tony" Hylton

Cheif Strategy Officer​

Antonio “Tony” Hylton is Chief Strategy Officer for federal and state sectors at Centennial Technologies Inc. In this role, he develops service offerings, establishes strategic partnerships, and supports acquisitions. Tony brings over 30 years of public and private sector experience with business transformation, organizational change management, and innovative solutions to Centennial.

Before Centennial, Tony held various leadership positions at Verizon and managed over $100 million per quarter in sales. He guided the relationships with the National Association of State CIOs, National Association of State Technology Directors, US Conference of Mayors, and numerous state, local, and public safety agencies. Before Verizon, Tony served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Cook County, IL, where he led budget planning and execution, process optimizations, and technology innovation. Before Cook County, Tony held a variety of leadership positions with the Center for Digital Government (CDG), Dell-EMC, AT&T, and MCI.

Tony earned his bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University, is an accomplished Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and Certified Scrum Master. He loves golf and watersport activities. He is a home chef with a specialty in Asian-Fusion and Japanese Cuisines.


Mani Allu

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Mani Allu is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Centennial Technologies Inc. With over 25 years of experience providing financial and technical solutions, Mani provides overall direction to the corporate growth strategies, differentiated capabilities, and company culture. He works directly with customers, employees, and partners daily and fosters the work environment to develop and deliver highly innovative solutions.

Before founding Centennial, Mani held leadership positions at Verizon, where he led operations and delivery of enterprise services for public and commercial sectors, supporting $240M in revenue. He focused on solutions that drove efficiency and effectiveness, including financial transformation, organizational development, business intelligence, data analytics, application and system modernization, cloud enablement, and cybersecurity. Before Verizon, Mani served as the Vice President at ADS Inc. and supported the telecommunications, financial, retail, and media sectors. He orchestrated the creation and management of service offerings, supervised partnerships, and supported mergers and acquisitions.

He earned his Master’s degree from West Virginia University and lives in Ashburn, Virginia, with his wife and kids. He enjoys tennis and supporting his home sports teams.