Posted Date: October 20, 2023 by:

Senior Site Reliability Engineer

Centennial Technologies seeks experienced Site Reliability Engineers (SRE) to join our SRE Support team. As an SRE at Centennial, you will play a vital role in ensuring the 24×7 monitoring and production support of critical systems. Our team is responsible for meeting service level agreements (SLAs) and following SRE best practices to minimize manual remediation (“toil”) to less than 50% of your workload. Your primary focus will be on building automated remediation capabilities to enhance system reliability. You will collaborate with the customer, Cloud Architects, and DevOps Engineers to control and increase Reliability.

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide 24×7 monitoring and production support to ensure system availability.
  • Meet defined SLAs and service levels in alignment with SRE best practices.
  • Minimize manual remediation (“toil”) by developing and implementing automated remediation solutions.
  • Collaborate with appropriate teams in the event of system overload, including Application and cloud automation teams.
  • Administer/Configure Splunk.
  • Perform application monitoring, gradual change implementation, and automation for reliability improvement.
  • Contribute to Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (DR) efforts, particularly in cloud-based business continuity.
  • Assist in designing Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability (RAM/ARM) for Systems through Fault Tolerance, Redundancy, Distributed/Parallel Processing, and five 9s (i.e., 99.999%).
  • Perform Business Continuity, Continuity of Operations (COOP), DR, and Readiness planning, exercises, and testing.
  • Perform Switchover/Failover with Cold, Warm, or Hot Start.
  • Monitor/remedy System Data Synchronization processes.
  • Administer Splunk – Platform performance and stability –resource usage/infrastructure monitoring.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field, and 6+ years in SRE.
  • Proven experience as a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE).
  • Strong knowledge of cloud-based Business Continuity, COOP, DR, and Readiness planning, exercises, and testing.
  • Proficiency in Splunk administration and configuration.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently in a team.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.

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 prioritize both their professional and personal responsibilities effectively. 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 benefits package, which includes Medical, Dental, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, 401k, Mass Transit Benefits, Paid Time Off, and Federal Holidays.

Our Culture is inclusive of:

  • A supportive professional environment that promotes a healthy work-life balance.
  • Performance Management techniques that 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.
  • A shared vision of client success through cultivating long-term relationships.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Job Category: Information Technology & Services
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Cincinnati- Ohio DMV Durham NC Kansas City MO

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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.