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Centauri Overview

Chantilly, VA
501 to 1000 employees
1999
Company - Private
Aerospace & Defense
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Integrity Applications, Inc., Dependable Global Solutions, and Xebec join forces as newly branded Centauri to deliver end-to-end solutions to address our customers' most difficult challenges.

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Mission: We put customer mission first. Not only are we committed to getting the job done - we stake our reputation on the success of every project - no matter how small or how complex.

Company Updates

  • We take pride in our company, our mission, and the name on our building. So when exciting and special moments happen while our #BrightestMinds are wearing our logo, we want to hear about it. Where will your Centauri swag take you?

  • IAI, DGS, and Xebec join forces as Centauri. Employees gathered to celebrate brand launch.

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Centauri – Why Work For Us?


Our story... the stars of Integrity Applications, Inc. (IAI), Dependable Global Solutions (DGS), and Xebec align.

Centauri, the star system closest to our solar system, is comprised of the brightest stars in the southern sky. Like the constellation, our team includes the bright minds in space, cyber, defense and intelligence. Bound by the gravity of the mission, we develop cutting-edge technologies to stay ahead of the greatest threats to national security. By bringing together Integrity Applications, Inc., Dependable Global Solutions, and Xebec, we're able to deliver an end-to-end solution to address our customers' most difficult challenges.

Welcome to Centauri.


Our Promise

We put customer mission first. Not only are we committed to getting the job done - we stake our reputation on the success of every project - no matter how small or how complex.

 

Customer Mission

We put customer mission first. Not only are we committed to getting the job done - we stake our reputation on the success of every project - no matter how small or how complex.

Innovation

At Centauri, we don’t just rely on old approaches to our customers’ challenges, but build innovation into every program

Agility

Centauri’s agile, mission-first approach empowers our advanced technical and operational teams to meet the real-time demands and high-impact missions of national defense agencies across all domains.

Expertise

Centauri’s team stands alone with the brightest minds in the market who apply expertise and creativity to tackle the most critical challenges facing our country.


Experience Brilliance When Great Minds Align

Our company has always represented both performance and innovation. We have combined the forces of three of the most advanced organizations in the national security sector – Integrity Applications Incorporated, Xebec, and DGS.  Together, we can leverage the next generation of advanced technologies to deliver industry-leading capabilities across space, cyber, defense and intelligence.   Our goal is to deliver solutions to address the most difficult technical challenges facing our customers. Of course, the only way that we can tackle those challenges is by recruiting the brightest minds in the industry to join our incredible team.

What Makes Us Different

Experience a small company feel that offers all the career opportunities and experiences that you would expect in a successful mid-size company with a nation-wide presence. Our careers are as diverse as the customers we support and the people who make up our company. Because our people are our most valuable asset, we have built a company that recognizes the achievements of our team members.

Join us to leverage the next generation of advanced technologies to deliver industry-leading capabilities across space, cyber, defense and intelligence. Together, we can operate with unmatched speed and agility.

 

Compensation

We offer a competitive base salary, an industry-leading 401k plan, and bonus opportunities to motivate and reward employees fairly for their contributions to our customer’s success


Health & Welfare

We encourage personal wellness, security, and smart healthcare decisions for you and your family. Benefits include medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision benefits, healthcare flexible spending accounts, life insurance, AD&D insurance, survival support, and more.


Work-Life Balance

Centauri takes a unique approach to work-life balance that puts life back on an equal plane with work and gives our team members enormous flexibility on how they deliver for our customers.


Performance & Recognition

At Centauri, we value two way communication and regular performance feedback.


Development & Career Opportunities

At Centauri, you will learn from the brightest and most accomplished mentors, develop long-lasting relationships with customers, and create your own future.

Centauri Reviews

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    "Great Company and Culture"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Springfield, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Springfield, VA
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    I have been working at Centauri full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As a mid-career engineer, I was looking for a company with a reputation for treating its employees well. Based on the Post and Washingtonian Workplace rating, I decided to apply to IAI. And now after a couple of years working there, I understand why it’s regarded so well. To be sure, both publications highlighted the smaller things (i.e. the ice cream socials, free snacks/drinks) - the company’s real strengths are: the accessibility of leadership; the day-to-day appreciation of employees; and regular communications about the company’s direction. A few additional points:
    • My direct and sector supervisor were open to regularly meeting with me about my current role and any potential opportunities.
    • Most of my colleagues had significant experience (previously) and while collegial, you needed to be self-starter. You can, for the most part, create your own “role”.
    • Great work-life balance. You’ll be busy over a 40hr week but still maintain a great family life.

    Cons

    No company is perfect but I rate the company closer to a five than four. As I noted, I needed to be a self-started on many parts of my project.
    Growth is another pro/con since it introduces a lot of opportunities but adding so many new employees can be a bit hectic

    Advice to Management

    As the company continues to grow, ensure the company maintains its “small/mid-size” culture.

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Centauri Photos

Centauri photo of: Connor in San Francisco rocking a Centauri jacket.
Centauri photo of: Colorado Springs Summer Picnic
Centauri photo of: Working with Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia
Centauri photo of: Kihei Summer Picnic
Centauri photo of: Dayton Summer Picnic
Centauri photo of: IAI'rs at the POWMIA Run 2017
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Centauri Interviews

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    Junior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Centauri (Carlsbad, CA) in August 2018.

    Interview

    After applying on a job board, I received an email asking for some basic information including my resume. After a week, I received another email telling me that the job specifications had changed, and so I assumed I wasn't suitable for the role. However after another week, I was contacted and scheduled for an phone interview of which they asked basic behavioral and CS knowledge questions. I was then scheduled for an onsite interview the following week with 5 people including the director and senior engineers. There were some more behavioral questions and questions about my history and projects. After that, there was some whiteboarding followed by questions from me to them. I felt good about the interview and promptly received an offer the following week of which I had a week to accept.

    Interview Questions

    • Write function for Swap in c++ with pointer parameters and reference arguments   Answer Question
    • Non-whiteboard: What does it mean in c++ when you have references as parameters   Answer Question
    • FizzBuzz questions along with similar problem using Hashmap   Answer Question
    • Make a uml of a chess game   Answer Question
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Centauri Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in Hawaii (Small), Hawaii Business Magazine, 2014
  • Most Valuable Employers® (MVE) for Military Finalist, CivilianJobs.com, 2014
  • Great Places to Work in Washington, Washingtonian Magazine, 2013
  • Most Valuable Employers® (MVE) for Military Finalist, CivilianJobs.com, 2013
  • National Capital Business Ethics Award (NCBEA) Semi-Finalist, National Capital Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, 2012
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