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Headquartered in Peoria, Illinois, CSE Software™ is a technology company founded in 1990 by President Ken Pflederer. Partners Lara Aaron and Renee Gorrell joined the business in 1992. CSE excels at managing business with large-scale clients like Caterpillar, OSF HealthCare and other Fortune 500 companies. CSE can define, design and deploy projects on any level, on time and on budget.


The CSE Software Inc. philosophy is simple: create solutions that fit the customer’s exact needs using the appropriate technology for each project. We have proven that if you dedicate yourself to their best interests, they will remain your customers. It’s our “Whatever it takes” attitude that gets the job done.


Our team is our most important asset. While highly skilled and well versed in all technical aspects of creating tremendous, custom technology-based products and services, they never lose focus of our ultimate goal — complete client satisfaction. We build lasting relationships with our clients. They know we have their best interests at the heart of every project.



We’re a fun and creative group, but also dedicated and enthusiastic. We hire smart candidates who are motivated to find the position that suits their passion and skills. Our team generates an energy that cannot be duplicated. It gives us our edge and lends itself to the creative solutions that we design for our clients. We make it look like magic, but it’s really technology in the right hands.


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Every member of our team is dedicated to our clients with a whatever it takes attitude.

— Ken Pflederer —



Our focus in hiring is to find smart, dedicated and enthusiastic candidates. The individuals we’ve hired are those who were motivated to find the position that truly suited their skills. The work that our employees perform each day is a part of their career, not just their job. Team members we hire are those who work intensely on projects that they feel passionate about.

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, CSE Software™ offers an unparalleled opportunity to come and build something that will leave YOUR thumbprint on the company! We are poised for tremendous growth in the coming years…and well beyond! Additionally, we offer extremely competitive compensation and a world class benefit package.

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Are you looking for a job that really isn’t a job? A place where you get paid to do what you love to do? A working environment that is more like having fun with a bunch of friends in a casual office than a stuffy cubicle? A job that will challenge you beyond your limits, sometimes to the point of frustration only to realize the amazing satisfaction you get when you solve it?

If you answered “Yes” to the above questions, you might just want to check out CSE Software Inc. We are looking for Software Developers to join our team. We need dedicated, hardworking people that want to be challenged, strive to do their best, and have a passion for delivering great software. We need our developers to have good communication skills, as any good software project requires a team effort.

Basic requirements are:
• Experience with ASP.NET using VB and/or C#.
• Experience with databases (either SQL Server, MySQL, or Oracle).
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

We prefer candidates who have experience with:
• JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX

Your duties will include:
• Design, development, and maintenance of new and existing web and desktop applications.
• Collaboration with users/customers to document business requirements.
• Development of technical specifications.
• Collaboration with Quality Control department to ensure final product quality.

Starting salary is based on experience. Benefits include 401k, health insurance, paid holidays and paid time off.

If you fit the bill, don’t miss this opportunity to join a great team in a fun, casual working environment. If interested, please email your resume to opportunities@csesoftware.com.

Multimedia Developer

CSE Software Inc. is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Multimedia Developer to join our Multimedia team. The perfect candidate will have experience in all forms of multimedia and will be innovative and creative. This individual will be able to work effectively in a team environment without the need for close supervision and is responsive, flexible and adapts easily to changing requirements and tight timeframes.

This position requires the candidate to develop fully-functioning projects that may incorporate photographs, illustrations, text, audio, video and custom animations. The projects created by the Multimedia Developer may be used on the web, in a learning curriculum (eLearning or mLearning), mobile apps, print projects, or as standalone programs. Strict branding rules must be followed.

• Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically experience in Photoshop and Illustrator
• Experience in HTML, CSS, JavaScript and XML.
• Experience with Articulate Storyline and/or Captivate.​
• Creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent verbal, written, conceptual and organizational skills.
• A great eye for quality design (layout, color, composition, typography, and all things visually amazing).
• Strong attention to detail.
• Ability and desire to master new technologies quickly.

• Experience in developing applications for mobile devices (iOS and/or Android).
• Experience with eLearning, LMS/LCMS and SCORM compliant courses.
• Experience in CMS web development (WordPress/Drupal)
• Experience editing/optimizing video and audio (After Effects/Premiere)
• Experience with DSLR photography/videography.
• Experience working in InDesign or with multiple page layout.
• Project management skills, including handling multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join a great team in a fun, casual working environment! If interested, please apply immediately and provide a portfolio of work.

Sales Account Manager

Simformotion™, a leader in the simulation and training field, has an exciting career opportunity open as an Account Manager in East Peoria, IL. At Simformotion, we produce and sell Cat® Simulator Systems—heavy equipment simulators for operator training. Are you a sales professional with at least 2 years B2B sales experience? Do you have experience selling high end tech products? Are you a motivated, positive, detail oriented person? If so, keep reading…

Major Responsibilities:
• Achieve sales targets
• Lead generation and prospecting on the telephone
• Develop new business and actively grow existing accounts
• Analyze, qualify, and develop sales opportunities
• Follow our sales methodology
• Effectively demonstrate products to prospective customers & dealers both in person and over the Internet
• Communicate and report sales progress in CRM
• Confidence and ability to communicate convincingly over the phone during cold calls or with established customers
• Learn details of multiple products and industries

• 2 years B2B sales experience including telephone prospecting, presentations, follow up and closing deals
• Understanding of, and comfortable with, presenting technology products
• Self-motivated and disciplined with the ability to follow through on all assignments
• Exhibits a genuine desire to build and maintain rapport with customers and associates
• Computer knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook a must to complete quality work
• Willing and able to travel for job to customer sites, including driving destinations
• Dependable; follows instructions, responds to management direction, and keeps commitments
• Familiarity with Cat equipment, dealerships or equipment training is helpful but not mandatory

We have a fun and inviting work environment. Take our hard working staff, throw in a casual dress code and family atmosphere and you go home at the end of the day with a smile and a sense of accomplishment. If you feel you’re qualified, please email your resume to: opportunities@csesoftware.com. We offer an excellent compensation package including: salary based on experience, commission program, and benefits package.

CSE Software Inc. hires without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or disability. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply by emailing their resume with cover letter and salary requirements to: opportunities@csesoftware.com. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our Services

We understand service because we put people first, and CSE Software™ is a company committed to people and service.

Service to our employees, by showing them dedication and commitment and empowering them to provide the same to our clients.

Service to our clients, by listening carefully, understanding their needs and requirements, and developing projects that help their businesses succeed in today's competitive marketplace.


Experienced in multiple development disciplines, CSE can create a wide variety of applications to suit our client’s needs and requirements.

  • Custom Software
  • Websites/Web Applications
  • Mobile Apps
  • eLearning/mLearning



Serious Gaming/Simulation

The Serious Gaming Development Team at CSE creates industry-leading gaming/educational experiences.

  • Realistic Environments
  • Custom Training Exercises
  • Measurable Results
  • Optional Hardware




CSE offers seamless 24x7x365 technical support for software developed both in-house and by other vendors.

  • Software Registration
  • Project/Application Support
  • Live Analysts
  • Global Support in 110 Languages




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What our Clients say:

  • As someone who has worked with many suppliers in my capacity as Senior Marketing Training Consultant for Caterpillar, it’s hard to beat the quality of work from CSE Software. They are devout followers of Cat Voice and show innovation at every turn. As you can tell, I’m a big fan of CSE Software. They represent great value in an industry that often takes advantage.

    — W.M., Sr. Marketing Training Consultant, Caterpillar Inc. —
  • This is just a quick note to thank the excellent CSE staff members who went above & beyond in their efforts to solve our order problems. This is not the first time they’ve been a big help either. I’ve never had anything but great service from anyone there, at that level. Just don’t want to let a chance pass by to thank them and all of the staff for the superb customer service.

    — B.L., Purchasing Agent, Hawthorne Power Systems —
  • The eLearning course was very well received by management, operators, and our customer. Our GoLive was extraordinarily smooth. Everyone was impressed with the professional presentation, and the high quality look and feel. You and your team did a great job!

    — J.A., Operations Analyst, United Facilities —
  • The Maps have been a HUGE hit with the IHSA crowd, lots of compliments. Thank you, and please pass along our thanks to your entire team. We could not be happier!

    — M. P., Assistant Director of Marketing, Peoria Civic Center —
  • The fact that you can find these types of issues so quickly amazes me. I think you guys at CSE might be the sharpest programmers I have ever worked with. Thank you very much for your effort on this.

    — B. R. P., Regulatory Engineer, Caterpillar Oil & Gas, Caterpillar Inc. —



Cat® Simulators heavy equipment simulators deliver dynamic training technology and outstanding safety results through the power of state-of-the-art virtual training.


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Peoria, Illinois 61602


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