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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.

Quality Assurance Analyst

CSE Software Inc. is looking for an experienced Quality Assurance Analyst to join our team.  As a Quality Assurance Analyst, you will be accountable for ensuring that our customers get a quality product, testing the products against customer requirements and product specifications.  You will work closely with the development team to understand product features and requirements; design effective test cases and execute them to verify features and specifications across multiple products and services.  You should be able to identify and prioritize issues and recommend product enhancements based on QA experiences and user feedback.

As a Quality Assurance Analyst you should be able to work effectively in a team environment without the need for close supervision. Effective communication is a must, for the successful writing of bug reports and for verifying product functionality with the developer. You should also be able to work efficiently and are able to reproduce and isolate problems as well as verify fixes. You should be responsive, flexible and adapt easily to changing requirements and tight timeframes.


  • At least 2 years experience in quality assurance a must
  • Experienced working on waterfall and agile methodology projects
  • Working knowledge of QA methodology, testing techniques and approaches relating to desktop, web and mobile applications
  • An effective team player with hands on experience in all phases of software development life cycle
  • Experienced in developing Test Plans, Test Cases, and documenting Test Results
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to master new technologies quickly

Preferable Experience:

  • Experience with or knowledge of programming language(s) and concepts
  • Experience with Automated Testing Tools
  • Experience with databases (SQL, SQLite, Oracle, Access)

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

If you’re qualified and think you’ve got what it takes, please email your resume to: opportunities@csesoftware.com. This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

Project Manager

CSE Software is looking for an experienced Project Manager. This full-time position will develop and monitor technology project schedules and budgets. This role will coordinate with multiple departments to ensure project definition and that deadlines are met, and will act as a direct liaison with the client.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Ability to perform with multiple team members and lead multiple projects.
  • Plan, execute, and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget
  • Estimate the resources needed to achieve project goals
  • Define the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle
  • Track project milestones and deliverables
  • Create project charters and definition
  • Ability to provide portfolio visibility across multiple projects
  • Coordinate meetings with customers and project teams
  • Listen and assess customer needs
  • Identify scope creep and adjust project schedules as required


  • 5+ years experience in project management
  • Knowledge of SDLC processes
  • Software development experience
  • Exhibits a desire to build and maintain rapport with customers
  • Experience in using Atlassian Jira and Confluence
  • Experience with Agile and Waterfall project methodologies
  • PMP Certification a plus, but not required
  • Excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Possess strong face to face, and telephone communication skills
  • Experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution
  • Ability to prioritize work to meet project deadlines
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial

Don’t miss this opportunity to join a great team in a fun, casual working environment. We offer an excellent compensation package including: Salary based on experience and benefits. If you’re qualified and think you’ve got “what it takes,” please email your resume to: opportunities@csesoftware.com. This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.


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. This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

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




Unity PointPeoria Civic CenterJump SimulationCity of Peoria, IllinoisOSF Medical CenterCaterpillar


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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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