Sep Articles

We’re curious people by nature. And we love to teach others what we’ve learned. So explore our blog to gain fresh insights from our expertise in areas ranging from culture to AI.

SEP Named a Best Places to Work Company for 14th Consecutive Year

SEP has once again been recognized as one of Indiana’s Best Places to Work for the 14th year consecutive year.  The statewide survey and award program evaluates participating organizations and honors those with the highest levels of employee satisfaction and…
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What is the role of leadership in an award-winning workplace for over a decade?

With over 25 years in the ever-changing field of Human Resources, I have had the privilege of developing an expansive, diverse network and working with an array of personalities across various industries. A significant factor contributing to this exciting professional journey has been my personal role as a military spouse. As a military family, we […]
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2023 SEP Summer Interns

Meet Our Summer 2023 Interns

Caroline Daily Business Operations Intern School: Indiana University (Bloomington) Major: Marketing       What drew you to SEP? “I Initially heard about SEP through a family friend who encouraged me to look into the biz-tern (business intern) position. I was immediately impressed with SEP’s drive to constantly grow, develop, and teach. After talking with […]
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Personal Development

Checking In: A Thoughtful Q&A with SEP’s Women in Tech

Do you want to hear a startling statistic? As of 2023, women hold 26.7% of tech-related jobs. In fact, that percentage has actually decreased in the last two years. During Women’s History month, we highlight and celebrate the women working within our walls at SEP who continually lead us, impress us, and inspire us. In […]
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I love SEP Hexter

The Story of SEP’s Hexter the Owl: A Beloved Mascot in the Making

Meet Hexter! This is Hexter, SEP’s mascot who was first introduced in 2021. He made his debut with the grand opening of our headquarters in Westfield, Indiana. Why an owl? Clients frequently describe us as wise, focused, intuitive, methodical, and having unique perspectives. We take decisive and swift action—all while having the ability to see […]
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How to Be Successful at SEP

The following document is based on advice shared with all new employees (SEPeers) on their first day at the company. Here at SEP, we all come from different backgrounds; some of us have years of experience at other companies, and others have come straight from school. We are not just engineers, but also testers, designers, […]
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6 Reasons to Love SEP’s Employee Ownership Culture

If you know SEP, you know we care a lot about our work. But we care even more about the people we work with. We’ve always been this way, but launching our ESOP in 2010 brought employee ownership culture to the forefront of our business. It strengthened the connection between SEP and its people even […]
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Common Elements of an SEP Project Team Area

We often get asked what a typical team setup looks like at SEP. We think these elements help to make our project, client, product, and employee experience better. Kanban Board We like to use physical kanban boards to track work so everyone can see the big picture from 10 feet away. The ability to visualize […]
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2022 Summer Game Jam: the First Iteration

Since the success of the first Game Jam, I have eagerly awaited the next one. It is a chance to improve our processes, attract more people, and of course make another game. Judah and I had a retro and came up with some ideas to improve the jam. We didn’t pose them as formally as […]
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3 Ways Client Engagement Managers Bring Out the Best in SEP

Software product teams are made up of a variety of unique and vital skillsets that contribute to overall success. At SEP, this might look like: Engagement managers fostering collaboration between internal teams and client needs Team leads overseeing the detailed aspects of day-to-day project work Product discovery gurus facilitating workshops to build shared understanding, roadmaps, […]
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Celebrating Two Years of Behind the Product, a Software Development Podcast

We’re celebrating two years of our Behind The Product software development podcast! Since July 2020, we’ve taken you behind-the-scenes on software stories from engineers, innovators, and thought leaders. Read on for an insightful Q&A with SEP’s podcast host extraordinaire, Zac Darnell, and for a peek into the future of Behind the Product. — New to […]
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