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Our History

Engineering excellence since 1988.

SEP was started in 1988 by engineers who thrived on challenging projects and continuous learning. They wanted to build a company where software engineers - not sales - worked directly with clients to streamline innovation and encourage collaboration.

That environment continues to flourish 28 years later along with the original values and ideals that started it all.

Brief Snapshot

A quick look at milestones that help tell our story.

Brief Snapshot

A quick look at milestones that help tell our story.


SEP is founded by four Rose-Hulman graduates who wanted to build a place where engineers love to work


SEP begins working with pharmaceutical R&D and medical device companies


SEP clients include Fortune 500 companies

1998 and the SEP Academy are launched


SEP becomes ISO certified


Lean and Agile tools are introduced throughout SEP


SEP’s first FDA approved medical device is released to the public.


SEP becomes an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
SEP is voted the #1 Best Place to Work by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce


SEPlabs, a sandbox for our engineers to tinker with new ideas, is launched


SEP is recognized with the NCEO Innovation Award for its bi-yearly Startup Weekend initiative


SEPMakes launched


SEP's Product Design Studio opens in Carmel.
Voted #3 IndyStar Top Work Places
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100% Employee-Owned

We take pride in our work.

SEP is 100% employee-owned, which means you are working with the owners of the company. We believe our employees are our biggest asset and earn the right to own what they work so hard for every day.


Not to toot our own horn, but others have.

We couldn’t have done it without the innovative, creative, and giving minds of our employees. We have been consistently ranked in the top 10 Largest Indianapolis Software Developers by the Indiana Business Journal since 2002. In 2009, SEP won a "Top Workplace" award by the Indianapolis Star. In 2010, SEP was named #1 in "Best Places to Work in Indiana" by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, and has been ranked every year since. In 2013, SEP was also recognized by the National Center for Employee Ownership for their innovation as a top ESOP in Indiana.
Indy Star Ward
Best Places to Work 2010
Best Places to Work 2011
Best Places to Work 2012
Best Places to Work 2032
ESOP Innovation Award
Best Places to Work 2014
Best Places to Work 2015
Top Work Places 2015
Best Places to Work 2016
Top Work Places 2016
Best Places to Work 2017
Top Work Places 2017

Community Involvement

Spreading goodwill through giving back.

We care about our clients and our employees, along with the community in which we live. Our Community Involvement initiative puts into action the goodwill SEP spreads among its employees and their families. Whether through monetary donations or volunteering our time, we understand and appreciate the impact of these efforts no matter how small.

Our Partner Organizations

Our executives have taken the initiative one step further. Founder and CEO Jeff Gilbert, President Raman Ohri, COO Traci Dossett and Vice Presidents, Chris Atkinson and Mike Mumau each created a corporate partnership with a non-profit organization of their choosing. The criteria were simple: the charitable organization should have a local presence and work directly with a specific need.
The Center for the Performing Arts
Indiana First
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SEP partners with companies to develop software products that create valuable solutions for complex problems, resulting in lasting positive change.

Our Experience