Aptera is a team of digital strategists, software engineers, graphic designers, and project managers joined in a single mission: to inspire and create a world of possibility.

For us, that means that every strategy we execute, every line of code we write, and every project we deliver incorporates the combined knowledge of the team to ensure that our clients thrive through innovative solutions. These solutions help those clients realize possibilities they thought were out of reach, and along the way, we expand the capabilities of the team to create new possibilities in their careers.

 



Our Culture

With that mission in mind, we’ve crafted an agile culture that encourages team learning and collaboration. We bring junior members in to work alongside experienced teachers. We devote weekly time to learning. We gather development teams for monthly learning. This culminates in best practices and the latest technology being applied to the ways we design, develop, and market solutions for our clients.

Our space is open and the culture is connective, encouraging team members from different areas to gather for daily standups and collaborate to work through challenges and promote improvement. Team members are expected to be self-motivated and discerning, but also humble enough to learn in any situation.

If you’re looking for a next step in your career and are seeking an environment where you will be challenged to grow and collaborate while using the latest technologies, take a look at current openings or contact our Hiring Manager to talk about joining the team. 

Environment

Aptera offers the kind of work environment that allows for high creativity and productivity, but is also laid back enough to where we know how to have fun. It's an open space that allows team members to easily transition between focused solo work and planned or impromptu collaboration with others. You'll also find areas for gaming and relaxation as a way to break away from the daily grind.

Locations

We have offices in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Nashville, Tennessee. We also offer remote working opportunities for some positions throughout the Midwest.

Industry

Aptera works with businesses in a wide array of industries including: healthcare, banking, manufacturing, retail, insurance, transportation, research and development, and more.

Assignments

At Aptera, you’ll be taking on a variety of assignments with all kinds of different clients. Our developers have worked on websites for funeral homes, built platforms for creating fliers and catalogues for nation-wide retailers, and even done on-site data migrations in Rio de Janeiro.

Training

Outside of great advancement opportunities, Aptera offers many opportunities for employees to continue to grow both personally and professionally through mentorships, regular onsite learning opportunities, conferences, and even personal finance assistance. Not to mention guiding you through all the certifications you will ever need!

Areas of Practice

Select an area of practice below to find out what positions are typically offered in that area!

 

Website Development


 

What are some of the qualities successful developers at Aptera have in common? 

The successful developers at Aptera are resourceful problem solvers, are always learning, and without fail look out for the interests of the client first. Also, the desire to work in a team environment is crucial. We have many skilled developers and the team environment helps to spread best practices and new ideas in the group in a collaborative way.

 

What do most people say are the best parts of working on the custom software team at Aptera? 

As part of the web development team, we get to work on projects which shape a company’s public presence. Extremely smart, energetic team. The size and scope of the projects we are working on are increasing. This allows developers to grow in their architecture experience and team collaboration. It’s a great atmosphere where you can balance your life outside of work with your ambitious career goals.  


What technologies would I be working with? 

As web developers, we utilize Sitefinity as our preferred CMS. Along with Sitefinity, developers will be using the following:

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JQuery / JavaScript
  • WebAPI
  • MVC
  • .NET

Our development is all done in Visual Studio using Team Foundation Server as our source control.

 

How is working with the software team at Aptera different from working with developers in most other tech firms? 

The knowledge level of our developers is high and they are willing to help the other developers be successful though mentoring and sharing of ideas. 

 

How might working at Aptera impact my future career as a developer? 

The work you do here will always be cutting-edge, and will more than prepare you for anything else our industry could throw at you. Our culture of growth ensures you gain experience, not just mark time. 

  • Encouraged to advance your technical skills through certifications (Sitefinity, ASP.NET, etc.)
  • Encouraged to advance your soft skills (Training Sessions, Client Interaction, Presentations)
  • Exposure to many different project types / industries through everyday project work.
  • In every project we work on, there are learning opportunities in new areas.
 

Does Aptera offer internship opportunities for aspiring developers? 

Yes. We actually have an extensive training program for interns and fresh graduates that teaches the fundamental skills required to be a successful engineer at Aptera. 

 

Digital Marketing


What are some of the qualities successful developers at Aptera have in common? 

You must be an idea person and be willing to take initiative on your own projects. And since a lot of our work is public-facing you must have an eye for detail. Of course, you also should be really good at whatever your specialty is, whether you’re a videographer, a copywriter, a blogger, a social media expert, or an inbound strategist.

Being able to pick up complex points about technology and distill them into content any educated person can grasp is also important. You’ll be working closely with people in various departments, so interviewing and schmoozing skills are a must. Beyond that, you really have to be able to come up with projects on your own, deal with shifting goals (which often means scrapping a lot of your work or making drastic changes to it), and work well whether it’s with a group or on your own.

 

What do most people say are the best parts of working on the custom software team at Aptera? 

Anyone who just stopped in briefly a few times would probably think the marketing people joke and play around on the internet all day. And we do have a lot of fun, bouncing ideas off each other, joking about the dubious value of our work, and complaining about how everyone else in the company shuns us because we’re always asking them for content ideas. But we somehow manage to get lots of blog posts published, email newsletters sent, white papers written, videos shot and edited, websites updated and so on. If you love doing creative work, it’s a great environment. 

 

What technologies would I be working with? 

We use HubSpot, Sitefinity, and, as users, Office 365. More important probably than these technologies, though, is that we use an inbound marketing strategy. 

 

How is working with the software team at Aptera different from working with developers in most other tech firms? 

We focus primarily on Microsoft products, but we frequently discuss Aptera’s unique approach to tech projects. But the main difference is probably the social environment. A lot of the people who work here are used to being the smartest guy or gal in the room—but it seems like everyone here is ridiculously smart in one area or another (or in several areas). There’s an atmosphere of mutual respect, everyone is trusted to handle their duties, and everyone’s contributions are heard and weighed equally. Management lets you know what they’re looking for, and then steps back so you can impress them.

 

How might working at Aptera impact my future career as a developer? 

We’re a relatively small department in a rapidly growing company. So, there are all kinds of things you can get your hands into here. You learn about all the different aspects of a content marketing strategy, and if you’re a content person your work gets a lot of exposure. You get in the habit of producing content or putting out social media updates or running A/B tests etc. on a regular basis, and you learn to work with experts on topics you probably know nothing about to develop effective messaging.

 

 

Mobile/Web App Development


What are some of the qualities successful developers at Aptera have in common? 

They dream in code. They can grow and react to new information quickly, both with regard to technology and to the quirks of a client’s business rules. They do not wait for their boss to tell them what to do, or what to learn next. 

 

What do most people say are the best parts of working on the custom software team at Aptera? 

The scenery changes. In other environments, developers might be stuck propping up the same old codebase or supporting the same business scenarios for years. But here, there’s always a new client, a different approach, or a fresh perspective. 

 

What technologies would I be working with? 

ASP.NET, Entity Framework, Web API, HTML5, jQuery, Angular, Knockout, SharePoint, TFS, PowerShell, and any or all of the latest Microsoft technologies. 

 

How is working with the software team at Aptera different from working with developers in most other tech firms? 

We have a growth mindset here, not a fixed mindset. Not knowing a given technology is no obstacle to learning it and using it, if that’s what the project calls for. We foster a team-wide culture of learning, sharing what we’ve learned. 

 

How might working at Aptera impact my future career as a developer? 

The work you do here will always be cutting-edge, and will more than prepare you for anything else our industry could throw at you. Our culture of growth ensures you gain experience, not just mark time. 

Aptera is a growing company that gives you lots of opportunity for advancement. As a developer, you will always be working with experienced architects and practice leaders, you will be required to take certification exams, and you will be provided with several different opportunities for learning while on the job. We take a vested interest in your success because we believe that’s how we as a business succeed. 

 

Does Aptera offer internship opportunities for aspiring developers? 

Yes. We have an extensive training program for interns and fresh graduates that teaches the fundamental skills required to be a successful engineer at Aptera. 

 

Business Intelligence


What are some of the qualities successful developers at Aptera have in common? 

It’s kind of obvious, but the main quality is a desire to help businesses be successful. One of our recent projects got someone promoted, and we all got a kick out of that. In addition to being technically proficient, you also must to be able to thrive in front of an audience. We work closely with our clients, so the social aspect is huge. In general, you must have the mindset where you’re always looking for ways to improve efficiency or enhance performance. And if you model your life on Kimball Dimensional Theory that’s definitely a plus. 

 

What do most people say are the best parts of working on the custom software team at Aptera? 

Getting out to see real businesses is a big one. You get to learn about all kinds of different businesses in a variety of industries. Plus, you find out pretty quick that we don’t hire people who can’t think for themselves. We have goals in mind, but we’re always open when it comes to figuring out the best way to get to them.  

 

What technologies would I be working with? 

We work with the Microsoft BI stack: SQL Server, Integration Services, Analysis Services, Reporting Services, SharePoint, Excel, etc. It’s also important to note that we employ BI technologies in the context of Ralph Kimball’s Data Warehousing Theory.

 

How is working with the software team at Aptera different from working with developers in most other tech firms? 

We value everyone’s ideas here. For instance, we just did a review of a lot of our processes to see if there were any opportunities for streamlining or improvement, and we had everyone in the meeting, from new hires to experienced architects. The way we see it, everyone has had their own unique experiences, and everyone has something unique and valuable to offer. We don’t have a rigid, fixed-duty type of environment here. We’re a constantly evolving group. Plus, we work in partnerships that tend to be closer and longer-term than a lot of other companies. We don’t just drop solutions off at the client’s door and go on our way. We stick around to support the solutions, and that gives us a chance to see projects come to fruition. That can be rewarding.

 

How might working at Aptera impact my future career as a developer? 

We believe this is one of our strong points. We have a defined process where we help you identify your interests and strengths and then guide you into the role that will best suit you. And that includes what your goals are as far as advancement goes. Beyond that, you’ll get really invaluable experiences here because we don’t have fixed slots and assembly-line tasks. You’ll be dealing with a variety of business scenarios in all types of industries. You’ll come away with an impressive breadth of experience, and you’ll be used to diving right in to unfamiliar and complex situations. We don’t think you’ll ever find any of our people cowering in a corner after getting a look at a big project.

 

Does Aptera offer internship opportunities for aspiring developers? 

Yep. We’ve designed it to give students a real-world foundation to build an understanding of the business on.

 

Cloud Infrastructure


What are some of the qualities successful developers at Aptera have in common? 

Great communications skills both written and verbal. Comfortable in a crowd, leading and contributing to a group discussion. Deep technical expertise in several areas, with broad expertise in different IT disciplines.

 

What do most people say are the best parts of working on the custom software team at Aptera? 

The range of skills on the team is very refreshing. The team is accessible and willing to help, and the whole group is energized by helping customers solve unique technological problems. It’s great to help a customer with a complex technical solution and see it pay off in bettering the customer’s core business.

 

What technologies would I be working with? 

Microsoft cloud, public and private. Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Skype for Business, System Center, Active Directory, Windows Intune, Windows Server 2012 (all versions really)

 

How is working with the software team at Aptera different from working with developers in most other tech firms? 

Empowerment comes to mind. Aptera trusts us with owning a customer from start to finish, and maintaining the relationship as a part of the Aptera client family long after the project is over.

 

How might working at Aptera impact my future career as a developer? 

In a very positive way. The experience you will gain on the Aptera cloud team will help you succeed because we encourage not just technical growth, but all areas of consulting, including business and people skills.