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Be here. Be happy. Be part of something awesome.

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We’ve been growing like crazy the past several years, and we don’t plan on stopping any time soon. We’re dedicated to creating an environment that:

Ignites innovative thinking

fosters personal & professional growth

and empowers our people

Company culture's a big deal

Get a feel for ours

Our key pillars

Technology & talent

We’re known for our technology and talent. As an employer of a bunch of brainiacs in many different areas, not only do we have the unique ability to be one team for all our clients’ needs, but we can also help solve each other’s problems by sharing our different perspectives, areas of expertise, and ideas. Our team is unmatched, and we believe in the potential of our people. We go further when we go together.

Growth & gratitude

You come to work every morning and give us your best. We respect that. We’re grateful for your commitment as well as this exchange of your time and talent. If you’re here, we see you, we appreciate you, and we honor that by putting you in the best position to align with your skills and interests so you can maximize your potential.

Community & connection

We feel privileged to serve the communities who have given us so much. And while we may be a company who specializes in technology, we know nothing can replace human connection. That’s pretty evident in the way we deliver customer service—with patience, compassion, kindness, and humanity.

Philanthropy & impact

And speaking of humanity, philanthropy is a big piece of our company culture. This is bigger than just the work we do. We hope to leave a lasting impact with every interaction. And we view those interactions not as obligations but as opportunities to leave people a little better than we found them. 

But what's it *really* like?

Well now that you asked...

We have traditions

Fitness competitions. Fantasy leagues. Fierce contests. Spirit days. Breakfast pizza days.

AND We have fun

We like hanging out. Frequent office happy hours, random potlucks, family get-togethers, tailgates, a lake day, etc.

We're passionate & diverse

We have one shared passion for helping people go further with technology, but we’ve also got 1,000 different ones. Podcasting. Woodworking. Hunting. Hair styling. Slapping the bass. What makes us different makes us awesome. We wouldn’t be where we are today without the unique superpowers of a diverse group of innovators.

We're Nebraskan IN OUR roots

Applied Connective started in small-town Nebraska 18+ years ago, and now we serve hundreds of partners throughout The Good Life and beyond. We’re proud of where we come from and excited about where we’re going.

and in our values

Have integrity. Work hard. Be honest. Spread kindness. Throw the bones. 

You know the drill.

We're problem-solvers

We’re growth-minded and motivated by challenges. We stay curious, hungry, coachable, eager to learn, and eager to innovate.

We're big on Philanthropy

Told you this is a big one! We serve where we live, and we believe wholeheartedly in the ripple effect good acts can have. There are a handful of wonderful causes we all rally behind as a group and several more that our employees are moved to participate in individually.

We believe KNOWLEDGE IS POWER...

Therefore, not only do we aim to educate our customers, we’re also devoted to staying on the cutting edge of our field by continually immersing ourselves in new and emerging trends, techniques, trainings, and development opportunities.

And in the poTENTIAL OF OUR TEAM MEMBERS.

Just a bunch of people who enjoy what we do and want to keep getting better every day. We’re building something special here. 


And we’ll save you a spot if you want to be part of it too.

What our employees say about working here

"
A very positive place to work. I really feel like I’m appreciated and part of the team. Management really cares—I have never not felt appreciated at Applied Connective. You feel like you’re part of the big picture.
Scott Whaley, IT Technician
"
Great chemistry and energy here. I'd describe the team as young, fun, motivated, skilled, diverse, and maybe a little bit ornery. Each person brings a different skill set and personality to the table, and yet we all work extremely well together.
Jessi Larson, Creative
"
We have a really good team right now that makes work enjoyable. We know how to have fun and be productive. It seems there are a lot of common interests within our group.
Justin Niewohner, AVS Project Manager
"
The crew gels well and works extremely well together. It’s great getting to work with good people.
Ryan Robinson, AVS Service Manager
"
Smart, fun, and supportive. Also pizza and donuts!
Eric Henn, Voice Technician

“I don’t just want this to be a good place to work. I want this to be the best place to work.”

-Ed Knott, Company Pres

Benefits + work perks

Safe-Harbor 401(k)

Simple and seamless. Your future self will thank you. You can contribute up to the max allowed by the IRS, and we'll match contributions up to 3%.

Life insurance

Company-paid life insurance policy

Group health insurance

Coverage options to accommodate single, employee and spouse, or full family

Short-term disability

Supplemental short-term disability, accident, hospitalization, and critical illness options are available (Aflac).

Long-term disability

Peace of mind knowing you've got company-paid long-term disability to fall back on if life gives you lemons.

Health savings account

$2,000 annual employer contribution

Legal & identity

We partner with a network to provide legal counsel and identity theft protection.

Vision & dental

Pretty self explanatory. Eyes and teeth. Kind of a big deal.

Cell phone reimbursement

A monthly stipend to help pay for your device.

Gun owners supplement

Gun owner? We've got you.

PTO & PTO banking

Accrue PTO and use it however you please. You earned it! Any unused PTO at the end of the year is put it into a team PTO bank as a safety net in case a fellow team member meets a hard situation that necessitates an extended absence. We hope nobody needs it, but it's there if you do. (We have each other's backs here.)

6 paid holidays

New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. (Sorry, Dupree. No paid Victory Over Japan Day.)

Philanthropy Leave

You'll also get 8 hours of "philanthropy leave" each year that you can use to volunteer at a worthy nonprofit or project that's close to your heart. Giving back is a key pillar of our culture here. We want to make sure we're giving you the opportunity to volunteer without having to dip into your own PTO.

But enough about us.

Let's talk about you.

Let us guess. You’re here because you’re curious. About your options. About our culture. About trying it on to see if it fits. And we’re here for it!

Our doors are always open and so are our inboxes! We are happy to answer any questions you might have about working here. Let’s have a conversation.

Open Positions

Have you "applied"?

Honestly. The boss is always keeping an eye out for motivated individuals who show great potential and who would be a great fit for our team! So if you don't qualify for the technical roles, never fear! That's why we have a "Random Clever Person" button.

IT | Systems Specialist

IT | SUPPORT ENGINEER

IT | SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Random clever person

IT | PROJECT ENGINEER

Are we speaking
your language?

If you're thinking "Order me some business cards already," you know what to do!

Lacey Henn

Administrative Assistant

Andrew Grupp

IT Support Specialist

Heath Murray

IT Support Specialist

Will Frey

AVS Technician

Konnor Gibson

IT Systems Specialist

  • Peanut butter
  • Canned soup
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned stew
  • Canned fish
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned beans
  • Whole grain pasta
  • Whole grain cereals
  • Rice
  • Applesauce
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Powdered milk
  • Boxed meals
  • Cooking oils
  • Crackers
  • Granola bars
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Detergent
  • Hand soap
  • And any other food, hygiene, or household product that is unused, unopened, and unexpired.

Kenley Silhacek

Senior IT Systems Engineer

Mason Uhing

IT Support Specialist

Faith Nunn

IT Support Specialist

Kara Frey

Administrative Assistant

Brandi Feldmann

IT Support Specialist

“Lakeview Community Schools has enjoyed our partnership with Applied Connective. They have been incredibly responsive, knowledgeable, and cooperative as we have worked together. Applied Connective has provided a team-like atmosphere in their service!”

Aaron Plas, Superintendent

Lakeview Community Schools

“We have been very pleased with their communication, efficiency, and customer service over the course of the last few years. We would highly recommend ACT to any other schools out there looking for a reliable partner for your technology needs.”

Brandon Detlefsen, Technology Director

Central City Public Schools

“Their service is always reliable and timely, and the staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. Our needs are their #1 priority! Boone Central is beyond grateful to have top-of-the line technology services and customer support.”

Nicole Hardwick, Superintendent

Boone Central Public Schools

“They’ve been with us every step of the way as we implemented phone systems, security cameras, and keypad doors. Their customer service is second to none, and their business knowledge is outstanding.”

Ronda Weber, Technology Coordinator

Burwell Public School

Applied Connective did an amazing job with our school security cameras. They were very professional and easy to work with. [They’re] patient with our questions and quickly respond when we need some direction. The cameras work great and are very easy to access. Thank you for a job well done!”

Amy Sokol, Principal

St. Anthony's School

Lance Bain

AVS Technician

Brigitte Burbach

HR & Operations Manager

Clay Anderson

WISP Technician

In my current role as WISP Technician I’m responsible for the network and infrastructure around the Columbus area and the quality of service provided to our customers therein.

Brandon Petersen

Relationship Manager & IT Engineer

Relationship Manager/IT Engineer – I work side by side with our clients to ensure they are receiving the best value from our products and services, offer insights to improve their workflows, and resolve any issues that may arise as fast as possible.

Logan Niewohner

Administrative and Marketing Assistant

My role here as of now includes helping in the administrative & marketing departments. I’ll be helping answer calls, assisting with simple IT questions for customers, coordinating marketing tasks, and more.

Justin Borgmann

Level 1 IT Technician

As a level 1 IT Technician, I assist customers in their daily IT needs, and respond to any issues that may arise.

Bryce Molt

Level 1 IT Technician

As a Level 1 IT Technician, I provide general help desk support for clients.

Michael Briseño

Level 1 IT Technician

As a level 1 IT Technician, I provide general desktop and printer support for clients. I ensure computer systems are running smoothly by diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining hardware and software components.

Weston Ray

General Technician

My role as a general technician at Applied Connective involves the installation of video surveillance, security, Internet, and phones, along with pathways and running cables just to name a few of our many duties.

Casey Schalk

AVS Technician

My role as a general technician at Applied Connective is primarily to work with the AVS crew to install and configure surveillance, internet, security, and voice technologies.

Grady Higgins

Level 1 IT Technician

I assist customers with IT-related problems by answering questions on the helpdesk and working with customers to resolve the problems they have. I also assist advanced technicians with tasks for experience and faster project completion.

Eric Beckman

AVS Technician

My role as a general technician at Applied Connective is primarily to work with the AVS crew to install and configure surveillance, security, Internet, and voice technologies.

Kris Wright

General Technician

My role as General Technician includes installation and troubleshooting of door access and camera security systems.

Mikki Mangus

General Accountant

Some of my duties as General Accountant include payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable and reconciliation. I am happy that I am part of the Applied Connective Team.

Heidi Kahlo

IT Technician

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Oscar Bonilla

Level 1 IT Technician

As a Level 1 IT Tech, I do some IT work for businesses, such as setting up computers on a domain.

Eric Petsche

General Technician

My role as a general technician at Applied Connective is primarily to work with the AVS crew to install and configure surveillance, security, Internet, and voice technologies.

Kelsi Havlovic

IT Technician

I am a Level 1 IT Technician at Applied Connective, so my role is to perform a variety of IT-related duties to different customers.

Chase Thieman

AVS Technician

My role as an AVS technician at Applied Connective is to work with the AVS team to install and configure surveillance, security, internet, and voice technologies.

Cody Banzhaf

IT Systems Engineer

As an IT Systems Engineer, my job is to evaluate, monitor, and enhance IT infrastructure with an emphasis on availability, reliability, scalability, security, data confidentiality, and system integrity.

Eric Henn

Voice Technician

My job is to do whatever Ed tells me to. Just kidding…sort of. I am part of the voice group.

Alex Herstedt

Telecom / IT Technician

As a Telecom/IT Technician, I work with traditional and hosted phone systems.

Scott Whaley

Level 1 IT Technician

I’m part of the IT team at Applied Connective, so my days are spent setting up new PCs for customers; troubleshooting broken PCs, printers, etc., and installing new hardware.  

Colton Mazour WISP Manager

Jessi Larson

Creative & Marketing

My work centers on creative content development and marketing—design, copywriting, website management, and social media as well as coordinating philanthropy efforts.

Curt Hart

IT Technician

My role here at Applied Connective is to provide support to our customers by diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining hardware and software components to ensure the smooth and secure operation of computer network systems.

Matt Childress

Level 2 IT Technician

I am a level 1 tech here at Applied Connective, so I perform a variety of IT-related duties. 

Sara Rasmussen

IT Service Manager

Nathan Niewohner

IT Project Manager

Justin Niewohner

AVS Project Manager

I install surveillance, security, Internet, phone, and audio systems to fit our customers’ needs.

Ryan Robinson

AVS Service Technician

I provide and coordinate technical services and support for infrastructure, access control, surveillance, and audio/video solutions.

Jarod Dendinger

Business Development

My role here at Applied Connective centers on business development, so that involves assisting our team in focusing on value-added processes as well as leveraging technology to provide solutions for our business partners that support them in continued success and growth.

Will Zoucha

Voice Manager

My duties as Voice Manager include the sales, service, and consultation of all things voice-related, along with the management of the voice department.

Ed Knott

President

As President at Applied Connective, I am responsible for organizational direction and general oversight of all product/service areas.