About Saturn Systems

Saturn Systems is a custom software development services firm founded by a software engineer and run by software engineers.
For over 25 years we’ve focused on delivering quality results for our customers and offering challenging and rewarding careers for our staff
with the belief that business success will follow. We think we’re on the right track.

Our Model

Founded in 1990 in Duluth, Minnesota, Saturn Systems has been a true onshore software engineering company from the start. Beginning with a focus on device control and systems integration, an engineering culture of exacting detail and quality results was established and remains today. Since then, our capabilities have expanded greatly and we now offer an array of technical services to meet the needs of our customers.

Coupled with our expertise in software development is a Rural Outsourcing business model that delivers our services at significantly lower costs when compared to those of metropolitan consulting firms. Our affordable rates and technical strengths make Saturn Systems an ideal software development partner and a great alternative to high cost metro firms and the inherent difficulties of using offshore providers.

Our People

Saturn Systems is a highly skilled software engineering firm. The vast majority of our engineers hold bachelor’s degrees in computer science or computer engineering and many also hold a master’s degree. Working with local and regional universities, Saturn Systems aims to attract and retain the best talent — people who thrive on challenge and can deliver results. Training doesn’t end when an employee starts with Saturn Systems. We incentivize our staff to acquire industry certifications and provide tuition reimbursement for advanced degrees in computer science.

Our goal is to be the first choice for serious software engineers, whether they are new graduates or experienced developers, relocating to Duluth or looking for a local career change.

Our Culture

Our approach is simple and direct. We are driven by a desire to do what is best for our clients, our team members and the communities where we work and live. Believing in and doing these things well has driven the success of Saturn Systems.

Of course we provide the usual perks of a modern tech company such as food, caffeine and employee and family events. We also place great value on the health of our employees and provide a significant stipend for bike purchases, standup desks, subsidized health club memberships and year round fitness challenges. Combined with spacious offices, all of which provide natural light, Saturn Systems is a very comfortable place to work.

But that’s not the whole story! Employees at Saturn are given real responsibility and the latitude to do their job well, supported by the right tools, equipment and an experienced management team. The perks are nice, but the day-to-day technical challenge, responsibility and rewards for success are what really make Saturn a great place to work.

Community Support

Saturn Systems is engaged in the community, through sponsorship of, and involvement in, local groups, organizations and charities. Saturn supports students pursuing careers in software development by sponsoring two annual academic scholarships for computer science students at the University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD). Additionally, Saturn Systems sponsors a renewable scholarship in partnership with the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation for area high school graduates committed to pursuing a computer science degree at UMD.

Saturn Systems is an avid supporter of the FIRST Robotics Program, sponsoring seven local teams and the largest robotics competition in the country, held right here in Duluth. Saturn Systems and FIRST share a similar set of principles and values with a strong emphasis on teamwork and technology.  Our financial and volunteer support of FIRST is a perfect channel to support STEM education in our community and participate in the development of future leaders in the technology industry.


Saturn Systems is headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota with a satellite office in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Our location in Duluth, on the North Shore of Lake Superior, is integral to the success of Saturn Systems and our Rural Outsourcing business model. Simply put, Duluth and Grand Rapids attract people through their natural beauty and high quality of life.

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