They Say First Impressions Are Critical!

Honored as one of the top firms in the Twin Cities, DKS Systems is a premier software development and design company, winning praise from clients, loyalty from business partners, and acclaim from business media.

Our team is comprised of designers, developers, project managers, SEO specialists, and a very dependable coffee machine. Make no mistake, our team is as diverse as it gets with the personalities (or in some cases, “characters”) we have here, but we’re unified in our goal to produce the highest quality work utilizing technology that makes your business more competitive.

Our Process

We typically begin the process by conducting a workshop to determine the primary elements of the project, including framework, navigation, content, functionality etc. From here, we develop a strategy and begin the process.

DISCOVER

Too often the key point is overlooked when designing an application. We need to understand your business and your customers. Our strategy focuses on the most important people of all – your customers.

DESIGN

Bringing your vision; mapping your site, laying it out in wireframes, and creating mockups for your validation is an exciting phase. We don’t want to leave our software engineers with anything to guess at.

DEVELOP

Now to produce code, the stuff that makes graphic elements and functional items work together. This process is iterative with lots of testing and verification. Honestly, this process never really ends.

DEPLOY

Once the website has met the standards for completion, it’s time to start building the buzz for when you’re ready to unveil it to the world. Now it’s time to celebrate!

Our Team

Colin Dockry
CEO

What is your favorite place you've been?

This is hard but if I had to choose one it would be Ghent, Belgium. Others in the running are Paris, Munich, and Alaska.

Kim Dockry
Human Resources

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Doctor.

Josh Kleve
VP of Sales

What are you listening to?

I have a diverse music playlist that ranges from blues (Joe Bonamassa, Muddy Waters), to classic rock (The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix) and a lot of hard rock (Misfits, Motorhead, and the greatest rock-n-roll band in the world, the Supersuckers).

Core Value #1

Teamwork

Core Value #2

Responsibility

Kathy Swanson
Senior Account Director

What do you do in your spare time?

I downhill ski and snowshoe in the winter. Love anything in the sun and spending time with my friends and family.

Eric Schneider
Technology Director

What are you listening to?

Right now, Celldweller. Whatever Pandora decides to play.

Scott Hamilton
Development Manager

What is your favorite place you've been?

Boundary Waters Canoe Area

Allison Wills
Project Manager

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A Solid Gold dancer.

Lisa Kenison
Project Manager

What are you watching?

There is nothing that I am currently watching.

Grant Meyer
Project Manager

What do you do in your spare time?

Fly fishing and the craziness that goes with it.
Barefooting in the summer and snowboarding in the winter.
Motorcycle adventures.

Core Value #3

Technical Expertise

Core Value #4

Honesty & Integrity

Martha Paulson
Project Manager

What is your favorite place you've been?

Waking up at the lake is always my favorite place. Its even better when someone else gets up first and has the coffee ready.

Melissa Wisniewski
Project Coordinator

What is your favorite place you've been?

Hawaii, Costa Rica, DC, and Estes Park, CO.

Holly
Developer

What are you watching?

Stranger Things
Pretty Little Liars
Catfish and other crappy reality TV

Justin Bigham
Developer

What do you do in your spare time?

Biking, mountain/road in the summer and Fat biking in the winter. I also play hockey when can find the time.

Scott Jennerjohn
Developer

What is your favorite place you've been?

The Twin Cities!

Kevin Korell
Developer

What do you enjoy most about your job?

The satisfaction of figuring out a tough coding challenge.

Core Value #5

Customer Service

Core Value #6

Be Proactive

Connor Chamberlain
Developer

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was younger, I really wanted to follow in my dad’s footsteps and become a carpenter/construction worker. As I became older, my interests shifted to working with computers and I did not care what that would lead to.

Jeremy Johnson
Developer

What are you listening to?

Tool
Deftones
Chevelle
A Perfect Circle
Avenged Sevenfold

Ryan Dunlop
Web Systems Engineer

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Working with developers to create amazing technology, watching it come to fruition.

Joe Schlueter
Developer

What is your favorite place you've been?

My favorite place I have been to was Anna Maria Island in Florida.

Tristan Emery
Developer

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I doubt I will ever truly grow up.

Matt Haerle
Developer

What are you listening to?

Either podcasts or a variety of classic rock, rock, dubstep or pop. Depends on my mood.

Mark Tensen
Creative Director

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Singer in a rock band.
(turns out I'm not a good singer, and I don't like being the center of attention)

Join Our Team

We are currently accepting applications for the following positions. If you have the desire and drive to work in a challenging team oriented environment, please apply below.

Web Business Analyst

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Project Manager

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Application Developer

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We are always interested in talking to qualified candidates. If you don't see a position that you are qualified for – drop us a note.

Have a project in mind?

We'd love to see if we can help.