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 are you listening to?

Martin Zellar
Gear Daddies
Replacements
Beastie Boys
Linkin Park
Foo Fighters
Cage the Elephant

Kim Dockry
Human Resources

What are you watching?

Mostly sports with a binge of Stranger Things, Game of Thrones or Outlander .

Josh Kleve
VP of Sales

What do you do in your spare time?

In what spare time I have, I will spend as much of it outside as I can. Typically, it’ll be mountain biking or alpine skiing but I’m not picky.

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 is your favorite place you've been?

In recent years, Vancouver was amazing. It didn't hurt that they also talk like Midwesterners.

Scott Hamilton
Development Manager

What are you listening to?

Any classic rock!

Allison Wills
Project Manager

What do you enjoy most about your job?

The very second after all of my status reports are sent out and done for the week. It is a very important communication tool for clients, but can get tedious.

Lisa Kenison
Project Manager

What do you do in your spare time?

I like to read a good book or spend time with my nephew. I also like to spend as much time outside biking, hiking and just enjoying the Minnesota weather.

Rita Humola
Project Manager

What do you enjoy most about your job?

The favorite part of my job is the day a project launches. I am up for the day at 3:00 A.M. because I am so excited for the client’s reaction at go-live and I am proud of our work.

Core Value #3

Technical Expertise

Core Value #4

Honesty & Integrity

Grant Meyer
Project Manager

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Working with our clients in developing technology that helps them reach the full potential of their business.

Holly
Developer

What are you watching?

Stranger Things
Pretty Little Liars
Catfish and other crappy reality TV

Justin Barber
Developer

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

Stuntman, I severely overestimated my abilities.

Justin Bigham
Developer

What are you listening to?

Okkervil River
Pinegrove
Chet Baker

Scott Jennerjohn
Developer

What do you do in your spare time?

Reading, Rocket League, playing the bass, singing, and playing basketball.

Kevin Korell
Developer

What do you do in your spare time?

Making music with friends, board games, travelling, writing, crossword puzzles.

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 watching?

The Simpsons
Game of Thrones
South Park
WWE

Ryan Dunlop
Web Systems Engineer

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

A musician, computers was a close second.

Joe Schlueter
Developer

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

Growing up I wanted to be an astronaut or a professional athlete.

Tristan Emery
Developer

What do you do in your spare time?

In my spare time I’m either deeply engaged in my latest hobby, practicing Jiu Jitsu, playing video games, or binge-watching a recently added tv show.

Mark Tensen
Creative Director

What do you enjoy most about your job?

The variety of work.

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.

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.

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