Application Developer

Based at our Manchester HQ we have an exciting opportunity for a well-rounded Application Developer to join our rapidly expanding team.

Dakota Integrated Solutions

26 Jan 2023

Job Purpose:

Dakota Integrated Solutions is seeking a well-rounded individual capable of designing and implementing enterprise-level web applications using a platform comprised of the latest technologies in support of the Vocollect VoiceLink products and web applications. The candidate will have an immediate impact as a key individual contributor on a small, fast-paced development team focused on enterprise web applications. Qualified candidates should be skilled with a variety of tools and languages and demonstrate the ability to lead/mentor individuals. Knowledgeable with all aspects of the engineering process including requirements specification, architecture, design, development, test, documentation, and maintenance. Able to perform in a fast-paced, goal-oriented, product development organisation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Effective participation in all technical aspects of software engineering effort to develop effective software solutions in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Involvement in all aspects of the software engineering process, including but not limited to:
  • Architecture and requirements definition
  • Design
  • Estimating effort
  • Coding
  • Testing
  • Maintenance of software
  • Defining architecture requirements, establishing standards for design and development, and continuously improving engineering methods and practices.
  • Implement solutions utilising all of the technologies specified in the skill section.
  • Communicating development issues to management for both design and scheduling purposes, participating effectively in the design process and software development lifecycle in a team environment.
  • Handling several concurrent tasks and meeting scheduled milestones for each.
  • 35 hour working week, with candidate being flexible for out of hours / on call work where required and requested.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Spring-based Java applications
  • Familiarity with Grails, Spring Framework, or other modern backend frameworks
  • API design and implementation (REST, GraphQL, or other)
  • SQL / Relational database design and management (SQL Server/Oracle)
  • Hibernate


  • Experience with front-end web development, using modern frameworks, libraries, and toolchains, such as React or Angular
  • Working knowledge of HTML5, Javascript, CSS, and web design
  • Graphic design skills
  • Enterprise Integration frameworks, such as Mule ESB, Apache Camel, or Mirth Connect
  • Object Oriented design
  • Cloud computing
  • Strong engineering competence, including the ability to learn new technical concepts quickly
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to establish rapport and communicate with people at all levels of an organisation
  • Strong verbal and communication skills
  • Ability to execute tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to adapt and willingness to learn new technology or techniques
  • Strong organisational skills - Ability to organize, analyse, and execute several concurrent tasks and activities

Personal attributes:

  • Education: BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 5+ Years of development & related experience
  • Self-starter, with ‘Can Do’ attitude.
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills and customer service work ethic / orientation
  • Ability to work under pressure while remaining focused on key priorities.

To apply, please send your CV to info@dakotais.co.uk.