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Senior Software Engineer

Planet DDS

Planet DDS

Software Engineering
Glasgow, UK
Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2024

About Us:

Planet DDS is the leading provider of cloud-enabled dental software solutions serving over 10,000 practices in North America with over 60,000 users. The company delivers a complete platform of solutions for dental practices including Denticon Practice Management, Apteryx XVWeb Digital Imaging, and Legwork Patient Relationship Management. Planet DDS is committed to creating value for its dental practice clients by solving the most urgent challenges facing today’s dental practices in North America


Join a new team responsible for taking the dental industry's market-leading SaaS product to the next level! The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, critical thinker with excellent communication skills. We're seeking someone who can take high-level direction, gain consensus, and drive tasks to completion.

The ideal candidate for this team doesn’t shy away from learning something new or experimenting with technologies to find the right solution. A friendly, hard-working, positive, and pragmatic person with a true passion for solving problems with technology will fit in well with our dynamic team.

This is a hybrid role working 1-2 days per week in our Glasgow office.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Bring technical leadership to a new engineering team based in our Glasgow location.

  • Write high-quality, reusable, scalable and testable code following best practices within the relevant frameworks.

  • A ‘quality-first’ mindset

  • Mentor juniors and collaborate with colleagues.

  • Participate in pair programming with other engineers.

  • Contribute to and lead code reviews, design reviews, effort estimates, task breakdowns, and feature development efforts.

  • Advocating best coding/testing/team practices.

  • Contribute to architecture and technology roadmaps including research, prototyping, and rolling out new technologies/patterns.

  • Contribute towards continuously improving the performance, scalability, and reliability of Planet DDS products.

  • Learn about the latest tools and patterns consistent with your role.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 8+ years of experience in a software engineering/development role.

  • Strong full-stack engineering experience with an emphasis on backend (C#).

  • Track record as a strong individual contributor with experience in offering technical leadership to colleagues.

  • Experience working with datasets / databases (particularly SQL Server).

  • Experience working with cloud providers to build/deploy/host solutions (ideally Microsoft Azure).

  • Experience in a CI/CD environment.

  • Very strong collaboration skills and a confident communicator.

  • Ability to engage across the company to achieve goals.

  • Experience in any of the following would be a plus:

  • Containerization & Orchestration.

  • Event streaming.

  • Decoupling components from monolithic systems.

About You

  • You respect and share our values: Collaborative, Empathetic, Accountable, Trustworthy & Ambitious.

  • You love working with teams of smart and driven people who are excited to solve challenging problems and believe collaboration is key to success.

  • You can talk about complex software systems and have ideas on how to effectively build high-quality, performant, deployable, and easily supportable software.

  • You love to cover your code with adequate unit, integration, and performance tests.

  • You are tenacious about instrumenting and measuring the performance of code to find bottlenecks and improve performance.

  • You exhibit dogged determination to get to the root of problems.

  • You care about best-practices and evangelizing them with the team.

  • You are excited about proposing new techniques and methodologies to improve the quality and efficiency of our software.

  • You can clearly convey your thoughts, enjoy presenting what you’ve done, and can cater your message to audiences both technical and non-technical.

Behavior and Scope

  • You raise issues early when you see obstacles to achieving a goal and work to find solutions.

  • You volunteer to get involved in the solution even if it is beyond your own team or role.

  • You actively help solve cross-team issues by assisting other teams.

  • You speak up on broader issues in the domain beyond your own work, such as processes, company issues or large projects.

  • You guide the team in designing major components of systems and products.

  • You lead the design and development of large and critical areas of the product.

  • You’re able to reason about the purpose of each component in a system and how they interact with each other to support the product.

  • You propose and advocate for significant new features and actively affect change.

  • You rarely require guidance to complete complex work to achieve success.

  • You often lead and guide other team members.

  • You actively mentor others and seek accountability.

  • You are comfortable in challenging others, including management, to make sure we do the right thing.


Why are we here?

Unleashing dentists and their staff to focus on patient care.

Where are we headed?

In the next 5 years, Planet DDS will remain the leading provider of cloud-based technology solutions in North America, expanding to serve more than 25,000 dental practices.

How do we get there?

To encourage measurable progress toward our vision and make the best decisions on behalf of employees and customers, we adopted a set of common values:

Collaborative – Working independently and across teams, we create scalable solutions to enable company growth

Empathetic – We are educated on the experience of our customers and feel vested in their success

Accountable – We feel ownership for the quality of our work and take pride in the positive outcomes

Trustworthy – We operate with integrity and honest, making promises we know that we can keep

Ambitious – We are driven by our ability to make a long-term, positive impact on the lives of dental market leaders