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Software Engineer V

Planet DDS

Planet DDS

Software Engineering
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024
Planet DDS is a dynamic and rapidly growing dental software company, serving over 13,000 practices across the United States with over 118,000 users. The company delivers a complete platform of cloud-based SaaS solutions for dental practices, including Denticon Practice Management, Apteryx Imaging, Cloud 9 Ortho Practice Management, 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.

A software engineer helps build and enhance SaaS and mobile products for dental offices and dental groups. To be successful, the engineer will need to be self-motivated, a critical thinker, be able to take high-level direction, communicate clearly, gain consensus, and drive to completion in a very fast paced environment.

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

This is a hybrid role working 2x per week in one of our office locations (Irvine, CA | Phoenix, AZ | Atlanta, GA | Akron, OH)

Responsibilities & Duties
  • Facilitate setting the technical vision for Planet DDS products
  • Play a part in the architecture and technology roadmap including research, prototyping, and rolling out new technologies/patterns
  • Bridge between engineering management, product management, and architecture teams
  • Collaborate with the product and engineering teams to design and deploy new features
  • Mentor and sponsor other engineers
  • Assess and raise risks across the Planet DDS solution
  • Work across engineering teams on continuously improving the performance, scalability, and reliability of Planet DDS products
  • Develop coding standards across products and teams
  • Contribute to and lead code reviews, design reviews, effort estimates, task breakdowns, and other team discussions
  • Write
    • high-quality code following OOP principles and best practices within the relevant frameworks
    • reusable, modular, and scalable code
    • automated unit tests
  • Meaningfully test all your work including writing automated tests whenever possible
  • Lead feature development efforts
  • Participate in pair programming with other developers
  • Fix software defects
  • Learn about on the latest tools and patterns consistent with your role
  • Other duties as assigned
  • 8 or more years of experience in a software engineering/development role
  • 7 years of more of experience in at least one of the following:
    • C#
    • .NET Core
    • MVC/AngularJS
    • React
  • Demonstrated mastery of OOP and commonly used design patterns
  • 7 or more years of experience in the full software development lifecycle
  • 5 or more years of experience working with datasets / databases particularly SQL Server
  • 5 or more years of experience working with cloud technologies (particularly Microsoft Azure)
  • 5 or more years of experience working in software development teams
  • Experience in B2B product development
  • Experience in a CI/CD environment
  • Experience in at least one Agile software development methodology (e.g. Scrum, Kanban)
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills
  • Ability to engage throughout the department and the company to achieve goals
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant major or equivalent years of experience
  • Any of the following would be a plus:
    • Dental industry knowledge
    • Imaging, particularly DICOM, development experience
About You
  • You respect and share our values
  • You love working with teams of smart and driven people who are excited to solve challenging problems
  • You can talk about complex software systems and have ideas on how to most effectively build quality, performant, and easily supportable software
  • You believe that code-reviews, giving them and asking for them, are important to delivering quality a product
  • You love to cover your code with adequate unit, integration, and performance tests
  • You are adamant 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 like to research and propose new techniques and methodologies to improve 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 evangelize good practices both on and off of your team.
  • You actively help solve cross-team issues by assisting other teams.
  • You speak up on more broad 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.


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