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Junior Software Engineer (.NET/Web)

Company: Planet DDS
Location: Akron
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

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.
OverviewWe're growing and seeking Software Engineers to help build and enhance SaaS and mobile products for dental offices and dental groups. To be successful, our engineers need to be self-motivated, critical thinkers, take high-level direction, communicate clearly, gain consensus, and drive to completion in a very fast-paced, collaborative environment.Regardless of experience level, 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 role may be remote in the US, or based in our Akron, OH office.
Responsibilities & Duties

  • Able to write:
  • high-quality code following OOP principles and best practices within the relevant frameworks
  • reusable, modular, and scalable code
  • automated unit tests
  • Participate in pair programming with other developers
  • Contribute to and start leading code reviews, design reviews, effort estimates, task breakdowns, and other team discussions
  • Fix software defects
  • Break down features into testable sub-tasks
  • Estimate and commit to tasks and manage your time to deliver as committed
  • Meaningfully test all of your work including writing automated tests whenever possible
  • Follow coding and other standards per team practices
  • Work with the existing engineering team on continuously improving the performance, scalability, and reliability of Planet DDS products
  • Collaborate with the product and engineering teams to design and deploy new features
  • Learn about on the latest tools and patterns consistent with your role
  • Participate in our Agile processes-from updating Jira to reflecting meaningfully in retrospectives and everything in between
  • Other duties as assigned.
    • 0-2 years experience in a software engineering/development role
    • 0-2 years experience developing in at least one of the following languages/frameworks:
    • C#/.NET
    • ASP.NET MVC (or .NET Core)
    • React
    • Demonstrated understanding of OOP and commonly used design patterns
    • Experience working in a full software development lifecycle
    • Strong collaboration and communication skills
    • Ability to engage throughout the department and the company to achieve goals
    • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant major (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or similar) or equivalent years of experience
    • Any of the following would be a plus:
    • Dental industry knowledge
    • Experience working with datasets / databases particularly SQL Server
    • Experience working with cloud technologies (plus for Microsoft Azure)
    • Experience in at least one Agile software development methodology (e.g. Scrum, Kanban)
      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 understand the priorities and goals for the team.
        • You are thoughtful about process; proposes changes as needed for the whole team to execute more efficiently.
        • You hold your team accountable for their best efforts.
        • When finding an issue in another team, you raise the matter tactfully with that team.
        • When discussing work, you engage in discussion around business impact.
        • You can develop large parts of systems on your own to support products.
        • You routinely work without needing major direction or attention to achieve success in your role.
        • You typically work on systems in multiple domains; you may require some guidance to complete complex work to achieve success.
        • You own major functionality in a product and can diagnose issues, determine root cause, and recommend a resolution.
        • You mentor others when opportunities are presented.
          Planet DDS Core ValuesCollaborativeWorking independently and across teams, we create scalable solutions to enable company growth.EmpatheticWe are educated on the experience of our customers and feel vested in their success.AccountableWe feel ownership for the quality of our work and take pride in the positive outcomes.TrustworthyWe operate with integrity and honesty, making promises we know that we can keep.AmbitiousWe are driven by our ability to make a long-term, positive impact on the lives of dental market leaders.

Keywords: Planet DDS, Akron , Junior Software Engineer (.NET/Web), IT / Software / Systems , Akron, Ohio

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