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Director of Software Engineering

Company: Aspen Dental
Location: Chicago
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

The Aspen Group (TAG) is one of the largest and most trusted retail healthcare business support organizations in the U.S. and has supported over 20,000 healthcare professionals and team members at more than 1,300 health and wellness offices across 48 states in four distinct categories: dental care, urgent care, medical aesthetics, and animal health. Working in partnership with independent practice owners and clinicians, the team is united by a single purpose: to prove that healthcare can be better and smarter for everyone. TAG provides a comprehensive suite of centralized business support services that power the impact of five consumer-facing businesses: Aspen Dental, ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers, WellNow Urgent Care, Chapter Aesthetic Studio, and AZPetVet. Each brand has access to a deep community of experts, tools and resources to grow their practices, and an unwavering commitment to delivering high-quality consumer healthcare experiences at scale.

TAG has reached the size to invest in building a technology platform that will transform and modernize the dental industry. TAG has two ongoing digital transformations with platform modernization with a cloud-native migration that will empower an exciting digitalization of the dental industry with advances in 3D printing, scanning, AI, and much more.

As a Director of Software Engineering, you will join one of our new teams focused on a core business domain. You will lead developers to modernize legacy systems by developing new software and services using cloud-native GCP technologies, using Microsoft .NET (Core/6) stack on Kubernetes.

We aim to build a multi-region active-active platform utilizing Kubernetes and open-source software to support our ever-increasing footprint and patients. We're embracing micro-services and building development teams behind core business domains. We're investing in DevOps so our developers can deploy code as needed via automated pipelines.


  • Leading a development team in the design, implementation, and testing of enterprise applications
  • Planning and roadmap design
  • Reviewing design and code to ensure code quality
  • Working with business stakeholders and product owners for business requirements gathering and clarification
  • Designing/developing new and enhancing existing software applications and backend services using Microsoft .NET 6 technologies
  • Contribute new ideas to improve software practices and processes
  • Gain an understanding of the domain elements of dental management and business models.
  • Resolve defects/bugs during QA testing, pre-production, production, and post-release patches.
  • Ensure the quality of the built software via automated unit/integration tests
  • Working in Agile environment with other developers, software architects, QA analysts, and product managers.
  • Be dependable; deliver individual and team outcomes on time and within the expectations of the role.
  • About 70% of hands-on coding & application design

    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field with 15+ years of software development experience working in complex environments (or work experience equivalent).
    • Strong technical and team management experience
    • Strong knowledge and experience of .NET Core, C#
    • Strong technical and team leadership
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Proficient in the design of RESTful APIs, you understand how CRUD maps to APIs and can stand by critical principles such as HTTP verbs and code.
    • Experience working in cloud computing environments such as AWS, Azure, or GCP
    • Minimum 5 years of experience with distributed and microservice application architectures
    • Established experience in upgrading the company's technology stack to the next generation
    • Experience with SQL and complex stored procedures
    • Clear insights into the industry trends and latest technologies
    • Strong understanding of unit testing principles and approaches
    • Strong understanding of LINQ syntax and ORMs (EF Core preferable)
    • Strong understanding of source code control tools (Gitlab) and branching model
    • Experience using project management tools like Atlassian JIRA

      Nice to have:
      • Experience with NoSQL databases
      • Experienced with building out and maintaining metrics, alarms, and monitoring of services.
      • Experience in xUnit/nUnit frameworks
      • Experience with OAuth or OpenID Connect protocols

        Salary: $200,000 - 270,000 + 25% Performance bonus

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