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Envista Holdings Corporation Ormco Director, Software Development - SPARK Manufacturing Software (Remote-Pomona, CA) in Helena, Montana

Job Description:


Ormco is looking for a dynamic Director, Software Development to join the Spark RD&T team who will be responsible for leading the development of software systems for the manufacturing of orthodontic appliances. You will lead the development of SPARK manufacturing software that will allow SPARK Aligners to add more advance clinical features, at the same time innovate and integrated with the latest manufacturing technology. This is a highly visible role, requiring an experienced leader with strong technical skills across C++ (or equivalent), complex algorithm development. The leader needs to be capable of taking informed decision to benefit for the business and effectively communicating that with all levels of the company (leadership team or technicians on the manufacturing floor).

You will lead the team through creating the roadmap, managing the backlog, defining the functional relation and interfaces between the SPARK front-end Software Development and manufacturing software and various subsystems. As a Director, you will be responsible for leading the team through all the steps involved in the software development cycle. We are looking for a leader who is a great communicator and a collaborator, who drives the professional manufacturing software team by setting examples. This person will have demonstrated success in leading large complex software development and brings clarity to the group.


  • Lead the development of SPARK manufacturing software and support manufacturing automation via software solutions.

  • Lead and contribute to the strategic direction and define roadmap for the process development.

  • Spearhead all user documentation as mandated by regulatory and engineering standard methodologies.

  • Owning integration between requirements and development, identify risks and provide mitigation.

  • Managing a team of off-site contractors and potential on-site employees.

  • Act as a strategist and champion for enterprise architecture and design principles.

  • Manage cross-functional dependencies.

  • Participate in cross-functional coordination, architecture discussions and prioritization planning in an agile development environment.

  • Identify requirements by collaborating with stakeholders (R&D, Product management, RA/QE, RD&T Automation Group, Operations sites) including User Needs. Be able to distill complex topics into clear communications to program stakeholders.

  • Establish best practices which enables the measure of key performance indicators to ensure success.

  • Coordinating and working with a global team in different time zones.

  • Ensure resource needs are established and fulfilled.

Job Requirements:

  • Masters degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics fields or equivalent relevant work experience.

  • 7+ years' experience as a Software manager, leading complex software development projects, with a track record of successful releases on time; with 2+ of those years as a leader/manager of the team.

  • Proficient in at least one strongly-typed language (.NET, C/C++, C#, etc.)

  • Strong background in Agile methodologies and ability to mentor others in their use.

  • Experience in leading and building product roadmap and determining right priorities for the business.

  • Experience in team leadership, decision making, and presenting to groups.

  • Proactive mindset to drive change, question assumptions and push for innovation solutions.

  • Experience operating autonomously across multiple teams.

  • Knowledge of modern SQL and NoSQL databases.



Target Market Salary Range:

Actual compensation packages take into account a wide range of factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to geographic location; skill sets; relevant education and certifications; depth of experience; performance; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed reasonable estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Envista, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. The total compensation package for this position may also include an annual performance bonus, medical/dental/vision benefits, 401K match, and/or other applicable compensation plans.

$179,400 - $208,600

Operating Company:


Envista and all Envista Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available at: compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.

Envista and its family of companies (Envista) will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Envista will consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes submitted by vendors such as search firms, staffing agencies, professional recruiters, fee-based referral services and recruiting agencies (Agency) to have been referred by the Agency free of charge and Envista will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt such unsolicited resumes. An Agency must obtain advance written approval from Envista's internal Talent Acquisition or Human Resources team to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed contract approved by the Global Talent Acquisition leader and in response to a specific job opening. Envista will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement and written approval in place.

Envista is a global family of more than 30 trusted dental brands, united by a shared purpose: to partner with professionals to improve lives. Envista helps its customers deliver the best possible patient care through industry-leading dental consumables, solutions, technology, and services. Our comprehensive portfolio, including dental implants and treatment options, orthodontics, and digital imaging technologies, covers an estimated 90% of dentists' clinical needs for diagnosing, treating, and preventing dental conditions as well as improving the aesthetics of the human smile. Envista companies, including DEXIS, Kerr, Nobel Biocare and Ormco, partner with dental professionals to help them deliver the best possible patient care.

Envista became an independent company in 2019. We brought with us the proven Envista Business System (EBS) methodology, an experienced leadership team, and a strong culture grounded in continuous improvement, commitment to innovation, and deep customer focus to meet the end-to-end needs of dental professionals worldwide. Envista is now one of the largest global dental products companies, with significant market positions in some of the most attractive segments of the dental products industry. For more information, please visit .