LightForce Ortho


Data Engineering Manager


Burlington, MA or remote in EST time zone


LightForce Orthodontics is seeking a talented Data Engineer Manager to join our rapidly expanding team. As a Data Engineering Manager, you will be in a leadership position supporting the entire LightForce organization for its data needs, helping enable the exponential growth of the company.

As a Data Engineering Manager, you fulfill a critical role that enables the company to make data-based decisions. You will be responsible for building, maintaining and improving data infrastructure as well as the data engineering team. You will make sure that all data within the organization is well managed and accessible.

LightForce Orthodontics hires committed, hands-on, self-motivated employees and then gives them the freedom and flexibility to do great work. You will help to grow a fantastic engineering team and industry-changing tech company, to advance the orthodontic profession, and to provide positive health benefits to patients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead, develop, and mentor a data engineering team
  • Partner with executives, product management and engineering leadership to define and implement the vision and strategy around our data management
  • Collaborate with multiple groups, including software, marketing sales, ops to determine optimal solutions architecture & implementation strategy
  • Guide team strategy, roadmap definition, prioritization & resource allocation
  • Drive technical projects and provide leadership in an innovative and fast-paced environment
  • Hands-on work to build, maintain and improve data structure. This includes:
    • Setting up scalable data pipelines including pipelines for relational data, structured (JSON) data, IOT events, application logs and more.
    • Setting up scalable databases and data lakes.
    • Implementing ETL / ELT tools and processes
    • Setup and integrate reporting / BI tools
    • Automate any required processes to ensure data is available 24/7
    • Help setup reports and dashboards

Education and Experience

  • 2+ years as a team lead or engineering manager
  • 5+ years of experience as a software engineer and at least 2 years of experience of part time or full time data engineer
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders
  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related quantitative field
  • Experience with AWS infrastructure a big plus


  • Flexible vacation
  • Generous premium coverage for medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Retirement benefits / accounts
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits program
  • Paid parental leave
  • Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules

About LightForce

At LightForce Orthodontics we use advanced manufacturing technologies and proprietary CAD software to create the world’s best orthodontic treatment experience. We create 100% patient-matched orthodontic ceramic brackets designed from digital impressions with the goal of reducing treatment duration for patients and chair-time for clinicians.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

LightForce Orthodontics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, Protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.