LightForce Ortho


3D Software Algorithms Developer


HQ in Burlington, MA preferred

Remote and hybrid available

    About LightForce

    LightForce is a 3D printing technology company focused on the orthodontic space. Our digital platform empowers orthodontists with 3D-printed tooth-moving tools. In 2019, we launched our first product - the world’s only, fully customized 3D printed bracket system and digital treatment software. We are proud to be one of the fastest growing companies in the industry. Learn more at:


    LightForce is seeking a talented 3D Software Algorithms Developer to join our rapidly expanding team. As a 3D Software Algorithms Developer, you will contribute to our web-based digital treatment software, improve our high-performance geometry pipeline, and develop new internal tools and visualizations that enable a fully-digital manufacturing process.

    We hire committed, self-motivated engineers and give them the freedom and flexibility to do great work. Whether finding elegant solutions to geometric problems or collaborating directly with orthodontists/hardware engineers/technicians, working at LightForce provides the opportunity to build a fantastic tech company while advancing the orthodontic profession in a way that produces positive health benefits for patients.

    Essential Responsibilities

    • Contribute your talent for 3D CAD to improve our digital treatment platform
    • Own every part of the process: from design through development, testing, and delivery
    • Make informed decisions about how to integrate new hardware and better treatment strategies
    • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams on impactful engineering decisions
    • Bimonthly hack-a-thons for experimentation and innovation

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree
    • Have extensive experience with 3D graphics and/or visualization technologies
    • Are familiar with modern web application development, APIs, and CI/CD
    • Are comfortable working independently to learn about and troubleshoot issues
    • Can easily collaborate with other developers on code reviews, design discussions, and feature implementation

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience building 3D CAD software
    • Experience developing web-based frontend applications (Typescript, Three.js)
    • Experience developing native applications in a C++ cmake environment
    • Familiarity with AWS or similar cloud providers
    • Ability to translate customer feedback into software requirements

    Physical Demands

    While performing the essential functions of this job, an individual is regularly required to sit or stand, see, use hands, listen, and speak.

    Perks (US specific)

      • Unlimited PTO
      • Generous premium coverage for medical, dental, and vision plans
      • Fitness and wellness reimbursement program
      • Retirement account
      • Pre-tax commuter benefits program
      • Paid parental leave
      • Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules

      We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive company and we are most interested in finding the BEST candidate for the job. We would strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the preferred qualifications described.

      LightForce has a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, which requires team members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be approved for a medical or religious exemption with accommodations in order to partake in certain activities in the United States.

      LightForce 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.