Operations Data Engineer


Costa Rica

About LightForce

LightForce is a 3D printing technology company focused on the orthodontic space. Our digital platform empowers orthodontists with fully customized, 3D-printed tooth-moving tools. In 2019, we launched their 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 www.lf.co


LightForce, the world’s only provider of patient specific, 3D printed orthodontic braces is looking for a bright, motivated Operations Data Engineer.

As an Operations Data Engineer at LightForce, you will join our growing team of analysts. Our Data Engineering position offers a high level of autonomy and flexibility. You will be encouraged to take ownership of your projects and find opportunities to implement robust, scalable, and reliable data solutions across the business.

You will be responsible for maintaining, expanding and optimizing our data and pipeline architecture. You will be the owner and subject matter expert for the systems and components required to deliver scalable and maintainable products. You will enhance our data collection techniques working with cross functional teams. This position will report to the Head of Business Operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Expanding and optimizing our data and pipeline architecture
  • Improve our data collection techniques includes writing/ debugging code
  • Proactively seek opportunities to implement robust, scalable, and reliable data solutions across the business.
  • Troubleshooting data infrastructure/ structure problems, able to plan a short term fixes along with long term solutions
  • Analyzing business data, including project budgets, risks, and resource allocation.
  • Develop and optimize data pipeline and data management workflow
  • Developing and providing periodic reports and status updates upstream and downstream as needed.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, statistics, information systems, or relevant engineering field
  • A minimum of 3 years experience working in a Data Engineering role

Required Qualifications - must haves

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills, with good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to details and technicalities
  • Experience with big data tools
  • Experience working and coding with relational SQL, JQL, and databases
  • Experience with object-oriented/object function scripting languages such as: TypeScript, Ruby, etc.
  • Experience working with various reporting tools, such QuickSight or Tableau
  • Experience with DevOps environments within AWS and Google cloud services

Preferred Qualifications - nice to haves

  • Experience in data pipeline and workflow management tools such as: Azkaban, Luigi, Airflow.
  • Strategic thinker, see the “big picture”
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills working with big databases
  • Knowledge of Scrum and Agile methodologies to execute and achieve desired outcomes

Physical Demands

  • Requires the ability to use hands, see, listen, and speak
  • Requires seeing computer screen(s) for long periods of time

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 Orthodontics 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 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.