Senior Director, R&D

Do you want to work in one of Denmark’s most successful MedTech companies and help improve the life of millions of patients? And do you want to become part of our dedicated R&D Leadership team?
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3Shape is a world leading technology company headquartered in Copenhagen. Our aim is to lead digital dentistry in the global market creating value for our customers and improving the lifes of patients. In 3Shape R&D we are proud of our diverse, ambitious and highly skilled colleagues.

 The position

We are opening a unique possibility to become a part of our Research and Development Global Leadership team. 3Shape has taken an unrivaled leading position within dental CAD system based on industry-leading 3D scanners combined with user friendly design- and patient engagement software - for dental clinics and laboratories. To maintain this stronghold, and to further develop and support the 3Shape digital dentistry ecosystem, we continue to invest in this area. Alongside, we are building a Lifecycle and Quality organization, responsible for post-launch product maintenance, and for our processes and tools related to all our scanner products. As our current Senior Director for these areas have been appointed a new mission, we are looking for a replacement.


You will be responsible for the further development of 3D scanner products and related driver software as well as our Lab Software department dedicated to developing the world’s leading CAD/CAM product for dental laboratories. In parallel, you will lead our lifecycle and quality organization. This includes representing R&D in different aspects of Quality Management, and leading efforts to improve R&D Processes and Systems. Your teams will be located at our sites in Kiev, Szczecin, and Copenhagen.

The position is dedicated to lead the effort to bring the digital solutions to dental laboratories that will enable them to become the preferred service partner to dentists that acquire digital impression- and diagnostic devices. This involves active participation of you and your team, including frequent reporting to our executive management team and, occasionally, our board of directors.

The Lab Scanner, Lab Software and Life cycle & quality organization consist of approximately 70 highly skilled R&D people and managers. You will report to the Senior Vice President of R&D as part of the R&D Leadership team managing 3Shapes global R&D (4 sites/countries, 18 nationalities).

Your profile

We are looking for a person with a people centric mindset. We imagine that you have great networking skills to build strong relations with product management, IT, marketing, regulatory, manufacturing and many more. Moreover, we are looking for a person matching most or all of the following:

  • A passion for improving people’s life via innovation and building user centric solutions
  • 10+ years of experience with technical product development within both hardware and software development
  • Experience within Agile Development models for software products
  • Enthusiastic about new and emerging technologies and their applications: Innovation and customer insights as a driver for differentiation - with a commercial mindset
  • Familiar with the development of products within the regulatory frameworks and standards for medical devices, such as 21CFR820, MDD/MDR, ISO 13485/14971/60601, etc.
  • Demonstrated leadership excellence based on empowerment, entrepreneurship, strategic and tactical execution
  • Proven record to building and maintaining organizations with strong drive and ownership
  • The importance of having fun, while focusing on long term goals and setting the direction when needed
  • Exquisite communication skills with a listening and coaching mindset – at individual level as well as executive management level

Most importantly, you can motivate very talented teams and support them in achieving their goals.

We offer

Working for 3Shape means that you will join one of the most exciting tech companies in the medical device industry and make a real impact. Moreover, we offer:

  • A culture where people are the key enablers for our success
  • Highly skilled and motivated colleagues in an international and diverse atmosphere (30+ nationalities in our building)
  • An ambitious development roadmap with key short- and long-term deliverables
  • A business climate with strong growth, high ambitions and ability to make fast decisions
  • A structured and compliant development process, yet with room for maneuvering and exploration of the best solution within cost and time boundaries
  • An appetite for change
  • Delicious and healthy lunch cooked by our private chef
  • Work/life balance to keep you in tune with your interests
  • An opportunity to become part of the success that 3Shape has created over the past 20 years growing from 2 entrepreneurs to now more than 1600 people

We look forward to hearing from you and answer any question you may have to the position. If you want to read more about our company, our mission or simply find out why 3Shape is a great place to work then have a look at:

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If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, apply already today. We will review the applications continuously.


We encourage all relevant applicants to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status. All qualified applicants will be given equal opportunity and the selection is based on job-related factors.

About us

3Shape started with a simple idea - to make 3D scanning better. First, we applied it to the hearing industry, then we succeeded in dentistry. Now, twenty years later, 3Shape is 1,600+ employees globally. With the help of dental professionals and amazing colleagues we’re creating award-winning scanning and CAD/CAM solutions to change dentistry together! Together, we contribute to a better world. Experience the everyday #lifeat3Shape across the globe on Facebook.

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Life at 3Shape is great! We bring passion and talent to work every day to innovate for superior patient care. 3Shape is built on a culture of thinking differently and being innovative when solving challenges. We embrace new ways to exchange ideas with colleagues across departments and think and work in an agile way. Experience the everyday #lifeat3Shape across the globe on Facebook. 

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