Scanner Software Developer to create best-in-class 3D scanners

Do you have software development skills and do you take pride in good architecture?
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Your chance to join a successful company to create best-in-class 3D scanners!

3Shape’s solutions are disrupting multiple of the traditional dental workflows by replacing physical impressions of patient teeth with highly accurate, high-resolution 3D scans and workflows. This provides patients worldwide with an improved customer experience, while giving dentists a wider range of treatment options, increasing efficiency, and allowing our customers to treat more patients.

As a software developer in R&D, you will develop software for 3Shape’s top of the range scanners. You will be part of an innovative and agile team that works in a stimulating environment. As people we are social, open-minded and have an exceptionally good team spirit. Among the team’s responsibilities are software for 3D scanners. You will develop an in-depth understanding of a wireless networked scanner. Together with your team you will use modern tools and technologies like C++17 (and onwards), C#, Python, Git, Docker, and Yocto.

A quarter of all 3Shape staff work in R&D. Innovation is a central part of ‘our DNA’ which fosters a culture of thinking differently, emphasizing empowerment and taking ownership are key aspects of our culture. We are no longer a start-up, but we take pride in continuing to think like one – together we embrace new ways to exchange ideas and develop unprecedented innovations. All of this helps us to stay engaged with a broad canvas of technologies and applications. We simply think and work in an agile way.

Your Role

You will work with development tasks in the scanner software area from low-level embedded software to software without an UI. With a fondness for software architectural work, you take pride in good architecture, set the architectural direction, and guide your colleagues to develop beautiful code.

We value your software development skills and your contribution to an effective and evolving development process in a multi-cultural work environment. You will be part of a cross-functional team of highly talented and top of the class colleagues that sets the bar for innovation high.

Your responsibilities

  • Set the architectural direction of the scanner software
  • Proactive in shaping the future solutions in the embedded software area
  • Share your ideas and provide technical insights on how to improve our scanners
  • Conceptualize and develop data processing, image analysis and calibration of scanner data
  • Together with software, electrical and mechanical engineers develop the next versions of our scanner
  • Contribute to a fun and professional work environment within the team and in the 3Shape family

Your profile

  • Educated as a M.Sc. or Ph.D. in computer science, electronics engineering, applied mathematics or equivalent
  • Experienced in one or more object-oriented languages – preferably C++ or C#
  • Like to design software so it’s structured yet flexible, generic and easy to adapt and test
  • Mindset for quality, flexibility, creativity, emerging technologies, and for seeing priorities from a user perspective
  • Experience with embedded Linux frameworks and applications

It will be an advantage if you have experience with

  • Knowledge about mathematics and 3D computational geometry
  • Knowledge about data processing and image analysis
  • Reliable high-speed data transfer over networks

In our search for new colleagues, we always look for outstanding achievements such as top grades from university, development of successful products, awards, or similar. We are committed to make the best use of any specialty you may have for the benefit of both parties.

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, informal and diverse atmosphere (30+ nationalities in our building)
  • Delicious and healthy lunch cooked by our private chef
  • Work/life balance to keep you in tune with your interests
  • Nice office in downtown Copenhagen
  • 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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Our biggest assets are our people and culture 💗

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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