Software Engineering Manager (m/f/d)

Location: Darmstadt
Job Type: Full time

To strengthen our Align/exocad Advanced Technology Development Team in Darmstadt we are looking for you as a

Software Engineering Manager (m/f/d)

In our matrix organization, the Integration Team Manager works closely with R&D clinicians, scientists, product marketers and engineers across all our brands to design & deliver new high-quality products. This role is involved in the product life cycle from strategy and concept to product and feature requirements to use cases to actual development of early prototypes and transition of projects to full development teams.

This is a core role where the manager shall provide leadership for our products’ evolution. It requires a deep technical foundation in computer science & software engineering. It requires a strong ability to develop difficult creative projects. It is a challenging position that requires strong engineering skills, excellent communication skills and ability to work across a cross functional set of end users and engineers.

In this role, you will…

  • Lead and mentor a high performing team of Software Engineers
  • Engage with our product & platform leaders to help address key opportunities
  • Collaborate with other leaders and executives to enable integration of our solutions into Align’s platforms
  • Work closely with Advanced Technology Research team to define & prepare products for production
  • Understand and analyze the interplay of hardware, software architecture, and AI frameworks
  • Analyze trade-offs in terms of performance, cost, and accuracy to identify the appropriate framework and algorithms for various business use cases
  • Collaborate with other Software Development teams in areas of joint responsibilities
  • Effectively communicate the project status to stakeholders as required
  • Participate in on-site work aimed at realization of software applications
  • Hire top talent
  • Manage, train, and develop staff

The personal requirements

  • PhD, Masters or Bachelor in a relevant discipline (CS, EE, Math) with 5+ years of related work in complex software development
  • 5+ years of experience leading a group of Software Engineers
  • 10+ years of practical professional coding experience
  • 3D or CAD development experience highly appreciated
  • Willingness to comply with processes required for a medical device Class II SDLC
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills required with the ability to interface with product teams, as well as internal/external customers
  • Experienced in developing software in an Agile SDLC
  • Ability to communicate with people, to clearly express thoughts
  • Excellent verbal and written English

What we offer you

  • Exciting and wide range of tasks in a dynamic and growth-oriented software company
  • Flat hierarchies and efficient decision-making processes
  • A positive working atmosphere that promotes both individual freedom and responsibility
  • Strong team spirit
  • Modern offices and cutting-edge work equipment
  • Flexible working and home office
  • Education and training
  • Sport and work life balance
  • Free drinks and snacks
  • Canteen with own chef
  • Corporate events
  • Job ticket

Our Mission

exocad's mission is to make high-quality dental restorations accessible to everyone. At exocad you will work on a product that gives people more quality of life every day. exocad offers you a very interesting working environment in one of the market-leading software companies in the dental industry.

Want to join?

If this position excites you and fits your qualifications and professional goals, we look forward to receiving your application.

Please use our online form to apply:


For questions, please contact us:

exocad GmbH | Christian Agne | Julius-Reiber-Str. 37 | 64293 Darmstadt  | Tel.: +49 6151 6294-133 | E-Mail:

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* The job title does not mean the male variant, but stands for the gender-neutral designation of the profession. People are welcome regardless of gender, origin, sexual orientation and religion.