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Join the fastest-growing dental software company in the industry.

Senior IT Specialist

Are you looking to join a dynamic, fast-growing software company where you can make a real impact and be part of a dedicated, vibrant team?

Join Planet DDS and take on the mission to help build great software for dental offices across the country. We’re a team of high-performing individuals that love what we do and like the people with whom we do it. We are seeking self-motivated people that thrive on getting it done. At Planet DDS you will have the opportunity to work with a skilled team in a flexible environment.

Planet DDS is the established leader in cloud-based dental software and has consistently been named one of the country’s 5000 fastest-growing private companies according to Inc Magazine. In 2019, it was also named one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces. The company’s Denticon practice management software is a powerful, flexible tool trusted by tens of thousands of dental professionals across the country. The company also recently acquired Apteryx Imaging, adding the dental industry’s leading independent dental imaging (x-ray) software to its list of offerings. Well positioned to take advantage of a major industry shift to the cloud from desktop legacy software, the company has an exciting window of growth in the coming years as dental groups and individual practices adopt their technology. Planet DDS also offers outsourced business services to dental offices.


Planet DDS is looking for a quality minded IT specialist with deep experience in Microsoft Office 365. The IT Specialist should enjoy working across the organization to keep systems and teams running smoothly. To achieve these results, the IT specialist will need to be self-motivated, a critical thinker, and drive to completion in a very fast paced environment.

What you’ll do:

  • Be our SME for everything Microsoft Office 365 and Azure AD (corporate network focused)
  • Lead desktop/laptop and helpdesk support efforts making sure problems are resolved in a timely manner with limited disruptions
    • Communicate proactively with users and those impacted by tickets or project implementation
    • Provide training on corporate systems and tools
    • Install and maintain meeting room equipment such as televisions, streaming devices, video conferencing systems
    • Maintain accurate accounting of corporate accounts and inventory
  • Share responsibility for the maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems, network systems, and virtualization
    • Configure, deploy, and maintain local, datacenter, and cloud systems and equipment including system patching and upgrades
    • Use PowerShell to automate for greater efficiency
    • Manage LAN/WLAN switches, routers, access points
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software errors by running diagnostics, documenting problems and resolutions, prioritizing problems, and assessing impact of issues
  • Perform regular backup operations and implement appropriate processes for data protection, disaster recovery, and failover procedures
  • Perform system and security monitoring and take mitigating action as required
  • Work with vendors to resolve service outages or disruptions
  • Ensure that IT tasks and projects are completed within the agreed timeframes
  • Contribute to the planning, documentation, and execution of IT projects
  • Other duties as assigned

What you have:

  • 5 or more years of experience working in IT roles such as IT technician, helpdesk specialist, system administrator
  • 3 or more years of experience
    • Working with virtualization, Azure, VMware, or equivalent
    • Scripting and automating using PowerShell or equivalent
    • Administering Windows operating systems on desktops and servers
    • Managing Microsoft Office365 tenants with at least 50 users
    • Working with Active Directory (particularly Azure AD) and implementing and maintaining SSO
  • Experience using and administering enterprise systems such as:
    • Zoom
    • Salesforce
    • Zendesk
    • Intacct
    • Mavenlink
    • Atlassian
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize tasks and projects
  • Knowledge of systems and networking software, security, hardware and networking protocols
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills
  • Ability to engage throughout the department and the company to achieve goals
  • Able to lift at least 50 lbs
  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, System Administration, or a closely related field, or equivalent experience required
  • Any of the following would be a plus:
    • Dental industry knowledge
    • Microsoft Azure certification
    • Relevant system administration and IT certifications

About You:

  • You respect and share our values
  • You love working with teams of smart and driven people who are excited to solve challenging problems
  • You can talk about complex computer systems and have ideas on how to most effectively implement and maintain quality, performant, and easily supportable systems
  • You care about best-practices and evangelizing them with the team
  • You like to research and propose new techniques and methodologies to improve quality and efficiency of our systems
  • You can clearly convey your thoughts, enjoy presenting what you have done, and can cater your message to audiences both technical and non-technical
  • You exhibit dogged determination to get to the root of problems

Behavior and Scope:

  • You raise issues early when you see obstacles to achieving a goal and work to find solutions
  • You volunteer to get involved in the solution
  • You evangelize good practices throughout the company
  • You actively help solve cross-team issues by assisting other teams
  • You speak up on more broad issues in the domain beyond your own work, such as processes, company issues or large projects
  • You rarely require guidance to complete complex work to achieve success

Planet DDS Core Ideology:

Why we exist

  • To radically improve the practice of dentistry through innovative technology

Our vision

  • To be the obvious choice for dental practices that are shifting to the cloud
  • Overarching goal: to reach $3 million of MRR by 2025

Our values

  • We encourage autonomy, but we understand the need to hold people accountable for results
  • We recognize the importance of communication—with each other and with the outside world
  • We deliver what we promise; we are open and honest with our customers
  • We value innovation and flexibility
  • We create things we can believe in that help solve our customers’ problems; we care about their success

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