Vacancies at FOSS

Software Tester

Published: 2018-12-18

Christian Bo Thystrup
+45 27616800


At FOSS, we are driven by a strong sense of purpose, and we hope you are too. A fast growing world population means that the global food production will have to increase by 60% by 2050 to meet demand. We want to come up with smarter ways to make the best use of agricultural resources, and to help eliminate food waste.

We are looking for an software tester for an exciting and technically challenging position in our R&D Software department. You will be based at our fast growing innovation center, and will be part of our R&D Dairy, Wine and Beverage team. If you are up for the challenge please read more aout it below.


The job

The Dairy, Wine and Beverage team delivers high quality state of the art software solution for measurement instruments. The work is challenging but fun and it requires collaboration between different groups of people. You will work closely with our software developers. We value cooperation and take pride in our good team spirit, always focusing on how we can best help each other delivering high quality software solutions.

The projects you will be part of are driven by stakeholder requirements. The requirements are prioritised by product owners and we strive to have an agile development approach.


Primary task

As software tester, you will join a development team and help us with quality assurance of our software solutions. Your primary tasks will include:

  • Developing and updating tests (Write test procedures/cases from feature designs)
  • Testing the software (manually test execution, simple scripts for auto tests)
  • Finding and documenting bugs (In Microsoft TFS)
  • Verifying bug fixes 
  • Planning, executing, and documenting system test activities (write test plans, test reports, report progress on test activities, get the most out of a test in the available timeframe)
  • Evaluating software quality 
  • Participating in test improvement activities



To be able to fulfill this role we expect you to have experience with software QA and test, as well as working in an agile environment (Scrum/Kanban).

In addition, it would be considered an advantage if you are an ISEB or ISTQB certified software tester or have previous experience with one or more of the following areas:

• Test of analytical instruments

• Working in a laboratory


Personal skills

You bring energy and a positive attitude to our team. You have good analytical skills and a methodical approach to software testing. This means you have a flair for finding possibilities combined with the courage to flag problem areas. You are self-driven, structured, and you value delivering high quality.

You have strong communication skills enabling you to work smoothly in an international setting with colleagues from near and far. This means that we expect you to be fluent in English as well as proficient in Danish.

People enjoy working with you due to your positive mindset and constructive approach even when you are challenged and deadlines are tight. Lastly, it is a requirement that you have a Danish work permit.


We offer

An international and dynamic working environment, where there are good opportunities to develop professionally and personally.

At FOSS, we put the employees and the quality of cooperation highly. We believe that cooperation based on trust, open dialogue, clear objectives and good colleagues who help each other give motivation and job satisfaction.

We want to motivate our employees to take responsibility and influence, and you can expect to enter a great workplace, where you can make a difference.



Send your application by using the link below. Note that we only receive applications via the link. We conduct interviews on an ongoing basis. Therefore, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

For further information, please contact People Manager, Christian Thystrup on +45 2761 6800.

All applications for vacant positions will be welcomed and considered on the relative merits of the applicant against the role profile for the position regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, family status, age, or religion.



FOSS is the world’s leading producer of innovative analytical instruments that monitor and control food quality. We provide solutions that improve customers’ business by running a sustainable and profitable operation while helping deliver high quality products for consumers.

We live in a world with a fast growing population and to meet the growing demand for food, the global food production will have to increase by 60 per cent by 2050. The world’s population is becoming wealthier and the global middle class is growing, which create new food demands. This means the food producers need to find smarter ways to make the best use of our valuable resources and to eliminate food waste. At FOSS, we have the know-how to help companies address these global trends and turn them into opportunities – in a way where sustainability and good business go hand in hand.

The family-owned FOSS Company was founded in 1956. FOSS headquarters are based in Hillerød, Denmark and development and production takes place in Denmark and China. FOSS products are marketed and sold through a global network of sales subsidiaries in 30 countries. FOSS employs around 1,500 highly qualified employees worldwide.

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