Vacancies at FOSS

System Engineer

Published: 2019-02-05

Jonas Andersen
+45 2761 6459


For our Product Engineering team in Research & Development, we are looking for a System Engineer to work on maintenance and continuous improvement of the existing FOSS product portfolio and in particular their measuring performance.


The Job

FOSS develops and produces state of the art analytical instruments for analysis of milk, meat, grain, wine and more. Our instruments combine state of the art electronics and optics with sophisticated flow systems and mechanical features.

As a System Engineer, your main responsibilities will be to understand and focus on the measuring performance of the analytical instruments in our product portfolio.

We work with a wide range of technologies such as NIR spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, X-ray and flow cytometry as well as automated chemical analysis, and it is important that you become the expert in supporting our instruments based on the before mentioned technologies. In this position, we expect you to solve quality and performance issues. Your daily tasks will be diverse, and will typically span from root cause analysis of deviations in the measuring performance, updating and improving the measuring chain as well as validating the implemented changes.

Tasks are typically driven as smaller projects together with your colleagues in the Product Engineering team, or with specialists if needed. You will be expected to coordinate with external suppliers as well as our own Production. Some travel may be required.



The preferred candidate holds a Master’s degree within optics, physics, or physical chemistry, possibly with a PhD degree and has good analytical skills.

It is a requirement that you have a Danish work permit to apply for the job, and it is considered an advantage to write and speak Danish.

It is considered an advantage to have a multidisciplinary background and have experience in using Matlab or similar tools.


Personal skills

The preferred candidate has a structured approach and enjoys complex problem-solving.

You thrive with taking on challenging tasks under time pressure if a customer is waiting or if production needs a fast solution. 

You are self-driven and have a natural curiosity of learning new things. It is important that you see solutions when looking at problems. 

You are talented at building strong working relationships and at working with many different people. We picture you as a team player with a good sense of humour.


We offer

FOSS offers an interesting job in a dynamic work environment in an international atmosphere with a high focus on innovation and customer experience. You will work in a flat organisation with a high degree of cooperation across all departments.

At FOSS, we value our employees. Cooperation based on confidence, straightforward communication and clear objectives gives job satisfaction and good colleagues. We wish to motivate our employees to take responsibility and influence their own work situation.

FOSS is doing well and we have a lot of new and interesting products in our pipeline, that need your attention and we, therefore, look forward to having you on board!



Send us your application via the link below. We screen applications as they come in, so apply now - better today than tomorrow!

Any questions can be directed to Jonas Andersen, People Manager Product Engineering R&D, at +45 2761 6459 or

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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