Vacancies at FOSS

People Manager in R&D Software

Published: 2021-03-30


FOSS is an international company that develops analytical equipment and solutions for food, agricultural and other industries. In a global world with a growing population, there is an ever-increasing demand for safer food, production that is more efficient and less food waste. As a global market leader, we have the expertise to help companies to ensure that.

The R&D Software department is responsible for developing software for our analytical instruments and we have many new exciting projects in the pipeline that require world-class software solutions. We are looking for a strong People Manager to take on the responsibility for two of our teams in R&D Software. You must have a balanced interest and experience in software development as well as people development in an agile context.

The R&D Software department comprises of more than 80 software developers and makes up for about 1/3 of the R&D organization in FOSS - and we are growing.

The position

Our R&D Software department consista of a range of teams working in business oriented segment teams and a platform team. As leader, you will be responsible for a software development team delivering solutions for one of these segments as well as a small team of highly skilled technicians working closely with our Service department. The team is full stack, covering all software disciplines from embedded software, backend and frontend development as well as testers. The team is working with agile development and has a dedicated product owner working directly with the team.

Your primary role is to work with the team to design and deliver the functionality for some of our most complex solutions as well as drive the continuous agile improvements forward. This mean a high focus on system uptime, failsafe mechanisms not only for the instrument, but also for the environment in which the instrument is operated.

Your daily work will be at the FOSS innovation center in Hillerød Denmark, with up to 5 traveling days per year.

About you

You must be an open person, as we believe the best solutions come from team work. People respect you and like to work with you because of your ability to set directions, a personality that invites for teamwork and allows for room to let people evolve. People describe you as a good "people person" who knows how to maximize the output value while still keeping a fun and thriving work environment.

You possess great communication skills and can communicate complex concepts in a concise manner. You master the art of simplicity and you promote continuous improvement as the way of working for you and your team.

You also come with :

  • Experience as team leader with a background in software development
  • Experience with agile development methodology SCRUM/KANBAN
  • A genuine interest in instrument development

Secondary Qualifications

  • Experience with Azure DevOps (TFS)
  • Experience with automated testing
  • Experience with processes for evaluating customer cases 

We offer

Joining us, you will get a challenging job, in an international and innovative company, that is small enough for you to get high influence in the job, and big enough for complex development and career development. We have a flat and informal company culture and an open-minded and collegial spirit. The size of our company allows for independent, dynamic and fast decisions, and you will have the opportunity for constant learning through new projects, technologies, teams and market opportunities.

FOSS has a solid record of continued business growth and a strong business strategy for an exciting future journey. We anticipate increased software development so there are plenty of opportunities for personal growth!


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 Head of R&D:Software – Janick Elleholm Jensen: +45 3054 3680.

All applications for vacant positions will be welcomed and will be considered on the relative merits of the applicant against the role profile for the position regardless of nationality, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, parental responsibilities, age, religion, or belief.


FOSS contributes to the sustainable use of our planet’s agricultural resources and thus to the nutrition and health of the people of the world. We make it our business to build analytical solutions, which add value by improving food quality and optimising production, from raw material to finished product. FOSS helps optimise the use of food and agricultural resources by enabling customers to run intelligent data-driven productions with less waste, better quality, bigger yields, and more optimal use of raw materials. Always at the forefront of analytical technology development, FOSS provides a range of analytical solutions from laboratory to at-line and in-line solutions, across industries from dairy to grain and meat. FOSS provides instruments and solutions to the world’s 100 largest food companies and for more than 60 years, FOSS has been innovating analytical technology. FOSS was founded by Nils Foss in Hillerød in 1956. We are a family-owned, global company and our products and services are sold all around the world. FOSS employs more than 1,500 highly qualified people worldwide.

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