Vacancies at FOSS

Test Automation Engineer

Published: 2021-06-01
Soft Flow
Ürögi Fasor 2/A
7634  Pécs

Gábor Lehotai
+36 20 284 0586


Join Soft Flow as a Test Automation Engineer in R&D – and be part of creating world class instruments for the agricultural industry and thus support sustainable use of our planets agricultural resources.

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 with HQ in Denmark, we have the expertise to ensure that. Around 80% of grain and 85% of milk traded on the world market is analyzed using FOSS solutions, so improvements we develop can truly make a global difference. If that sounds like something you would like to work for, please join to our inspiring, open minded team located in Pécs, Hungary which is composed of 20 experts.

The R&D software department at our HQ near Copenhagen employs more than 100 software developers which makes up for about 1/3 of the whole R&D organization at FOSS. Our SW department is responsible for developing innovative software solutions in excellent quality using the latest technologies for our analytical instruments, and therefore has a significant contribution to the success of our new product launches. You will have the unique opportunity to be part of the success of our new software department at Soft Flow by joining the software team. The new department will work closely together with HQ on interdisciplinary projects where we integrate advanced technologies and software into our products.

The job

The SW department is responsible for developing software for our analytical instruments, and therefore has a significant contribution to the success of our new product launches. You will be responsible for Interactive / Automated testing of various aspects of our software platform.

Your primary tasks will involve:

  • Develop test cases, test scenarios based on features / functionality of our software platform and other non-functional requirements (security, performance, etc.)
  • Identify testcases which are good candidates for automation, and either implement the tests yourself or assist developers in implementing test cases
  • Create and update documents describing the automated tests and best practices in this area
  • Plan test execution, produce test data, analyse test results
  • Execute manual tests to design and verify the concept of the automated tests
  • Report bugs via Azure DevOps, keep the tickets up to date
  • Assist with resolution and reproduction of reported software issues, support the developers during the bug fixing
  • Collaborate with Product Owners and domain specialists to understand the requirements
  • Visualizing your work in a Scrum context to be able to collaborate closely with HQ

For this we will provide proper inhouse trainings and introduction to our platforms, on how instruments are developed and insight into the specific instrument requirements and specifications. We further expect you to work in an open and transparent fashion in a cross-boarding collaboration between the new team in Pécs and software development at HQ. Our solutions are implemented using different programming languages ranging from Angular web UI over C# using .NET Framework / .Net Core 3.0 / .NET 5 for backend and business logic to C++ in our embedded SW. Interest and ability to work in more than one of the areas above is a surplus.

Your daily work will be at Soft Flow in Pécs Hungary. However, it is expected that you will have 5-10 traveling days per year to Denmark.


  • BSc or MSc in software engineering or computer science
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in similar roles
  • Experience in developing, enhancing and maintaining test automation tools / frameworks
  • Knowledge of testing processes, tools and methodologies
  • Knowledge / experience of Agile Software Development & Testing
  • Knowledge of C# language and .NET Framework / Core

It is an advantage if you have:

  • Experience with multiple test automation tools / frameworks
  • Holding Agile or ISTQB Software Test certification
  • Knowledge and experience of Behavior Driven Development (BDD) using such tools as Cucumber, Gherkin
  • Knowledge and experience of Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) using Azure DevOps
  • Familiarity with web-based development and Azure applications
  • Practical knowledge in a visual task management tool like Azure DevOps or Jira

Personal skills

  • Team player attitude, knowing the difference between working in a team and working as a team
  • Ability to understand complex solutions, as our instruments and solutions are high tech and quite complex
  • Ability to see the big picture meanwhile taking care about the details
  • Ability to help teams analyze and investigate issues, explore solutions, learn and reflect
  • Experience with software development using agile and scrum methodology
  • Good communication skills
  • A good command of English and Hungarian (official project language is English)

We offer

  • 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 professional development
  • Exciting and challenging projects
  • A flat and informal company culture and an open-minded and collegial spirit
  • Opportunities for you to make independent, dynamic and fast decisions, constant learning challenges through new projects, technologies, 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
  • Accommodation for 3 months in the event of relocation



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 Gábor Lehotai at

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



Founded in the USA in 1988 Soft Flow moved to Hungary in 1992. Soft Flow is the leading biotechnology company in the fields of flow cytometry and food/feed safety with 20 years of experience in R&D and cooperation with market leaders in the global industry. In 2017, the Hungarian Brands program awarded our company as one of the most innovative brands. Based in Pécs Soft Flow currently employs over 85 highly qualified employees. In the coming years, we expand considerably and moves to new facilities in Pécs.

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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 1,400 highly qualified employees worldwide.

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