Vacancies at FOSS

Product Owner

Published: 2021-07-05
Soft Flow
Ürögi Fasor 2/A
7634  Pécs

Gábor Lehotai
+36 20 284 0586


Join Soft Flow as a Product Owner in R&D – and be part of creating world class instruments for the agricultural industry and thus support sustainable use of our planet's 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 already consists of nearly 20 experts.

The R&D software department at our HQ near Copenhagen consists of more than 100 software developers and 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 first software team in our new software department and ensure we have a successful establishment of our software department at Soft Flow. 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 product owner is part of the early phases of the development project where customer workflows, requirements and features are being discussed. This allows the PO to support the development team with clarification of requirements or feature designs.  

Your primary tasks will involve:

  • Running projects using Scrum methods, collaborate closely with developers and stakeholders in Denmark and in Hungary
  • Delivering a clear vision of the solution and making sure that the team is developing the right solution that maximize business value
  • Prioritizing the features of the solution, manage the backlog items
  • Ensuring that all features / backlog items contains detailed requirement specification and has a corresponding accept criteria documented in Azure DevOps
  • Defining the features and drives the specification of the solution requirements.
  • Design wireframes, layout for the user interface
  • Ensuring the Development Team understands items in the Product Backlog to the level needed (Clarifying all the questions related to the requirements raised during the development and testing)
  • Reviewing the implemented solution and give detailed feedbacks to developers (testers)
  • Share the risks, issues, assumptions and dependencies with the stakeholders

For this we will provide proper trainings and introduction to our platforms, 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 Pecs and software development at HQ. Our solutions are implemented using different programming languages ranging from Angular web UI over C# using .Net 5 for backend and business logic to C++ in our embedded SW.

Your daily work will be at Soft Flow in Pécs, Hungary. However, it is expected that you will have 5-15 travelling days per year to Denmark.


  • Knowledge of Agile development and Scrum
  • At least 3 years’ experience as a Product Owner or Business Analyst in software development projects
  • Experience with wireframe, ticketing and work item management tools
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
    • Good command of English

It is an advantage if you have:

  • Azure DevOps knowledge
  • Familiarity with Web-based development and Azure applications


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
  • 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, 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 80 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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