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Competent & Creative Software Architect

Headquartered in Hilleroed, Denmark, FOSS is an international family-owned company providing analytical equipment that helps to improve production processes and product quality in food, agricultural and other industries.

Do you have a strong reputation for architecting high quality and easy to use software? Is it in your nature to follow technological trends? Are you able to combine this to create elegant solutions that are admired for their simplicity? Then you might be our new software architect.

In our R&D Software Department we are currently on a very exciting journey of growth and development. We need you to help us succeed. With more than 70 software development experts, organized in scrum development teams in Denmark and abroad, we play a critical role in the ambitions FOSS has for the future. We are taking some big steps into next generation of solutions that will offer our customers a new digital universe and easier to use, more rewarding and value adding analytical solutions to help them improve food safety, food quality and optimize their production worldwide.

The job

This is the right place for you if you find it interesting to architecture software in an environment where you:

  • Can be the frontrunner of new, advanced technology that will play a key role in our innovative and market leading instruments
  • On a daily basis have the chance to work together with highly skilled experts within their field
  • Collaborate in scrum teams where the challenge is to bridge between many different areas of expertise and innovative technologies
  • Can make your mark and directly see your contribution to the customers' business

You will be responsible for gathering requirements and translating these to working implementations in a generic reusable software platform. The platform is used by other projects for building dedicated applications for analysing agricultural samples. Hence, a large part of the job is to understand needs and map these to functional designs.

Your primary tasks will be:

  • Making design and visualisation of software architecture
  • Gathering requirements and mapping these to software architecture
  • Implementation of common software components in C#
  • Mentoring other developers, also in distributed teams


Apply now if you can subscribe to the following qualifications:

  • A Master Degree in IT. I.e. “Datalog”, Cand.scient or similar
  • Solid foundation in theoretical computer science
  • Experience with data modelling and mapping to physical implementation
  • Expert in the .NET/C# platform
  • Experience with design of secure APIs
  • Good at visualizing and documenting designs

You have experience with performing stakeholder review and gathering feedback. On top of that, you have excellent communication skills in English and Danish – written and spoken. You have a sincere interest in IT technology. You follow technology trends and try them out. And you have an excellent understanding of systems and how the dots connect.

It will be an advantage if you have experience with:

  • Product development
  • Databases
  • Agile methodologies and scrum development processes

Personal skills

You are highly regarded by your colleagues for your people skills and your ability to understand needs and translate these into software others can relate to. You know which technologies rock, and enjoy trying these out in proofs of concept. You know that good software is easy to maintain, which implies that it is easy to understand for other developers. People respect you, and like to work with you, because of your technical competencies and ability to communicate complex concepts in a concise manner. You master the art of simplicity.

We offer

This is an influential role in a leading, international and innovative company which is the world leader in its field. We offer good developmental opportunities for the right candidate. We have flexible working hours, a great climate, good benefits and opportunities for responsibility and growth. 

FOSS R&D counts 190 highly skilled engineers and mathematicians – many at PhD level – occupied with developing applications for the food and agricultural industries. The work is organised in interdisciplinary project teams staffed according to the individual nature of the project. If you enjoy designing and building things with creative colleagues this is the place to be.

R&D Software is organised in functional units allocated to Online services, PC Software and Embedded Systems. We apply the latest and greatest tools based on C#, C++ and HTML5/JS to develop state of the art online enabled and accessible applications and services. FOSS R&D Software occupies 70 software professionals in development, test and product ownership. Additionally, FOSS has 30 professionals working for our outsourcing partner in Saint Petersburg.


Send your application using the link below. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Kim Mostrup, People Manager, Team Software Development, +45 4820 8330 or

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. We will review applications on an ongoing basis and the vacancy will be filled when we find the right candidate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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 1,400 highly qualified employees worldwide.

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Location Hillerød

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