Backend Developer - Digital Business

At FOSS, we are driven by a strong sense of purpose, and we hope you are too. A rapidly growing world population means that the global food production will have to increase 60% by 2050 to meet demand. To follow trend, the farmers and food producers of the world will need to pursue new ways of improving quality and efficiency, and we believe ourselves to be in a unique position to help them achieve that goal.

Building on our established position with our highly advanced instruments, we want to come up with smarter ways to make the best use of agricultural resources, and help eliminate food waste. 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 a journey you would like to embark on, then read on.

The role in short

We are looking for an all-round software developer, most likely with heaviest competences on backend development in C# and platforms like Microsoft Azure. As far as frontend goes, we’re looking for Angular and TypeScript knowledge.

As a person, you enjoy working in a scrum team where you will both be working on feature estimates and specification, design & implementation as well as test and delivery. From to time we hope you can contribute across the whole stack in both front- and back-end tasks. You want to make a difference, both in the team, and with the services we develop. You have a good sense of balance between delivering customer value and “good enough” software quality to meet market needs in time. In an ideal world, you also have a natural interest in architecture, and would like to, over time, develop yourself into a tech lead like position.

How we work

FOSS is on a steep growth trajectory these years, and we are ramping up on software development in our Digital Business department. As software developer, you will join 20 highly skilled colleagues in our Scrum-based Digital Services development team. As mentioned, we are on a mission to ensure FOSS’ transition into the digital domain by providing value-adding digital services to our customers. In FOSS there are more than 150 software developers, so we have great experience with all technologies, principles and environments.

We work closely with product management to understand user needs, and based on their feedback, we deliver the digital services that provide the best value for our customers.

We have a strong and secure development setup where gated check-ins, automated unit- and integration tests is part of our daily work. Static code analysis and vulnerability scanning is fully integrated in our pipelines and in general we focus a lot on making secure, robust and maintainable code. DevOps is a methodology that we follow and want to focus on even more going forward.

The time it takes from an idea to become reality and available for our customers has been brought down to a few days thanks to a strong development team, amazing new cloud solutions and a strong DevOps mentality.” – Jens Christensen, Product Owner

About the job

Depending on your skills and areas of interest, you will:

  • Develop applications that runs on the Microsoft Azure platform.
  • Design new features together with the product owner, product specialists and other stakeholders
  • Design and implement features in C# and/or Angular/TypeScript
  • Ensure test and documentation of your work using automated test frameworks and SwaggerHub
  • Write unit- and integration tests as part of the everyday development flow
  • Groom, estimate and plan backlog items for upcoming sprints in collaboration with the product owner and team members

About you

You have a background as a software engineer, IT-engineer, computer scientist or similar, with preferably 4 or more years of relevant experience from a similar position in an agile environment.  You are an excellent and experienced C# programmer with profound knowledge about .NET Core, and you also know your way around Angular/TypeScript, even though its perhaps not your super strength. You have experience with modern cloud hosting and service platforms, preferably Microsoft Azure, and have profound experience working with REST APIs and Entity Framework.

You know good user experience and focus on data security, speed and reliability. You are a team player, who knows the difference between working in a team and working as a team. People describe you as someone with a can-do attitude – you are not afraid to solve a task outside of your specialty.

You believe that testing is an integrated part of making a good solution – experience with TDD is considered an advantage and you come with a sense of ownership of the solutions you develop, wanting to do your best to make sure they run as good as possible.

To be able to work in our international environment, you speak and write English fluently – Danish is a plus, but not a requirement.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Global Head of Development, FOSS Digital Business, Jacob Hansen: +45 27616961.

If you are interested in the position, please send your CV and your application via the link below as soon as possible, we conduct interviews on an ongoing basis. Please note that only applications sent via the link below will be considered.

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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Publiceret: 27. april 2021


Location Hillerød