Test Au­to­ma­tion Engineer - SW platform de­ve­l­op­ment

Join our friendly and fast-paced R&D software department at FOSS – an international company delivering complex instruments and world-class innovative solutions to the food and agriculture industries.

We are seeking a highly competent software tester experienced in automated test development, to ensure the high quality of our new flagship instrument software platform. You will be our new lead on developing our test automation platform, as well as be responsible for defining the tests needed for ensuring the overall quality of the platform software development.

You must have an understanding of the full SW development eco system, a firm focus on how automated testing is a crucial part of effective software development and be able to transform this knowledge into executable test cases.

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 Job

The R&D Software department is split into business segment teams and a platform team. The business segment teams deliver the SW for the end products, whereas the platform team control and develop the common functionality and features.

You will be working closely with software developers on our latest software platform, ensuring the platform feature set is tested at a high-quality level. The development team consist of colleagues based in Denmark and Hungary.

Your primary responsibility will be developing automated testing within various aspects of our software platform, ensuring automated testing is carried out between the frontend, backend, and embedded software layers.

Key responsibilities:

  • With a tester mindset and perspective, you will be responsible for giving input for testability and automation of the platform software feature set.
  • Ensuring the test automation framework is up and running, by keeping the system up to date.
  • Identify test cases which are candidates for automation and implement tests cases or assist developers in implementing test cases.
  • Transition manual test cases to an automated environment where possible.
  • Assist with identifying resolution and reproduction of reported software issues.

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

Primary Qualifications

  • You can take ownership of the SW platform tests area and possess the drive to pick up challenges and find solutions for them.
  • You have a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role, including relevant experience in developing, enhancing, and maintaining test automation framework(s) using test automation tools.
  • Programming experience in C#, typescript, or relevant scripting languages.
  • You are experienced in Agile Software Development and Testing methodologies.
  • Being certified in ISTQB test and ISTQB Test Automation is an advantage.

Knowledge and experience with Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) using Azure DevOps is an advantage.

Personal skills

You can lead the area of test automation in R&D software by providing an ongoing push for continuous improvement – both from yourself and the teams around you.

People respect you, and like to work with you, because of your technical competencies and ability to communicate complexity in a concise manner.

Being attentive to details and thorough are part of the natural way you work.

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 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 and market opportunities.

We strive to use the latest technology with updated tools etc.

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 and a structured platform to support a wide variety of industry leading instrument solutions.

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! Questions to the position can be directed to Martin Lyck on +45 4820 8950.

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.

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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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