Work at Valoya

Valoya is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland with offices in Germany, Italy and The United States.


R&D Engineer

Valoya is on a mission to improve the production of food and medicines for the growing global population. We do so by creating the market’s most advanced horticultural LED lights that enable farmers to produce more yields and plant researchers to develop new, better performing crop varieties. We are research driven and through our plant biology R&D efforts have developed finely balanced light spectra that illuminate the growth chambers, greenhouses and indoor farms of agricultural companies, universities and research institutes in over 50 countries. Our LED technology is proprietary, and it is protected with over 100 international patents. The company was founded in 2009 and has personnel in Finland, Italy, Germany and the United States. We are a team of 20, highly efficient and motivated people who have built Valoya into one of the most recognizable horti LED brands worldwide. Valoya’s headquarters are in Helsinki.

To support our growth, we are looking for a versatile R&D Engineer to join our team in Helsinki. Although this position can fit well also to those in the beginning of their careers, ideal candidates have developed a diverse toolbox for themselves through practical experience. This does not mean you need to be an expert on everything – good problem-solving skills, can-do attitude, an ability to look for information and capacity to put knowledge into practice are enough in most cases.  In this versatile role, you will have a chance to develop yourself in many fields and influence your own job description.

Your key tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Development of our lab and testing facilities
  • Building and testing of prototypes
  • Hands-on work with electronics, mechanics, test set-ups, etc
  • Technical support activities
  • Optical measurements of e.g. LEDs and luminaires
  • Data analysis
  • Documentation and reporting

Depending on your strengths, your tasks and responsibilities can also include:

  • Product development tasks
  • Development of quality control and quality assurance procedures
  • Cooperation with and management of subcontractors
  • Project management

Our expectations:

  • Technical education such as BSc or MSc
  • Measurements know-how
  • Electronics and electrical engineering know-how
  • Good command of MS Excel and other MS Office tools
  • Fluent spoken and written language skills in English or Finnish (the other is seen as an advantage)

Knowledge, skills and abilities we value:

  • Self-driven handyman
  • Practical work experience
  • Systematic and detail orientated way of working
  • Programming skills
  • Knowledge of LED technology / illumination engineering / optics / mechanics / manufacturing / quality assurance and quality control is seen as an advantage

We offer you an opportunity to join a quickly developing lighting company operating within an exciting global industry. In our agile and supportive team, everybody can make a difference. In addition to a competitive salary and attractive benefits, we can offer flexible working hours and a variety of superb places to have lunch with fantastic colleagues!

Please send your application (in English or Finnish) and your salary request to [email protected] by 28.02.2021. We will begin interviews as soon as suitable candidates are identified. For more information, please contact Petteri Ahonen, CTO (petteri.ahonen(at) / +358 40 749 8030).

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