Work at Valoya

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


Senior 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 an experienced engineer to join our R&D team in Helsinki. In this versatile and key role, you will be taking new products from an idea all the way to production. To be successful, you need to have good communication and networking skills, can-do attitude, and an ability to thrive in multi-project environment. In this position, you will have a chance to develop yourself in many fields and influence your own job description.

Your key tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Management of and hands-on participation in product development projects
  • Management of development partners, subcontractors and suppliers
  • Keeping updated with latest technological developments in the field
  • Documentation and reporting

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

  • Development of quality control and quality assurance procedures
  • Technical support activities

Our expectations:

  • Technical education such as BSc or MSc
  • Experience in product development, preferably relating to luminaire design and LED technology
  • Electronics and electrical engineering know-how
  • Coordination skills
  • Good command of MS Office tools
  • Fluent spoken and written language skills in English (Finnish is seen as an advantage)

Knowledge, skills, and abilities we value:

  • Knowledge of product certification and lighting standards
  • Systematic and detail orientated way of working
  • Knowledge of 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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