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Drunen, NL

Function:  Digital Technology & Innovation
Job Category:  Digital Technology and Open Innovation

Senior Data Scientist

Do you agree that AI and big ships are fascinating? Would you like to lead the innovation in the maritime industry? Would you like to be part of creating the innovative digital platform fuelling our data driven digital products and services? If so, you must like what we do.

Our Digital Product Development (DPD) organization develops digital products for Wärtsilä business units in Marine Power, Marine Systems and Energy. DPD uses a common technology stack to generate insights from operational data, to make for example predictive maintenance or efficiency optimization products such as Wärtsilä Expert Insight. Currently, DPD is growing from around 100 to 120 professionals.


We are looking for an experienced Data Scientist to join our Maintenance & Efficiency Optimization tribe working on solutions for a more sustainable future. You will be part of one of our interdisciplinary scrum teams developing software that will be used for predictive maintenance and performance optimization of our customers’ assets. Your focus area will be the further development of our current data analysis pipeline that allows our equipment experts to effectively use the data of hundreds of ocean-going vessels and power plants to provide insights toward our customers.


Due to the growth of our organisation, we are looking for a person who is able to create a strong cooperation and interaction with the scrum team, internal stakeholders and other data scientist. The preferred location for the position is in Drunen, The Netherlands. (Finland, Helsinki)

As a Data Scientist your work will focus on these responsibilities:  

  • You collaborate with engineering and domain experts throughout the company and determine how to get value from our data.
  • You work to together with your fellow data scientist located in the Netherlands as well as other locations to share experiences and learn from each other.
  • You will participate in the development of our products and services by designing models and developing algorithms to solve real world problems.
  • Participate or support in productising and deploying algorithms.
  • Keep up with advancements in the field of data science and other related fields.


To be successful in this role we expect you to have: 

  • Strong interaction and communication skills to cooperate with different stakeholders such as Contract Centres, system key users, performance agreement sales, Product Owners and Architects.
  • Being able to oversee multiple projects and determine priorities. 
  • You have extensive knowledge of data science which you can demonstrate through your work experience, relevant degrees or personal projects.
  • You are experienced in solving real-world problems with machine learning have successfully put machine learning models into production in the past.
  • You have basic back-end development knowledge.
  • Our ML systems are written in Python, use libraries like pandas, scikit-learn and TensorFlow. The ML systems run on AWS. Experience with a similar stack is a plus.
  • Experience with applying optimization techniques is a plus.


Why you and us 

We have an amazing team and a clear purpose to exist. As part of the Digital Product Development Team you will be an integral part in the development of digital products and tools across our business’ and will be key in unlocking the value of operational data all to enhance our performance-based business and support the growth of our lifecycle solutions business. Both our Digital Product Development teams in Drunen and Helsinki foster an inclusive high-performance culture that people enjoy working in. 


We are passionate about the work we do and hope to find a colleague with a shared passion for smart technologies and a sustainable future.  We offer a competitive salary and promote a healthy work life balance. We foster openness, respect and trust.

All our employees are encouraged to utilise the variety of training activities, learning solutions and self-study materials that we have to offer which support the opportunity to further develop your talents and competencies within a very global working environment, in an ambitious and growth orientated organisation. 


Contact & next steps  

Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 05-03-2021, through submitting your application through our careers portal.


In case you have questions about the process please contact Dré Schellekens (Corporate Recruiter) by email: dre.schellekens@wartsila.com . Please apply by 05-03-2021 at 23:59 EEST. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone. 

This is Wärtsilä 

Wärtsilä Marine Power leads the industry in its journey towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. Our portfolio of engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, and integrated powertrain systems deliver the reliability, safety, and environmental performance that Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine vision encompasses. We offer our customers performance-based agreements, lifecycle solutions, and an unrivalled global network of maritime expertise. www.wartsila.com/marine