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Primary Location: 

Finland - Helsinki, FI

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

Head of Digital Edge Platform, Wärtsilä Voyage

Wärtsilä is an innovative technology company known for being a forerunner in the Marine and Energy markets. Every day, we – Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into turning Wärtsilä's purpose of enabling sustainable societies with smart technology, and our Smart Marine and Energy visions into reality. Our ultimate aim is to provide increased value to both our customers and society. New, game-changing ideas and continuous improvement have been part of our DNA since 1834. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of. 

We want to transition the world towards a cleaner future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. We are always on the lookout for future-oriented talent – want to join the ride?


Wärtsilä Voyage radically transforms how vessels perform their voyage by leveraging the latest digital technologies, to deliver a step-change in safety, efficiency, reliability and emissions. 

We are developing a unique integrated infrastructure that combines the bridge systems, cloud data management, data services, decision support tools, and access to real-time information, resulting in a smarter Voyage. Our customised, eco-conscious approach ensures that not only do our customers all around the globe reap the full benefits of the technology revolution, they actively contribute towards achieving a sustainable shipping future. With the broadest Smart Marine portfolio in the market, Wärtsilä Voyage is well positioned to lead the industry towards becoming digitally connected across the entire value chain – let us take you on a journey!

The Head of Digital Edge Platform will be responsible of Wärtsilä Voyage common edge platform, a key enabler for application development for connected vessels. Working within the technology leadership team; within the CTO Office, the successful candidate will have the end to end responsibility of a critical software stack at the heart of the Voyage Digital Smart Marine strategy. Working with a team of highly experienced domain expert; in an agile setup, The person should have exceptional communication skills, interpersonal and organizational skills as well as functional and technical capabilities.

The location for the position is Helsinki, Finland.

Product Ownership 
- Owns, forms and drives the product roadmap and execution plan,
- Prioritizes and maintains the sprint backlog, balancing the requirements of stakeholders and the team,
- Translates product roadmap features into well-defined product requirements including features, user stories,
- Execute regular stakeholder updates and maintain documentation,
- Works according to common Agile principles and continuously reviews the business needs, refines priorities, outlines milestones and deliverables, and identifies opportunities and risks,
- Partner with key stakeholders and Customers across the organization to inform the product vision, strategy, features, and prioritization,
- Defines and executes go-to-market plan, working to ensure that all stakeholders have what they need to be successful,
- Develops and maintains appropriate tracking and reporting of product performance throughout its lifecycle providing transparency at all levels.

- Motivate, inspire and lead the development team to establish a high-performance culture,
- Coach, support, challenge and be data driven (facts, not fictions) with all decisions,
- Strong communication and organizational skills helping to drive a technology transformation.
- Demonstrates Wärtsilä values and related behaviors and goes beyond own role to collaborate and make an impact
- Ability to coach senior leaders and support in building high performing teams based on trust
- Generates inspiration and has a positive can-do attitude, solution orientation and customer service mind-set
- Inspires people to take action towards the future goals and has a business and goal-oriented mind-set and experience in turning business strategies into tech and people related actions
- Drives results with excellent planning and execution skills: coaching, facilitation, change leadership and project management


- Contribution to the technology and overall voyage strategy
- Financial success of Wärtsilä Voyage and the overall Wärtsilä group
- Adoption rate of the digital edge platform and overall harmonization of the landscape
- Successful implementation of a contribution model ecosystem


The Head of Digital Edge Platform will be part of a technology organization committed to Wärtsilä Digital strategy and mission. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience and success in working in large complex organizations.


Other qualifications include
- Advanced degree (e.g. M.Sc.) in engineering, with at least 10+ years of experience in deep-tech Agile R&D organizations
- Demonstrated Product Management background with 10+ years of experience as a Product Owner / Manager
- Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people in complex structures and ready to adopt a hands-on “can-do” attitude
- Integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-motivated with demonstrated passion for excellence
- Able to work in a highly collaborative manner with a team senior professional 
- Experience in leading agile teams in an international and global environment as well as substantial experience as business management team member 
- Fluency in English is a must, another European language a plus


In addition, general competency areas relevant to all Leads in Wärtsilä Voyage:
- Business acumen: Understanding our businesses interdependencies and performance drivers. Integrating business priorities, perspectives and desired outcomes with HR decisions, operations and activities to drive HR initiatives from a business angle.
- Communication: Conveying and exchanging thoughts, ideas and information effectively through various mediums and approaches.
- System thinking: Performing problem solving within complex environments. Understanding the effects of parts onto the whole by looking for patterns and behaviors.
- Service Orientation: Committing to exceeding both internal and external customers’ needs. Proactively identifying customer needs and sustaining a culture of service excellence within the organization.
- Leadership: Leading others to achieve objectives in the most effective way. Providing an inclusive workplace that cultivates workplace relationships and teamwork, and fostering the development of others
- Decision Making: Choosing a course of action from various alternatives using a reasoned process to achieve intended goals 
- Developing People: Helping others to learn and develop their capabilities to enhance their performance and achieve personal or professional goals
Most importantly, you need to have genuine drive and desire to achieve great business success together within Wärtsilä Voyage!


Please apply by 27th of September, 2020.


For more information, please contact:
Pierre Guillemin
Director Digital R&D
+358 40 0585202

Last application date: 27/09/2020

This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2019, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com