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Primary Location: 

Finland - Helsinki, FI

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

System Expert


Digital Product Development (DPD) develops digital products for Wärtsilä business units in Marine Power, Marine Systems and Energy. DPD uses a common technology stack to generate insight from operational data, to make for example predictive maintenance- or efficiency optimization products such as Wärtsilä Expert Insight. DPD is growing from around a 100 to 120 professionals. DPD consists of around 15 agile teams organized in 4 tribes, with clear focus areas, led by Chief Product Owners. 


Within the Operational Support & WDCU (Wärtsilä Data Collection Unit) Tribe we are developing a secure and efficient data collection system that gathers operational data from various equipment, ranging from engines to exhaust treatment installations (scrubbers). Utilising the collected data we also develop and deliver the Operational Support service which includes tools to visualise how the equipment is performing and behaving, as well as collaborating (in real time) with our customers. These tools are available both locally on the WDCU as well as in the cloud.

Within the System Engineering team we work to standardize connectivity setups and WDCU installations in general. Our goal is to ensure that setups involving the WDCU and surrounding components are researched, tested, secure and well documented so that individual installations have a much smoother planning, design and commissioning phase. We also ensure that hardware lifecycles are tracked and that we have suitable successors found when requirements/standards change or end-of-life is reached. 


As a Systems Expert you will work together with other system experts to research, develop, test and document secure system-level (connectivity) solutions regarding the WDCU device. You will be able to have a real impact on how Wärtsilä delivers the WDCU, which in turn has direct impact on customer satisfaction. You are expected to get your hands dirty with hardware, networks, technical documentation and offer technical support to your colleagues. You will be working alongside multi-disciplined technical experts who share a passion for technology and have a can-do mentality. 


This is a permanent opportunity and will preferably be located our of our office in Helsinki, Finland, however there is also opportunity to be based out of our office in Drunen, Netherlands.


As a Systems Expert your work will focus on these responsibilities:  


  • Design standard delivery setups for WDCU installations, for data collection and remote access
  • Design and create technical documentation for WDCU including drawings and network diagrams
  • Provide technical sales support towards Agreement Sales and Connectivity Mobilisation teams
  • Support WDCU product owner on hardware, network and connectivity topics
  • Interface with engineering and project management stakeholders in other business units including Power Supply, Exhaust Treatment and Gas Solutions
  • Work with our senior cyber security manager to obtain cyber security approvals for WDCU and Data Bridge


What do we expect from you?


  • A Bachelor or Master's degree in Computer Science or at least proven established background in systems engineering
  • Solid knowledge and background in networking standards and topologies
  • Capability to create technical documentation and diagrams
  • Clear understanding and proven background with industrial communication protocols (Modbus, NMEA, OPC UA)
  • Skilled at working with Linux (Centos 7) and shell scripting
  • Experience working with container based technologies (Docker and/or Kubernetes) is a plus
  • Background of working within agile team environments, especially using Scrum and Kanban frameworks
  • Experience with Atlassian stack 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 fosters 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 supports 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 10 February 2021, through submitting your application through our careers portal.  


In case you have questions about the process please contact Helen Phipps in our Talent Acquisition Team via email at helen.phipps@wartsila.com where she would be happy to hear from you.


Please apply by 10 February 2021 at 23:59 EEST. Our recruiting tool recognises 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