Hørsholm, DK

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

Software Engineer



The location for these positions is preferably in Horsholm, Denmark. 


Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,500 professionals in more than 240 locations in 79 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2022, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

ANCS, which stands for Automation, Navigation & Control Systems, is a division within Wärtsilä that transforms vessel journeys through the use of innovative hardware and software technologies. Our primary focus is on enhancing safety, improving efficiency, and ensuring compliance. With a strong legacy of pioneering advancements in maritime technology, our comprehensive range of solutions includes user-friendly integrated navigation and automation systems, sensors that enhance safety measures, and Dynamic Positioning (DP) systems.

What will you be doing?

We offer you a chance to develop and improve our widely recognized NACOS Platinum Automation products which are used on thousands of cruise, commercial and navy vessels for delivering control, monitoring and alarms for ship systems. The NACOS system, consisting of hardware modules, network equipment and application software, is developed, and maintained by the R&D team, which you will become a part of.


You will be part of a team of software developers who develop embedded and PC application software. You will participate in both new development and maintenance of a wide range of ANCS / Lyngsø Marine products. You will participate in the entire development process from idea phase to operation and service phase.


· Development and maintenance of PC Windows IoT based run-time software and tools

· Unit- and integration testing and troubleshooting

· Cooperation with other departments both inside and outside the house.

Must have

· Experience with Windows and C++ / C# / .NET development

· Experience of creating applications and services for Microsoft Windows OS

· A good understanding of how software interacts with the Microsoft Windows OS

· Experience with using Visual Studio and GIT

· Experience with Ethernet based network protocols.

Additional but not required skills

· Experience with Windows Foundation Classes (WFC)

· Some understanding of ship systems or industrial control systems

· Experience with cyber security principles and secure development

· Experience with working in a Scrum/Agile setup

· Experience with databases will be considered a plus.

Professional qualifications

· Engineering education at master’s level in Applied Engineering Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Computer Sciences, Computer Engineering or similar

· 5-10 years of experience in software development

· High-level written and spoken English as you'll be working with a wide group of international colleagues.

Personal qualities

You are expected to work structured, be self-driven and good at working with deadlines, while at the same time delivering professional and high-quality products. As a person, you are dutiful and responsible with a high degree of professional pride and you are sociable with a good mood.



Why you and us?


We have an amazing team and a clear purpose to exist. We are passionate about the work we do.


You are valuated – as your true self. At Wärtsilä YOU matter. We value diversity and are committed in supporting inclusive work community.  


Your growth is supported. We believe in continuous learning & teamwork. Wärtsilian community has your back when it comes to development opportunities – so you can develop beyond your potential. 


You get to make a differenceInnovation and sustainability are important for us. Every day, we - Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into enabling sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services into reality.  



Contact & next steps


We hope to hear from you before the application deadline through submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way.


In case you have questions about the open position, please contact:


Christian Cabos – General Manager, R&D, Automation & Navigation. - christian.cabos@wartsila.com

Last application date: 28/09/2023 


At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities. 


This is Wärtsilä 

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. Our team of 17,000 professionals, in more than 200 locations in 68 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com