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Hamburg, DE

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Engineering

Senior Software Engineer, Secure Autonomous Systems (M/F/D)

To us, Autonomous shipping is not about visions of unmanned vessels or fully automated port operations. At least not just. While everybody is out there speculating about where “Autonomy” might eventually possibly perhaps lead us, we’re taking a slightly different approach: We’re taking action and explore what we can do with autonomy today. Our big advantage on this journey: a stepwise approach. We are establishing a variety of solutions that range from “simple” decision support at one end to fully unmanned vessels on the other. With this, we don’t have to speculate about what might eventually be, but can already harness the power of “Autonomous Potential” to create benefits right here and now. For a safer, more efficient and sustainable today. And to set the foundation for a bright tomorrow. 

To drive and utilise this potential we are now looking to recruit a Software Engineer – Secure Autonomous Systems to join our Autonomy Engineering team in Hamburg.  


Purpose of the role: 

In this role you will help us deliver secure autonomy and assistance products for the shipping industry 


Main responsibilities:  

  • You own the approach and concepts related to cybersecurity of our autonomy products. (including topics like data transfer, remote access and control, data security).  
  • Assist engineers in developing secure systems contributing to secure practices. 
  • Improve the applications based on security assessments, architecture reviews and threat modelling.  
  • Collaborate with our cyber team and international software engineering teams in the Wärtsilä Voyage organization. 
  • Support us developing a software system which integrates modules such as sensor fusion, motion control towards a secure product.  


Experience we are looking for 

  • Strong background in secure developmentin particular for complex software systems 
  • Proven experience with product/application cybersecurity in industry  
  • Good understanding of cybersecurity regulations in particular in an Operational Technology (OT) domain / standards such as IEC 62443 
  • Experience with remote control of safety critical systems would be an advantage 
  • track record working with modern development tools and processes including cloud-technologies 
  • Coding experience in languages such as C++, C#, python  
  • Degree qualified in a relevant field such as Computer SciencePhysics, Engineering, Mathematics. 
  • Business fluency in English spoken and written. 

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