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Hamburg, DE

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

Software Developer - Autonomous Ships

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 Developer to join our Autonomy Engineering team in Hamburg.

Purpose of the role: 

In this role you will shape autonomy and assistance products for the shipping industry. 


Main responsibilities:  

  • Software development: implement core functions for assistance systems, autonomous vessels and for remotely controlling ships.

  • Integrate components such as image recognition, sensors, collision avoidance, motion control into assistance and autonomous products. Components can come both from external vendors and other parts of the Wärtsilä organization.

  • Collaborate with engineers performing onboard testing and commissioning.


Experience we are looking for:  


  • Degree qualified in a relevant field such as Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics.
  • Coding experience in languages such as C#, C++, python.
  • Applications in English or German are welcome.

  • Experience developing software in a professional environment and using agile methods would be an advantage.
  • Good understanding of one or more of the following fields will be beneficial: IT/OT security, maintenance of CI pipelines, containerization, Azure IOT, front-end development with react
  • Business fluency in English spoken and written.


What we offer: 

  • Independent work in innovative and forward-looking specialist fields
  • Ability to cooperate in an international developer community across several technical domains
  • Competitive salary and 30 days of vacation
  • Flexible work environment, hybrid office incl. remote working

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 2020, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com