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Helsinki, FI

Function:  Human Resources
Job Category:  Support Functions

RPA and Chatbot Developer, HR Platforms

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?


(Junior) Chatbot and RPA Developer, HR Platforms (fixed-term role)

Are you a Software Developer in the beginning of your career asking yourself how the day to day operations could be supported by software, automation, machine learning and new technologies? Do you thrive working in a small autonomous team, taking on responsibilities where needed and delivering digital excellence product increments in cadence? Would you like to work in a team, where a back-end configuration is just something you can raise in the daily as needed, without creating a ticket and use time for waiting? Do you agree that the preferred way to deliver software is “make it work, make it right, make it fast”? Join our in-house development team employing today 15 tech and content experts – we are part of the People Services organization, and our goal is to support all Wärtsilians by enabling every day People services in a consistent & easy way. People Services is the face of HR, bringing a world-class employee experience to life for all Wärtsilä employees. We offer our services from every region in the world with a hybrid and interactive set up so that we can ensure that no matter where you are, you will get the support you need. People Services. Anytime, Anywhere.



Helsinki, Finland


About the Position:

  • In the People Services you find the HR Platforms team, a team consisting of tech professionals, building, enhancing and maintaining the digital enablers required to run our New HR Operating model. In the HR Platforms team, we build meaningful HR experiences on top of our existing platforms, to enable an engaging and self-service focused HR Services. In practice this means creating an interaction layer, a one-stop-shop custom HR portal powered by a virtual assistant, on top of our core Masterdata and other related systems.
  • The HR Platforms team is organized around a set of prioritized products and capabilities, and we adopt the principles of agile ways of working. We work as an in-house development team and we partner with the business to ensure value delivery at cadence. This means that the team together with the HR Community defines the requirements, definition of done and acceptance criteria, after which the team together deliver the needed configurations, software and chatbot development, content, automation, UI or capability. 
  • As a Chatbot and RPA Developer in our team, you will be focusing on prioritized development activities, related mainly to the HR process redesign initiative. The backlog is prioritized every six weeks, and the development activities will be shifting based on priority. These range from core capabilities, RPAs, Chatflows, including identified integrations (API) to the core MasterData system SuccessFactors or Saba Software, creating the seamless flow between Manager and Employee and taking into account as well the chosen case management system, enabling the transactions. You also will get to develop both front-end and backend for the interaction layer (MyHR), as we approach development from full-stack perspective.
  • The team you daily work with consists of a Software Architect, Software developers, RPA Developer and a UX Designer, as well as Product owner and a content team. You will be in strong interaction with the content and tech capability developers, who are there to support you understand the details of the Core HR capabilities, process automation and chatflow details. The development work is facilitated by the product owner, but in this role and team, it is expected for each team member to derive the daily work based on a set common framework, collaborative planning and based on set goals and definitions of done. 
  • The target of your role as RPA and Chatbot Developer, is to develop maintainable and high-quality RPAs and Chatflows to enable automation of HR processes in the front-end layer. Currently all processes are revised and the development backlog created based on this constitutes the scope of work, which is refined in sprints. This means that development ranges across all the interaction platforms in the portfolio. The interactive People Services software and Virtual Assistant (AWS Lex, Lambda, AWS, React) as well as RPAs (UIPath) are in strong focus, preferring API enabled development where possible. The value of the HR Platforms as a portfolio will be concretely measured among other things per customer satisfaction, time saved, improved data quality and request resolution time. Our products have a secured customer base of 18.500 and feedback loop is established.

Responsibilities in this role:

  • Develop Chatflows (AWS Lex, React, FastAPI, Contentful) to MyHR the People Portal, (define, design, and ship).
  • Develop RPAs with UIPath, using the core capability APIs (SuccessFactors and Saba Software)
  • Development of any prioritized HR Portal feature (API and frontend focus)
  • Analyse the customer needs and design, document, test, and develop software as prioritized by the insight and satisfy the functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Readiness to demo the product to customers up to senior leadership to gain feedback
  • Expected to continuously improve the codebase as also participate in elevating the team skills and knowledge.
  • All developers in the team manage production support issues when needed.


About You:

  • People Services community is a group of professionals who are solution-oriented collaborators, fostering a culture of people-centricity, operational excellence and focus on making an impact to the business.
  • We are looking for someone with already a track record of delivering and maintaining software and preferably conversational UI in production. You have experience in customer-facing solutions (B2C,), and are familiar with the notion of fast feedback loops, demands-driven development and are happy to release any time. You have used UIPath to develop RPAs and understand how Robotics can support people experiences. You have experience in both gathering customer feedback and can give your expert judgement when refining the requirements. As we are supporting a fast-paced global HR Digital Transformation, HR Portal and Virtual Assistant being key enablers to reach the targets of this transformation, you will need to be resilient towards changing requirements and be able to work under high expectations from the stakeholders.
  • The HR Platforms team works in a global setting and the selected person will be expected to interact with stakeholders, users and the community members globally. You embrace the agile ways of working and actively contribute to the feature breakdown and refinement.  In the team we value an open and collaborative mindset and expect everyone to work together. We share early, we give prompt feedback and critique, and perceive this as a means to reach our targets with a high-quality deliverable. The backlog items or tasks are not considered as work-orders, but as common goals, which we seek to solve together in a human-centric manner.


To be successful in this role, we expect you to:

  • Be service-minded. If you don’t know something, you will for sure find it out!
  • What we’re expecting
  • Experience with developing APIs, a plus if you have been working with core system APIs)
  • Infrastructure experience (e.g. AWS Lambda) 
  • Experience in Python
  • Understanding of modern frontend development tools
  • You are used to creating tests and document your code / solutions
  • You care about cyber security
  • You want to actively participate in the design of the solutions your build with the rest of the team to focus on the right things
  • You are willing to learn new things and share knowledge with the other team members
  • Basic knowledge on NLP and how it supports fulfilling customer requests
  • Basic knowledhe on RPA ans how it supports fulfilling process automation
  • We consider any of the following a plus, but not necessarily mandatory:
  • Solid experience with building conversational UIs with AWS Lex (chatbots)
  • Experience working with databases
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines


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 promote a healthy work life balance. We foster openness, respect and trust. People Services HR Platforms community is a place where you can have an impact on Wärtsilians day to day, helping us to deliver on our strategic goals while growing as a people pro and staying relevant for the future!
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. 

Please note, the position is a full-time fixed-term maternity leave substitute, duration 9 months. 

Contact & next steps:

Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 25th of July 2021. Should you have any questions about the position, you can contact (between 6th-8th of July):

Anna-Maria Rönnqvist, HR Platforms Lead, anna-maria.ronnqvist@wartsila.com, 

Career, job, calling, future – whatever you call it, only you can define it!


Last application date: 25/07/2021

All new Wärtsilä employees in Finland will attend occupational health check, including the drug test/screening. The legislation of the country followed when person is located outside of Finland.

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