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Herndon, VA, US

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Digital Technology and Open Innovation

QA/Python Engineer

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?


Wärtsilä Energy Storage & Optimization (ES&O) is the leading global energy storage optimizer. Our mission is to deliver integrated energy solutions that build a resilient, intelligent and flexible energy infrastructure – unlocking the way to an optimized renewable future. By integrating renewables, energy management technology and storage with traditional energy resources, we reinvent clean energy production from the largest and most complex grids to the most remote and essential microgrids. We play a key role in Wärtsilä’s vision towards a 100% renewable energy future through flexibility, reliability and integration and a more sustainable world for us all.


We are seeking a mid-level software engineer to join our growing software team located in our software development center in Herndon, VA, USA.


The ideal candidate will be a self-starter that can work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team. The candidate should thrive in a fast paced, constantly changing environment while the industry and company go through substantial growth.


Main Responsibilities:

  • As part of Wärtsilä’s ES&O GEMS software product team you will be responsible for contributing to our QA automation platform.
  • Design, implement, and maintain an intelligent, robust QA automation platforms using Python.
  • Help design new techniques and tests that automate the system-level testing of our software products.
  • Learn all aspects of the GEMS platform and solutions, help test new or complex features on upcoming projects to ensure smooth delivery.
  • Focus on our smart grid and renewable energy control logic, applications, and solutions.
  • Help build GEMS into a world class, intelligent power plant and grid controller, support the path forward to 100% renewable energy.
  • Participate in an agile development environment.
  • Develop feature and other technical documents.
  • Participate in customer facing discussions, meetings, and project delivery.


Additional Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience with professional Python development.
  • Good understanding of the Python ecosystem and best practices.
  • Passionate about product quality and testing techniques.
  • Knowledge and experience of system automation and common tools and libraries.
  • Experience testing backend servers and REST and/or WebSocket API’s.
  • Knowledge and experience with Linux, Docker, and common system maintenance tools.
  • Knowledge and experience with TCP/IP networking.
  • Experience working in an agile development environment using common tools such as JIRA and Git.
  • Ability to embrace a fast-moving environment and comfortable with quickly adapting to changing priorities.
  • Any knowledge and/or interest in electrical concepts, power grids, renewable or green energy is always a plus.


Minimum Experience and Educational Requirements

  • B.S. Degree in Computer Science, Engineering (Computer, Electrical, Mechanical), or I.T
  • Location: Herndon, Virginia, USA


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Successful applicant must be authorized to work in the USA without sponsorship.


We look forward to hearing from you. Qualified candidates must apply online: http://www.wartsila.com/en/careers/vacancies.


Wärtsilä North America values our employees. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.   Wärtsilä North America is an EOE/AA employer. 

This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasizing sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximizes the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2019, Wärtsilä’s net sales totaled 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


Nearest Major Market: Washington DC