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Herndon, VA, US

Function:  Digital Technology & Innovation
Job Category:  Digital Technology and Open Innovation

Solution Engineer - ES&O


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 a more sustainable future that we can all be proud of.

We are transitioning the world towards a cleaner future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we make it work. We are always on the lookout for future-oriented talent - want to join the ride?



Whom We Need


We are seeking a Solution Engineer to join delivery solution. Simply put, an electrical engineer with a passion for control and automation system for the energy industries. This is a remote position but prerence to the Houston area. 





Job Description


  • As part of the solution team, you will develop and deploy software & control technologies on our GEMS SW platform according to our solution standards and project requirements that solve electrical power and energy problems. You will often need to innovate to meet new challenges.
  • When it comes to coding, you will most often code in Java, but will also involve Javascript and Python languages from time to time.
  • You will need to read a decent amount of electrical engineering documents to understand the design and will develop technical documents of your own according to our standards.
  • You will work closely with other electrical, mechanical, and software engineers when delivering solutions to projects.
  • You may need to travel internationally to help commission your work at the large solar, wind, energy storage, or hybrid power plants.



Must Have


  • Degree in Electrical Engineering with experience in substations, power plants and power transmission systems.
  • Experience or knowledge of SCADA standards and products
  • Basic knowledge of programming – Java, Javascript, phython.
  • Knowledge of Networking – VLAN, NAT, and basic principle of switches and routers configuration.
  • Knowledge of industrial communication protocol (Modbus, OPC DA/OPC UA)
  • Passionate about renewable energy.
  • Attention to details and good time management skill. Ability to multi-tasking and engage multiple projects simultaneously.



Optional and Preferred, but we can teach you if you are a fast learner


  • Knowledge of TCP/IP network communication devices and protocols
  • Java experience
  • Experience with DNP3, IEC-61850, IEC-61870-104-5
  • Grasp of cybersecurity principles and practices in software products
  • Familiar with Linux OS
  • Working experience with Modern software development management tools including JIRA, GIT, and Confluence.
  • Familiar with ssh and tunneling.
  • Working experience with Docker and/or Kubernetes.
  • Experience in creating HMI screens.
  • Experience with drawing tools to create diagrams such as SLD, P&ID, such as ACAD, or Visio.



Why you and us


You will be a part of a global organization with local presence and work in an exciting and dynamic working environment with highly motivated and skilled co-workers. We offer interesting and challenging work tasks, as well as personal and professional development in a great team.


If you feel excited by being a part of this working environment and think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your job application.


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


We look forward to hearing from you. Qualified candidates must apply online:


A successful candidate will have the ability to travel to other countries.


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


Vaccination is a vital tool to reduce the presence and severity of COVID-19 cases in the workplace, in communities, and in the nation as a whole. The spread of COVID when working in customer facilities and project sites can lead to costly site shutdowns, for which Wärtsilä could be deemed financially responsible. Many local government authorities require proof of vaccination to enter the state or country, and many of our customers require proof of vaccination to be on a project site. In line with legal regulations, Wärtsilä has implemented a COVID-19 policy on vaccination and testing to reduce the risk of transmission on Wärtsilä premises. Wärtsilä strongly encourages all employees to be vaccinated to protect themselves and other employees.





Nearest Major Market: Washington DC