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Leicester, GB

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Other

Sensor Software Engineer

A safer, low-carbon shipping industry is underpinned by data sharing. We at Wärtsilä Voyage are creating the digital infrastructure needed to enable high-performing maritime logistics. Through our world-leading Smart Marine portfolio, we support our customers in their efforts to ensure secure, highly energy-efficient and cost-effective marine operations. 

Wärtsilä is on a mission to enable sustainable societies with smart technology. As we change course towards a cleaner, smarter maritime future, we’re looking for top talent to join our team. Are you ready to join the Voyage?


At Wärtsilä Voyage, we radically transform how vessels perform their voyage by leveraging the latest digital technologies, to deliver a step-change in safety, efficiency, reliability, and emissions reduction. And it’s pretty darn exciting… 


We’re on a mission to ensure that not only do our customers all around the globe reap the full benefits of the technology revolution, they actively contribute towards achieving a safer, more sustainable shipping future. 


Smarter ships will allow operators to more effectively control the movements of their vessels, reduce fuel consumption and lower emissions. Think ‘towards autonomy’ tech and smart voyage optimisation! With the broadest Smart Marine portfolio in the market, we are well positioned to lead the maritime industry towards becoming digitally connected across the entire value chain.


Our work embodies our values: We are accountable to have a positive impact - this is why every Voyager possesses the expertise, deep experience and powerfully bold thinking that will set the maritime industry on a new, exciting course.


We are now looking for a Sensor Software Engineer to join our skilled and motivated team of Software Engineers team. The preferred location for the position is in Leicester.


What will you be doing?


In this position, you will work on sensors, lasers, radar, video analytics, Kalman, Fourier, Hough, Bayesian, C++, C#, autonomy, human factors, machine perception, AI, neural net, Agile, object-orientated, test-driven, DSP, FPGAs, microcontrollers.

You will work in a multi-disciplinary team in a supportive environment. We’ve got well-established products doing a vital job on thousands of ships across the world. We’ve got an exciting development programme which will equip intelligent ships of tomorrow with smart sensors and a perception of the world around them. 


As a Sensor Software Engineer, your work will focus on these responsibilities:


  • Turning prototypes into robust software solutions.
  • Develop new and existing software applications as part of engineering team.
  • Contribute to existing software architecture and signal processing algorithms in our products.
  • Establish, maintain and extend in-depth technical expertise in the latest advances.
  • Signal Processing prototyping and implementation.
  • Writing and Maintaining code base (largely C++ and C#).
  • Algorithm design.
  • Software testing.


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


  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Maths.
  • Expertise writing maintainable and testable code in C++ & C#.
  • Understanding of object orientated design patterns.


We are also interested in candidate who have, or can learn:


  • Machine Vision techniques.
  • Data analysis tools (e.g. Python/Matlab).
  • Algorithm development (e.g. AI, sensor fusion, robotics).
  • Experience of working with radar, vision, LIDAR.


Why you and us


We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility of our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We have courage to see opportunities and take initiative.

We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe in a diverse and inclusive work community where everyone can be their true self. We don’t always get it right the first time, and if mistakes are made, we make sure to learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice their opinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for. Are you eager to be part of this ambition? 


Contact & next steps


Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 18 December 2021, through submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way.

Please apply by 18 December 2021 at 23:59 EEST. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone.


At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities.

This is Wärtsilä


Wärtsilä Voyage transforms how vessels perform their voyage by leveraging the latest digital technologies to deliver a step-change in safety, efficiency, reliability, and emissions. We are committed to creating a Smart Marine Ecosystem, whereby every vessel can connect to digital services that make voyaging safer and greener. With the broadest Smart Marine portfolio in the market, we are well positioned to lead the industry towards becoming digitally connected across the entire value chain and to be the first partner of choice when leveraging the latest digital technologies. www.wartsila.com/marine/voyage

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.