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Leicester, GB

Function:  Digital Technology & Innovation
Job Category:  Engineering

Software Engineer

Software Engineer

Wärtsilä is a world leader in developing smart technologies for situational awareness and autonomous ships. Our goal is to create intelligent ships of tomorrow; outfitting them with smart sensors to build an enhanced perception of the world around them.

Due to internal career development, we are now looking for Software Engineers to join us. This is a "hands on" role as part of a multi-disciplinary team where you will be responsible for bringing out current ideas through from initial prototype to customer acceptance. For this specific role, we need people with C# application developement experience to help create the next generation of software.


This role is for anyone seeking an engaging challenge; who enjoys solving real world problems and working with cutting edge technology to build the future.


This position is open to both junior and experienced personnel, with training on offer as necessary.



  • Develop new software applications as part of the engineering team
  • Contribute to software architecture and algorithms in our existing products
  • Establish, maintain and extend in-depth technical expertise in the latest advances


Essential skills:

  • Relevant numerate degree or equivalent
  • Expertise writing maintainable and testable code in C#
  • UI design / development experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, teamwork and can-do attitude


Desirable skills:

  • Some experience in WPF and / or Unity
  • Experience with C++ or Python
  • Understanding of object orientated design patterns
  • Experience of working with sensors (radar, vision, lidar etc)
  • Algorithm development (e.g. AI, robotics, machine vision)
  • Knowledge of Agile development practices, source control and continuous integration


What we can offer you:

  • A competitive salary – depending on experience
  • Competitive pension plan, health plan, life assurance
  • Opportunity to travel on an occasional basis


What are the first steps:

We are hoping to start interviewing as early as week commencing 16th May with first stage Video/Face to Face interviews.



Last application date: 15/07/2022

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 is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,000 professionals in more than 200 locations in 68 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2021, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at