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Primary Location: 

Netherlands - Drunen, NL

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

Back-end Developer

Welcome to Wärtsilä! For our development teams in Drunen, we are looking for an experienced Back-End Developer who wants to work on big data sets and co-create innovative products together with our customers.


Imagine, you are on a cruise ship enjoying your well-deserved holiday. You are drinking a cocktail while enjoying the nice weather on the sun deck near the pool. Everything is perfect.

Meanwhile, in the engine room, one of the chief mechanics is getting an alert. It seems that the temperature of one of the main fuel pumps is increasing unexpectedly. After a quick check-up, it seems that one of the valves is broken and needs to be repaired immediately. Due to our machine learning algorithms, unplanned downtime of the cruise ship was prevented.


Do you want to develop innovative services with Kafka, AWS and build advanced Machine Learning solutions for the marine and energy industries Do you want to improve safety, reliability and efficiency of vessels and power plants? If so this position at Wärtsilä might be the next step in your career. 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. 


You will work in an agile working environment where you are part of one of our scrum teams consisting of developers, testers and data scientists. You will work on the development of software which will be used for predictive maintenance and performance optimization of our customers’ assets. Your focus areas will be the further development of our current data analysis pipeline that allows our equipment experts to effectively use the data of hundreds of ocean-going vessels and power plants to provide insights toward our customers. 

What are your main tasks and responsibilities?

  • You participate in the development of our back-end applications, databases and APIs.
  • Align implementation efforts with other back-end developers across multiple development teams.
  • Collaborate together with front-end developers in the team to reach the shared goal.
  • Participate in architecture and roadmap discussions. 
  • You ensure that applications are running in a cloud-based environment. 


What do we expect from you?

  • You have a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Computer Science or at least 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Java is your native language. Experience with Python is a plus.
  • You like to work with Kubernetes and Docker.
  • Experience in AWS is desired.
  • Experience with serverless concepts such as AWS lamda.
  • Experience with SQL and noSQL databases.
  • Experience with automated testing and test driven development.
  • Interest for AI and / or machine learning technology. 


Due to the international working environment and worldwide customers, you must be willing to travel occasionally for this position.

What we offer you

We offer an excellent salary and secondary terms of employment and a healthy work-life balance, with lots of holidays. We foster openness, respect and trust. The team in Drunen fosters an inclusive high-performance culture that people enjoy working in.


Employees are encouraged to develop themselves further by on-the-job learning, in- and external trainings, and mentoring- and coaching programs. We provide opportunity to further develop your talents and competencies within an international working environment, in an ambitious, growth orientated organisation.


If you feel excited by being part of this dynamic working environment and you think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receive your job application, together with a Curriculum Vitae on our website: www.wartsila.com/careers. Select ‘Netherlands’ and the position you like to apply for. In case you have questions about the procedure please call Dré Schellekens (Corporate Recruiter) at +31 (0)6 28558033 or by email: dre.schellekens@wartsila.com  


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 2018, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled 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.


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