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Location(s): 

San Diego, CA, US

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

GNC Development 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?

 

GNC Development Engineer

 


Who We Are:

 

Wärtsilä Dynamic Positioning, Inc. (WDP) is one of the world’s leading suppliers of positioning and motion control systems for the shipping and maritime industry. As part of the 18,000 people strong Wärtsilä family it’s not unusual for us to work on high impact projects that are often world’s firsts.  At our offices in San Diego our team of engineers are developing new products and solutions for both traditional and cutting-edge applications. We are a small, close-knit team that work in an environment of a small company, but with resources and stability of a large industry leader.

 

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 maximizes the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2020, Wärtsilä’s net sales totaled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

 

How We Work:

 

We are a team of autonomous self-starters. The type of people who thrive here are highly motivated individuals that work well with minimal supervision.

 

At Wärtsilä we are looking for astute thinkers and doers – people who can take an idea and run with it.  In our Dynamic Positioning team, developers and engineers take full ownership of their projects and see them through from start to finish; there’s a freedom to the work that’s hard to come by elsewhere.

 

Talented individuals join us because they’re hungry for ambitious, global, ground-breaking work – the kind that takes their career to new heights.

 

Position Description:

 

Wärtsilä Dynamic Positioning, Inc. is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a GNC Development Engineering position located in San Diego, CA.  The GNC Development Engineer will report directly to the GNC Manager. 

 

The GNC Development Engineer will have the following duties and responsibilities:

 

  • Design and develop algorithms and software for the marine industry including autonomous vessels, offshore- and wind farm vessels, navy ships, cruise ships and mega yachts 
  • Develop and maintain mission critical Windows based vessel real-time control software
  • Design and develop mathematical models for ships and sub-systems, including aerodynamic, hydrodynamic, mechanical, actuators and sensors
  • Full lifecycle development from concept to mature scalable product
  • Commissioning of special projects with Dynamic Positioning and motion control systems
  • Provide maintenance, support and enhancements to existing systems and applications
  • Sustaining engineering of existing products
  • Documentation

 

Preferred Experience and Educational Requirements: 

 

  • Master of Science Degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science with an emphasis on Control Theory combined with strong programming skills or equivalent relevant background
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Highly motivated and able to work under minimal supervision
  • Strong experience with algorithm development, including filtering techniques, estimation and control theory
  • Experience with Octave and/or MATLAB/Simulink
  • Experience with Kalman filter design and tuning
  • Strong experience with C, C++ and object-oriented programming in Windows environment. C# experience is a plus
  • Experience with Visual Studio
  • Experience with Version Control Systems and Software Configuration Management
  • Must be well organized and able to multi-task and keep track of simultaneous on-going projects
  • Strong communication and documentation skills
  • Experience with test-driven development
  • Must be able to pass a basic physical fitness test
  • Must be willing to travel up to 20% of the time

 

Travel:

  • Domestic and international travel required for purposes such as on-site commissioning, troubleshooting and testing, attending meetings, field service support, conferences, training, or as required for job related duties.

 

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.


Last application date: 25/06/2021


 

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


Nearest Major Market: San Diego