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Primary Location: 

Poway, CA, US

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

GNC Software Development Engineer

Vacancy in Wärtsilä North America, Inc., Wärtsilä Dynamic Positioning, Inc.

Position: GNC Software Development Engineer

Reporting to: GNC Engineering Manager

Location:  Poway, CA

Wärtsilä in Brief:


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. In 2017, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.9 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.


Position Description:


Wärtsilä Dynamic Positioning, Inc. is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a Software Development Engineering position located in Poway, CA.  The Software Development Engineer will report directly to the Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) Manager. 


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


  • Design and develop software for vessel control systems and supporting tools for the marine industry including offshore- and wind farm vessels, navy ships, cruise ships, ferries and mega yachts
  • Provide continuous maintenance, support and enhancements to existing systems and applications
  • Collaborate with other engineers and stakeholders to achieve robust and cost effective solutions
  • Work with GNC engineers to improve technology and apply best practices
  • Documentation (requirements, design, tests, process)


Wärtsilä is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage minorities, women, protected veterans and disabled individuals to apply.  Wärtsilä complies with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988.  In an effort to maintain a drug-free workplace, we perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. 



Minimum Experience and Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience



  • Strong experience with C++ and object oriented programming in Windows environment
  • Experience with C# and WPF
  • Experience with Lua scripting
  • Experience with Software Configuration Management systems (SVN, TFS)
  • Experience with test-driven development
  • Experience with HMI design and development
  • Experience with real-time control systems and networking a plus
  • Experience with Scrum/Agile development a plus
  • Highly motivated and able to work under minimal supervision
  • Must be well organized and have the ability to multi-task and keep track of simultaneous

    on-going projects

  • Strong communication and documentation skills
  • Must be able to pass a basic physical fitness test



Domestic and international travel may be required for purposes such as troubleshooting and testing, attending meetings, 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


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


Nearest Major Market: San Diego

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