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Primary Location: 

United Kingdom - Leicester, GB

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

Software Engineer

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.


Of course, it helps if you’ve got previous experience of some of these, but if you convince us you’ve got a lively mind, curious, inventive and a quick learner, you’ll be welcome to join us. You will work in a multi-disciplinary team in a supportive environment. What you don’t know already, you can learn once you get here. Whether you are degree-qualified with a few years’ experience, looking for your next step, or you have extensive experience in this field we want to hear from you.


Guidance Marine provides smart sensors to ships. 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.



What are your main tasks and responsibilities?

  • 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


What will make you successful?

  • Relevant numerate degree
  • Expertise writing maintainable and testable code in C++
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, teamwork and can-do attitude


Skills you will develop in this role (if you don’t have them already):

  • Knowledge of Agile development practices, source control and continuous integration
  • Understanding of object orientated design patterns
  • Expertise writing maintainable and testable code in C#
  • Experience of working with sensors (radar, vision, lidar etc)
  • Algorithm development (e.g. AI, sensor fusion, robotics)
  • Experience with data analysis tools (e.g. Python/Matlab)
  • Experience with Machine Vision techniques


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



Please apply before: 4th March 2020


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 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. Find out more at www.wartsila.com