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United Kingdom - Leicester, GB

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Software Engineer



At Wärtsilä Voyage, we radically transform how vessels perform their voyage by leveraging the latest digital technologies, to deliver a step-change in safety, efficiency, reliability, and emissions reduction. And it’s pretty darn exciting… 


We’re on a mission to ensure that not only do our customers all around the globe reap the full benefits of the technology revolution, they actively contribute towards achieving a safer, more sustainable shipping future. 


Smarter ships will allow operators to more effectively control the movements of their vessels, reduce fuel consumption and lower emissions. Think ‘towards autonomy’ tech and smart voyage optimisation! With the broadest Smart Marine portfolio in the market, we are well positioned to lead the maritime industry towards becoming digitally connected across the entire value chain.

And our work embodies our values: We are accountable to have a positive impact - this is why every Voyager possesses the expertise, deep experience and powerfully bold thinking that will set the maritime industry on a new, exciting course.


The Role:


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.


You will work in a multi-disciplinary team in a supportive environment. 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.


We are based in Leicester and the successful candidate must expect in the office minimum of 1 day per week, some remote workign is possible. 



What are your main tasks and responsibilities?


  • Research state of the art approaches to tackling problems, create a prototype and turn this into robust software solutions.
  • 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.
  • Signal Processing prototyping and implementation.
  • Writing and Maintaining code base (largely C++ and C#).
  • Literature review.
  • Algorithm design.
  • software testing.


What will make you successful?


  • degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Maths.
  • Expertise writing maintainable and testable code in C++ & C#.
  • Understanding of object orientated design patterns.


We are also interested in candidate who have, or can learn:


  • Machine Vision techniques.
  • data analysis tools (e.g. Python/Matlab).
  • Algorithm development (e.g. AI, sensor fusion, robotics).
  • Experience of working with radar, vision, lidar


Why you and us 


We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility of our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We have courage to see opportunities and take initiative.  


We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe in that by being your own true self you can accomplish so much more. We don’t always get it right the first time, and if mistakes are made, we make sure to learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice their opinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for. Are you eager to be part of this ambition? 



Contact & next steps 


Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 30 April 2021, through submitting your application through our careers portal.



Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified? Please reach out to Andrew Stead (Director, NCS) through email at andrew.stead@wartsila.com with any questions related to this position (only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to).  


Please apply by 30 April at 23:59 EEST. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone. 


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 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.