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Vaasa, FI

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

Application Engineer, Embedded and Extended Controls

Wärtsilä is an innovative technology company known for being a forerunner in the Marine and Energy markets. Every day, we – Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into turning Wärtsilä's purpose of enabling sustainable societies with smart technology, and our Smart Marine and Energy visions into reality.

We want to transition the world towards a cleaner future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of.  Want to join the ride?



Wärtsilä Marine Power Solutions RDE, Automation & Controls is looking for Application Engineer, Embedded and Extended Controls. Our industry is entering a new era of innovation and unprecedented efficiency where Wärtsilä will bring value to all Marine and Energy applications worldwide by innovative use of connectivity and digitalisation. We are participating in sustainable society creation by building power and energy management control systems for future generations. Our vision is to exceed customer expectations by providing best in class engine control systems for superior engine performance and functionality.


We are looking for an Application Engineer, Embedded and Extended Controls with interest in developing automation control systems either in C/C++ or Matlab/Simulink to embedded or edge systems. We develop and maintain embedded engine control systems for all Wärtsilä engines and to various energy and power control systems using simulated and real targets. Join our team of talented professionals in Engine Control System Development by applying now!

Location for this position is Vaasa, Finland
What we offer:

  • Freedom and responsibility over your work enabling excellent work/life -balance
  • Being part of experienced and diverse self-driving cross functional teams
  • Researching and developing industrial embedded and edge-based control systems
  • Develop your skills in control system and software development combined with good career development opportunities
  • Possibility to work in the state-of-the art R&D environment in the new Smart Technology Hub Wärtsilä (https://www.wartsila.com/sth)

Your typical day will include:

  • Design and implement of our engine control systems with C/C++ or Matlab/Simulink e.g. fuel injection control, charge air pressure control, combustion control
  • Design, implementation, testing and verification of new features
  • Validating control functionalities in simulated and production engines
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting issues in production systems

Required Skills:

  • Master or Bachelor degree in Automation, Computer Science, Process Technology or similar
  • Software development skills in C or C++ preferably for embedded systems or development experience using Matlab/Simulink
  • Knowledge with agile development practises DevOps, especially continuous integration, automated testing and continuous delivery is a plus
  • Good teamworking and communication skills are essential
  • Fluency in verbal and written English, our everyday work language is mainly English
  • Experience with the following seen as an advantage: Atlassian toolset & Git
  • Skills in data science is a plus

Please apply by 12th of December, 2021


The applicants will be contacted during December 2021, and the interviews will be held in January 2022.


All new Wärtsilä employees in Finland will attend occupational health check, including the drug test/screening. The legislation of the country followed when person is located outside of Finland.


If you got interested in this position or want to learn more about it, please contact:
Markus Mesimäki
General Manager
Automation System Lifecycle, Automation & Control



Last application date: 12/12/2021

At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities.

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. Find out more:  www.wartsila.com .