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Vaasa, FI Turku, FI

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

Automation Expert, Embedded 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 through innovation in technology and services into reality. Our ultimate aim is to provide increased value to both our customers and society. New, game-changing ideas and continuous improvement have been part of our DNA since 1834. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of. 

We want to transition the world towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. We are always on the lookout for future-oriented talent – want to join the ride?


Wärtsilä Marine Power Solutions RDE, Automation & Controls is looking for Automation Experts or Engineers, depending on your experience.

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 new fuels and new control strategies. 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 now looking for Automation Experts/Engineers, Embedded Controls who get exited in developing control systems. We develop and maintain embedded engine control systems for all Wartsila engines using simulated and real targets. Join our team of talented professionals in Automation & Control by applying now!


Location: Location for this permanent position is Vaasa or Turku, Finland. We offer also possibilities for partial remote work.


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
  • Possibility to work in an organisation applying industry best practises in daily way of working
  • Researching and developing industrial embedded 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 Wartsila (


Your typical day will include

  • Design and implementation of new functionality to our engine control systems with C/C++ or Matlab/Simulink e.g. fuel injection control, charge air pressure control, combustion control, communication protocols etc.
  • 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, Process engineering, Computer Science or similar
  • Functionality development and simulation skills using Matlab/Simulink or C/C++ development skills preferably for embedded systems.
  • Knowledge in 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 and/or Python is a plus


Contact & next steps


We hope to hear from you before the application deadline 29th of May 2022, through submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way. 

Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified?


Please reach out to 
Timo Koskiahde
General Manager, Automation System Asset Operations
+358 445574653




Last application date: 29/05/2022

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.


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.


This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,000 professionals in more than 200 locations in 68 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2021, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at