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Vaasa, FI Turku, FI

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

Automation Expert, Embedded Controls

Wärtsilä is leading the maritime industry’s transformation towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. We at Wärtsilä Marine Power are proud to offer our customers the world’s widest network of maritime expertise and the full portfolio from engines to lifecycle solutions. 

We want to change the course towards an interconnected and cleaner maritime future and are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services - together. Are you ready to jump onboard?


Wärtsilä Marine Power Solutions RDE, Automation & Controls is looking for Automation engineers, Embedded Controls. Our industry is entering a new era of innovation and unprecedented efficiency where Wartsila 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 Engineers, Embedded Controls who gets 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 for this permanent position is Vaasa or Turku, Finland. We also offer 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’s degree in Automation, Process engineering, Computer Science or similar
  • Functionality development and simulation skills using Matlab/Simulink or C/C++ development skills for embedded systems.
  • Knowledge in agile development practises DevOps, especially continuous integration, automated testing and continuous delivery
  • 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
  • Python and Java knowledge is required
  • Skills in data science is a plus

Contact & next steps

We hope to hear from you before the application deadline 30th of November 2022, through submitting your application with a CV and cover letter through our Careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way. 

In case you have questions about the open position, please contact:

Timo Koskiahde,
General Manager, Automation System Asset,


Last application date: 30/11/2022 


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. 


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