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Vaasa, FI Turku, FI Helsinki, FI

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

Extended Control System Architect

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 (R&D and Engineering), Automation & Controls is looking for an architect for our embedded automation system

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 the 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 experienced embedded and edge systems architect for Wärtsilä engine automation system architecture, technology development and maintenance.

Join our team of talented professionals in Automation & Control by applying now! 

Location: Location for this position is Helsinki, Vaasa or Turku, Finland. We also offer possibilities for hybrid work. 
What we offer 

  • Opportunity to make a difference in decarbonization of transportation and energy production 
  • 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 (research & development) environment in the new Sustainable Technology Hub Wartsila in Vaasa ( or in the new Civil City office in Turku 
  • Freedom and responsibility over your work enabling excellent work/life -balance. 

Main responsibilities 

  • Work on technology roadmaps for automation & controls 
  • Work with Product owners to clarify product development roadmaps 
  • Acquire advanced knowledge and follow global development trends in own areas of expertise 
  • Participate in planning of R&D development deliveries and scope 
  • Support budgeting by estimating costs, resources, and schedules for the development programs 
  • Provide advanced technical expertise within Research and development organizations 
  • Coach and support R&D experts in problem solving 

Required Skills 

  • University degree in Automation, Process engineering, Computer Science or similar 
  • 5+ years of experience in leading architecture development of connected embedded systems. 
  • 10+ years of hands-on experience in developing software for real-time embedded systems. 
  • Experience on edge and cloud-based systems can be considered as a benefit. 
  • 5+ years of experience in leading technical experts. 
  • 10+ years of experience in integrating system Hardware/Firmware/Software/Tools. 
  • Excellent teamworking, coaching and communication skills. 
  • Fluency in verbal and written English, our everyday work language is English 

Please apply by 16th of October, 2022. 
For more information, please contatc:
Mesimäki, Markus 
General Manager, Automation System Lifecycle 



Last application date: 16/10/2022


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.


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 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