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Vaasa, FI

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

Product Owner, Engine Control Systems

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?


Take your next step at Wärtsilä with an enthusiastic team of automation and controls developers developing next level engine controls to enable sustainable shipping and power generation. 

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.


Wärtsilä Marine Power Solutions RDE, Automation & Controls is now looking for a Product Owner to join our product owner team. We in A&C develop and maintain embedded engine control systems for all Wärtsilä engines.

Our product owner team has end-to-end responsibility for new innovations and life cycle management of our engine control system. Join our team of talented professionals in Automation & Control 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 a team defining the future of our engine control system
  • 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 embedded control systems and product management combined with good career development opportunities
  • An opportunity to learn what enables value creation for our products
  • Possibility to work in the state-of-the art R&D environment in the new Smart Technology Hub Wartsila (https://www.wartsila.com/sth)

Your typical day will include

  • Managing the UNIC automation system product
  • Managing order intake for Automation and Controls together with product owner team
  • Refining order intake to shape backlog for automation and controls agile teams
  • Close communication and negotiation with stakeholders regarding ongoing, upcoming and past development initiatives. 
  • Participation in daily meetings with agile team
  • Support agile team by setting priority for development items, refining stakeholder requirements together with team, approving team deliverables etc.
  • Software or hardware release planning
  • Maintenance of development roadmap together with product owner team.

Your background and skills

  • Suitable candidate could have Master or Bachelor degree in Automation, Process engineering, Computer Science or similar
  • Skills to build understanding in how customers operate our products and the customers’ businesses
  • Good communication and presentation skills for different kind of audience
  • Curiosity to learn new things and continuously improve way of working.
  • Knowledge in agile development practises DevOps, especially continuous integration, automated testing and continuous delivery is a plus
  • Product owner or product management experience is beneficial but not mandatory


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.


For mor information, please contact:
Markus Mesimäki
General Manager, Automation System Lifecycle
Automation System Lifecycle


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 .