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Vaasa, FI Helsinki, FI Turku, FI

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

Senior development engineer, DevOps ​

Wärtsilä is leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We Wärtsilians help our customers unlock the value of energy transition by optimizing their energy systems and future-proofing their assets. Did you know Wärtsilä has delivered 73 GW of power plant capacity in 180 countries around the world, including 80 energy storage systems?

In this era of innovation and fast changing world of energy, we are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies with smart technology - together. Want to join the ride?


We are looking for a Senior Development Engineer, DevOps to our newly established Intelligent Controls team. Intelligent Controls is part of our new Power Systems & Control function and is responsible for developing the solutions and technologies needed to enable autonomous plants and power systems and for enabling a data driven business.


In this role your main responsibility is to enable our data collection and intelligence platform, GEMS, and play a key role towards continuous value delivery. This is a newly established role. The location is preferably a Wärtsilä office in Europe.



  • Develop and configure deployment of GEMS platform for thermal based and hybrid power plants base solutions and projects
  • Develop and manage the configure-to-order process of GEMS as part of the Electrical & Automation base solutions
  • Participate in development of cloud back-end GEMS product for thermal plants
  • Participate in the development of our streaming data platform, pipelines, databases and APIs
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders, reaching from R&D to sales
  • Implement Cyber Security, IEC-62443, requirements on selected products - proactive planning of future needs
  • Participate in building up continuous integration and deployment infrastructure of future solutions
  • Participate in providing tools for data visualization and handling
  • Support and troubleshoot existing solutions
  • Present new products & solutions to internal audiences
  • Provide support and training to sales and projects
  • Proactively connect with customers and listen to feedback
  • Drive Wärtsilä’s Purpose and demonstrate Wärtsilä’s Value



  • You hold a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Computer Science with at least 2 years of relevant experience with DevOps activities.
  • You have experience in solutions and technologies of connectivity solutions
  • You have experience with AWS, Google Cloud services including infrastructure-as-code technologies
  • You are experienced with containerized solutions such as Docker as well as cluster setups such as Kubernetes
  • You have good Python and Java knowledge and experience with scripting languages such as Bash
  • Experience with agile development methodologies and toolsets such as Jira and Git
  • Experience with continuous development and deployment technologies
  • Experience with automated testing on different levels is seen as a plus
  • Experience with Timeseries and noSQL databases is seen as a plus
  • Ability to think out-of-the-box and challenge conventional ways of working
  • Strategic mindset and scenario work, seeing the big picture and plan for the future
  • Knowledge in electrical concepts, power grids, is seen as a plus.
  • Good analytical skills, as well as creative thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent planning and execution skills
  • Fluent written and spoken English


Please apply by 16.5.2021 with full motivational letter and CV.  


Contact person to give further information:

Niklas Doktar: Director, Power Systems & Controls (niklas.doktar@wartsila.com) or +358 40 356 5025

Last application date: 16/05/2021

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 Energy leads the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our customers unlock the value of the energy transition by optimising their energy systems and future-proofing their assets. Our offering comprises flexible power plants, energy management systems, and storage, as well as lifecycle services that ensure increased efficiency and guaranteed performance. Wärtsilä has delivered 73 GW of power plant capacity in 180 countries around the world.


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 at www.wartsila.com