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Vaasa, FI

Function:  Research & Development
Job Category:  Research & Development

Software engineer

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?


Wärtsilä Marine Power Solutions RDE, Automation & Controls is developing engine control systems for Wärtsilä engines. 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 Software development engineer with quality assurance mindset for our engine control safety system. We have an experienced team working with the development of the engine safety system and we now need more hands to support with software development and quality assurance tasks.



Location for this position is Vaasa, Finland.


What we offer:
We offer an interesting position in the field of functional safety engineering. Our team is developing a IEC61508 based safety system.

  • You will be joining an experienced team which makes this position suitable for both an experienced professional and recent graduate to join the team.  
  • Our development team is developing a state-of-the-art safety system to our engine
  • Freedom and responsibility over your work enabling excellent work/life -balance and


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 (https://www.wartsila.com/sth)


Your typical day will include:

  • Participation in requirement gathering and development of algorithms for safety system
  • Review of deliveries from supplier
  • Review requirements and documents received and produced within the project
  • Write relevant work process descriptions together with development team
  • Ensure change management process is followed in development work
  • Ensure IEC61508 processes are followed by the development team and escalate to management if needed
  • Configuration management
  • Actively fix Q/A related findings withing team, report relevant Q/A findings outside the team


Required Skills:

  • B.sc or M.sc in software, automation engineering or another relevant subject
  • Attention to detail
  • Systematic worker
  • Knowledge in software development in C
  • Good teamworking and communication skills are essential
  • Fluency in verbal and written English, our everyday work language is mainly English


Earlier work experience in functional safety and experience in applying standards in product development are considered merits


Please apply by 31st of October, 2021.


For more information, please contact:
Matias Palmujoki
General Manager, Automation System Asset
tel. +358407474163

Last application date: 31/10/2021

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.


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 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.